Possibly the most luxurious of the Gloria hotels, Serenity is an inviting five star, all-inclusive haven for golf lovers and those looking to relax and enjoy their holiday. With its gourmet cuisine, featuring a high class dining experience in style for all, the wonderful pine tree covering of its grounds and elegant entertainment, this hotel is a favourite for many. For the convenience of its guests, Gloria Serenity Resort has direct access to the outstanding 45-hole Gloria Golf Club that covers two 18-hole championship courses and one 9-hole course, making it one of the top preferences of golfers.
The largest complex of the chain, there are winding pools and lush greens and peaceful areas to relax and enjoy the sun on your skin. Fabulously glamorous interiors, lux decorated rooms, a beautiful blue flag sandy beach and more are in the resort for its guests to feel totally spoilt.
There’s access to no less than three terrific golf courses at Gloria. Their ‘New’ Course is a favourite with golfers of all levels, and Gloria has previously hosted the European Senior and Challenge Tour events, PGA of Europe events, and the World Amateur Championships. This course opened in 2005, with water coming in to play on several holes and tree lined fairways, proving a challenge for all golfers.
The ‘Old’ championship golf course has hosted over 20 International Professional and Amateur Championships. The tree lined fairways and water features makes it a true test of Championship Golf. This course opened in 1997, and has become a firm favourite with golfers in Belek, and with its green tree-lined fairways and the wonderful backdrop views of the Taurus Mountains, it is both awesome and pleasurable to to tackle.
The final course to mention is Verde’s Select, one of the best nine-hole courses in all Europe. Both seasoned pros and amateurs enjoy playing on the Verde Course, as with its tree lined fairways and natural lakes, it offers both challenging holes to test the game, as well as holes that are designed to help improve technique. The Verde Select Course combines its 9 hole course with the front 9 holes of either the ‘New’ or ‘Old’ Championship Courses, to create a different golfing experience.
GLORIA GOLF ACADEMY is just another feature that you can access when staying at Gloria Hotels. The largest Academy in Turkey, it has hosted the training of International teams from all over the world. It has a two-tier driving bay, five grass tees, five putting greens, three bunker greens and six chipping areas, making it the perfect place to improve your game.
*Please be informed that no buggies will be allowed on the courses for 14 days after the opening dates of Winter over-seeding.
Surrounded by gorgeous landscaped gardens, you can walk through the lush greens to all parts of the resort, with accommodation scattered both in the main hotel building and out in the gardens, a convenient place to stay should you want a more outdoors feel to your holiday. Ranging from standard rooms to suites and villas, the hotels ‘nature concept’ means you can hear the birds singing and breath in the fresh scent of the tall pine trees the moment you wake up. All the rooms provide an LCD TV, telephone, minibar, internet connection, safety deposit box, tea & coffee setup, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers and bathroom toiletries to every guest.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in Tetrasomia restaurant all year round. With a full open buffet with both hot and cold choices, select from tasty börek, breads and fresh salad vegetables with olives and cheese, salads, pasta dishes, and chef specials such as seafood, roast beef or eastern specialties, to name a few, not to forget a wonderful selection of desserts. With a different theme each night featuring special dishes, there’s something for everyone, everyday.
Discover new dishes from all regions around the world in the A’la Carte restaurants. With its smart casual dress code, French cuisine can be found in the Le Jardin Au Printemps Restaurant, decorated in an elite and elegant French style. The warm, spicy and creative tastes of Aegean cuisine are served in Komnenos Restaurant in a warm and cosy atmosphere embellished with olive trees. Sha Restaurant offers the very finest examples of Japanese cuisine in its unique and exotic ambience.
Brasseria Restaurant is open 24 hours and offering a soups, appetisers and various alternatives whenever you feel a bit peckish.In the summer season, La Trattoria Romana Restaurant awaits you with delicious dishes of Italian cuisine and a fantastic view out to the river. River Landing Fish Restaurant sits you right by the river from sunrise to sunset, serving the most delicious flavours of the sea next to the beautiful view aligning it. Route 66 Restaurant serves classic American dishes such as steak and fries in a friendly atmosphere, and is free of charge for villa guests.
The Patisserie serves tempting delicacies, cookies, desserts and more during the day to satisfy those sweet cravings.
*Please note that the availability of the restaurants may change seasonally and extra charges may apply in the restaurants.
The hotel operates an all-inclusive concept with many choices of both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Outside of this, various international brands can be purchased, including aged whiskeys and warming brandies, plus luxury branded champagne.
Ella Fitzgerald Lobby Bar is open 24 hours, with live music to entertain while you sip on a cocktails or two, and a lovely terrace edged with a pool that’s lit up at night, giving a glow to the trees overhead and all around. In its indoor bar, WallStreet serves drinks accompanied by special sports events nights, featured on a big screens. Wurlitzer Karaoke Bar offers a unique experience of karaoke fun until midnight in its fantastic atmosphere.
In the warmer seasons, the Traces Beach Bar and Dock’s Pier Bar are all available serving a wide range of cocktails, juices and mixers. Insomnia Night Club is another address to call at for a drink or two, before hitting the dance floor.
Gloria Serenity Resort benefits from a wonderful blue flag beach, just over the bridge from the river that flows between the hotel and the beach side. With white curtained cabanas, sun beds and parasols, the beach is resplendent with its deep sand banks that are wonderfully soft and relaxing. Swim and sunbathe to your hearts content on the private beaches of the hotel, or enjoy a drink at the beachside.
Enjoy the luxurious indoor and outdoor pools situated in the green oasis of Gloria, as an alternative to the sandy beach. There’s something for everyone, with pools suitable for all ages, plus a fantastic Aqua Park featuring eight different water slides, from gentle sloping to the wild ride.
If totally unwinding is your idea of a holiday, the La Source Spa here at Gloria will more than accommodate you. From a selection of up to the minute trends in various massages, facial and body treatments, you will find the ultimate relaxation experience that’s right for you. The traditional Turkish Bath, saunas, steam bath and the indoor swimming pool combat hectic daily life and melt away any tiredness after a long day on the golf course.
Fit Gloria is all about lifestyle. Keep in shape whilst on your holiday at Gloria’s exclusive members club, where you can enjoy the fantastic facilities of Gloria Hotels & Resorts. Join the different exercise classes on offer varying from Zumba to Cross Training, Bosu, Pilates, Water Gym, Spinning and Step Aerobics. Other daytime activities include boccia, darts, tennis and mini football. The fitness centre is stacked up with the best functional equipment and these classes are accompanied by expert instructors, so kick start your day with a fantastic workout with total peace of mind
Nighttime’s events at Gloria range from acrobatic shows at the Amphitheater, live performances from famous acts to famous DJs and live music. The night life is never quiet at Gloria. The Gloria Hotels & Resorts group offer a huge variety of entertainment for everyone throughout the year, and the summer period is particularly impressive. To entertain the kids, there’s Golgi kids club for under 13, and for the Teenagers, there’s GTeen, with age appropriate activities for all, including hours of fun with billiards, cinema with first-run movies, bowling and Play Station, all under qualified supervision.
There’s an entertainment centre with a huge screen for sport fans, and Insomnia disco where you can dance the night away to all the latest music, and some of the best oldies.