Dated rooms , decent pool
The Glory Hotel is a bit of an oddity -- it’s as if the owners have taken all their design inspiration for each area from the worst of the 80s and thrown them all together.
Everything in the communal areas clashes, from the dark wood almost Chinese-style reception guarded by lifesized china German shepherd dogs through to the dolphin-themed pool. The pink satin breakfast banquet room on the fifth floor seems to have taken its styling from one of the many roadside wedding tents popular in the countryside, but is thankfully saved by the spectacular views over the paddy. In comparison with the rest of the hotel, the rooms are a bit tame, veering on tasteful with dark wood floors, headboard, writing desks and bedside tables that actually match and perfectly acceptable bathrooms. All the rooms we saw had balconies with the front facing fourth floor offering the best views, but for peace and quiet you’d be better choosing one of the higher levels overlooking the pool. The hotel also has a pool bar, fitness centre and spa (all guarded by china dogs), a computer station and free WiFi, along with a free shuttle bus to and from the beach. The staff are lovely and recommend booking through Agoda rather than directly with the hotel. If you can get a good discount it’s not a bad place to stay, especially if you like swimming above superimposed dolphins.
By Caroline Mills
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.