My husband and I enjoyed a long week-end in Glenlo.
Even though I was a bit disappointed to have to realize that only a part is really an Abbey, the rest of the hotel was added later, only that one doesn't see clearly on the pictures published.
The international staff did its best to please us, very friendly, polite and helpful.
Even though it is a pity that whatever one looks at - is rundown. Money would be needed to replace old beds, matrasses, bathroom installations, pipes, heating, etc. - for a 5 star hotel the quality provided is on the edge
The food was good, especially down in the oak cellar bar. However one had the feeling that in the restaurant the chef has too high aspiration, (and the wines are overprized).
The surrounding landscape is beautiful and I could imagine to come back, the hotel definitely has its charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Galways 5 star luxury Hotel is the ideal resort property for midweek or weekend breaks, weddings, family events, and corporate events. Just two miles/ 4 km from Galway city centre with ample parking and a 138 acre lake side golf estate. The unique 9 hole golf course is a par 72 parkland golf course with rolling hills, lakes and fabulous views of Lough Corrib. The ideal location for exploring Connemara and the West of Ireland - with superb dining options. The Oak Cellar Bar, situated in the main hotel is ideal for casual dining and it has a varied menu, lively atmosphere and cosy surroundings. The River Room Restaurant boasts elegant surroundings and old world charm. Breakfast is served here daily with view overlooking Lough Corrib and the estate. Three opulent and elegant reception rooms, the Ffrench Room, the Kentfield and the Reading Room where guests can enjoy a relaxing drink, our Abbey Signature Afternoon Tea, or take time out to relax and read the newspapers. The award winning Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express in the estate grounds at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers a unique dining experience. Converted into a restaurant car maintaining its original character, these historic Pullman train carriages offer two dining rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenlo Abbey Bushypark
- Hotel Glenlo Abbey
- Glenlo Abbey Hotel County Galway, Ireland