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Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bushypark
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West Jordan, Utah
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“Loved it here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed in four different locations while in Ireland and this was by far my favorite. From the time we walked into the reception area I felt welcome. Maybe it was the warm, inviting wood fire burning, maybe it was the relaxed yet always professional and pampered feeling from the staff, maybe it's that I just truly felt at home. Lovely decor, period looking but not "old" looking. Sandra at the reception desk was so approachable and so helpful, giving us directions, suggestions. She remembered our plans, always asking how our outings were, so cute. Our room was a bit smaller than our friends who were on a different floor but we didn't mind nor did we really feel it. The grounds are gorgeous! The Cellar Bar has delicious food and the staff was very friendly, accommodating, and honestly funny. We don't golf but if we did, how awesome to have the course right at the front door! Driving is required to get to Galway's City Center but ask for directions for parking once there and you're set. I can't say enough about Glenlo Abbey. I'd love to go back someday...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

A must see! The best find in Ireland! Too much to list . . . great staff, food, setting, prices, accomodations. Not a bad word to be said! We will go back to Genlo Abbey for sure! Thanks to Luc and his entire staff! If we did have plans to meeet friends from the UK in Dublin, we would've stayed at the Abbey! When the hotel Manager is your porter, just 'cause . . . you know they will do what it takes to make your stay memorable! Not just enjoyable!

See you soon Luc!
Peace,
Jim & Beth Boyington

Room Tip: Facing the Orient Express . . .
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful, old, Irish hotel in the heart of Galway. Rustic, warm fires. Delish breakfast( try poached eggs!) and very comfy beds. Following a terrible night in a hotel near by it was a relief to have some peace and quiet being warm and cosy. Enjoy!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stayed at Glenlo Abbey during the weekend of April 25th. Really enjoyed our stay!
The room (208) was large and the bed very comfortable (must be larger than Super King! - certainly felt like it - and the view down the fairway and overlooking the Pullman carriages was superb). Sadly the Pullman carriages restaurant wasn't open yet so feel we missed out there. We had dinner and breakfast in the main restaurant which in itself is nicely set out and has a regency character all of its own. Meals were perfectly cooked, well presented and very generous. I was not so sure that the ambient music both in the restaurant and lounges is entirely in keeping with the quality surroundings but it didn't spoilt our enjoyment. In the interests of giving a balanced view my only gripe was that the hotel had run out of peanuts/nibbles to accompany our drinks in the lounge due to a failed delivery but service overall was very reliable and the staff very friendly and attentive - especially at reception. Our shower wasn't very well sealed but made up for by the fact that it was hot and powerful.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel for quality, location, service and reasonable price given all that it has to offer. I will definitely return when next in Ireland on business or for pleasure.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

All-around excellence. Large rooms, helpful and friendly staff, wonderful food, welcoming pub. Very nice atmosphere throughout the hotel. Easy drive into Galway. Also served as an excellent jump-off point to head out to the Connemara peninsula. Head to Clifden, then on to the Sky Road. Try to visit Kylemore Abbey.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a night this month and we couldn't fault it. The hotel is in beautiful grounds, the staff were super friendly, room was massive and the breakfast was lovely! We also went for a drink in the hotel bar which we found to have a really nice atmosphere and attentive service. Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kilcullen, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here as part of a special offer the hotel was running. As other reviewers have mentioned the grounds are beautiful and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The hotel is in a good location and is easy to get to, just outside the city. To be honest, I was a little disappointed in our bedroom for a five star hotel. I understand that the hotel is going for a traditional style but I thought our room was a little dated. The breakfast room was beautiful and the food itself was plentiful and tasty. A ticket to Kylemore Abbey was included in our package. I thought it was a little strange that nothing was said about it until I asked as we were checking out. It's quite a bit away from the hotel but worth going to on a nice day. Overall, I felt the hotel represented good value for money, the staff were friendly, it was easy to get to but that it was not a five star accommodation. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Address: Bushypark | on the N59 to Clifden, Bushypark, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway > Bushypark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bushypark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenlo Abbey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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