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Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bushypark
Certificate of Excellence
Galway
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing hotel, food and staff. Ignore older reviews.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

It's unfair that the older reviews are still on this as Glenlo has recently been taken over by new management. We were given a gift of a voucher and stayed one night. The food and service is AMAZING. It's very old-worldly so if it's modern and white you want maybe it's not for you. A real Downton Abbey feel to it. I left feeling so relaxed. Would strike me as an amazingly romantic venue for a wedding, golf course received the thumbs up from himself and the views had me snap happy with my camera. We'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed at Glenlo for 2nights and it was superb! The grounds are magnificent and the staff were wonderful. This beautiful building of a bygone era made our stay very memorable. The room was very nice and the bed very comfortable. We would certainly recommend it. The breakfast room was impressive, overlooking the golf course. If you have time while staying here, I would also recommend going to see"Trad on the Prom". It is an excellent Irish show with amazing Irish dancing and singing. Mairin Fahy playing the violin, is also excellent! It has been going for10 years and can be seen at the Galway Bay Hotel, Galway.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Glenlo is a superb hotel which expertly combines the charm and ethos of the grand hotel with the warmth and character of an intimate inn. The level of service alone makes it deserving of five stars, while the grounds, the activities on offer, the food, and the heritage of the place make it altogether unique. I stayed three nights and was very sorry to leave. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I am sorry to be leaving this fabulous hotel with its wonderful caring staff. From the moment we arrived at Reception, Maura did everything possible to assure that our stay was memorable.....and it was. The breakfast feasts in a lovely setting, the almost too comfortable beds in spacious well-kept rooms, the impressive grounds and superb cuisine all added up to a five star experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Just completed a two night stay at Glenlo, and we cannot wait to return again at a future time. The hotel itself is graceful and beautifully laid out. The grounds are sweeping and pleasing to the eye, and the buildings are stately but warm. The rooms are amazing, with some of the best beds we have ever slept on in any hotel, and the public spaces a inviting and comfortable.
Most of all, the personnel are charming and eager to be of help. The heart and soul of the operation is the front desk manager, Maura Lee, who seems to be everywhere at once and knows every guest name within a few minutes. She is a treasure trove of knowledge about local lore and places, and willing to help guide travelers to interesting sights and sites.
The Pullman Restaurant is set in former rail cars of the Orient Express. The food is wonderful.
This place is delightful, and it should be on every Galway visitor's short list of destinations.

JJ

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank JJTwice
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I am unable to comment on the quality of accommodation at Glenlo Abbey but I can give some insight into management and service.
In early March 2014, I booked, prepaid and was GUARANTEED a room for two nights for a stay planned for late May, 2014.
Three days prior to my arrival and three months after confirmation,l was contacted by email to advise that due to heavy booking my room for the first night would not be available and that I had been provided with an alternative some kilometres away, and that I would spend the second night as planned at Glenlo Abbey. I did not accept the inconvenience of moving and refused the option.

I then sought to book a room for my two original nights at Glenlo Abbey to find that rooms continued to be available but at a considerably higher price that I had been offered and had paid.
Glenlo Abbey staff and management are either very poor at their jobs or have decided to bump a lower paying guest, either way......unacceptable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We traveled from Waterford across to Galway and arrived on a sunny afternoon, the view as you come down the drive to approach the hotel is stunning.
The accommodation is clean, tidy and functional, the staff very polite, helpful and charming.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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