This lovely hotel a short distance from Galway City is truly an ideal accommodation for travelers who like to experience the city life with a side dose of country charm. My husband attended a conference at the Glenlo and I was lucky enough to accompany him on the trip. The hotel, in a gorgeous rural setting, was tranquil and peaceful. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. When we arrived, we were greeted by a huge American flag flying at the entrance making us feel so welcome. The reception staff greeted us at all times with friendly smiles and warm hellos. One afternoon, after a long day of sightseeing, I curled up with a good book in Glenlo's charming library. I asked the porter if he could bring me some fresh coffee which he did-- served in a lovely silver pot with fresh baked biscuits and berries. Delightful! The rooms at the Glenlo were spacious and comfortable. Bed size was enormous for Europe, the pillows were fluffy, and the linens were luxurious. For modern conveniences, Glenlo had a business center with free internet service and several computers. A quick trip across the hall and we were able to check our email and messages without added cost. Glenlo has a beautiful, light-filled dining room serving delicious breakfast fare and freshly caught fish at dinner. I had a monk fish entree that tasted better than lobster tail! All in all, I couldn't have been happier with my stay at Glenlo and would definitely stay there again. Taxi service into Galway City is quick and inexpensive. A great way to combine the urban and rural experiences of the West coast of Ireland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcoming open log fires and a warm personal welcome await you at Glenlo Abbey Hotel. This luxury, five star hotel is nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the shores of Lough Corrib near Galway City, with a choice of elegant bedrooms and suites, individually designed and beautifully appointed, blending luxury and contemporary décor. A choice of unique dining options, including the award-winning Pullman Restaurant, set on two original Orient Express carriages, now a fine dining restaurant on the hotel grounds. Take time to relax in one of the many reception rooms, with Afternoon Tea by the fireside or the timeless elegance of the River Room Restaurant. Enjoy drink in the Oak Cellar Bar that exudes warmth and character. Activities on the 138 acre estate include golf on the 9 hole championship course, fishing on Lough Corrib, falconry and archery in the Walled Garden. Relax in the comfort of our in house cinema or enjoy some friendly competition in the Billiards Room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenlo Abbey Bushypark
- Hotel Glenlo Abbey
- Glenlo Abbey Hotel County Galway, Ireland