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“Great place with wonderful, friendly staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Glenlo Abbey Hotel

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Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bushypark
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Miami, Florida
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“Great place with wonderful, friendly staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We loved Glenlo Abbey! Everyone who worked there was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The location was nice - away from the hustle and bustle of Galway but still an easy cab ride away. There are multiple rooms to hide-away for afternoon tea or to curl up in front of the fire and read a book. Common areas were beautiful. The free breakfast was extensive and delicious, and the dinner we had at Glenlo was one of the best we had in Ireland. Loved having a pub right downstairs. The standard guest rooms could use a face-lift - they were large and clean, but a little outdated. Even still, we would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends and family!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Got great value must say in one of the best rooms but this is not a 5 star hotel, Bathrooms are tiny room is huge, Room was 5 star but hotel overall not great, Terrible food, Very tight for space and everyone is a bit snobby towards you

Room Tip: Dont eat here, Food is terrible not bad value just terrible
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

Beautiful location.
Fabulous buildings.
Faultless service.
Amazing food.
Great fun entertainment.
Caters for special diets.
Loved by all of us and we are a variety of nationalities - Irish, American, Dutch, German, Swedish etc
You should try it. We will definitely become regulars.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Clonmel, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stayed for one night at the end of February. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel, everyone from the Reception staff to the Housekeeping staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The dining room has a perfect atmosphere to unwind. The tables are a good distance apart, the food is great. The restaurant staff make the whole experience really enjoyable, you can wait and order in one of the drawing rooms, then make your way to the table when dinner is ready, its like being a guest in a friends home. Nothing is too much trouble, they make sure you have enough of everything. Breakfast was just as good. We stayed in a superior room and it was!

Although we were here for only one night, it was so relaxing, it felt like longer. The location is close to Connemara and Galway City, so very well placed to visit either.

Room Tip: We faced the railway carriage.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

My son and his new wife had their wedding ceremony at Glenlo Abbey Chapel and Hotel. The whole day was a memorable one from start to finish. We were all extended such a warm welcome upon our arrival. The small 18th Century Abbey was perfect setting for the small intimate ceremony shared with all their family. We were then led out to a lovely lounge area where we were served tea & coffee along with yummy fresh baked scones and cookies .After the photos an excellent 4 course meal was enjoyed by everyone .All the food choices were delicious. Later in the evening we all retired to a private room beside the Cellar Bar and again enjoyed finger foods and wedding cake etc. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable and the breakfast the following morning was absolutely delicious and such a large selection to choose from. The attention to detail from start to finish was excellent. I know it will be a very memorable day for the bride and groom but also for all their family who were with them to share such a beautiful day with them.

Room Tip: Most rooms have lovely views as the grounds are so beautiful but ones overlooking the golf course an...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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dublin ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our third visit to Glenlo Abbey and we were not disappointed. This is a very special Hotel. I am not sure what exactly it is about the hotel that makes it so special. There is no pool or spa, no amazing views and I found the food in the main restaurant very nice but nothing special. From the moment you arrive you feel at home the staff are the real jewel in this hotels crown, Maura deserves a special mention she is so welcoming, nothing is a problem and she is a fountain of knowledge on things to do, places to eat. The staff definitely make this hotel so special. I have forgotten the name of the young bar man in the cellar bar but he was excellent, very friendly but not intrusive. The bar food was excellent and when we return I will give the main restaurant a miss and head for the bar. I found as we were on a deal with dinner included the choice was limited and hefty supplements applied to pick from the alacart menu. Restaurant staff were very friendly also. Breakfast was just perfect great choice from the cold buffet and freshly cooked hot breakfast loved the poached eggs, best I have ever had.

Rooms were nice and big and the beds very very comfortable however bathrooms probably need updating and I did not like the complementary shower gels and shampoos but to organic for me

If I had a phrase that was suitable for this hotel it would be “there are no strangers in Glenlo Abbey only friends who have never met” This hotel is perfect for anybody who wants to wind down and relax in an old style well run hotel. Its location is perfect for heading out to Clifden and only a short taxi ride into the city centre or as we did strolled in in under an hour.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 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, traveled as a couple
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Property: Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Address: Bushypark | on the N59 to Clifden, Bushypark, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway > Bushypark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center 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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