Avoid this hotel at all costs. Contrary to one Trip Advisor reviewer's reports on Glenlo Abbey, it is a far cry from what one would expect from a 5* establishment. The only positive aspect of the experience was the feeling of relief when we passed the conspicuous sign at the gate on the way out. Overrated, underserviced and understaffed, this was a real disappointment. From arrival to departure, from the decor in the rooms to the atmposhere in the breakfast dining room, the entire experience was underwhelming and to be honest quite dreadful. We will certainly never return, in particular when hotels like the G Hotel and the Radisson are in close proximity. Given the standards to which Irish hotels aspire and given the lengths to which they will go to argue that a 4* or a 5* rating in Ireland is really that, as opposed to the questionable practices in some countries as regards the awarding of the ever valuable stars, it is almost impossible to understand how a supposed 5* hotel outside of Galway city with no leisure facilities, very little atmosphere, shoddy decor, very little of the "quaintness" one would expect in an "abbey" location and, put very simply, very little at all, could even come close to 5* status. And, in reality, notwithstanding what it says on that conspicuous sign at the gate or on any of the publicity material available at the hotel or on its website, it just doesn't cut the mustard.
- 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