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“Not for New Years's Eve”
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Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bushypark
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We booked for New Year's eve, having stayed in Galway City centre the previous night. The receptionist was very welcoming and managed that perfect combination of homeliness and 5* service from the moment we entered the hotel. Our room was old-fashioned luxury as were the various resident lounges.
We had booked dinner in town and having enquired about entertainment for the turn of the year we returned to the hotel around 10.30........ Major mistake. The "entertainment" showed up at 11.30. A gentleman who appeared to have retired from Butlins some years ago, set up his electric organ and would probably have been run out of your average village bar after he began to warble! The barman, obviously embarassed, suggested we might gatecrash a private party in the hotel function room but we thanked him and declined. We celebrated the new year watching tv in our room.
Can't comment on breakfast as we checked out rather disgusted the next morning without eating.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank DonalCavan
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

We stayed late August for our anniversary. Staff was absolutely WONDERFUL and made us feel very welcome. Our room was a large king bed room with a great view of the grounds. We loved having tea in our room and looking out the window....felt like we were in our own manor house. Breakfast was a large buffet plus an to order menu and tasted great. There were nice rooms off the lobby filled with antiques to sit and read the paper in and tables outside. We had two nights but would have liked longer. We enjoyed being out of the city however it was a drive to get to the tourist places in Galway that we wanted to visit from the hotel. Truly enjoyable stay...would love to return.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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5  Thank JeannineH-M
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

I stayed at this hotel for a weekend in October with my girlfriend. We found the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Very relaxed atmosphere. On arrival we had afternoon tea which was very enjoyable. Our room and bed were huge. I can not say enough good things with regards the breakfast. Reasonably close to Galway city. About €10 in a taxi.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

From the moment we got there our stay was great! The staff greeted us at the door , we were late checking in and really seems happy to see us and knew we arrived safe. The travel agent made a mistake about the type of rooms needed but the reception staff quickly took care of the problem. The food and service was truly 5 star. The property is beautiful.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Great experience. Staff helpful, lovely setting. We were upgraded without even asking. Breakfast one of the best anywhere.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank bollicky d
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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: €130 - €419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenlo Abbey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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