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.
- 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