Glenlo Abbey Hotel

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Situated on the shores of Lough Corrib, 4km northwest of Galway, this 1740-built stone manor is the ancestral home of the Ffrench family, one of Galway's 14 tribes. Exceptionally preserved period architectural features are complemented by antique furnishings, sumptuous marble bathrooms, duck-down duvets and king-size pillows, along with lavish breakfasts. Its fine-dining Pullman Restaurant occupies original Orient Express train carriages.

The sprawling grounds include a never-completed abbey with a walled garden, started by the family in 1790, as well as a nine-hole golf course (green fees from €45), whose fourth hole sits on an island in the lough (reached by a bridge).

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Situated just 2 miles from Galway city centre, Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers 5-star accommodation, free parking, a golf course, and views of Lough Corrib and the dramatic West of Ireland landscape. Golfers can enjoy 140 acre lake-side golf course, a 12-bay driving range, and golf lessons. Shooting and fishing are also available onsite. Each room at Glenlo Abbey Hotel features an en suite marble bathroom with power shower, free Wi-Fi, luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, and a flat-screen TV. The Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express 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. 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.


Features of Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Other

  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bridal suite
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Library
  • Packed lunches
  • Tour desk
  • Horse riding
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • On-site parking

Services

  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant (à la carte)

Activities

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

General

  • Newspapers
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout

Internet

  • Free WiFi available

Parking

  • Private parking
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