Ratings based on 216 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller from Florida

Excellent hotel and staff.

Posted 24-Jun-2017
Pros: I liked the setting and location.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: This hotel is a great location for day trips to the Cliffs of Moher and the Knock Shrine.
I would highly recommend the Glenlo Abbey Hotel. It is quiet and has a beautiful setting that is perfect for couples. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. They provided a wonderful breakfast. I would not suggest taking kids to this hotel.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Hamburg, NY

Wonderful gem close to Galway

Posted 11-Jun-2017
Pros: Grounds are beautiful
Location: Galway
We really enjoyed our stay at Glenlo Abbey. Beautiful grounds,friendly staff. Nice rooms. No AC but fan provided which helped. Well located to Galway and surrounding area, close enough to the city but not too close. Loved the old school room keys, haven't had a regular room key in years!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nicest hotel in all of Ireland.

Posted 16-May-2017
Pros: The mix of old-world elegance and outdoor activities.
After a long day traveling, we were welcomed by Dierdre and settled into the piano parlor for a glass of wine before retiring. The rooms were spacious, elegant, and comfortable. Breakfast the next morning was delicious, in a beautiful setting. We had an exciting and very educational falconry experience after breakfast before leaving for the Cliffs of Moher. We cannot wait to return!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Fantastic historical hotel.

Posted 28-Apr-2017
Great stay. Excellent & super friendly staff. Wonderfully kept grounds. Loved the historical ambience.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from South Carolina

Posted 27-Apr-2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Galway is beautiful
Truly a five star hotel. Near perfect. Rooms are spacious and beautiful. Staff was friendly and helpful.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Minnesota, USA

Excellent home base for our exploring in the area

Posted 20-Apr-2017
Pros: We especially enjoyed the service staff, the breakfast selections, the many lit fireplaces, the quiet halls, the pub, the views, the grounds, our room
Cons: Allow bathroom door to be left open (not automatic closer) to air out moisture
Location: We got an excellent map from our Europcar rental agent, and used it instead of GPS much of the time. See Connemara-- you can drive a loop in a day.
This beautifully set-up historic facility offers non-stop lovely moments. Our included breakfast was excellent and service was impeccable in a beautiful dining room. Our bed was SOOO comfortable, with down pillows and quilt-- and quite a large room, too. Only the bathroom fell just a bit short, with no exhaust fan to take away the moisture and no way to leave the door open except building a wedge out of towels. But that was literally our ONLY complaint, and it was such a mild one. We loved hearing all the birds sing from our room overlooking the walled garden, and we came to look forward to the end of the day when we could visit the bar to get a pint each and then claim two deep chairs in front of the continually minded fireplace in one of the drawing rooms. Though it is a five-star accommodation, we were able to get a wonderful "deal" on Expedia by bundling our room, flight and car rental. And even though it comes highly rated and regular room rates naturally reflect the quality you receive, we never felt uncomfortable just being ourselves and heading out in our hiking clothes for the day. Each of our four days, we took off in a different direction: south to the Cliffs of Moher; north and west to Connemara (our favorite); Galway City Center (minutes away); and north to Cong ("The Quiet Man" film location). We found Glenlo Abbey to be peaceful and well-run, and a seamless experience. Would we come back again? In a happy heartbeat!
5 out of 5
by Thomas

Absolutely amazing!

Posted 29-Mar-2017 on Hotels
We should not have started our trip here. Nothing else compares to the staff, the facility and the food. I don't have the words to describe how appreciative we are for how welcoming and accommodating the staff was.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Cork, Ireland

Return trip

Posted 27-Mar-2017 on Ebookers
This was a return visit for myself and my sister, and before leaving we booked again for next year. Time stands still here and we adore the whole ambiance of the hotel. We dress for dinner aboard the Pullman restaurant, pure 1920's style, that's our choice as no dress code. Silver service, afternoon tea and old films...we keep coming back..
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 24-Mar-2017 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Andrew

A lovely hotel in a great location

Posted 22-Mar-2017 on Hotels
A really nice place to stay, service was excellent, rooms had great view and were very spacious. Well worth a visit.