Ratings based on 198 Verified Reviews

4.6 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
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Limerick,Ireland

Glenlo Rocks

Posted 02-Nov-2016 on Ebookers
Pros: The ambinence of the hotel. The little complimentary treats & the food.
Cons: Turn the heat down a bit! Room got ectremely warm so we had to leave the window open and our room was at the back of the hotel which was a bit noisey.
Location: Galway city was nearby as was Salthill.
I spent one night in this fabolous hotel & it certainly lived up to my expectations. From the onset we were welcomed & shown to our room. The room was really bright & airy and the bed was extremely comfy. We dined in the bar & the food was decilious as was breakfast the next morning in the dining room. Would highly recommend a trip to Glenlo.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

The Good, The Bad, The Disgusting!

Posted 01-Nov-2016 on Hotels
The Good We were so looking for to our stay in the Glenlo Abbey Hotel and for the most part it was very good. it was our wedding anniversary so we like to treat ourselves.The staff are extremely pleasant and accommodating. The building and the grounds are fantastic and the rooms are very comfortable. The Bad Unfortunately the evening meals were very disappointing. On the first night we ate in the Oak Cellar Bar and commented on how nice the menu. My wife went for chicken and I selected steak, medium. Approx 15 minutes both plates arrived, My steak was obviously cooked well done so we said it to the server. She promptly took the plate away and immediately blamed the kitchen. My wife had to eat alone as it took 20 minutes before my steak. By that time my wife had well finished her meal and was left looking at me eating mine.Not an ideal start to our anniversary. The Disgusting On our second night we had booked the Pullman restaurant which is located in two carriages of the Orient Express and was an absolutely fantastic setting. The starters were lovely and the main course too until half way though my meal I lifted the greens on my plate to eat some more and out walked a big fly that proceeded to walk all over my food. It couldn't fly and looked quite disorientated. I immediately felt ill and asked for it to be removed. They offered to replace but we felt so ill we couldn't eat anymore and promptly left. All I could think was how close I came to eating the fly.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from mayo

Enjoyable Stay

Posted 21-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Really enjoyable stay. Stayed for one night. Really cosy and peaceful location on the edge of Galway city. Welcomed at reception to an open fire and the smell of burning logs which was great. Room was great, well equipped with a nespresso machine. Loads of TV channels on a modern TV. View from the room was spectacular overlooking golf course and some of the Lake. Only downside was the musty smell in bathroom, was unsure the cause. Ate in the bar, food was delicious. Had the burger in the evening and the chicken wrap for lunch during the day. Both delicious. Breakfast the following mooring was delicious also in a lovely restaurant with lovely views. Would definitely return again.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Historic abbey on grounds and beautiful golf cours

Posted 30-Sep-2016
Pros: There is not much to dislike about this property. It was stately, reserved and the attention to detail was everywhere.
Cons: A price where I could return. The rooms were double what we normally pay. It was a special treat for us.
Location: A little removed from the center of town.
We enjoyed the wine cellar and the dining room. It's an easy commute to the downtown center. The hotel room was large and luxurious. Beautiful grounds surround the property including beautiful plantings, hedges and a golf course.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Mississauga, Canada

Excellent Galway hotel on the road to Connemarra

Posted 28-Sep-2016
Pros: Location, service and character
Cons: Room design and bed/pillows comfort
Location: On the way to Connemarra region and close to Galway town
We stayed two nights in September. Hotel had a wedding reception on the Sunday but we were not yo bothered by that. We had dinner at the Pullman restaurant which was an exquisite experience! Room was comfortable although in need of some design and the bed and pillows could have been more comfortable. Staff was amazingly polite and friendly everywhere at the hotel. Bar offers some of the same dishes as the Pullman, which we found a bit disappointing....
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 24-Sep-2016
Excellent, friendly staff. Beautiful grounds, true comfort!
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 21-Sep-2016 on Ebookers
Right from our arrival at Reception our stay was really pleasant. A very friendly and efficient staff
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great hotel for the area.

Posted 14-Sep-2016
Wonderful staff and perfect location to explore Galway and the Connemarra Loop with all of its attractions.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Romantic Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Posted 10-Sep-2016 on Hotels
Absolutely wonderful Superb breakfast buffet Plumbing is slightly noisy- otherwise perfection
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Kings Park, NY

The Most Amazing Honeymoon Ever

Posted 18-Aug-2016
Pros: The room, the staff, the food, the pub, the amazing grounds. EVERYTHING.
Cons: Nothng.
Location: Close proximity to Galway and all of the fun things there. Also close for a day trip to Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher.
We arrived after a long flight from the US to a wonderful reception. We had lunch in the bar as they had our room set up early. They had set us up with sweets and a note from the GM welcoming us for our honeymoon. We had amazing tea and a sandwich in the pub downstairs which is so authentic. The room was spectacular and breath taking. The grounds are breathtaking. Every meal, cocktail, and tea we had there felt like the best of our life. You have to check this place out. We go to pretty nice places, but this blew away any experience we have had in the past. The staff should be commended for their hard work and diligence yet allowing for a not too stuffy experience. Thank you for everything. We cannot wait to come back. In fact, we are planning another trip to Ireland just to stay at the Abbey.