Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate

assets Posted on 09 Feb 2022 in Hotel Reviews

You can find Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate perched elegantly on the mouth of the River Corrib. A stone's throw from the bustling streets of Galway, Glenlo Abbey offers to its guests a sense of serenity, luxury and history in one unique package. Part of the prestigious MHL collection, Glenlo Abbey has a unique charm that leaves a lasting impression.


Glean Locha means "glen of the lake". Glenlo became the ancestral home to the French Galway tribe in the 1500's, who established its long tradition of decadence that has lasted until this day. The 18th century abbey and the walled gardens onsite are just a few glimpses of the history behind Glenlo Abbey


Fall into a deep sleep on the down feather pillows of the Classic Suites, gaze out at the panoramic river scene from the Corrib Deluxe Suite, enjoy the walled gardens from the Junior Suite, entertain guests in the adjoining lounge areas of the Grand Suites, or enjoy the original features of the house and a hot rainforest shower in the Presidential Suite before relaxing on the private roof terrace.


A meal at the Pullman Restuarant provides a unique dining experience in two of the original carriages from the Orient Express, recreated realistically so that you can feast on confit duck and foie gras with background ambience that will make you feel as though you boarded a train from Paris to Istanbul in 1927. Enjoy a post-golf lunch at the Oak Cellar Bar , or experience the elegant Afternoon Tea experience with pastries, macaroons and freshly baked scones. All dining experiences comply with social distancing and require bookings so there is no congestion at peak times, meaning you can dine with peace of mind.

Events and Seasonal Activities

Embark on a boat tour with scenic views of Menlo and Terryland castles. Get interested in falconry in the walled gardens, where you can experience the majesty of birds of prey up close. Embark on various treks, hikes, walking tours and cycling routes that boast the best of the scenery on the west coast. Experience the viewing luxury of the Abbey Movie Theatre, complimentary to hotel guests, and delve into the plots of various classic films such as "Gone with the Wind". Activities at Glenlo are varied, and combined in a weekend trip make for a balanced break of exploration and relaxation.

We recommend this hotel to...

...lovers of luxury, fine dining and unique experiences.