Ratings based on 205 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
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from South Carolina

Posted Apr 27, 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 traveler from Minnesota, USA

Excellent home base for our exploring in the area

Posted Apr 20, 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
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Utah

Must see hotel

Posted Mar 19, 2017
Pros: The Staff were so great. There was a lot of attention to the details. The food was amazing.
Cons: The bar in the basement is kind of pricey but it's a really fancy hotel, so we expected that.
Location: Near Galway. Super beautiful area of Ireland.
We absolutely recommend staying at the Abbey. Driving up to the hotel I knew it was going to be an experience. The grounds are stunning and the rooms impress. We stayed in a new hotel every night on our 11 day trip to Iceland, Ireland, and Scotland and this by far was the most fun!
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Tonbridge

Beautiful Setting and Stay

Posted Mar 7, 2017
Pros: The french room with open fireplaces overlooking the gold course.
Location: Galway is about a 10 minute drive away. We were travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way coastline road so this would be a perfect stop off for a weary
We spent a night in Glenlo Abbey and we are glad that we did, the hotel is beautiful. Set within the grounds of their golf course you are surrounded by greenery. Inside the hotel is lavishly decorated whilst retaining a cosy feel. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food served in the Fine Dining Pullman restaurant was different and tasty
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great staff

Posted Dec 29, 2016 on Hotels
Thin walls, but otherwise spacious and comfortable. What's with the self-closing bathroom doors that guarantee a fogged-up mirror? Lovely staff, good breakfast.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Can't wait to stay there again!

Posted Dec 13, 2016 on Hotels
Amazing place with fantastic food , great location and service!! Highly recommend to experience !
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Dec 5, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Limerick,Ireland

Glenlo Rocks

Posted Nov 2, 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.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

The Good, The Bad, The Disgusting!

Posted Nov 1, 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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from mayo

Enjoyable Stay

Posted Oct 21, 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.