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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 88%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Refurbished hotel offering an unusual dining experience

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

The origins of Glenlo Abbey date from 1740 when the original house was built by the Ffrenchs, a wealthy merchant family. It is set on a spacious estate with wonderful views of Lough Corrib, yet only five kilometres from Galway on the road to Connemara. Great care has been taken in the refurbishment of the house, with many of the public rooms retaining their proportions and many original features. Most of the accommodation is in a wing to the rear; suites and bedrooms are finished to a very high level, with some featuring lake or garden views. Guests have two restaurants from which to choose, The Pullman Restaurant aboard The Orient Express is a unique dining experience, made up of two carriages from the iconic railway. Golf is available on the estate, which also features stand-alone banqueting facilities.

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  • En-suite rooms: 50
  • Family rooms: 13
  • Ground-floor rooms: 16
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Ironing facilities


  • Golf course
  • Number of holes: 9
  • Croquet
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: 21 bay driving range Falconry 134 acre estate for walking/cycling
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 200
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 180
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 100

Getting here

2m from Galway city centre on N59 to Clifden

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Nearest train station

Ceannt Station

Nearest motorway junction

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Room prices from£179/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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