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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 over the years to retain the proportions and many original features of the public spaces. Most of the accommodation is in a wing to the rear; suites and bedrooms are finished to a very high level, with some offering lake or garden views. Guests have two restaurants to choose from – the elegant River Room Restaurant and The Pullman Restaurant, a unique dining experience, created from two original carriages from Orient Express 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

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 200


  • 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 (£): 220
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 180
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 150

Getting here

2 miles from Galway city centre on N59 to Clifden.

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Nearest train station

Ceannt Station

Nearest motorway junction

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