Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Galway, Ireland – Great location - show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 410 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Glenlo Abbey Hotel.
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Built in 1740 by the Frenches, who were an Anglo-Norman family first arrived in Galway in the early fifteenth century. It is said that the family descend from Sir Maximilian Ffrench, the first of the name, whose descendants accompanied their kinsman, William the Conqueror, into England and fought at the Battle of Hastings. The house was originally known as Kentfield House, before becoming Glenlow or Glenloe House, deriving from the Irish Glean Locha, meaning ‘Glen of the Lake’ The adjacent Abbey was constructed in the 1790's as a private church for the family but was not completed and never consecrated. It is typical of eighteenth-century Church of Ireland chapels. In the 1980's the house and estate were again sold, this time to the Bourke family who lovingly restored the house and converted it into a hotel. In the 1990s, two original carriages from the Orient Express were purchased and placed on the grounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Dating from 1927 these carriages served on the Paris to Istanbul to St. Petersburg route; one of the pair was used in the making of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
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6 Reasons to Choose Glenlo Abbey Hotel
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The staff speaks English
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Pets are not allowed.
- Horseback Riding
- Golf Course (within 2 miles)
Food & Drink
- Special Diet Meals (upon request)
- Restaurant with Dining Menu
- Breakfast in the Room
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Front Desk Services
- Baggage Storage
- Tour Desk
- Currency Exchange
- 24-Hour Front Desk
Entertainment & Family Services
- Babysitting/Child Services
- Ironing Service
- Dry Cleaning
- Business Center
- Meeting/Banquet Facilities
- Designated Smoking Area
- All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
- Car Rental
- Packed Lunches
- Honeymoon Suite
- Facilities for Disabled Guests
- Airport Shuttle
- Room Service
Area Info – Great location - show map
- Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course 0.6 miles
- IT Building NUIG 2.1 miles
- NUI Galway 2.1 miles
- National University of Ireland 2.1 miles
- University College Hospital Galway 2.2 miles
Most Popular Landmarks Nearby
- National University of Galway 2.2 miles
- Eyre Square 2.7 miles
- Galway Railway Station 2.8 miles
- Galway Greyhound Stadium 2.9 miles
- Salthill 2.9 miles
From 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 2.
Pets are not allowed.
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100% Verified Reviews
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Based on 410 reviews
Good: 7 – 9
Okay: 5 – 7
Poor: 3 – 5
Very poor: 1 – 3
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