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Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Built in 1740 by the Ffrench family, one of Galway’s famous merchant ‘tribes’, Glenlo Abbey has seen a long and rich history overlooking the River Corrib. Changing ownership a number of times, the original five-bay, two storey house and estate has been beautifully restored to its former glory and allows guests to take a step back in time. The hotel is visited by many today and effortlessly exudes the character and magnificence of a bygone era to create a truly unique experience. Surrounded by 138 private acres of lush woodlands in the Lough Corrib area, Glenlo Abbey is a short 10-minute drive from Galway city centre and provides the best of both countryside and urban life. All rooms and services are designed to deliver an authentic 5-star experience and include a number of exciting activities such as falconry, cycling and golfing. One of the many highlights of the estate is the presence of two original train carriages from the Orient Express. Dating from 1927, the carriages ran from Paris to Istanbul to St. Petersburg, with one of the pair even being featured in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Today, the carriages are placed on the grounds at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and serve as their award-winning Pullman Restaurant, offering a completely unique and memorable dining experience to all guests.

Rooms & Amenities

The guestrooms at Glenlo Abbey Hotel have been carefully designed to offer spacious and luxurious comfort while boasting unrivaled views of the dramatic Irish landscape. With king size or twin beds, pillow top mattresses and sumptuous down feather pillows, you are guaranteed a peaceful night’s sleep. 

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Marble Bathroom with Power Shower
  • Bathrobe & Slippers
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet Access
  • 40” Flat-Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Work Desk
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Soap Company Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Evening Turn-Down Service
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Glenlo Abbey Chocolate Box at Turndown


Pullman Restaurant:

When staying at Glenlo Abbey Hotel, dinner at the Pullman Restaurant is not to be missed. Opened in May 1998, the Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express is a truly unique dining venue and affords stunning views of Lough Corrib. Ushering guests into a bygone era, this restaurant is the recipient of the 2 AA Rosette award for culinary excellence. Expect a dining experience like no other at the Pullman Restaurant.

Oak Cellar Bar: 

The Oak Cellar Bar is the ideal place for relaxed dining or meeting friends for drinks. Located just off the original parlor, it has been fully restored and exudes rustic charm. Serving traditional recipes and all time favorite dishes, the Oak Cellar Bar is very popular amongst visitors and locals alike. An adjacent lounge recalls the character of a gentlemen’s club with dark mahogany paneling, leather banquettes, tartan chairs, and parquet wood flooring.

River Room Restaurant: 

The River Room Restaurant is designed to complement the tradition and history of the Glenlo Abbey Hotel, and offers the perfect setting for family gatherings and private events. Warm gold colors, opulent textures, and sparkling chandeliers set the mood of timeless extravagance. With impressive windows on all five exterior walls, you can witness breathtaking views of Lough Corrib and the estate grounds regardless of your seat. The River Room Restaurant is open for breakfast daily, private reservations, and for dinner on select nights only.