June 08, 2017
Tucked away just two miles from Galway city is the five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel, in vast acres of rich, lush, scenery on the banks of Lough Corrib. The abbey is the ancestral home to one of Galway’s famous tribes, the Ffrench family. The graceful, gothic, two-storey house was built in 1740, with the abbey itself being constructed in the 1790s as a private church for the family. In the 1980s, the house and estate were bought, restored, and converted, transforming it into a unique hotel....
June 07, 2017
The Pullman Restaurant won the 9th annual RAI (Restaurant Association of Ireland) National Award for the Best Private Dining and Club Restaurant.
“We were thrilled beyond belief to win this coveted National Award and and are delighted that our beloved Pullman has been recognised for its unique charm” said General Manager, Rory O’Sullivan.Read more...
May 05, 2017
Extracts from Jim Dobson's Articles first published on Forbes.com in April 2017. Here are the highlights from his Stay with us at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and his Galway visit.
"We continue our voyage down the coast to Galway and to another beautiful and remarkable location, Glenlo Abbey. Nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the edge of Southern Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, the five star newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers travelers the perfect retreat away from it all. More like staying in a private mansion, Glenlo is located near the bohemian medieval walled city of Galway..Read more...
February 17, 2017
The Five Star, multi-award winning Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Golf Course, Galway is pleased to announce a major €5 million development programme which will see an increase to the current bedroom count of 50 to 65 rooms, extension of both the existing Golf Club House facilities and the existing Banqueting facilities in the Corrib Suite plus the launch of a new Luxury Spa with sunken garden including leisure and pool facilities, opening in 2018. The new programme will also benefit existing ground floor bedrooms at the hotel which will now include private external terraces for added enjoyment of the beautiful grounds at Glenlo Abbey. The existing car park separating the hotel from the Pullman Restaurant will be replaced with a beautiful and ornate formal garden which will present guests with breath-taking natural views over the estate from their bedrooms.Read more...
October 27, 2016
The Pullman Restaurant at the five star Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway, has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes in recognition of their culinary excellence. Set aboard two carriages from the iconic Orient Express, the restaurant offers a unique dining experience as well as spectacular views across the Glenlo Abbey estate to nearby Lough Corrib.
May 26, 2016
Glenlo Abbey Hotel has been named in the ‘Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the World’ in the prestigious Hotels.com™ Loved by Guests Awards 2016. An annual awards program celebrating the best reviewed hotels on leading accommodation website Hotels.com.
With an average guest rating of 4.6 out of 5 from Hotels.com, Glenlo Abbey Hotel has been included as one of just 50 hotels worldwide to be awarded ‘Best for Boutique Hotels’ in the Hotels.com Loved by Guests awards, all based on trusted reviews from guests who have stayed in the properties. A prestigious award, as it is based on past guest experiences and review scores.
“The hotels included in the Loved by Guests awards really are the best of the best in the eyes of Hotels.com travellers,” said Elena Novokreshchenova, Director of Global Content for Hotels.com Brand. “There are hundreds of thousands of hotels worldwide, so to feature in the top 50 for this category is a great accomplishment.”Read more...
Galway's Orient Express: Inside Ireland's most unusual hotel restaurant
Pól O'Conghaile visits the Pullman Restaurant
April 07, 2016
It’s the last thing you expect to find overlooking Lough Corrib.
A pair of vintage railway carriages slotted into a purpose-built platform, buffed and beautified as if ready to depart for Istanbul in the morning.
Welcome to Glenlo Abbey's Pullman Restaurant.Set in two, gorgeously-restored carriages that once travelled to destinations as exotic as Monte Carlo and St. Petersburg - and even featured in Sidney Lumet’s 1974 movie, Murder on the Orient Express, starring Albert Finney and Ingrid Bergman - these Galway girls form Ireland's most unusual hotel dining rooms.Read more...