November 28, 2017
2018 is set to be an exciting year for Ireland’s Blue Book with 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway, joining the illustrious collection.Read more...
November 10, 2017
To celebrate the imminent release of Murder on the Orient Express, starring Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kenneth Branagh and more, Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway have teamed up with 20th Century Fox Ireland to offer an ‘exclusive’ accommodation package with an opportunity to dine aboard one of the very carriages that was used in the filming of the original Murder on the Orient Express movie.Read more...
September 28, 2017
Glenlo Abbey Hotel’s Pullman restaurant, Galway was named Ireland's Fine Dining Restaurant at the Gold Medal Awards in association with Hotel & Catering Review magazine on Tuesday September 26th.
Evoke.ie Editor and Gold Medal Awards Judge, Sybil Mulcahy said: "The calibre of entries this year was incredible and we are delighted to see such a strong offering in our hospitality industry – it bodes extremely well for the tourism sector and for our economy as a whole.”Read more...
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
Michael Safarik, Head Chef at Glenlo Abbey Hotel has just launched the new Summer Menu aboard the Pullman Restaurant. Recently awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence and Best Private Dining with the Restaurant Association of Ireland, Michael has crafted a show–stopper of a menu for diners this Summer.
Inspired by the quality of local produce and foraged ingredients. Michael reconnects with food and flavours growing around us - gathered on the estate and further afield. Foraged on the West Coast, this menu is a joyful expression of what this region has to offer
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...
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...
March 14, 2016
Looking for Romance? Lucinda O'Sullivan says the fabulous Pullman Resaurant at Galway's Gelnlo Abbey Hotel, set within two of the original carriages from the world-famous Orient Express, is a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
"The train may not have left the station but, nevertheless, we embarked on an exquisite taste journey that wasn't just romantic, but one of the best dining experiences i have had in a very long time"Read more...
January 01, 2016
Glenlo Abbey Hotel has welcomed a new award winning Head Chef in April, Alan McArdle. Having previously worked in some of Ireland’s top hotels and restaurant including, Moy House Lahinch, The G Hotel Galway, Harvey Nicholls Dublin, Bijou Restaurant Dublin, La Mere Zou and L’Ecrivain, Alan brings a depth of knowledge and flair to the kitchens at Glenlo Abbey.Read more...
December 18, 2015
GALWAY’S ‘PULLMAN RESTAURANT’ AWARDED AA ROSETTE
October 28, 2015
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
This year the festive package includes a three night stay inviting guests to arrive on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th and depart on Sunday, December 27th.Read more...