Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Bushypark, Co. Galway, H91 XD8K, Co. Galway
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Glenlo Abbey Hotel is a 5 Star Hotel in County Galway which dates back to 1740. Nestled peacefully on a stunning 138-acre resort on the edge of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, the hotel offers wonderful, scenic views and is a haven for walkers looking to explore the rugged landscapes of Connemara.

Open log fires and a warm welcome await you at this luxury, five-star property. Guests can dine aboard the award-winning Pullman Restaurant, set on two original Orient Express carriages, and the 18th Century Abbey is the perfect venue for banquets, occasions and intimate weddings.

Guests should also take time to relax in one of the many reception rooms or take in a movie in the private Abbey Movie Theatre. There is a great array of fresh air activities including golf, fishing on Lough Corrib, falconry and archery to enhance a memorable experience.

Recent Awards:

National Hospitality Awards 2019: Best Dining Experience
Sunday Times 35 Best Hotels 2019
Trip Advisor Traveller Choice Awards 2019 - Top Luxury Hotels in Ireland
2 AA Rosettes for the Pullman Restaurant since 2016
RAI Awards - Best Private Dining and Club Restaurant 2017


John and Marie Lally


  • From Galway City, take the N59 towards Connemara.
  • The hotel is located 4 km from the city centre.
  • After passing Bushypark Church the hotel entrance is on the right-hand side of the road.


Special Offers

Christmas Market Magic

Make this Christmas magical, by combining the Galway Christmas markets with the enchanting allure of the 5-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, in all its wonderful winter glory. Renowned for its whimsical displays of festive decor, be mesmerized by the detail and enchanted by the uplifting festive spirit that overcomes you as you arrive through the gates of the estate.

The warmly lit trees glitter as they greet you from the main gates to the front door of the Hotel, where you will be greeted by the warmest of hospitality and further find a personalised tree for every lounge and public area within. Glenlo Abbey is Christmas personified, The perfect getaway to fully embrace the season.

Before escorting you to your room, relax by the open fires of the original house of Glenlo Abbey, in the quaint and elegant Ffrench room with homemade mince pies and a warming glass of our delicious, mulled wine.

Our concierge team will arrange your escort into the city, where you are free to roam and explore the festive streets of Galway and take in the many unique attributes of the famous and much loved Christmas Markets. Or indulge in a shopping spree amongst the brightly lit shopping streets in all their festive glory, from Eyre Square to Brown Thomas and shop street there is an abundance of fabulous mainstream and independent retailers for our guests to enjoy.

After taking in all sights, indulge in all the splendour of your heavenly bedrooms where the sumptuous interior and luxurious comforts will have you transported to your most relaxed state, before slipping into a sleep-like you have never experienced before.

Upon waking, enjoy an a la carte breakfast in the stunning surroundings of The River Room Restaurant, offering spectacular panoramic views of the estate.

But the magic doesn't stop there, before ending your luxurious break, why not enjoy a bespoke treatment of your choice, in Glo Spa & Wellness, the perfect way to unwind your weary muscles and rejuvenate your body and soul, after a hard days shopping, with 10% off just for you, as a token of our seasons' greetings.


Offer includes:⁠

  • Luxurious Overnight Accommodation for two people
  • Mince pies and Mulled Wine in the Ffrench Room on arrival
  • Complimentary shuttle escort to the Galway Christmas Markets⁠
  • Breakfast a la Carte in The River Room Restaurant
  • Complimentary Access to Abbey Movie Theatre for a Festive Movie
  • 10% Discount of Glo Spa & Wellness
  • Full access to the beautiful and festively decorated 138-acre estate

from €299
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Christmas Residential Package - 3 Nights

Christmas Eve - 24th December

Check-in from 3 pm on Christmas Eve and savour a warming glass of mulled wine upon arrival by the fire. Settle into the hotel and take advantage of our on-site activities, with scheduled movies in the Abbey Movie Theatre and serenity walks on the estate. As the afternoon becomes eve enjoy a candlelit dinner in the elegant River Room Restaurant or Pullman Restaurant draped in festive décor, savour the festive atmosphere and relax beside the open fires with a nightcap of creamy hot chocolate and mince pies served in the Ffrench Room.


Christmas Day - 25th December

Christmas Day is a magical day at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate. Wake up to Santa’s breakfast served in the River Room Restaurant and spend the morning relaxing with loved ones. Relax in the Ffrench Room listening to our Resident Pianist whilst we prepare your traditional Christmas Banquet served in our River Room Restaurant. The festivities continue with a light fork supper and a selection of Christmas movies showing in the in-house cinema throughout the day. Test your general knowledge with our renowned table quiz in Palmers Bar & Kitchen.


St. Stephens Day - 26th December

Awake on St. Stephens Day to breakfast at your leisure. You are free to explore, whether it is touring in Connemara, or relaxing in Glo Spa & Wellness, golfing on the Championship 9-hole course, cycling the grounds of the estate or enjoying a spectacular falconry show in the walled garden, there are an abundance of activities to entertain and build an appetite, ahead of all further indulgences. After a majestic three nights of luxury, before departing on your merry way, you will enjoy a festive breakfast in the river room on the morning of the 27th of December.

from €1600
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