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River cruises, tee times, a private cinema: This five-star luxury resort is the ultimate Galway getaway

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River cruises, tee times, a private cinema: This five-star luxury resort is the ultimate Galway getaway

This five-star Galway hotel on the River Corrib offers a scenic escape, with a top-tier restaurant and plenty of outdoor activities to choose from.


Planning a much-needed staycation? Enjoy a fun-filled autumn getaway at Galway’s impressive Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

The five-star manor sits on a sprawling 138-acre estate beside the River Corrib and has endless activities available like fishing, cycling and golfing.

Guests love the Corrib Princess, a boat tour along the famous Steamers Line (the original trade route along the lakes) and the exciting falconry experience, where you can meet birds of prey up close.

During the interaction, experienced falconers guide guests through the unique wildlife experience within the sheltered Walled Garden. Just be sure to book in advance.

In the evenings, guests can enjoy a cosy date night in the hotel’s private cinema, filled with plush, velvet lounge chairs.

The theatre has two movie screenings daily, free of charge, and features fantastic classics like “The Quiet Man”, “Gone With the Wind” and “Murder on the Orient Express”, which was partly filmed aboard the hotel’s Pullman Restaurant.

In fact, the award-winning, fine dining restaurant houses two former carriages of the famed Orient Express – a must try experience for Agatha Christie fans.

And right now, the hotel is offering great deals on staycation packages.

You can enjoy a luxury stay, an a la carte breakfast and a four-course dinner at the Pullman Restaurant from just €360 per room per night.

The hotel is also offering a ‘Reconnect with Love’ package from €375, which includes:

  •  a welcoming glass of champagne
  • a candlelit dinner aboard the Pullman Restaurant
  • a private screening in the Abbey Movie Theatre
  • a romantic turndown service with fluffy robes, slippers and chocolates
  • breakfast in the panoramic River Room Restaurant 

The hotel recently underwent a gorgeous refurbishment too.

This, coupled with a first-class restaurant and unrivalled, waterfront views, makes Glenlo Abbey an ideal stay for your next weekend away. 


Majestically rising from the still waters of Lough Corrib and dating back to the 18th Century, the five-star star Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate (proud member of Ireland’s Blue Book) is where old world charm meets contemporary elegance. From the moment you drive through the magnificent cast iron gates the beauty of this enchanting lakeside estate overlooking Lough Corrib will captivate you.

 

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