I was lucky enough to spend a glorious night at Glenlo Abbey recently.

Located on a beautiful 138 acres and overlooking the peaceful Lough Corrib, it was the perfect tranquil retreat. The hotel has been recently refurbished and oozes class and style.

After checking in and receiving a warm welcome, I enjoyed a delicious homemade burger and a glass of the house wine in the Oak Cellar Bar and as it was a wet and dark evening it was the perfect treat.

IMG_4800I then snuggled up in my fabulous king sized four poster bed. My room was overlooking the Pullman restaurant which is two of the original carriages from the Orient Express, you can book a private booth and have a fine dining extravaganza, it really is a unique experience. Also, these are the carriages that were part of the procession that carried Winston Churchill’s coffin to his final resting place.

The next morning, I enjoyed a fabulous breakfast in the River Room Restaurant, again I had stunning views of Lough Corrib from my table. There was a heavenly selection of pastries, meats, cheeses, cereals, bread, fruit, honey and yogurt, all locally sourced and produced. I ordered the eggs benedict from the menu and I was not disappointed it was deliciously delightful.


After breakfast, I had a wander around the hotel, there is so much to see and do here, falconry, fishing, cycling, and a golf course on the estate also, or you can trace your roots with the hotel genealogist,  there really is something to suit everyone.

Upon my exploring I came across the original Abbey Tower which dates back to the 18th Century and is part of the hotel. If only those walls could talk!

There is so much to see and do at Glenlo Abbey, I just don’t think that I am doing it justice so I can only highly recommend that you stay here as it will be a truly memorable stay that you will never forget.