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Reviewed 1 week ago

great clean room great pool and steam room etc, a nice mid week break with a nice pint and food in there bar. friendly reception and helpful staff, underground parking was well lit and secure. would recommend it to anyone.

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chris r, Thank you for your kind remarks. We as a team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and particularly that you would see fit to recommend us to others. A big thank you from all the team here. Michael

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only review I have for this hotel (other than it was gorgeous) was the EXCEPTIONAL STAFF! They were absolutely the most helpful ladies. I know this is 6 months later, I don't even know if they will still be working there....but .....If Shearwater let them leave,that was a Big mistake. Anyway, if Karen and Kristina are still employed by...

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear zaproe, Thank you for the great review. It is very kind of you to remember us 6 months on. I am delighted to say both the girls you mention are still with us and still doing a great job. They both say hello and thank you kindly for the mention. Appreciate you taking the time. Michael

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a night away from a voucher given as a present. The booking was straight forward and our room was very nice and quiet. The food was tasty and bar service friendly and efficient. The only complaint was I couldn't access the wifi no matter what I tried.

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dianestewart1, Thank You for the review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that everything went well for you. We use a well known company called bitbuzz for our internet connectivity and generally have very few issues. My apologies for this not working for you. Did you perhaps mention it to one of the team members at...

County Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the bar with good service. There was a wedding display there with some nice tables laid out. A couple of family members were staying there so we got to see the room which was lovely. This looks like a good hotel. There is a spa.

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Galway_Entertainer, Many thanks for the fine review. I am delighted everything was as good as you say. On a future visit be sure and say hello. Kind regards Michael

County Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used this Hotel as a training venue for the Irish Karate Team in their preparation for upcoming Junior Europeans this month. The management and the staff were so helpful and could not do enough for everyone. A special thanks to the staff in the Gym for your help. The facilities are great with a studio, gym and pool. The...

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear travelandtrain2017, We were delighted you stopped by. I'm glad you found the facilities to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed your meal. We would encourage you to come again when you are in your next camp. Kind regards Michael

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located on town bypass road. Car park is under the hotel. So complete shelter from any inclement weather: One takes the lift from the car park to reception. Check-in was efficient and with no fuss. Route to bedroom was quite striking: Wide corridors well lit and tastefully decorated. Wifi throughout hotel. Bedroom Facilities Spotlessly clean. Lots of space. Superb...

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Donal, What a thorough review....Thank you so much... You really should have your own blog :-). Joking aside we are delighted you took the time and the team are buzzing with the great comments. The only negative i have here is that the spa and pool are disappointed you didn't try them out. Next time perhaps... Thanks again Kind...

Ballinasloe, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this hotel so many times and it is never disappointing! The hotel rooms are beautiful and the atmosphere is great! The food in the bar and the restaurant is soooo good! We enjoyed many nights here and will be back!

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GMarie3333, Its always nice when a regular takes the time to review us on these sites. Thank you so much Michael

Dublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this hotel a couple of times during the summer of 2016, we were very impressed, travelling with a teenager and 3 small children the hotel had no problem facilitating us. They gave us a suite which our 3 girls went into the sitting room where was a double bed and they put two additional camper beds and still...

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LaCanadaDublin, We are delighted you took the time to review us and we hope to see you at Easter again. We are counting the days to next big break too... Regards Michael

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there as a family with small children. Kids enjoyed the pool and the hotel, food was ok, some of it was great the others bits not so much. Staff quite friendly, although other times not so much. The hotel is quite big, however need a bit of TLC here and there. As we had a family suite, the bedrooms...

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Biese, Thank you for the 4 stars which is kind but i feel an undercurrent of not feeling it was as good as it might have been. I am available at the hotel should you wish to discuss further. Kind regards Michael

Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for my partner's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We got a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Suite which I thought was a lovely gesture. The suite 240 was spacious which had two separate rooms,one with a seating area extra bed and balcony and the other being the main bedroom. Bed was large and comfortable and room...

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Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brunettetracey, Thank you for your lovely review. I and the team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you so much for taking the time. Kind regards Michael

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Shearwater Hotel

Address: Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Ballinasloe
Price Range: RM232 - RM566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shearwater Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Carlton Shearwater Ballinasloe
Hotel Carlton Shearwater
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“All I can say is that our room was fabulous !”
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“Make sure no weddings on while you are staying”
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“All rooms are stunning. My particular room had a view of the sun rising - stunning. (235)”
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