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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here by last minute booking October 16. The hotel reception was very friendly and spacious. Staff were very helpful. Rooms very clean and modern. Had dinner in the hotel and was served by Rachel who was so polite and friendly throughout our meal. Will most definitely be returning soon.

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

Dear pink-lady-travel, Thank you so much for the great review. The team are delighted that you took the time given that you stayed way back in October. We must have made a lasting impression... Rachel will be delighted that she got a mention but she has since moved on to pastures new. Thankfully she had helped train her replacement before...

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Just a quick trip to Ballinasloe for family reasons however this hotel was a real find. Smart, large and clean with a beautiful spa and leisure facilities it is a decent four star ish place to stay but it is the people that make it superb. We stayed two nights and ate in the bar and restaurant. The food was...

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

Dear Lucy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted you found it a nice experience . Both Liam and Seamie are delighted with the mention and are both ,as you point out, a great asset to the hotel. It is about hospitality after all. Thank you again and we hope...

Mallow, Ireland
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I checked in to the Shearwater about 22:30 on Sunday night ahead of a business meeting on Monday. The Shearwater is a relatively new hotel, built about fifteen years ago. The staff were very friendly and helpful and certainly made me feel welcome. I was however told that there was a dance function in the hotel that night which seemed...

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

Dear Duffmandad, (great Handle) Thank you for the comprehensive review of the Shearwater. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend us to business travelers and tours/ Family's alike. Our proximity to the M6 motorway is driving great business in both meeting room and business traveler accommodatio alike as many find us a cheaper and more...

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Having a lovely time for our 8 year olds birthday break away! Staff lovely and very friendly. Have to say the main course I had in the restaurant was the best in a long time. Thanks so much....highly recommend.

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

Dear katrinadonovan, Delighted with the review. Your comments on our new Friday and Saturday night Brasserie concept are particularly satisfying as we have been working on this for some time. We hope you follow through on your recommendation comment. Thank you again from all the team. Michael

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for a night away with my husband. We went to see the mike Denver show. The room was amazing, the food was delicious, the breakfast was outstanding. The swimming pool, wow lovely and warm, could have stayed in here all day. Staff lovely and very helpful. Would definately stay here again,

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

Dear Joanne C, We are all delighted that your night away was such a success and that we ticked all the boxes. Thank you for going to the trouble of reviewing us and we hope you will become a regular at our various events. Follow us on Facebook to get all the info and the accommodation deals !!! Thanks again...

Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 17 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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 6 February 2017 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 6 February 2017

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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: RM278 - RM639 (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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“Sundays are very busy music and dance nights make sure you ask for a quiet room.”
LucyCLondon, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All I can say is that our room was fabulous !”
zaproe, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Would definitely recommend upgrading to a suite”
Brunettetracey, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“make your needs known when booking a room.”
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“Make sure no weddings on while you are staying”
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