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Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Marina Point, Ballinasloe H53 F5P9 Ireland
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#2 of 3 hotels in Ballinasloe

Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Ballinasloe does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Shearwater Hotel & Spa, a nice option for travellers like you.

Carlton Shearwater is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and newspaper. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Ballinasloe. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Travellers looking for Chinese restaurants can head to Ballinasloe Fusion Restaurant or Good Taste Chinese Restaurant.

Shearwater Hotel & Spa looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Ballinasloe.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Indoor play area for children
Taxi service
Hot bath
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
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Kids club
Kids pool
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Banquet room
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Head massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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cgar1985 wrote a review Oct 2020
Ashbourne, Ireland8 contributions5 helpful votes
I was there last Monday and I'm coming back this week for a course. Everyone of the staff went out of their way to help out particularly the two receptionists on Mon 12th at 8am I never got their names I would give this place more than 5 stars if I could
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
B&F Penston wrote a review Oct 2020
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Arrived on Saturday afternoon and from check in to check out really enjoyed our stay.. the hotel is spotless, the service was friendly and efficient, food was so enjoyable, the service both at dinner and at breakfast faultless, the staff very friendly, nothing was too much. Thanks for a fabulous stay, really enjoyed.. The Covid guidelines were in place and were very obvious at all times but still managed to have was a comfortable enjoyable atmosphere.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Eanna R wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had our wedding booked in the Shearwater for May but due to the Coronavirus had to cancel it.We moved it to September the 11th and said we would go ahead with it even if we could only have the 50 people limit. We are so so glad we did! The Shearwater could not have been more helpful, understanding or patient. Even though the guidelines changed a few times they were always on the other side of the phone to answer our many many questions and calm me down!!! We were one of the lucky couples who were able to have our wedding when the country was still at Level 2. The day itself was amazing. The professionalism and teamwork shown by the management and all the staff was 100%. The hotel was spotless and the food was divine. The ballroom looked as fabulous as I had imagined. Gorgeous room for a wedding reception. The bridal suite was stunning. Felt like we were in a penthouse apartment in a 5 star hotel! We also felt very safe as all the guidelines were being followed to the letter by the hotel. We had our own section of the hotel and only our guests were allowed in this area. This was great for peace of mind. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and will be forever grateful to the hotel for giving us such a perfect day even with all the restrictions they had to follow. Our guests are still talking about how delicious the meal was and how lovely the hotel staff were. Special thanks to Estella, Tony and Barry. You make a brilliant team and we will back for a big party when things get back to normal!! Thanks to all the staff who played a part in our day. We cannot recommend The Shearwater Hotel and Spa enough. We had the best day ever! Iomar and Éanna Cunniffe (11/09/2020)
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Derek L wrote a review Oct 2020
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From the very friendly receptionist on arrival to all the hotel staff during our stay, it was as good as it gets. The room was spotless with good facilities. Well done to all the cleaning staff. The bar was lovely and spacious. We had a waitress named Alannah who has to be the friendliest I have met in a long time. The food was quickly served and absolutely delicious. All staff were very on the ball looking after a full bar which was well socially distanced. Breakfast was quick and equally delicious. The pool and spa areas are excellent and the most impressive thing compared to other hotels I have stayed at lately is no messing around booking times, pleading etc. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a staycation and we will be back. Well done to all the staff at The Shearwater.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Cliveb3333 wrote a review Oct 2020
Killyleagh, United Kingdom82 contributions68 helpful votes
Spent a midweek break here with my wife for a chill out couple of days on arrival great car park and lift to reception was welcomed and all covid related prevention was explained stayed on the first floor and was pleased with our room all the usual reading materials had been removed due to covid the only small downside was no fridge for a four star hotel we ate in the hotel both nights and the food was superb all the time being served at our table by friendly staff the breakfast was also served by staff and was also very good and quick service we did not avail of the pool facilities in these strange times this was just a personal choice for us so I can't comment on that we drove to Galway City which is only a forty minute drive away such a beautiful city we just had a walk round it would have been nice to mingle more but as I said these are strange times. Back at the hotel lidl is just across the road as is aldi and Ted tesco and the town is only a short stroll away there is a small marina but no boats at this time of year would love and will be back here hopefully in better times
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Barry Lynam, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel & Spa
Responded 4 Oct 2020
Dear Cliveb3333 Thank you for taking the time to write us your review. We really appreciate the positive feedback in these difficult times and we are absolutely delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Please do come to stay with us here at the Shearwater again soon Kind Regards Barry Lynam General Manager
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US$75 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shearwater Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include St. Michaels Church (0.4 km), Maud Millars (0.5 km), and The Man with the Horse (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, Kariba’s Restaurant and Coffee House, and Venezia Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Shearwater Hotel & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Ballinasloe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Shearwater Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clontuskert Augustinian Friary (5.0 km) and St. Michaels Church (0.4 km).
Is Shearwater Hotel & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.