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Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked a night away for our 20th Wedding anniversary. We were checked in by Kevin Doyle (I think that's his name) he was lovely. Our room was very nice and on the third floor. It was clean and lovely and warm. We had booked the Valentines package and had a rose and chocolates waiting for us in our room....

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andrewkeane2017, General Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read that you had a most enjoyable stay with us and that Kevin took great care of you for your 20th Wedding Anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kind regards, Andrew Keane General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

when we arrived we went straight to reception. there was a women think her name was mary, we said can we check in she said one second and went on the phone for about 15 mins while we were standing there. i then went down the next evening and asked could i get a cake for a birthday meal and...

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andrewkeane2017, General Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Dear Philip K, I am very disappointed to read that you did not fully enjoy your recent stay with us due to the concern that you have outlined. I have sent you a message in try to talk to you about your experience and would be grateful if you can take the time to speak to me as we want...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very good value 52euro B and B option for a business visit. I hadn't time to use the Leisure facilities but the breakfast was cooked to order and the full Irish was excessively generous and I couldn't finish it. The room was spacious and nicely decorated but the oldish TV had no working remote and when I...

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Thank you very much for your review. The 52 euro B&B rate is indeed great value - we have had a January Sale which is now extended until February 6th. We're delighted you liked the breakfast. Hopefully, next time you are here, you will have a chance to use our newly refurbished Leisure Centre. I will pass your...

Dunmore East, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel waqs originally known as the Ballina hotel but has changed its name with new ownership. It can be a bit awkward to find at first as access to the hotel is located by means of a road that runs by the back of the property even though you can see it from the main road. The rooms are...

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Dominic, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We have new signs in place but will review it again to avoid any confusion on entry to the hotel. We're glad you liked our large bedrooms and that it was warm. The hotel has recently been bought so the hotel is being refurbished with the leisure centre and...

Leitrim, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed a night had a really lovely room, clean and comfortable. Staff were really helpful Had dinner in the bar could not fault, once again staff were very helpful . Breakfast next morning was very good. Will be back Thanks.

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, Thanks Patrick for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'll pass on your feedback to our staff. We look forward to seeing you back here at the Great National Hotel Ballina. Kind Regards, Jane

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can only judge this place on the room , breakfast and staff we encountered. Lots of parking available.The lady in front desk Mary was very friendly and welcoming, we felt comfortable straight away. The rooms were lovely and airy, much better than other 4* hotels Iv stayed in which were cramped. The bed was super comfortable. The bathroom immaculate....

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Trea86, What a fantastic review, thank you so much! It is always so great to hear that our guests have relaxed and enjoyed their stay here and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. I'll pass on your feedback to Mary - she will be thrilled. Please come back and visit us again soon, we...

Bethpage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Great service . Good food: breakfast & craving. Nice atmosphere. Lovely hotel. Just a short drive to the town center. I would definitely recommend & stay again at the National Ballina Hotel.

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thank you for such a lovely review and your recommendation of the Great National Hotel Ballina - it is much appreciated! I will pass on your feedback to all the staff. Hopefully, we will see you here again soon. Kind Regards, Jane

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here weekend of 6th &7th of January and want to be honest, the hotel is perfect clean and spacious also room was same ,breakfast wasn't great but the dinners were lovely, all the staff were very helpful and friendly bar 1 lady in the bar/restaurant which I mentioned at reception on checking out,in all my years of going away...

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Vinnie C, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad to hear your stay was positive in a lot of ways. However, we are sorry to hear that one of our staff had such a negative impact on you. This is so disappointing as you will see in most customer reviews, the friendliness...

Reviewed 12 January 2017

There are pluses and minuses to this Hotel..,.and I am trying to make a fair and honest assessment...also noting that this review refers to a 3-course lunch provided for a goup of approx 25 ladies (booked in advance). The plus for location is that this hotel is close to Ballina..but off the main Foxford / Ballina road, visible from the...

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thanks so much for your review. It is honest and fair and we appreciate you taking the time to write it as customer feedback, positive and negative, helps us to improve our service. It is disappointing to hear your experience with the food was so negative. We aim to deliver a four star standard all throughout the hotel,...

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Clane, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Attended a family wedding here. Staff were extremely friendly & provided a great service. The food provided at the wedding was tasty. Service was a bit slow, which I put down to the fact the wedding was quite a big one. The bar in the function room is a bit small to cater to big weddings but the bar staff...

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Jane_OHora, Sales and Marketing Manager at Great National Hotel Ballina, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the review. We hope you had a lovely day at the wedding. The staff will be delighted to hear your kind words about them and I will be sure to pass it on. We hope to see you back at the Great National Hotel Ballina again soon. Kind Regards, Jane

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Great National Hotel Ballina

Address: N 59 Dublin Road, Ballina, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Ballina
Price Range: $64 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Great National Hotel Ballina 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Ramada Ballina
Ballina Ramada
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Ballina
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