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Shearwater Hotel

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Roscommon, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is very Big and the Décor inside is just Fab. Myself and Wife had a Carvery Lunch and the Food was beautiful and the price was very good . The Floor staff could not be any more helpful. Will def call here again.

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

Henry, What a great review. We are delighted. Thank you and see you again. Kind regards Michael

Carryduff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a previous enjoyable family break we decided to return for another trip. Hotel offers excellent free parking. Reception staff and indeed all staff are a credit to the hotel. They are always welcoming, friendly and willing to help. Easter Eggs for children was a lovely touch! Again, we enjoyed the swimming pool and we heard excellent reports about the...

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

Dear Weekend09, Thank you so much for posting your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Your comments about Maintenance will be addressed in the coming days and we are currently sourcing a new chiller unit for the entire hotel which we hope will alleviate some of the temperature fluctuations you mention. Again thank you for the 4 Stars...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a fabulous stay. We are a family of 6 and find it hard to find a hotel that can accommodate us all. The family suite that we had was perfect and spotlessly clean, but what really made this hotel for me was the staff they were all so friendly and nothing was too much trouble . The...

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

Hi Fiona, Many thanks for the fantastic review. We have worked hard over the past year to drive the delivery of service and standards here in the hotel and it is nice to see that this is bearing fruit for us. Where as we know that you are "only as good as you last match" to have you comment about...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 10 to 12 April. Check in was good, the staff are friendly. The Restaurant was closed when we were there so we ate in the Bar food was good my daughter loved the food and was taken with the tall young barman sorry i can't remember if she said Paul or Brian. We thought the pool was great ,...

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

Hi Colm, Thank you for the review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay on the whole and that you would consider coming back to us in the future. The negatives you have identified will be address by the heads of departments and we hope that you will be back to check it out the improvements first hand. Kind regards...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time back in four years and we had a great time. Staff are really friendly and helpful and they generate a good atmosphere. Bar and restaurant food was great and the breakfast was tremendous. Recommend the steak on a stone and Thai curry. Pool and gym are well maintained. Bedrooms are spacious and clean (we had a suite) but...

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

Dear FatCat1888, Thank you so much for the great review. We as a team are delighted with the review and particularly the tag line which gives us a great boost. Perhaps before the summer is over you might get to us again. Kind regards Michael

Inishcrone, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are clean and comfortable. I went for a swim and stopped after 1 lap as the temperature was way too warm for lap swimming. Jacuzzi, steam and sauna were ok. The front of the building facing the street needs improvement.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the review. We do, At this time of year, up the temperature of the main pool intentionally to cater for the smaller children and family's we have staying over the Easter period. I appreciate that for some athletic length swimmers this can sometimes be too warm. I am delighted with the four stars...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here this weekend with my wife and young baby. We arrived looking for a meal during a wedding reception however, Liam the friendly bar manager put us sitting comfortably in the restaurant while a table became available. A young waitress (Laura/Lauren) came to our assistance to ensure we were looked after and took our order swiftly while also setting...

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

Hi Darren, Thank you for taking the time to review us on here. Both Liam and Laura were delighted that you took the time to mention them by name. I hope you have the opportunity to come back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Michael

ireland
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Was in the Shearwater Hotel for the Johnny Mc Evoy show with my Wife Ann, we had the best meal ever in Marengo's the food was just perfect, the service was very swift and the staff was very friendly, could not fault anything about this Hotel, we will be back.

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

Hi Noel WOW what a great review...The team are delighted that you had a fantastic time. Our new Brasserie offering has so far been very well received with the team very focused on the Food and the service. Recently it has become necessary to book in advance of your stay for a table on a Friday or Saturday night to...

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Big hotel with good food, nice bar and friendly staff. Nice big swimming pool too. Very good value. I have stayed here twice and is much better value than Galway city which is not so far away. Nice big rooms and huge reception area and bar. Dubarry Outlet store in Ballinasloe is worth a visit.

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

Hi James Thank you for taking the time and for the recommendations for our TripAdvisor friends. Hope to be seeing you again soon. Kind regards Michael

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Attended a wedding here in October and have returned for dinner several times since. Our room was of outstanding quality. Very spacious (two double beds), exceptionally clean. Food is always spectacular and service can never be faulted. We found out room to be quite noisy as we were located just above the smoking area from the bar - but this...

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

Dear Galwaygirl1504, We are delighted with the review. Its always great to get feed back and particularly when its from one of our growth markets. Weddings are back at the shearwater and we are fortunate to have great inquiry for 2018 and beyond. Your comments on the food are very welcome as Garry, our executive head chef, and his team...

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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: $87 - $200 (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
Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe, Ireland - County Galway
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