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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Was here two nights and would like to say thank you for hospitality and service. Staff was very proffesional and helpfull and in the same time friendly . Special thanks to lady Kristina that works on reception for all the effort she made. Deffinitley pleasant place to stay.

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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

It's a lovely hotel, but last night in the bar, we had to wait half for our dinner, and when it came out it was stoned cold, so we had to send it back, then my partner was finished his dinner before me and the waiter came over and took his place took mine and I wasn't finished, told he...

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Ballymahon, Ireland
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Place full of Peace....helpful staff....perfect pools...food are so tasteful...realy nice..restaurant And bar...The live music...grand...would refer That hotel for my Family..we will go back that is for sure!!!The welcome of The waitress In The restaurant..her na me is Soraya...She is só Nice...i would pay any attencion for her...Thanks...every one else!!

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

A very nice hotel. Rooms spacious and comfortable with air conditioning free WiFi available. restaurants and bars are very well decorated . Food and menu choice is excellent. food is generously portioned and well presented.the lightened is low key which is not everyone's tastes ( myself included). Overall a very good hotel with great facilities.

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ShearwaterGM, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jay M, Many thanks for the great feedback which will passed onto all of the team here at the Shearwater hotel. Great you got to enjoy our facilities and more importantly that the team delivered a truly postive experience for you. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Garrett McGuinness

Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The hotel interior is beautiful and location was lovely, but the rooms are not too well maintained, should be upgraded at this stage and I felt the toilet bowl area in our room would've benefited from some more cleaning. All of the staff members especially in the restaurant and the pool area were excellent and friendly. The breakfast was alright...

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ShearwaterGM, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fahd A, Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback and while it is great to learn that you enjoyed your stay, it is disappointing that your guest room was not to our usual standards of cleanliness. You can be assured that this has been dealt with through our weekly depatrmental training sessions and an increased vigilance...

Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I regularly visit Shearwater for lunches and dinners with my parents. The welcome is second the none and the food is generally very good. Liam, Siobhan and the other staff make every trip a special one. It always feels like home from home.

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night for a family members wedding. The room we were allocated was 152. It was very large and comfortable. Had plenty of room for us and our 1 year old. Check in & out was a breeze. The bar was lovely as well as the reception venue & food. Staff were excellent v.helpful & polite. I...

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1Thank ScientistIreland
Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Lovely hotel in centre of town. No need to leave for entertainment. rooms large spacious warm. Dinner excellent options for all tastes. Breakfast equally good. Definately stay here again. Excellent gym and pool bright very clean

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Ennis
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I'm actually sorry to have to write a review this scathing but I feel I've no alternative. I visit Ballinasloe regularly and can forgive one oversight in any establishment. Tonight I suffered a second experience of woeful customer service in this hotel's bar. The hotel staff are poor, bordering on inept. I gave this hotel the benefit of the doubt...

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ShearwaterGM, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear VOREnnis, Very concerning to learn of such feedback and one that is not in keeping with our guest care standards as reflected in the large volumes of feedback received. I will be trying to make contact with you to understand the exact details of your experience , or indeed would be most grateful if you could make contact with...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here last weekend. Nice modern hotel. Staff are almost exceptionally friendly. Any interaction was very good and helpfull, much more than most large hotels. I must commend the lady running the restaurant (well self service carvery) on Sunday night and breakfast on Monday morning. Excellent service and made us very welcome. Had two issues which were addressed by management...

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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: $68 - $165 (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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