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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Recently attended a friends wedding and must say really really enjoyed it. The main course braised beef steak was delicious and a great change to the normal roast beef. The team were friendly and always attentive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this place especially their Sunday dance deal, food a bit pricey but there's always Tesco across the road, having said that the food was lovely. Lovely breakfast, friendly staff and lovely pool area. I go back time & time again.

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

Dear TripAdvisor member, We are delighted you continue to enjoy the Sunday night Dances and that you are spreading the word. Hopefully you will say hello in person some night so I can thank you personally. Kind regards Michael More 

Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently stayed in the Shearwater while attending a friend's wedding in August. I will admit that time spent in the hotel was minimal, as we stayed one night, and my knowledge of the facilities etc are slim to none. The reason I am giving a poor review is the customer service we were provided. Upon booking we were given... More 

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your review. We will try to do better. Regards Michael More 

Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being in such close proximity to Portiuncla hospital, I decided to book into the Shearwater for one night for some much needed head space. I'm so glad I did. Check in was a dream, my room (211) was perfection. The hotel is absolutely lovely, but I felt compelled to give massive kudos to the staff who I met this evening.... More 

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

Dear Janie, Many thanks for the great review. I am delighted that Karyn and Lorraine went the extra mile for you and that you found the hotel a satisfactory place to recuperate. Hopefully we will be seeing you again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Michael More 

Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful room, very modern stylish and comfortable. An enjoyable stay.Excellent food. Beef was so tender you didn't need a knife. Yummy and delicious. Lovely staff and so much attention to detail. Went for a wedding and everything was top class. Free wifi convenient underground parking. Plenty of space in reception bar and restaurant. We will definitely return.

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

Dear killererin, Wow ...thank you for the great review. We are delighted that you found every part of your stay to be top notch. Weddings are increasingly becoming a big part of our overall offering here at the hotel and we are seeing a surge in bookings going forward into 2017 and 2018. I am so delighted that we met... More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish the Hotel and Staff couldn't do enough for us. We had a group of 90+ people participating in a charity cycle from Dublin to Lahinch and our first stopover was the Shearwater Ballinasloe. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the Duty Manager who had everything ready and waiting so the group could relax... More 

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

Dear Mightymatthew, Thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that everything went according to plan here at the hotel and that all the cyclists made it safely to Lahinch. We regularly have events of this nature stopping with us as our location and amenities with the pool and spa give the participants... More 

Miltown Malbay, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a family wedding in the Shearwater,from checking in to checking out,we were looked after by a friendly and helpfull staff,from reception,restaurant,and bar,Des the manager was always on hand to make sure everything was o.k........The food at the wedding reception was very tasty,andthe waiters and waitresses were a very well organised team,The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable,and very... More 

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

Dear Allan, So kind of you to put your thoughts on a review here. We are delighted that your day with us was as you expected. The personal mentions are always a nice touch. Kind regards Michael More 

Dublin
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed from 2nd to 4th of September what a fantastic friendly hotel the food was amazing the room was spotless love the spa treatment didn't get to use the pool but would definitely recommend this hotel

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

Dear Dymodublin, Super review... Thank you so much. Kind regards Michael More 

Wexford, Ireland
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed her last week for a two night break. On arrival, we found the front desk staff welcoming and friendly, and our check-in was handled very quickly and smoothly. Once checked in, we made our way to the room which was easy to find. Our double room was clean and comfortable but quite warm as there were some issues... More 

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

Dear aoreilly_13, Thank you for your kind review and the four stars that accompany it. The contrasting experiences in the bar on two different nights as regard the teams engagement skills is interesting. Perhaps the second night the staff were of a more mature vintage ?? None the less you review is very welcome and we are delighted with its... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for a family wedding. From arrival to departure we were treated extremely well by the friendly, courteous and helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Special mention for the lovely Emily on reception who managed to sort out our boarding passes for our journey home on the Sunday The room was beautifully clean and spacious... More 

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

Dear treweave, We are delighted with this review. It shows that all the hard work over the months is paying off and it is, believe it or not, driving a huge surge for us in the wedding side of our business. Reviews of this caliber are great as it copper-fastens our belief that we are now among the best hotels... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Shearwater Hotel

Address: Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Ballinasloe
Price Range: $62 - $155 (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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