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Shearwater Hotel

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06/05/2017 06/06/2017
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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stayed here on business for four nights mid-week. It was great value for money for starters. Breakfast was excellent, the bar food, while not low priced, was also very good. The leisure centre was really good and now crowded. The room was big and really quiet (I suspect it was a superior room although I did not look for or...

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Cavan, Ireland
Reviewed February 24, 2015

Excellent hotel, stayed for two nights last weekend, efficient and very professional staff, great food. Top class spa , thank you Sinead and team. Highly recommend a stay at the Shearwater. Thank you & looking forward to staying again.

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Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

A great hotel. Visited the hotel last weekend with family abd friends really enjoyed the stay and nice food and service. We stayed in room201 the guy dropped the luggage t the room which was lovely. We also went to a lovely cafè in town called the bread basket

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Thank Martina R
Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Having stayed in the shearwater hotel before and having enjoyed it we decided to stop here for dinner as we were travelling home from visiting family. The restaurant which he had previously ate in was not open so we had to try find a seat in the bar which was packed. We eventually found some people leaving. We were seen...

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7Thank Kelm79
Dublin
Reviewed February 24, 2015

ONly had a flying visit so did not use all the facilities therefore am only commenting on the room and food. The hotel is a Carlton hotel so the standard is good - clean room and good breakfast. THe bar food was very good and a fair price. Staff at reception were very friendly and otehrwise businesslike. There is pleanty...

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Thank Larry C
Meelick
Reviewed February 23, 2015

Underground parking was free, 2 bonuses right there in this wintry weather and also there is no on-street parking at the hotel. Pleasant front desk staff, efficient and offered wifi codes without even being asked. Nice touch. The building is a typical 'Celtic Tiger' brainwave and is no longer a Carlton property - you can still see where the logo...

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Thank adomixer
Co. Meath, Ireland
Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed at this hotel the weekend. We were greeted by a very warm friendly receptionist. Our room was spotless but very cold, we tried to adjust the A/C and heater dial with no luck however we headed down to the bar regardless. Siobhan, who was looked after our table was extremely friendly. Not only did she look after us...

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Thank Arlene K
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed for two night at the weekend enjoyed my stay, hotel had balcony not the best views bit of a dump around the hotel but hotel itself was nice. Swimming pool was very big and pool was really hot which was great. Hotel had a babysitting service twice a day for 15euro with two course meal for kids. Only thing...

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2Thank Ashley S
Reviewed February 17, 2015

I booked a weekend away for myself and my husband and got a great deal, (there was a computer error, but the hotel honored the booking). We'd stayed there before and were looking forward to the visit. At first glance the room looked nice. However, when we looked a bit closer we noticed that the light was not working outside...

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4Thank Esther M
CarltonACHGM, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Esther M, Thank you for your very insightful feedback and it is very disappointing to learn of the poor bedroom maintenance and comfort and also the poor level of detail in relation to aspects of your dining experience. You can be assured that I will be addressing each of your points individually and creating an action plan detailing all...

Galway
Reviewed February 16, 2015

The public areas are huge, simply huge. Attention to detail leaves a bit to be desired, though. Staff at reception & the leisure centre was friendly & helpful. Service in the restaurant on a busy evening is terrible. The few waitresses are hopelessly overwhelmed. Rooms are clean, a bit small & out back they overlook the abandoned building site next...

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

Dear KPDH, Thank you for taking the time to forward your feedback and great you enjoyed our very popular Steak on the Stone dish. While the Hotel Lobby is indeed large, it is on the whole received as a very positive impact on arrival to the hotel property. It is disappointing that the service was not to usual standards, but...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Center 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 Center 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 Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $64 - $151 (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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