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Shearwater Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ballinasloe
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Tampa Bay, Florida
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293 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed August 11, 2010

Our stay at the Carlton Shearwater was everything we could have hoped for-a large, clean, quiet room with a large, clean bathroom, a great spa with a large swimming pool and jacuzzi. The weight room was large as well with a good number of treadmills. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Just a 20 minute drive east of Galway or an hour and a half from Dublin, this hotel is a great choice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2010

From DH: Stayed two nights with dad in March. Priced like its trying to be an upscale chain hotel, but fell way short on service, food and value. New, clean bedroom with good AC! Bed was comfortable with new sheets. Nice bathroom with good water pressure. Took forever to check in, elevators really slow, restaurant closed during posted open hours, food was overpriced. Parking was free when we were there although there was a sign for a $10 charge. There really isn't much in this town so you're probably staying here either way.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2010

Went to the Carlton Shearwater with family in June. When we arrived we checked in and went up to our room. We had ordered a 3 bed room but there was only 2 beds there, so we told the girl at reception and she said they were still had to bring it up. So later when we got back there was a camp bed in our room too. We thought it would be a bit uncomfortabe but it was actually fine. They had free internet access in all rooms too, which was great! The food in the hoel was delicious and even the choice of food for the kids was great. Really enjoyed stay and would reccomend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2010

spent 2 nights in the hotel for a family function.the rooms were spacious and clean and the service was fantastic.the meal served for the function was top notched,sadly the breakfast was`nt .we`ve had better at a premeir inn.
Did`nt use the spa due to it being closed on mondays and tuesdays.
Didnt use the pool either because we didnt fancy having to wear a swimming hat which is a regulation in ireland apparently.
overall we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

I use this hotel for conference purposes on a regular basis. I find the staff to be very professional and helpful. The conference rooms are excellent and located in a seperate business wing to avoid disruption from other activities in the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The food is great and the waiting staff are equally helpful.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2010

We stayed at the Carlton Shearwater for a weekend on 7/5/10. We were a ladies club of 20 from Dublin with Marathon tours. On arrival we were checked in very fast with our room allocations all set and ready. Rooms were clean and spacious. We had a set dinner on two nights which was very good and the breakfasts were excellent with a choice of cereals and full Irish cooked breakfast. They served squeezed orange juice which is not always the case even in other 4 star hotels. The bar area was very nice with a singer musician to entertain at night.
We were very well looked after by our courier and the driver.They were both gentlemen. The two Jims as we called them, went out of their way to look after us when bringing us on our Bus trips and on the Shannon cruise to Clonmacnoise and then unto a lovely little traditional bar in Shannon Bridge which was great fun. Both they and the hotel staff looked after all our requests and made our weekend very enjoyable. We got our trip from the Marathon Tours brochure and it was overall very good value for money and one of the best weekends we have had.
Catherine (BLC)

  • Stayed May 2010
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Galway, Ireland
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126 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2010

For Christmas I received a €100 carlton giftcard and initinally thought "Oh no, what are the terms and conditions for use". However on checking with this Hotel I found out this card can be used anytime you have a bill with any Carlton Hotel till it is used up.

We arrived for dinner on Easter Sunday at 4 oclock and I absolutely HATE cavery and would avoid at all costs. However I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered a Roasted Vegetable Tartlet with Goats Cheese for €9.95 and it was excellent value and flavours delicious. Husband ordered beef and it was devine, lovely portion size. Highchair was spotless. water and ice cubes self service.

The only negative we found was the seating area was like a school canteen with tables extremely close to one another, one could actually hear the next table's conversation. Also the waiter decided to clean the two table near us while we ate and actually sprayed the cleaning fluid in our directions twice.

Due to the delicious food we went back the following Sunday. Beef and Chicken Supreme of excellent quality, great attention to detail but same issues again with tables.

Have just purchased a giftcard myself for a family member as I found mine so easy to use. Comes in a lovely giftcard wallet for presentation. Underground carpark another plus for family with young children.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Shearwater Hotel
Address: Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Ballinasloe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ballinasloe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shearwater Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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