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Great National Hotel Ballina

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Exterior detail
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Great National Hotel Ballina

Great National Hotel Ballina

4.0 star property

8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
N26, Dublin Road, Ballina, Co Mayo, F26 X5P3

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDolmen of the Four Maols3 min drive
  • Popular LocationEnniscrone Golf Club3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBallina Arts Events Centre3 min drive
  • AirportKnock (NOC-Ireland West)34 min drive

Room options

About this area


Great National Hotel Ballina is located in Ballina. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tom Ruane Park and Enniscrone Beach, while Ballina Arts Events Centre and The Jackie Clarke Collection are cultural highlights. Ballina Dolmen and Angling Advice Centre are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with windsurfing and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • The Humbert Memorial - 2 min drive
  • Dolmen of the Four Maols - 3 min drive
  • Enniscrone Golf Club - 3 min drive
  • Ballina Arts Events Centre - 3 min drive
  • Ballina Golf Club - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Ballina Station - 2 min drive
  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 34 min drive

About this property

Great National Hotel Ballina

4-star hotel, remodelled in 2017
At Great National Hotel Ballina, you can look forward to a garden, a hair salon and dry cleaning/laundry services. Adventurous travellers may like the Pilates and aerobics at this hotel. Treat yourself to a body treatment, a deep-tissue massage or a facial at The Beauty Spot, the on-site spa. The on-site Irish cuisine bistro, McShanes Bistro, features brunch and light fare. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; the property also has a fireplace in the lobby, a bar and conference space. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a steam room and a sauna.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), massage treatment rooms and a ballroom
  • Free newspapers, a front desk safe and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast
Room features
All 87 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with deep-soaking baths and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping



Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:00 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 11.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • McShanes Bistro

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Pilates classes
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (10764 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open selected days


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – January 2017
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 15

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 5 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 11.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 15 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Swim caps must be worn in the pool and can be purchased at the hotel.

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Ballina Hotel
Hotel Ballina
Great National Hotel
Great National Ballina
Great National Ballina Ballina
Great National Hotel Ballina Hotel
Great National Hotel Ballina Ballina
Great National Hotel Ballina Hotel Ballina

Frequently asked questions

Does Great National Hotel Ballina have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 28 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 18 Dec 2022 start from €89.11, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Great National Hotel Ballina pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Great National Hotel Ballina?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Great National Hotel Ballina?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Great National Hotel Ballina?

Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for EUR 15 (subject to availability).

Where is Great National Hotel Ballina located?

Situated in Ballina, this spa hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Enniscrone Golf Club, The Humbert Memorial and Ballina Arts Events Centre. Dolmen of the Four Maols and Ballina Dolmen are also within 3 miles (5 km). Ballina Station is 28 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Great National Hotel Ballina and receive a full refund?

Yes, Great National Hotel Ballina offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Great National Hotel Ballina cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 229 out of 536 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 43%
Rating 8 - Good. 196 out of 536 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 37%
Rating 6 - Okay. 64 out of 536 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 32 out of 536 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 15 out of 536 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Peter, Concord
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
For a small town, this hotel has a big-time feel. Clearly it's an event venue although that's not why we were there. Food was above average, and staff's attitude was extremely helpful, right up there with five-star locations as far as service and consideration.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice hotel but needs some updating. Carpets in room were stained and toilet kept running making it difficult to flush properly. Pillows were flimsy but bed was comfy and room was over all clean.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel is lovely and staff are excellent very friendly
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

Business traveller
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Could do with a facelift I think, shower was inadequate water was trickling put as so limescaled up. Coffee are breakfast was lukewarm the sugar never even melted.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
An excellent stay great location 5 minutes form town great for kids very friendly staff and notting is a bother to them very enjoyable and will definitely be back ...
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Verified traveller
Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disappointing Place To Stay.
On arrival it was quick at the reception. Unfortunately, we had booked a queen & two singles. One of them was a folding bed which is very small. There was alot of hairs in the bathtub & around the taps. The ironing board was broke & the hair dryer was broke as well. The queen bed was ok but the pillows where hard. The window opened about an inch it was very stuffy. The tiles in the pool where green slime. However i did report the faults in the room to the reception & she didnt seem that shocked with the uncleanness of the bath. There was replacement hairdryer & a rubbermat for the bath left to the room. The restaurant in the hotel was excellent the service & food was exactly what is expected from a 4star hotel. However breakfast was a let down. It was a buffet, we ate at 8.30. There was no bacon or sausages left & needed to wait on them. Also needed to request tea,coffee & toast as no one came to our table. We as a paying family where so disappointed. The hotel was more geared around the refugees staying in it & as a guest we where second best. All should have been receiving the same treatment. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Restaurant food was terrible. Carpet in room was soiled. The leather chair in the room was torn and had a bad idour. The music from the fitness center was very loud …. Started early in morning and continued until late at night
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/10 Poor

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Not recommended by me.
The hotel may have been a four star at one point but definitely not now. Most of the staff were very friendly and eager to please, some staff clearly had no idea about customer relations. Kitchen flooded on the day of our arrival so we were served soup and a sandwich for evening meal which was charged to us at full price, no compensation or good will gesture. Breakfast very sparse, the continental breakfast consisted of cereal, a communal bowl of yogurt and a few strawberries, no other fruit available. Bedrooms and furniture, very very dated and in need of a complete overhaul I would say for some time.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022