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Shearwater Hotel & Spa

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Reception
Indoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM, pool loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

4.2/5 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Galway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBallinasloe Golf Club6 min drive
  • Popular LocationBattle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre7 min drive
  • Popular LocationKilconnell Franciscan Friary17 min drive
  • AirportGalway (GWY)39 min drive

Room options

About this area

Ballinasloe

Located in Ballinasloe, Shearwater Hotel & Spa is in the city centre and on the riverwalk. Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre and Dartfield Horse Museum and Heritage Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Ballinasloe Golf Club and Athlone Golf Club. Travelling with kids? Consider Glendeer Pet Farm and Athlone Leisure World. With waterskiing, rafting and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Ballinasloe Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre - 7 min drive
  • Kilconnell Franciscan Friary - 17 min drive
  • Glendeer Pet Farm - 24 min drive
  • Clonfert Cathedral - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Ballinasloe Station - 3 min drive

About this property

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

4-star family-friendly hotel by the river
Shopping on site, a library and dry cleaning/laundry services are just a few of the amenities provided at Shearwater Hotel & Spa. Treat yourself to aromatherapy, a massage or a body scrub at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at The Restaurant, the on-site restaurant. Aerobics classes are offered at the gym; the property also has a fireplace in the lobby, a bar and a business centre. In addition to a kids' club and a steam room, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool, with sunloungers
  • Free self-parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), access to a nearby indoor pool and express check-out
  • A porter/bellboy, free newspapers and wedding services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, helpful staff and location
Room features
All 104 rooms offer comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and laptop-friendly workspaces.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and deep-soaking baths
  • TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, childcare services and coffee/tea makers

Languages

German, Irish, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee weekends 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: EUR 10.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • The Restaurant
  • The Main Bar

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Aerobics classes
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sunloungers

Spa

  • 9 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • 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)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanity
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • Films for purchase
  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 25.00
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 10.0 per day.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 10.0 per day

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 smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:30 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
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

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

Carlton Hotel Shearwater
Carlton Hotel Shearwater Galway
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Carlton Shearwater Galway Ballinasloe
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Galway Carlton Hotel
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Shearwater Galway
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Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe
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Carlton Shearwater Hotel Galway
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Shearwater Hotel & Spa Hotel
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Shearwater Hotel & Spa Hotel Ballinasloe

Frequently asked questions

Does Shearwater Hotel & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 7 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 8 Dec 2022 start from €83.64, 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 Shearwater Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?

Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for EUR 25.00 (subject to availability).

Where is Shearwater Hotel & Spa located?

This family-friendly Ballinasloe hotel is located on the riverwalk, 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Ballinasloe Golf Club, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary. Glendeer Pet Farm and Temple Finghin are also within 16 miles (25 km). Ballinasloe Station is 24 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Shearwater Hotel & Spa and receive a full refund?

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

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 197 out of 392 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 129 out of 392 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 39 out of 392 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 19 out of 392 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 392 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Elaine
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Mary
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very spacious
Great stay. Very spacious hotel
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Lorraine, Wicklow
Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Pros: * Check-in was quick * Dinner in the restaurant was delicious. * Our twin room was spacious * There was a vending machine just down the corridor for snacks * Free parking Cons: *Our twin room had a really creaky single bed. Everytime i moved, it woke me up. * There was toilet paper in the loo when we checked into our room but on use we realised it takes 2 - 3 flushes to get rid of it which is not great. * The drain in the bath needs to be checked as the water was really slow to drain after a shower. *The breakfast was average, we went down at 9am expecting fresh cooked food but it didnt taste fresh, more like it had been sitting in the bain marie for too long going hard/chewy.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

James
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Crispol
Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mary
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely hotel. Loved the music area and it was so well run. Really missed the bar been closed after the music finished up.It would be nice to be able to get to get a cup of tea and a sandwich but covid has changed so much.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Martina
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mick
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was comfortable, warm and friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Rosaleen
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great trip
Very happy, very large room, huge bed, spotless clean, tea and coffee with mugs so much better than the standard little cups, complimentary shampoo conditioner etc, even ironing board, great breakfast, huge choice, would definitely visit again.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Bernadette
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay
Shearwater is a very nice relaxed friendly hotel to stay in.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

General hotel information

Hotel locationBallinasloe
Star rating4 star property
Nearest airportGalway (GWY)
Nearby landmarksBallinasloe Golf Club, Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre, Kilconnell Franciscan Friary