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Limerick
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99 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One night stay in this very spacious hotel. Room was clean comfortable. Room rate was very reasonable. Underground car park free. We had dinner which was excellent quality and service. Breakfast had good range of fruit, cereals, and full Irish plates. Leisure centre was busy with families, but not very clean changing rooms or showers. Not many guests staying ,... More 

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County Cavan, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel. Rooms spacious, had a family room and experienced two large double rooms with additional bathroom off the connecting hall. Both rooms had TV, good range of channels and films on request. One room had table and chairs as extra living space, good size and all nicely clean. Very impressed with the size of rooms. Restaurant food was great.... More 

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Thank Andrea C
Ireland
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel clean with good food and excellent pool and spa. One thing is that the staff need a lot of training and to be told who pays their wages. The customers can be a nuisance to them. I asked for coffee from a staff member and was told to go look in bar for it as she made herself... More 

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1 Thank david939
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the Shearwater hotel last Wednesday and Thursday for a conference held in the hotel. All staff provided a real céad míle fáilte. Breakfast was good and the lunch provided for the conference on both days was excellent. The manager and staff went out of their way to provide me with a really good vegetarian lunch on both... More 

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Thank Pat W
County Louth, Ireland
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night as we were attending a fundraiser here. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. The room was of a high quality with a huge bathroom. We enjoyed the swimming pool which was actually as warm as the hot tub! We will definitely be retuning if we are in the area again :)

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

Dear Emma, Many thanks for the review and a great one at that. I am Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was as you would have liked it. Kind regards Michael More 

Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfortable modern hotel with friendly welcoming staff. Had dinner in the marine restaurant for corporate group. Event was managed by Sue who played a blinder where nothing was a problem and where the guests were catered for with interest and a smile. The meal served was first class and at a pace which suited the guest. Really enjoyable and... More 

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Thank LiamHowe
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time staying in this hotel and it didn't disappoint once again. Checked in on Friday evening and we were met by a very friendly girl on reception, didn't catch her name. She explained everything we needed to know about the hotel and the amenities within. We stayed for 2 nights in a family group of approximately... More 

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Thank Gavkeegan
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner surprised me with a night here during the summer, we arrived in the underground car park and made our way up to the most stunning lobby. The girl that checked us in, I cannot remember her name, was quite rude we thought. We made an effort to chat to her but she wouldn't respond, simply ignoring us and... More 

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Lower Ballinderry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in early November. It is not a four star hotel, it could be with an investment of money. The majority of the staff were really friendly and helpful except for one of the receptionists. The hotel just looked as if it needed a revamp, the carpets were shabby, the bedding was worn and tired. The breakfast was... More 

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1 Thank Sue1545
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long travel around Ireland's countryside I arrived a bit late in the evening to the hotel. I was greeted by Sueanne, she was awesome in the check in process and with any questions I had about the area. She is a true Gem to the hotel industry. I travel extensively around the world for work and Sueanne was... More 

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Thank Dhac71
Michael H, General Manager at Shearwater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dhac71, Many thanks for the great review... we are delighted everything was as it should be. And sue, as you say, is a great asset to the hotel. Again thanks you for taking the time to put such a great review up for us. Kind Regards Michael More 

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about Shearwater Hotel

Address: Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Ballinasloe
Price Range: $74 - $173 (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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“Use the free underground car park”
 of 5 bubbles PatW798, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure it's not a smokers room”
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“If not part of a big event there, ask for a room away from where the groups are lodged. Higher up floors might have some view of area.”
 of 5 bubbles CAMermaid, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to check the security of your doors”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewPellowe, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Overnight truck deliveries to stores on the front side. Perhaps quieter in the rear!”
 of 5 bubbles mmi6, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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