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Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
N26, Dublin RoadBallinaCo MayoF26 X5P3Ireland

4-star hotel in Ballina with spa, indoor pool
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  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.4
  • This was a great find. Modern comforts with good food, pool and spa, good parking and…Oct 10, 2017
  • Very good accommodations especially the staff wonderful people is only Ireland can provideSep 28, 2017
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Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina

from $46
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Room (2+1)
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Family Room (2 + 2)
  • Double Room Single Use

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 87 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10764
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1000
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Beauty Spot has 5 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology.

The spa is open select days. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


McShanes - This restaurant specializes in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina’s small print

Also known as

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


Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 10.95 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina


  • Dolmen of the Four Maols - 37 min walk
  • Ballina Presbyterian Church - 40 min walk
  • St. Muredach's Cathedral - 40 min walk
  • Humbert Monument - 44 min walk
  • Ballina Golf Course - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Moyne Abbey - 7 mi / 11.2 km
  • Rosserk Abbey - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Foxford Woollen Mills - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km

Getting around

  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 34 min drive
  • Ballina Station - 29 min walk
  • Foxford Station - 11 min drive
  • Manulla Junction Station - 32 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 190 reviews

Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina
Great Hotel goes above and beyond!
People there, fantastic! All went out of their way to insure our time there was the best it could be. We prepaid for there breakfast which ran from 0700 to 1000, and we overslept. The staff there graciously fixed us a "special" meal, even though we missed the time slot. Cudos on them ... thank you!!! Recommend highly if you are traveling through the area!
Mark A, us1 night romance trip
Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina
Not impressed
Staff was very friendly at check-in however, the room we were initially given was occupied (or not cleaned after previous occupant left). Bed was unmade, tv was on, garbage left in the room. When we returned to the check-in counter she apologized and gave us another room, but were not given an upgrade or anything for our inconvenience of having to lug our luggage back and forth. I found the hallway and rooms very smelly. We kept the window open to air out the room. The room is dated and while I'm not normally very picky found that the carpet noticeably dirty and the bathroom could have used a wipe down. The sheets looked OK, but I could have made a better bed. LOL... The lobby is lovely ~ and the restaurant had a decent breakfast buffet. I would not stay here again.
Nicole, us1 night romance trip
Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina
Great stay
Front desk people were extremely friendly and accommodating. Seafood chowder in the restaurant was great and filling. Room was spacious and well appointed. The town of Ballina is very quaint and picturesque
David, us2 night romance trip
Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina
Convenient comfortable hotel with pool and gym
We were going to a wedding in the area and this hotel was the perfect place for us to stay
linden, usFamily trip
Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina
Great hotel at a great value in Ballina
Last minute booking. The staff were very accommodating.
John, us1 night family trip

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Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina

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