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Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
Marina PointBallinasloeGalwayIreland

4-star hotel in Ballinasloe with 2 restaurants, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Great pool
Tasty breakfast
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Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe

from $82
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Single Room
  • Standard Family Room
  • Two Bedrooms Suite

What’s around Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe


  • Heart of Ballinasloe
  • Ballinasloe Golf Club - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Kilconnell Franciscan Friary - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Clonmacnoise - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km
  • Glendeer Pet Farm - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Temple Finghin - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Clonmacnoise Cathedral - 13 mi / 20.9 km

Getting around

  • Ballinasloe Station - 26 min walk
  • Woodlawn Station - 21 min drive
  • Athlone Station - 23 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 104 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Heather and Earth has 9 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


The Marina Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Marengos Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast only.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe’s small print

Also known as

  • Carlton Hotel Shearwater
  • Shearwater Hotel
  • Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe
  • Shearwater Ballinasloe
  • Carlton Shearwater Ballinasloe
  • Hotel Carlton Shearwater
  • Carlton Shearwater Hotel Galway
  • Carlton Hotel Shearwater Galway
  • Carlton Shearwater
  • Carlton Shearwater Galway Ballinasloe
  • Carlton Shearwater Hotel
  • Carlton Shearwater Hotel Galway Ballinasloe
  • Galway Carlton Hotel
  • Hotel Carlton Galway
  • Shearwater Galway


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.

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 20.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 25.00

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 13.50 per person (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 160 reviews

Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
Quick stop
Wonderful stay, very relaxing.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
Very Good8.0
Nice stay
Nice hotel, the room was well kept. The room was very clean but unfortunately had a smell of cold cigaret. I guess that the previous guests didn’t care to smoke in a non smoking room. Breakfast was nice and diversified. Staff was very friendly. Will go back again.
Priscilla, us2 night family trip
Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
This place is very overpriced for the region. Our room was very strangely designed, something like a college dorm suite with a lot of space that could have been dedicated to the bedroom instead being part of a large interior hallway with three doors, two of which went to other rooms and were locked. Service at the hotel was GREAT, not so much in the restaurant, where we were treated like intruders and finally just left. We paid less to stay at a nice place in Galway and wish had other options in this region near the fabulous monastic site of Clonmacnoise.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
A gem.....
Very impressed with this hotel...great room, got some good bar food and breakfast was plentiful..
roger, us1 night business trip
Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
Uncomfortable but popular
The check in staff were borderline rude. The restaurant staff were not entirely competent but were nice. The real issue was that there was no hot water for hours, no washcloths. The air was off, which we were told after we had checked in and paid. The room was incredibly hot. When we complained, they basically told us to deal. They had a party until 2 a.m. you could feel through the floor and we were supposedly put in the room without air to lessen the impact of the sound. I could clearly hear lyrics and I am hearing impaired. So I sweated for hours, awake and then was unable to take a normal shower in the morning. There were tons of folks and events going on so I cannot imagine that everyone had the same experience as we did.
Alexis, us1 night family trip

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Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe

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