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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Children's themed room

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTemple Ciaran23 min drive
    Popular LocationGlendeer Pet Farm24 min drive
    AirportGalway (GWY)38 min drive
    Popular LocationClonmacnoise44 min drive

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  • Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Standard Family Room

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Family Room
  • Double Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 283 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
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  • Two Bedrooms Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Murphy Bed
    More detailsTwo Bedrooms Suite
  • Twin Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 283 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room

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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St. Peter and Paul's Church - 21 min drive
  • Temple Ciaran - 23 min drive
  • Athlone Castle - 23 min drive
  • Glendeer Pet Farm - 24 min drive
  • Clonmacnoise - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Ballinasloe Station - 3 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Main Bar — 1 min walk

About this property

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Family-friendly hotel with full-service spa and restaurant
A full-service spa, a restaurant and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a sauna are on-site. All 104 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Premium bedding and coffee/tea makers are standard, as are TVs with satellite channels.
Shearwater Hotel & Spa offers 104 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath, designer toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An indoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
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

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

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

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

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

Languages spoken

  • German
  • Irish
  • Polish

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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • 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

  • Air conditioning
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub 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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4:00 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The property is closed between 17 March and 20 July.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 25.00 (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 smoke detector

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

Frequently asked questions

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.
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.
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 to midnight. Early check-in is available for a fee of EUR 20.00 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
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.
4.2
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369 reviews
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

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5/5 Excellent

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Lovely hotel. Great pool. Great staff. Wonderful breakfast
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