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Overview of Shearwater Hotel & Spa

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Shearwater Hotel & Spa

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBattle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre8 min drive
    Popular LocationBallinasloe Golf Club9 min drive
    Popular LocationKilconnell Franciscan Friary13 min drive
    AirportGalway (GWY)43 min drive

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Single Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Standard Family Room

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Double Room

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 283 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

Two Bedroom Family Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Twin Room

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 283 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Twin Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Ballinasloe

Located in Ballinasloe, Shearwater Hotel & Spa is in the city center 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. Traveling with kids? Consider Glendeer Pet Farm and Athlone Leisure World. With water skiing, rafting, and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre - 8 min drive
  • Ballinasloe Golf Club - 9 min drive
  • Kilconnell Franciscan Friary - 13 min drive
  • Glendeer Pet Farm - 24 min drive
  • Clonfert Cathedral - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Ballinasloe Station - 3 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Main Bar — 1 min walk
  • The Black Pig — 6 min walk
  • The Bread Basket — 7 min walk
  • Maud Millars — 8 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 center, a bar/lounge, and a sauna are onsite. All 104 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Premium bedding and coffee makers are standard, as are TVs with satellite channels.
Shearwater Hotel & Spa offers 104 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

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

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
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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 sanitizer 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 transportation

  • 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

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • German
  • Irish
  • Polish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sun loungers

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 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 center
  • 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 lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Pay movies
  • 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 from 4:00 PM - midnight
Early 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
Late check-out fee: EUR 25.00
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 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
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.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed until May 1 2021 (date subject to change).
The property is closed between March 17 and July 20.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
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) assigns an official star rating for accommodations 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
As of Apr 11, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Shearwater Hotel & Spa on May 4, 2021 start from $108, excluding 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.
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–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 - midnight.
What time is check-out at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out 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 mi (25 km). Ballinasloe Station is 24 minutes by foot.

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 185 out of 371 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 121 out of 371 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 39 out of 371 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 371 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 371 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
holidaying during corona virus
Our stay was very pleasant this is our fourth hotel stay in the current climate of the corona virus so far thIs has been the best hotel regarding informing the customer of the rules regulations still having a relaxed stay
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fabulous experience Great hotel Great service Friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely hotel. Great pool. Great staff. Wonderful breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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