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Reception
Indoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM, pool loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
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Overview of Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
Riverfront hotel in Ballinasloe with spa and indoor pool

8.4/10 Very good

392 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Galway

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk

Getting around

  • Woodlawn Station - 20 min drive
  • Athlone Station - 21 min drive
  • Ballinasloe Station - 24 min walk

Restaurants

  • The Black Pig - 6 min walk
  • Good Taste - 7 min walk
  • The Bread Basket - 7 min walk
  • Supermac's - 8 min walk
  • Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant - 9 min walk

About this property

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Located near a train station, Shearwater Hotel & Spa is a great choice for a stay in Ballinasloe. You can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps or aromatherapy, and The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. An indoor pool, a bar/lounge and a fitness centre are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and breakfast.

Languages

German, Irish, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 104 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • 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.

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) on weekend mornings 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Fitness classes
  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Shopping
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanities
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • German
  • Irish
  • Polish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Spa

The on-site spa 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 spa is open daily.

Dining

The Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
The Main Bar – This bistro only serves breakfast. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 25.00 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10.0 per day
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Is Shearwater Hotel & Spa currently open?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
As of 2 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Shearwater Hotel & Spa on 15 December 2022 start from NZ$137, including 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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Shearwater Hotel & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 25.00 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing are available.
What is there to do at Shearwater Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as rafting, sailing and waterskiing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics . Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Shearwater Hotel & Spa also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as access to a nearby indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Shearwater Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, The Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Black Pig (6-min walk), Good Taste (7-min walk) and The Bread Basket (7-min walk).
Does Shearwater Hotel & Spa have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Shearwater Hotel & Spa like?
Shearwater Hotel & Spa is located by the river. Popular attractions include Athlone Golf Club, which is 23 minutes away by car. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very good

9.0/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

8.4/10

Amenities

8.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.8/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Catherine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Elaine, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very spacious
Great stay. Very spacious hotel
Mary, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pros: * Check-in was quick * Dinner in the restaurant was delicious. * Our twin room was spacious * There was a vending machine just down the corridor for snacks * Free parking Cons: *Our twin room had a really creaky single bed. Everytime i moved, it woke me up. * There was toilet paper in the loo when we checked into our room but on use we realised it takes 2 - 3 flushes to get rid of it which is not great. * The drain in the bath needs to be checked as the water was really slow to drain after a shower. *The breakfast was average, we went down at 9am expecting fresh cooked food but it didnt taste fresh, more like it had been sitting in the bain marie for too long going hard/chewy.
Lorraine, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Crispol, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel. Loved the music area and it was so well run. Really missed the bar been closed after the music finished up.It would be nice to be able to get to get a cup of tea and a sandwich but covid has changed so much.
Mary, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was comfortable, warm and friendly.
Mick, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great trip
Very happy, very large room, huge bed, spotless clean, tea and coffee with mugs so much better than the standard little cups, complimentary shampoo conditioner etc, even ironing board, great breakfast, huge choice, would definitely visit again.
Rosaleen, 1-night trip
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