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Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Galway


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Number Of Reviews: 464

Overall Experience



Find out what our customers think by checking out some independent reviews for Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Galway, posted by guests who have stayed at our hotel.
Family get together with dinner, b&b
Very happy with all my visits to the Shearwater, love dining and meeting up with friends to visit, our Australian cousins were very impressed with such a beautiful hotel in Ballinasloe
Annette Lynch
March stay
Stayed with my girlfriend, overall it was a great stay, good food, drinks, friendly service, large clean room & comfy bed. Family friendly. Only downside was at the reception when checking in/out as it was frosty but she could of been tired ? Thanks
Mini break
Just home after spending two nights in the Shearwater hotel. Everything was fantastic. Lovely room beautiful food and friendly staff. Even our King Charles had a great time. He really was treated like royalty. Looking forward to going back
michael mckeown
Lovely hotel
We have just returned home from shearwater hotel, it was a lovely experience, staff very friendly,surroundings were superb,my only fault was that the heating wasn't working in our room,or the other two rooms our friends stayed in, went to bed with ALL our clothes on, and kept them on,it was Baltic cold, would definitely go back,as long as the room was warmer....a lot warmer.
Winter Wedding
We just had our winter wedding in the Shearwater , it was the most amazing day , we would like to thank Annette for all her help throughout the year , Jakub and Connor for their fantastic work on the day ... , it was everything we dreamed off , we were so happy , the safe we're excellent and the food was amazing , the 300 + guests were taking about the food days after the wedding was over , I would highly recommend this hotel to everybody , ye were all amazing , THANK YOU All ,,,, ---
Sinead & Declan Gilligan
From Down Under
When 6 of us arrived from Australia for my son's wedding little did we know that the reception at Shearwater would be one of the most amazing function experiences we would have. The attention to detail, the staff, the service, EVERYTHING, was amazing and a year on we are still all singing your praises. Can't wait to return!
Lee Copp
We just had our wedding in the Shearwater.. It was a amazing. Staff, food, rooms, everything was 5star. we were treated like royalty for the day. A big thank you to Annette for all her hard work over the last year and a half. to Donnacha and conor for everything on Saturday and Sunday. Would recommend this Hotel to any1.
Marie miskell & Kieran Lawless
Mini break
We stayed in this great hotel from Thurs 26th of Jan to Sun 29th. Overall it was fab, nice clean rooms. We booked two rooms, one double, and a twin. It was a birthday get together for my mother who lives ... in another county in Ireland. The breakfast was amazing, from big Irish breakfast with lovely Irish brown bread, plus European type of breakfast. The lady serving us was great, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble, even down to getting us hot water to heat up our daughter's bottle of milk. But we booked two full body massages, and two facials for my mother and myself, in their amazing spa "Heather and Earth", Both treatments done on different days. I had a girl named Michelle she did the full body massage, it was the best massage I ever had, she was so friendly and caring, extremely professional. My facial was done by a girl called Aisling, she was absolutely wonderful, such a great laugh, I really enjoyed my time there. My mother really enjoyed her treatments too, sorry cannot remember the girl name. The spa itself, is so relaxing, dark, lit only with candles. The English Lady at the reception in the spa was very friendly and also helpful. I'm Irish, but i live in the UK, i have told all my friends they must stay there and have some treatments. Room service was prompt, and food was delicious. The only thing I would say is in the morning at 4am the rooms get very cool, not freezing. Management was made aware as we checked out. Overall we would give our stay 9/10..totally fab!!!! ---
Arlene Paul
wedding anniversary
We stayed for two nights and would have loved to stay longer, staff were super, john in the bar had a pleasantness way beyond normal, he had a nice way of making guests and locals interact, also his ... presentation to detail in the way he served you was of sheer 5 star quality, The restaurant was absolutely out of this world, Mary who ran the service was prompt courteous and very professional in the way she approached her position, another member of staff who excelled at there position. The food served was by any means the best food that i have ever eaten in any restaurant in any country i have visited in the last thirty years or more. only one gripe which i know will be addressed is the draught coming under the door in the sauna, easy sorted, don't let me down. I will definitely make a return visit soon. Thanks again John /Mary and all the staff you excel and show great enthusiasm in what you do, don't stop! ---
Young family
we have just spent a relaxing weekend away with our 10month old baby in the carlton shearwater hotel, the hotel beautiful, food amazing and the staff was second to none, everyone from the receptionist ... karen, to the guy in the leisure centre (tall, dark haired guy) to all of the staff that served us in the bar throughout our stay were amazing, a hotel can only thrive on the quality of the staff it provides and the shearwater is at the top of its game in this category....thanks for a great weekend. We will be back in the near future ---
ashling sullivan