by Sinead & Brian Croffey on Tue, 27th September, 2016
Fantastic wedding venue! Karyn, Des and all the team could not have done more to help make our day super special and stress free. It was the happiest day of our lives and we are certain it would not have been such a success if we hadn't such a wonderful team working with us. Cannot recommend this hotel enough!
by Sinéad & Andy Garton on Mon, 5th September, 2016
Our wedding day in the Shearwater was amazing. We can't thank Karyn, Sue, Des and all the team enough for all they did for us on the run up to the day and on the day itself. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble and everything went so smoothly on the day. The meal was amazing as was the evening food. All the staff were so friendly, professional and helpful. We had a BBQ the following day and again everything was perfect, great food, great service and great entertainment. All our guests were treated like royalty all weekend. I really can't recommend the Shearwater enough for a wedding.
by Pauline Feighery on Mon, 5th September, 2016
What can I say about the this beautiful amazing venue we picked for our wedding day on 26th August, from the moment I entered the shearwater hotel in ballinasloe I fell in love. From the professional staff that looked after us from the very start up until our wedding day, I can't thank them enough they went above and beyond my expectations with everything, I was delighted ye were amazing guys thanks you so much. This hotel is definitely a 5*. I recommend it to everyone looking for wedding venue guys you won't be disappointed. Karyn and the shearwater staff thanks so much. We had a fantastic day. M kind regards Pauline and Colm.
by Jennifer Mannion on Sun, 4th September, 2016
Shearwater hotel & spa is everything you could have ever imagined. They cannot do enough to help out and make the wedding process less stressful. We organised our wedding from Australian Karyn the wedding co- ordinate and her team done everything they could to help she was alway onto us to check in and there for any questions that needed answering. The food was faboulous on the day our guests are still talking about it. The staff were very professional and friendly they done a great job. The venue itself is stunning, the ball room was so pretty everything turned out exactly how we expected. Couldn't be happier with our wedding day at Shearwater Hotel & Spa.
by Maria & Sean Murphy on Sat, 3rd September, 2016
I would like to begin with a massive thanks for you and the staff at the Shearwater Hotel. You went above and beyond for us during the lead up to the wedding, made everything so effortless on our part, nothing was ever too much, did everything to accommodate our requests. We had the best day of our lives! A huge thanks also to Des and Sue who were on hand the day of the wedding looking after everything, making sure everything ran smoothly. Which it did! We had no faults with any part of the day, the layout of the room, the professionalism and friendliness of all the staff was fantastic. We received nothing but rave reviews from everyone In ... Read more
by Mr & Mrs Dully on Wed, 29th June, 2016
The shearwater were a pleasure to work with , the management and staff could not have done more to ensure we were happy and were always only a cal away when we needed to ask anything , Karyn and the team were highly professional and offered more than any other hotel we viewed , it was the happiest day of our lives and we are certain it would not have been such a success if we hadn't such a wonderful team working with us , the hotel was decorated to the highest of standard and every little detail was noticed , the guests had nothing but praise for the food and staff and it was a wonderful thing to hear ... Read more
by Edel & Emmet Farrell on Tue, 28th June, 2016
Cannot do enough for you! Karyn, Des, Seamus and every other member of staff spoiled us every time we were there. Got plenty of extras and all requests were met. Our guests loved the hotel and didn't want to leave! We had the night after our wedding here which was a great idea as everyone could relax. Food was fab. Highly recommend you celebrate your wedding here.
by Jennifer & Conor on Sat, 30th January, 2016
Fantastic hotel, service was excellent, could not have asked for better. Karyn the wedding co-coordinator was amazing as was Garrett the general manager. The whole team are brilliant.
by Melissa Dolan on Mon, 30th November, 2015
We had the most spectacular day at the Shearwater Hotel for our wedding on the 24th july 2015. We found the staff most accommodating , helpful and their service was impeccable. We got so much praise from our guests about the food and the service on the day, we were thrilled that our guests were so happy. We highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel it truly was a beautiful experience having our wedding there, Niall and Melissa.
by E&G on Mon, 30th November, 2015
From the moment we choose the Shearwater right until the morning we checked out after our wedding day; we were treated like gold. Many of our guests were from various parts of the country and they could not get over the positive impact of the hotel. The food, service (including the late night resident bar sandwiches at 4am!!) were of the highest quality. We cannot thank the shearwater hotel team enough, for looking after us & our guests so well and giving us fantastic life long memories.
by Rachel & Owen Harney on Sun, 29th November, 2015
We got married in August of this year in the Shearwater. From our initial enquiry to the morning after they made our experience a truly memorable one! There personal touch was felt by all of our guests. Every aspect of our day was managed impeccably, professionaĺly and with the highest standard of customer services delivered by their team. We look forward to creating more memories in our married life there.
by Adrienne kelly on Sun, 29th November, 2015
Dealing with the shearwater staff in preparation for my wedding in July 1014 was a pleasure to say the least. No request was too big and the service was exceptional. Given that July is peak season for weddings both myself and my husband were given 100% undivided attention from both Gareth & Des. Once the ' big day' arrived I had full confidence that everything would go as planned and it did. I would definitely recommend the shearwater ballinasloe as a prime venue for your special day. Some fantastic memories that we will always treasure!
by Marie Gohery &Padraic Dolan on Sun, 29th November, 2015
We were extremely happy with our decision to have our wedding at the Shearwater Hotel. From day one, Garret and his team were very helpful and approachable with all aspects involved in planning our wedding day! On the big day, we could not of asked for more, the Shearwater pulled out all the stops for us! There was no shortage of food and drink provided at the drinks reception, the meal was outstanding and the prompt service and the professionalism shown by the staff was second to none! The amount of compliments and level of praise we have heard back about the Shearwater hotel was unbelievable and still to this day our guests are complimenting the hotel. We are delighted ... Read more
by Linda & Niall Berrigan on Sun, 29th November, 2015
Our wedding day experience at the Shearwater was 110% thanks to the excellent and very efficient staff.From our very first meeting to book the reception to the day of the wedding they were very helpful and professional. The hotel looked fabulous and the food was perfect both in taste and presentation. We would recommend any couples looking to book their wedding to check out the Shearwater first as you will receive the best service, plesent staff and excellent value for money. Thanks again to all the staff for making our day so perfect. L&N.
by Caroline &david keighery on Sun, 29th November, 2015
So glad we chose shearwater for our big day as it was the best day ever .we couldn't have asked for anything more 100% all round. If we could do it all again the shearwater it would be.
by Cathal noone on Sun, 29th November, 2015
The shearwater hotel made our special day fantastic. Top class service from start to finish . Food was fantastic everyone delighted with it very fast service also. Top class hotel thanks again
by sogrady on Sun, 29th November, 2015
We recently held our wedding reception at the Shearwater hotel and would highly recommend this venue. The quality of the food, service from them staff and our wedding planner Karyn was top class. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and how lovely their meal and evening buffet was. From the moment we booked the wedding it was a breeze to deal with Karyn and all staff at the Shearwater and on our wedding day and before they Shearwater were so helpful and Could not do enough for us. Two of our friends have since booked this venue on our recommendation for their wedding with one so impressed they signed then terms and conditions there morning ... Read more
by Ronan & Helen Lally on Sun, 29th November, 2015
We are from Ballinasloe and wanted to keep the wedding local but only if the service and location was right. We got this with the Shearwater Hotel and would highly recommend it to and future couples planning their big day. Thanks Helen & Ronan Lally
by Stephen and Jennifer kelly on Sun, 29th November, 2015
The shearwater was perfect for our wedding from our first appointment to our wedding day we were treated brilliantly, it is a very professional set up and everyone from front desk staff to management were so helpful and could not do enough for us they kept in constant touch and any of our requests were no problem for them I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding day
by Gerry B on Sun, 29th November, 2015
Its a while since we got married but everyone still talks about how fantastic the food was and what a great time they had..... a bit of a late one!! Highly Recommended!
by A&E on Thu, 26th November, 2015
Absolutely amazing!!! Our wedding day was fantastic and the staff went out if their way to ensure our day went as smoothly as possible. The hotel looked amazing from our drinks reception in the lobby right through to the ballroom. Fantastic hotel.
by Fiona & Kealan on Wed, 25th November, 2015
To Garett, Karyn, Des & your team at the Shearwater Hotel. We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day the most amazing day of our lives. Our guests are still talking about the day (which we love to hear) from the warm welcome we all recieved on arrival , the delicious food , the professional service and even the rain on the day. You all went above and beyond to ensure that our day was perfect. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Mr & Mrs Clarke.
by Linda & David on Wed, 25th November, 2015
We would sincerely like to thank Management and staff at the Shearwater Hotel for making our Wedding Day so special. They were nothing but professional throughout the planning of our wedding and were always available to answer any questions or concerns we had!! We would especially like to thank Garrett, Karyn Des and Darragh- you guys made the planning of our wedding so easy and were amazing on the day of the wedding. Everyone is still talking about the food and service.....it was superb!! We wish the hotel nothing but the best for the future and would highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel as a wedding venue.
by Mark Donnelly on Wed, 25th November, 2015
Got married in the shearwater on November 13th it's a fantastic venue from our first viewing Garth, Karen and all the staff were an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing was ever a problem and they made our day a dream come true I cannot recommend the venue enough. Thank you
by Elaine Daly on Wed, 25th November, 2015
Where do I begin, we had our reception in the Shearwater just 2 weeks ago and we could not say enough about this hotel and it's staff. It is a fine hotel. The reception area and Plaza suite is just beautiful. We were so so happy with how our wedding day went here. From the day we went to the Shearwater to meet someone in relation to the wedding we knew straight away that this was where we were going to go. Nothing was a problem. Anytime we wanted anything or wanted to check anything there was always someone on the other end of the line or if we called to the hotel there was always someone there straight away ... Read more
by Michelle O Connell on Wed, 25th November, 2015
Hi, I got married to my wonderful husband in the shearwater ballinasloe september 2014. The staff there made it the easiest wedding to plan. They had so much to offer. They had plenty of advice and time for us. On the day, everything was perfect, just as we imagined. The room was immaculate and magical. Everything went so smoothly and the staff were excellent. All the guests commented on the food, decorated room and staff. We couldn't of asked for more. A year gone by and we were invited back for dinner and complimentary stay in the bridal suite. It was such a nice touch, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves reminicing over our special day. To all the staff especially gareth, ... Read more
by Sarah C on Wed, 25th November, 2015
We couldn't have asked for a better service than that provided by Garreth and Karen in the Shearwater. They were so helpful in every aspect leading up to our big day. On the day they provided everything we had requested, and then some. Our guests kept commenting on the lovely staff, the amazing food and the relaxed atmosphere on the day. We couldn't have asked for better. The value for money was unbelievable. We have recommended the Shearwater to our friends and are looking forward to many more weddings there.
by Caroline & Kevin O'Hare on Tue, 17th November, 2015
We had our wedding reception in the Shearwater on the 17th October 2015 and what a fantastic day we had. Karyn, Des, Garrett, Estella and Daire are a fantastic team and did everything possible to ensure the day went smoothly. They were so easy to deal with and they ensured all details were discussed and confirmed down to the finer details. We were living out of the country in the build up to the big day but Karyn ensured we had nothing to worry about as she was easily contactable and able to answer any questions we had. The function room looked beautiful. The food was great - tasty and plenty of it. One thing that stood out on the ... Read more
by leona & Wayne Murphy on Mon, 16th November, 2015
We had our wedding in the Shearwater hotel on the 31st of October 2015. Everything was first class from when we entered the hotel until we checked out the following morning and we really couldn't have wished for more. All the help given to us in the months running up to the wedding was fantastic. Everything we asked for was never a problem and we greatly appreciate it. Everyone who was at the wedding could not say enough about the hotel. From the food to the staff who were outstanding on the day. Gareth, Des and Karyn were so helpful and friendly to everybody and could not have done anymore for us to ensure our wedding day was perfect. I ... Read more
by Teresa Finnerty on Sat, 14th November, 2015
All the team at the Shearwater Hotel were absolutely amazing for our wedding day. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and they made sure that our day ran very smoothly, they accommodated our every need. I would like to thank all the team at Shearwater for an wonderful wedding day reception. A full five stars!!
by Teresa & Joe Larkin on Thu, 5th November, 2015
We had a brilliant day on our wedding in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe.I would like to thank the staff & especially Karyn, Des & Garrett for all their help in the lead up to the wedding and the day of it.They were so professional and helpful.
by Helena and dave dolan on Sat, 31st October, 2015
The venue has opted to withhold this review.
by P&A McDowall on Sat, 31st October, 2015
We recently had the Shearwater Hotel as our wedding venue and cannot speak highly enough of the venue itself, the food, and the wonderful staff. Every staff member was so helpful and available to us. In particular, Karyn and Des went above and beyond the call of duty from the minute we met them both to the wedding day. Anything we asked for they provided, and even things we didn't request! The Ferrero Rocher stand was such an unexpected but amazing surprise. We lost count of the amount of guests who commented on Karyn and Des' presence through out the day. The meal was also amazing and lived up to our expectations. We also availed of the dessert buffet which ... Read more
by Anita & Pat on Sat, 31st October, 2015
We cannot thank you both enough for everything ye did for us. It really was such an amazing day and ye were a massive part of that. People keep saying to us how you both were so fantastic. Thank you so much. We will definitely call in sometime to say thank you in person.
by C&T on Sat, 31st October, 2015
We could not ask for more, such a great place to have our wedding ceremonies and dinner, the food was outstanding. Thank you su much to all the team in the hotel
by Ciara Monaghan on Fri, 30th October, 2015
Excellent hotel . Food superb and loads of it. Excellent waiting staff. Extremely helpful and went out of there way to accomodate any request .
by Kar & Ger on Thu, 29th October, 2015
Great day had by all! The meal was absolutely outstanding and everybody commented on it
by Chris & Amanda on Sat, 19th September, 2015
Did everything possible to help.
by AMH on Sat, 19th September, 2015
The manager and wedding coordinator couldn't have been more helpful and all the staff on the night. Anything we asked for they provided. The meal was delicious and the function hall was set up beautifully.
by Lisa & Colin Fitzgerald on Fri, 18th September, 2015
I definitely would recommend this hotel to everyone for a wedding. The food was outstanding, the room was gorgeous, the wedding co-ordinaries were so helpful on the day and all the time leading up to it. If I was to redo my wedding day all over again I wouldn't change anything about the hotel.
by Lisa Naughton & John Kelly on Thu, 17th September, 2015
Amazing staff, beautiful hotel, food was delicious people still talking about it. Thanks so much to Gareth & staff
by Louise Fahy & Seán Maguire on Thu, 17th September, 2015
We highly recommend this hotel for any couple who is getting married in the future..the hotel is gorgeous,the staff so friendly,the management and wedding co ordinator couldn't do enough for us in lead up to the day and of course the day itself..they were so professional and very approachable. The food is always a worry with couples who are getting married..will it be up to standard? Will it be hot enough? Well the Shearwater even exceeded our expectations..the food was amazing as was the service on the night..Our guests were still talking about it 2 weeks after the wedding???? So for any newly engaged couple this is definitely a hotel worth checking out and seeing..xx
by Lorraine O'Brien & Neil Brice on Thu, 17th September, 2015
11 out of 10, outstanding, surpassed anything we could have wished for, the day was perfect, people told us it was the best wedding they had been to. Des, who looked after us on the day was in a league of his own, a legend in his own right, thank ye all so much.
by Paul & Nuala on Tue, 23rd December, 2014
Thank you so much to Karyn, Gareth & all at the Shearwater for all their professionalism, organisation, and efficiency with making our Wedding Day a day to remember. We would highly recommend to anyone thinking of having it as their Wedding venue.
by Sinead Rattigan on Fri, 28th November, 2014
Can not speak highly enough about the Carlton shearwater Ballinasloe; we had a fabulous wedding day from start to finish. From the moment we booked our wedding we found the staff so helpful and so accessible. The hotel is lovely; ours was a Halloween wedding & the decorations were just beautiful, really tasteful. The food & drinks on arrival were lovely & plentiful (we were told , we didn't see it ourselves). The function room looked truly magical & the dinner was amazing, the afters food was also gorgeous. We had so little organising to do as the staff had everything taken care of, the whole day ran so smoothly. The staff really do a wonderful job to ensure the ... Read more
by Lorraine on Thu, 13th November, 2014
We had our wedding at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel last month and I cannot recommend it enough. We were looked after so well from the moment we booked the wedding right up until the big day. The service was excellent, staff friendly and they gave us everything we wished for and more. You won’t find a better hotel for your wedding. Flawless! Lorraine & Declan O'Donnell
by caroline mc hugh on Tue, 28th October, 2014
To whom it may concern, We Had our wedding Reception in The shear Water in Ballinasloe on Saturday 30th November 2013, I cannot praise the Hotel and its Staff enough, Everything was excellent, ie service for the meal, standard of food, the staff were so polite and friendly, We got so many compliments from our guests about the hotel. I was a pleasure dealing with the Hotel. I would rate it star
by Jennifer on Thu, 23rd October, 2014
The shearwater were always so helpful with queries and requests. Everything went without a hitch on the day and allowed us to sit back and relax. I could not recommend tge venue and the staff more. :-)
by Noel O'Brien on Fri, 17th October, 2014
We had our wedding at the shearwater hotel on the 14th of Sep 2013.our day was made so relaxed and special thanks to the shearwater and all the staff.the service and food was wonderful and I would highly recommend anyone to have their wedding venue there.
by Lisa murphy on Fri, 17th October, 2014
We had our Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the Shearwater in september, every little detail was taken care of from the day we booked. The managers were in constant contact with us answering all of our many questions! The whole wedding ran so smoothly, their professionalism was second to none! They were present for the whole day and night making sure everything was as stress free as possible. The meal was amazing!!! So tasty, presented beautifully and service was so quick, all the waiting staff were friendly and looked after everyone so well. We availed of the complementary BBQ the next day too, loads of different food and very tasty! The Wedding Packages are fantastic, so much choice of food ... Read more
by Olivia & Kieran Egan on Thu, 14th November, 2013
Hi Annette, Can I just thank you all so much for the wonderful day we had on the 22nd March. All our guests said the food was absolutely fantastic as was the service. The layout of the ballroom was exquisite. The bedrooms were fabulous and all commented general comfort, the morning after breakfast was excellent too. We can’t thank you, Jackub and Conor enough for the help throughout the preparations and will see you all again next year as a close friend of ours has also booked her wedding in the Carlton. We will never forget the hospitality shown by all of you. Regards, Olivia & Kieran
by A. Costello on Tue, 12th November, 2013
The Wedding Day of our dreams.......we really enjoyed having our wedding at the The Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Annette and all the staff went the extra mile to ensure everything went perfectly - even when we arrived early! They were on hand from as soon as we had booked with them, helping with menus, table names, wedding favours anything that needed to be done. The Plaza suite was out of this world the way it was dressed. Their experience with handling weddings was invaluable ensuring we hadn't overlooked anything. In short, we couldn't recommend them highly enough. If you have your reception at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel you are guaranteed a delicious meal, enjoyable, professional and stress-free ... Read more
by caroline ward on Sat, 9th November, 2013
We got married in the Carlton shearwater 4th August 2012 it was the best day of our lives, the venue is just amazing its like another world once you get inside,the staff couldn't do enough for us, Annette and Sinead were very helpful to us on the run up to our big day,we change our minds with menu 3 times and it was no problem,we couldn't have asked for more.
by Brenda Ryan on Mon, 4th November, 2013
The Carlton Shearwater is a fantastic venue for a wedding, i would highly recommend it. We got married here on 20th Sept 2013. The staff were very professional and a pleasure to deal with, Annette, Jacob, Conor, Estella and John, just to mention a few. The food is excellent, and the hotel in general is of very high standard. We really enjoyed our experience.
by Marisa Jones on Sun, 3rd November, 2013
I cannot recommend this hotel enough, from the moment I booked this venue to the day of the wedding their attention to detail was outstanding. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with it. All of our guests commented on the friendliness of the staff, their professionalism but above all the relaxed atmosphere around the hotel. The standard of food on the day of the wedding was 5 star, each plate was beautifully presented and the food literally melted in your mouth. I would highly recommend this hotel for a wedding or any other occasion.
by Tom Kelly on Fri, 1st November, 2013
We got married on the 9th of February 2013. Our reception was held in the Carlton Shearwater in Ballinasloe. I can honestly say from the day we first went to the hotel and met Annette and the staff they could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We were given 5 star treatment and that was before we even booked them! In the run up to the wedding they were always available to give us any advice we needed and no stone was left unturned in preparation for the big day. On the day itself they treated us like royalty and the service provided on the day was unbelievable. The dining room was beautifully prepared and the food was outstanding. ... Read more
by Julie & Ronan on Thu, 31st October, 2013
We had an amazing day. Our wedding at the carlton shearwater hotel was perfect. The staff, food and hotel itself was fantastic. Thank you so much to the hotel staff for making our day one we will never ever forget.
by Ronan Murphy on Thu, 31st October, 2013
Every part of dealing with the Carlton Shearwater Ballinasloe exceeded our expectations. Annette, our wedding organiser, was always on hand to answer any of our queries and accommodate all of our requests - without fuss. The was everything was organised for us reassured us that everything was going to be perfect on the day - and it was. The staff were second to none and went above and beyond the call of duty for us.
by Niamh Devoy on Wed, 30th October, 2013
We got married on May 31st in Carlton Shearwater Hotel. We had a fantastic day. Everything ran smoothly from the beginning to the end. This is all because of the fantastic staff in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel. The staff were always so helpful, from the day we booked the venue up to the day itself. They were in constant contact with us during the preparations for the big day and then on the day itself they were at our beck and call to ensure that our day was exactly how we wanted it. It was a magical day and that is thanks to the support we received. I would highly recommend the Carlton Shearwater Hotel as a wedding venue.
by Johnpaul on Wed, 30th October, 2013
The Carlton shearwater hotel is out of this world with their wedding and packages they have to offer , the staff are outstanding , couldn't do enough for us, we always look forward to any functions we are invited to at the Carlton shearwater hotel :)
by Deirdre Gately on Mon, 7th October, 2013
Myself and my husband had our wedding reception in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe on 15th June 2012. We were absolutely delighted with the service that was provided for us. We had no complaints whatsoever. The staff went out of their way to make our day the happiest day of our lives. We would highly recommend to anyone getting married to go to the Shearwater. Its a beautiful hotel.
by Lyn Buckley on Sun, 6th October, 2013
Myself and my husband Kevin could not recommend the Carlton Shearwater high enough. We picked a day and visited 4 hotels and the Shearwater came up the best. Anything we wanted they would do no problem, anything we asked for they had no problem getting for us. Excellent value with all the trimmings, whereas the other hotels were charging us for the extras. Annette was in contact making sure everything was going ok for us up to our wedding day and Jacob was outstanding on the day, making sure we had nothing to worry about and we were enjoying ourselves. One of my friends has booked her wedding there as she was at our wedding and is really looking forward ... Read more
by Rose Kelly on Fri, 4th October, 2013
I cannot say enough good about this hotel.we had our wedding in the carlton shearwater hotel in march of this year and it ws all we could have wished for and more. The staff at the carlton shearwater could not have done enough for us,they really and truely were out of this world.From start to finish they could not have done enough to make sure our wedding was all we wanted.Food and decor were amazing on the day......and people are still raving about the evening food.1 word......amazing.
by Debra Grennan Keighery on Thu, 3rd October, 2013
Wouldn't have changed our venue at the shearwater for a free wedding anywhere else, from the time we booked our wedding with them, the wedding co-ordinators & staff were always very obliging, approachable and accommodating , they offer the most fantastic wedding packages at an affordable price and they will do anything to please the bride, groom and their families, as we have a son we had the kiddies club for him and other children attending the wedding , you wouldn't have taught there was a child in the hotel at all, they were well entertained in the club. Also after attending several weddings there I could not fault the hotel or staff in any way only thank them for ... Read more
by Andrew Drake on Thu, 3rd October, 2013
We got married here in April 2013. I can't say enough good stuff about this hotel. They were so helpful in the build up for the big day and took all of the stress out of it. Whoever says planning your wedding is a nightmare has clearly never used the Shearwater. The day itself went as smooth as we could have wished for. All the staff were brilliant, the management team that bought it all together did such a good job that my wife and I could just enjoy ourselves, which is what it is all about. The best review I can give is that if anyone ever asked me about this hotel, I would suggest they use it and ... Read more
by Richard Bourke on Tue, 27th November, 2012
We had a fantastic day at the Carlton Shearwater for our wedding on 10/08/2012. Everything was first class, from build up to the day itself. The meal was excellent and they were very attentive to our needs all through. The function room looked fantastic on the day and the bridal suite was lovely. All our guests also commented on it and how they enjoyed the experience there, I would definitely recommend it!
by Lorraine & Sean Hackett on Sun, 7th October, 2012
We got married on the 4th May 2012 and had our reception in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe. From the minute we booked the wedding with the Shearwater hotel to the day of the wedding they were a pleasure to deal with and so professional. Nothing was ever a problem for them. When it came to the day itself we were utterly gobsmacked at how beautiful the function room looked. The food and service on the day was amazing. All of the guests at the wedding commented after our wedding that it was the best hotel they were ever at a wedding in as the food and service was the best they had ever experienced at a wedding. The ... Read more
by reviewer87462861 on Fri, 28th September, 2012
Many thanks to all the staff for making our wedding reception so special, right from the start Annette was such a pleasure to work with, nothing was too much trouble for her and made us feel so relaxed from start to finish. Donnacha was every bit as helpful and totally accommodating to us as regards the meal,the hot buffet for our evening guest, which have since said should be done for all evening guests........ SO.... it just might set a trend. All in all even the following day the same attention to care and detail was very clear to see. I cannot compliment staff and hotel enough Kindest regards Caroline and Thomas Neilan wedding date 8th Sept 20012 .
by Denise Byrne on Fri, 28th September, 2012
I couldnt fault the hotel even if I tried, from the beginning all the staff were on hand to answer any of my questions no matter how small they were, Sinead and Annette were great, the whole weekend we were made to feel so special everyone knew our names from the cleaning ladies to the barman, the food was superb our guests still talk about it, I cant recommend the Carlton enough.
by marie on Fri, 28th September, 2012
We had our wedding at the Carlton Shearwater and it was a amazing. From the day we booked our wedding the staff at the Shearwater could not do enough for us, anything we wanted we got it. On the day of the wedding we were treated like royalty. the food and service was 5star all day. All guests said how wonderful the hotel was - the rooms, the service and the food & drink were all 5star. I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and would recommend it for anyone the have their wedding there
by April Costello on Fri, 28th September, 2012
We celebrated our Wedding Day in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel on July 20th. Our entire experience was absolutely amazing.From planning and organising to the actual day itself was a fantastic experience. The staff are 100 percent professional, helpful and efficient, this applies to every member of staff that we dealt with from the enquiry stage to the Wedding day itself. The hotel was decorated to our exact specification. The food was the best we have ever had and this was also expressed by our guests. Overall, The Carlton Shearwater Hotel & it's staff helped us to have the most wonderful Wedding Day we could ever have asked for.Thanks guys. April & Geoff Costello.
by marie dolan on Fri, 28th September, 2012
i will keep this review short and simple,the carlton shearwater hotel gave myself and my husband the best day of our lives..to begin we live in new york and were home for christmas and we went to see the shearwater as a possible venue for our easter wedding we did not have to visit another hotel we booked it on the spot..so we headed back to new york with our deposit paid and did not have to visit the hotel again till one week before the wedding,the event managers sinead and annette organized all for me it was like having a personal wedding organizer for the day,as we were away we could not be around for some of the decison ... Read more
by Aine Kelly on Fri, 28th September, 2012
We are almost one year married now... we will never forget the Shearwater Hotel and highly recommend it to any newly married couples for their Wedding venue. The preparation stages was made so easy by the professionalism of the Shearwater staff, it was simply second to none. The day itself was exquisite!... the welcome on arrival, the fabulous lay out in the foyer area, the room was decorated to our bridal party colours and it looked just amazing. The food was simply top class - evryone commented on it being the "best Wedding meal" thay had ever had! Thank you Shearwater! Simply the best! Aine & David xx