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Great National Hotel Ballina

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
N26, Dublin RoadBallinaCo MayoF26 X5P3Ireland

4-star hotel in Ballina with spa and indoor pool
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  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.4
  • Relaxing and entertaining. Relaxed during the day. Ate lovely food in the evening. Then…Mar 12, 2018
  • Lovely hotel, lots of parking space, good food and generally a pleasant stay.Feb 20, 2018
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Great National Hotel Ballina

from £36
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Room (2+1)
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Family Room (2 + 2)
  • Double Room Single Use

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 87 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10764
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1000
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Beauty Spot has 5 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open selected days. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


McShanes – This bistro specialises in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Great National Hotel Ballina’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Ballina
  • Great National Hotel
  • Great National Ballina
  • Great National Ballina


Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

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.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 10.95 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Great National Hotel Ballina


  • Dolmen of the Four Maols (37-minute walk)
  • Ballina Presbyterian Church (40-minute walk)
  • St. Muredach's Cathedral (40-minute walk)
  • Humbert Monument (44-minute walk)
  • Ballina Golf Course - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Moyne Abbey - 7 mi / 11.2 km
  • Rosserk Abbey - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Foxford Woollen Mills - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km

Getting around

  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) 34-min drive
  • Ballina Station 29-min walk
  • Foxford Station 11-min drive
  • Manulla Junction Station 32-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 181 reviews

Great National Hotel Ballina
Lovely stay
Lovely stay, clean rooms , friendly service , decent bar food . What more can you ask for at that price point. I would stay again for sure
Andrew, gb2 night trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
One night stay
We stayed 1night and we're not able to use the restaurant as we were late back to the hotel, unfortunately when we went in to the bar to get a drink it was very noisy and there were no available seats, so took our drinks to the foyer when we returned to the bar for another drink it was impossible to get the barman's attention as he was too busy talking to people sitting at the bar. The rest of our stay was ok only you can hear people talking in the next room, but we only wanted a one night stop over.
Jane, gb1 night romance trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
Lovely but...
Lovely hotel, service wasn’t great as made to wait at check in although there was too much to do for one person then made to wait at the bar for a drink for no real reason !!
Dave, gb1 night business trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
Great value for money would recommend
The room was clean and large. The facilities were excellent as was the food. Staff friendly and helpful.
Elizabeth, gb1 night romance trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
Very Good8.0
Definitely worth considering
Good all round hotel with much to commend it. Good staff and it was easy to find. One of the few hotels NOT to seek feedback via an in-room questionnaire. We would have advised them to put a menu in the bedroom and perhaps to play some background Irish music in the bar area. The smallish TV was the only improvement we could suggest to the bedroom, which was roomy, comfortable and well appointed. We were asked to pay for accommodation that we had paid for in advance, but apart from this the admin was good
Richard, gb2 night romance trip

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Great National Hotel Ballina

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