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1 room, 2 adults

Great National Hotel Ballina

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
N26, Dublin Road, Ballina, Co Mayo, F26 X5P3, Ireland

4-star hotel in Ballina with spa and indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
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  • A bit outside the town - not within walking distance. Rooms were nice but plain . Hotel…Aug 22, 2020
  • We had a lovely family night away & enjoyed good food in the restaurant etc. The pool was…Aug 18, 2020

Great National Hotel Ballina

from €71
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Room (2+1)
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Family Room (2 + 2)
  • Double Room Single Use

What’s around Great National Hotel Ballina


  • Dolmen of the Four Maols - 36 min walk
  • Ballina Presbyterian Church - 39 min walk
  • The Jackie Clarke Collection - 40 min walk
  • Humbert Monument - 43 min walk
  • St. Muredach's Cathedral - 43 min walk
  • Tom Ruane Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Ballina Golf Course - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Moyne Abbey - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km

Getting around

  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 34 min drive
  • Ballina Station - 28 min walk
  • Foxford Station - 10 min drive
  • Castlebar Station - 26 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking * on site

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10764
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1000
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English

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 WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

The spa is open select days. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


McShanes Bistro - This bistro specializes in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Great National Hotel Ballina’s small print

Also known as

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


Swim caps must be worn in the pool and can be purchased at the hotel.

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

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

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.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

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 sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15 (subject to availability)

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 11.50 for adults and EUR 11.50 for children (approximately)

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

FAQs for Great National Hotel Ballina

  • Does Great National Hotel Ballina offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Great National Hotel Ballina does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Great National Hotel Ballina?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Great National Hotel Ballina?
    Yes, there's self parking available (charges apply).
  • Is there a pool at Great National Hotel Ballina?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Great National Hotel Ballina?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Great National Hotel Ballina?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 15 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Great National Hotel Ballina?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Irish cuisine.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 181 reviews

Good 6.0
Disappointing stay
Had to ask for a different room as the first room had a smell. The bed in the second room was very uncomfortable. Disappointing really because we have stayed in this hotel previously and had a much more pleasant experience. We ate in the bar restaurant and had a very nice meal. Staff in the restaurant were friendly and very efficient.
Catherine, ie2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Disappointing stay
When I rang to Book dinner time was told the restaurant was open for I booked it. It was not open. Same 1 menu as lunch. Floor was rotten. Sticky floor. Food on floor, tables stayed for ages not being cleaned. I did comment to waitress About this. When checking out was never asked how my stay was. Very cold checkout. Def would not be going back. Not worth the money.
Declan, ie1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Trip around ireland
Felt very safe here. Didnt go to leisure centre so can not rate it. Spacious foyer and dining area which was managed very well. Had an evening meal and it was very good. Staff lovely and all wearing face masks/shields. Little bit out of ballina but short drive to enniscrone. Overall very happy with this hotel.
Rita, ie1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
my stay at great national hotel.
Dissappointed that the swimming pool closed at swim. Other that that, very good.
John, ie1 night trip
Good 6.0
Bar staff were super friendly,
ie1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
friendly staff good bar/restaurant nice room free parking
Jan, ie1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great national Ballina
Very enjoyable 👍 staff excellent 👍 breakfast top class 👌 great choice of food 👍 service very good staff very courteous and helpful, location ideal for touring area
Liam, ie2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Water would be a nice touch in the rooms
Jennifer, ie1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ballina in March
Excellent stay at GN Hotel Ballina. Great value for money. Big comfortable rooms. Big breakfast choice. One wouldn't go hungry. Accomodating staff. Nice pool and leisure facilities.
James, ie3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Very good... fresh fruit would enhance
Big spacious hotel with good sized rooms. The room was comfortable and warm... temperature stayed high all the time and it was too warm at times for sleeping. Breakfast was good with one proviso .... there was no fresh fruit apart from soggy water melon. One other breakfast problem was operating the toaster Overall the staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful especially the staff at reception.
Eamonn, ie6 night business trip

Great National Hotel Ballina

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