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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 RoadBallinaCo MayoF26 X5P3Ireland

4-star hotel in Ballina with spa, indoor pool
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  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.4
  • Nice property, great breakfast and easy to get back on the highway in the morning. Mar 20, 2018
  • Quiet and relaxing stay. Staff were very friendly. Mar 20, 2018
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Great National Hotel Ballina

from €42
  • 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
  • Elevator/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 select 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 specializes 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

  • Ballina Hotel
  • Hotel Ballina
  • Great National Hotel
  • 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 min walk
  • Ballina Presbyterian Church - 40 min walk
  • St. Muredach's Cathedral - 40 min walk
  • Humbert Monument - 44 min 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
Very Good8.0
Nice stay in atrocious weather.
Nice clean, comfortable hotel. Room was large, bathroom was clean and well supplied. We arrived during the worst weather in years, even so, all the staff were very welcoming and friendly despite weather conditions being very difficult.
David, ie2 night trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
Very Good8.0
Consert break
They hadn't enough staff in restaurant. The rest of our stay was good
Thomas, ie1 night trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
Family friendly staff
The hotel is great for parents as there is a great pool and a kids club with scheduled activities in mornings and evenings
John, ie2 night family trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
Very Good8.0
The Perfect place to stay!
Great place to stay, staff very helpful & room comfortable & clean.
Frances, ie1 night romance trip
Great National Hotel Ballina
Not 4 star standard
Staff are very nice. Hotel is basic in terms of valence sheet, exposed bed base etc. Lacks ambience. Breakfast was a disaster. Presentation of food rough and unappetizing. Staff running everywhere and doing nothing. Clearly young and untrained breakfast staff. Supervisor was oblivious. Took 20 mins to replenish the eggs by which time every single scrap of the hot buffet was gone and the staff didn't notice! I had to point out that there was actually no food available. Cold coffee and the toaster burned the toast. Pancake machine out of order which disappointed the kids. Not 4 star standard.
Lisa, ie1 night family trip

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