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Great National Hotel Ballina

N59 Dublin Rd, Ballina, Co. Mayo
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Reviews for Great National Hotel Ballina

24 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Marian and David Healy
Added 6th Sep 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2019
We cannot speak highly enough of this venue and Denise especially. Everything was so smoothly ran and so perfect from the reception arrival all the way to Denise following up with us a week later. Everything was perfect and it made our day so special.
Added 21st Aug 2019
Wedding 6th Apr 2019
Brilliant service from start to finish
Amanda and Pat
Added 21st Aug 2019
Wedding 31st Dec 2018
Everything from start to finish was amazing! The food was delicious and the service was incredible, The service was fast and the staff were so friendly. Denise was fantastic to deal with, such a lovely person!
Tracey & Martin
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 17th Nov 2018
We recently had our reception in the Great National Hotel Ballina. From day one meeting Denise we knew this was the perfect venue. She was a pleasure to deal with and was always available to answer any queries we had. Everything was perfect from the decor of the function room to the service on the day. We are absolutely delighted with how well it all went and would like to thank Denise and all the staff for making it possible.
Janka & Peter
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2018
The main reason why we chose The Great National Hotel Ballina for our wedding was their wedding coordinator Denise Munnelly. Her positive energy and 'can-do' attitude persuaded us that she will do impossible to make our day special and unforgettable.She is very friendly, professional and extremely helpful. She is an excellent organizer and manages crisis situation with ease and calm. We couldn't ask for better coordinator. Everything went really well, the decoration of civil ceremony room and wedding reception room was outstanding. Dinner was fantastic, we had big portions of food and all the food was delicious.The hotel staff was very friendly and professional and hotel itself including rooms was very clean. We liked outside of town location and amount of hotel parking places available for guests. If we would do it again - we would definitely choose this hotel again.
Gillian Lavelle Boggins
Added 12th Sep 2018
Wedding 8th Sep 2018
We had our wedding reception in the Great National Hotel Ballina on Saturday 8th September and it was amazing from start to finish. We actually can't fault the hotel in anyway. The food was top class and each and every staff member went out of their way to ensure we had the best day of our lives. We have to mention especially Denise the wedding coordinator who is fantastic at her job and was a pleasure to deal with from our very first meeting. She accommodated all of our requests big and small and made the day so enjoyable. Thank you Denise Andrew and all the staff the hotel should be very proud of you all xx Gillian and Paul Boggins xx
Mrs Loughney
Added 29th Aug 2018
Wedding 25th Aug 2018
We had our big day on the 25/08/18, & the great national hotel ballina went above & beyond for us! From the day we booked the wedding Denise was so helpful & attentive to us always quick to respond to any query we had,the food was absolutely gorgeous, we will definitely be recommending the great national hotel ballina to everyone.
Mrs Loughney
Added 27th Aug 2018
Wedding 25th Aug 2018
We had our big day on the 25/08/18, & the great national hotel ballina went above & beyond for us! From the day we booked the wedding Denise was so helpful & attentive to us always quick to respond to any query we had,the food was absolutely gorgeous, we will definitely be recommending the great national hotel ballina to everyone.
Karen and Darren Lavelle
Added 22nd Aug 2018
Wedding 18th Aug 2018
Myself and my husband would like to thank Denise and all the amazing staff of the great national hotel for making our wedding on 18/08/18 so perfect . They all went over and above to make sure that our special day ran Smoothly . We had 278 guests and each and every one of them had a fantastic day are raving about it . Denise is such a wonderful person and she helped us so much . I cannot recommend this venue for a wedding enough . Thanks so much for the perfect day xxx mr and mrs Lavelle xxxx
Sarah Padden
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 11th Aug 2018
We had our Wedding Reception and our Afters at The Great National Hotel in Ballina, Mayo. Beautiful venue, excellent food. Staff were efficient and friendly. Our guests are still talking about it. Denise, the wedding co-ordinator was great, very approachable and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. I'd recommend this hotel as a wedding venue.
Amanda Devers
Added 25th Jun 2018
Wedding 8th Jun 2018
We got married on the 8th of June and everyone at the Great National was so fantastic and helpful with our big day, everything went smoothly and Denise was so fantastic with everything up to the wedding planning and on the day she made us feel so at ease and relaxed. There was nothing she couldnt help us with and I cant recommend her and the hotel enough. Thanks again guys :)
Mr & Mrs Boyle
Added 1st Nov 2018
Wedding 25th May 2018
Our big day couldn't be anymore smoother. We can't be thank you enough for the super services and the supports that we have received from Denise and the staffs at the hotel. The place looked stunning, the foods were delicious and the staffs have been very supportive We would highly recommend the venue to everyone. Once again, thanks so much to make our day extra special.
Carmel & Alan - The Hague
Added 25th Aug 2018
Wedding 6th May 2018
Absolutely excellent - Denise was a dream to deal with - last minute changes and requests were accommodated with pleasure. We would happily do it all again. Our guests are still talking about it - claimed it was one of the best weddings ever!
Cathal Mcdonagh
Added 22nd Aug 2018
Wedding 5th May 2018
Tara and I recently had our wedding in the hotel on the 5th of May 2018. To say that it was perfect would be an understatement. From start to finish we could not have asked for more. Denise was fantastic to deal with from day one and really made us feel at ease about everything. She left no stone unturned for us and was always available to take a call regarding any concerns or questions we had. Thanks again for everything. Yours Sincerely Cathal and Tara
Emma & Noel McHale
Added 24th May 2018
Wedding 4th May 2018
From the moment we met with Denise we knew this was the wedding venue for us. Denise was very professional and went above and beyond to insure we got everything we asked for. The wedding day was amazing & the hotel and staff couldn’t have done more. Our family and friends are still raving about the food. Every aspect of our day was taken care of, down to the finest detail. It was peace of mind to have Denise with us from the first meeting right up until we cut the cake. We would highly recommend this Hotel to all future couples.
John & Joanne Doyle
Added 6th Jun 2018
Wedding 28th Apr 2018
We had our wedding here at the end of April and to say it was the perfect day would be an understatement. Denise & all the staff at the Great National Hotel were so professional and helpful we didn't worry about a thing. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. If you are looking for a beautiful venue, delicious food and an efficient friendly wedding co-ordinator than I would highly recommend the Great National Hotel Ballina
Colette Gilboy
Added 4th Mar 2018
Wedding 17th Nov 2017
Hi, we got married last year and chose Great National Hotel for our venue as we met at a wedding in the hotel a few years earlier. We couldn't have picked a better hotel. From the moment we put down the deposit until the Sunday after the wedding, we received excellent service from everyone in the hotel especially Denise. Denise their wedding coordinator is brilliant at her job and was always on the end of the phone if we had any questions. Thank you Great National Hotel Ballina.
Added 4th Mar 2018
Wedding 7th Oct 2017
I had my wedding reception here last Oct and would highly recommend the Great National Ballina if you are looking for wedding venue. Wedding planner Denise is so friendly, approachable and accomadating as well as staff on the day were brilliant! Food was fab and all my requests and adjustments to tasting menu were noted. Function room and hallways have recently been renovated as well and look fab!They offer a great package compared to other hotels in the area and I found them to be very flexible!
Martina & Colin Wallis
Added 4th Mar 2018
Wedding 26th Nov 2016
Denise and all the staff. We can't thank you enough for all ye done for us on our wedding day and in the run up to it. Our day was magical and treasured. Thanks Martina & Colin
Added 16th Mar 2015
Wedding 21st Feb 2015
I can not praise the staff at Hotel Ballina highly enough. Our wedding day was everything we wanted and more. From the preparations and planning to the excellent service, fantastic food and atmosphere on the day, everything was top notch. They are also very good value for money and were very flexible with their packages. Absolute pleasure to deal with them!
Sharon & Maurice. Source: TripAdvisor
Added 14th Jun 2011
“For a wedding venue you could not top Hotel Ballina” 5 of 5 stars We started planning our wedding approx. two years before our ideal date, had planned to look at lots of hotels before deciding on one, but when we walked into the reception area of Hotel Ballina we looked at each other and knew we need look no further! That was before talking to any staff! From that very first day we knew we had made the right choice, all our concerns and requests were taken care of and on 30th April 2011 everything went to plan and I really couldn't have asked for more. Thanks again to all the staff, front of house and behind the scenes. We'll be back for a few parties!!
Source: TripAdvisor
Added 8th Jun 2011
“A fantasic wedding that beats Franc” 5 of 5 stars We had a fantastic wedding in hotel ballina, valarie and her staff went to great lengths to make our day remembrable. their profesionalism, attention to detail ,and curtious they showed all our guests is still talked about, and the food was out of this " WORLD" thanks to the good chefs and kitchen staff she employs, everybodys lasting memory would be that all staff went out of their way for us, no job was to big or small, and most of all they "Smiled" a real sign that they were happy in their jobs of making our day special,IF your thinking about getting married and you want the Franc Factor then look no futher than hotel Ballina. Traveled with family
Source: TripAdvisor
Added 5th May 2010
“Wedding party” 5 of 5 stars What a fantastic Hotel !! the saff were led by there polite, efficient and enthusiastic Manager Valerie. when you enter the Hitel reception it is bright open and peaceful. The bedrooms are very spacecious and the beds are a substantial size, the bathroom has all the facilities you would expect for this excellent standard of Hotel. The bar, lounge and restarount and spcious and very well laid out, the bar and food service was excellent and the quality and quantity of food was brilliant. The function room for the wedding reception was remarkable very spacious and a nice high ceiling. The room also incoporated a seperate bar. They have within the hotel complex a spa and swimming pool with additional sporting facilities. The Hotel can also cater for golf trips, fishing trips and other adveturous holoidays.The local town Ballina is a 20 minute plesant work from the hotel and has lots of bars and shops where the local people make you welcome. Tha Hotel Ballina gets a 5 star rating from me and my partner and was very resonably priced for the excellent standard of service, many thanks to you all especially Valerie
Source: Tripadvisor
Added 9th Feb 2010
“This hotel helped make the most memorable day of even better than expected” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010 I live in Manchester but held my wedding reception here as we got married in Ireland. On arrival at this hotel you can't help but be impressed with the beautiful reception area, stylish, bright and airy with a beautiful feature staircase and chandelier that worked wonderfully in our photographs. This looks and feels like a high quality hotel. On check in you are made to feel welcomed by the staff who are efficient helpful and friendly -what more can you ask for? We stayed for the whole weekend as did around 20 of my guests and all commented on how helpful and friendly the staff were. Part of our package deal involved a meal in McShanes (the bistro) the night before the wedding. To say our expectations were exceeded is an under statement. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent. It was so good most of my party dinned in there again the day after the wedding (the rest were too hung over!!) The rooms are modern, comfortable and very well kitted out. and spacious. The honey moon suite is beautiful, quite simply one of the best hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. The wedding reception was truly second to none, what really made it was the attention to detail, the room & table decoration, food, service and general fell of the day were excellent. I can honestly say the staff worked above and beyond the call of duty. I particularly wanted a barbecue in the evening as I hate stuffy and stall buffets. Not only did they do this for me at a very reasonable rate the quality and variety of food on offer was far better than I expected for the price charged. One major plus point was of the room we were in is that it was fully self contained, it had its own bar, WC and adjacent covered smoking area. This works really well as you guests are always around the room rather than been scattered around the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel and would like to thank all the staff who looked after us over the course of the weekend, my heartfelt and warmest thanks, in particular Valerie Horan who seemed to be around whenever we needed her and looked after our every need. Thank you all so much, I will be staying in this hotel again and if you are looking in this area for a great place to stay you will not be disappointed.
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At Great National Hotel Ballina we pride ourselves on our dedicated Wedding Team led by Denise Munnelly, our head chef 'Ian Spellman' known country wide for his culinary skills and our superb Wedding packages full of choice and value.Great National Hotel Ballina is a modern 4 star luxury hotel located in North County Mayo on the perimeter of Ballina town. The Great National Hotel Ballina is an ideal wedding venue for your reception set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Nephin catering for wedding receptions for up to [phone removed] guests.Great National Hotel Ballina is an approved venue to host your special celebration of marriage in Mayo and offers Wedding couples a variety of Suites for the hosting of a civil ceremony. Civil ceremonies can be held in two Stunning Suites, the Oaktree Suite and the Ox Suite. For larger ceremonies the ballroom could also be used to host your civil ceremony.We can tailor a wedding accommodation package with a special rate for your wedding guests.Let your happily ever after start here!
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