Welcoming our US Visitors
To Great National Hotel Ballina
Great National Hotel Ballina is a contemporary four-star hotel, just a few minutes drive from Ballina Town and located on the N26 Dublin Road. Ireland West Airport, Knock is located only 40 minutes away and there are also daily buses and trains from across the country with both the bus and train stations only a 4 minute drive from the hotel making us the perfect base whether travelling for business or leisure from the US. The West of Ireland is famous for the Wild Atlantic Way and with some of the main discovery points within driving distance from our hotel, you can experience this spectacular coastal route where it unfolds the wonders of nature, the power of the ocean and stunning countryside and landscapes. With everything on our doorstep, we are the perfect choice to enjoy the abundance of tourist attractions and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of Mayo, set in the North West of Ireland.
Don’t just take our word for it, see what a previous US visitor had to say about their stay:
“The rooms were very spacious and clean. Staff were very friendly. The service and facilities were great and food brilliant, would definatley stay there again”. Booking.com – July 2019
Access to Mayo from the US
Great National Hotel Ballina is only 40 minutes drive from Knock’s Ireland West Airport, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Shannon Airport and 2 hours and 58 minutes from Dublin Airport. Shannon and Dublin airport have direct flights from a number of US city locations including Boston, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and many more destinations. A huge advantage of travelling back to the US from Ireland is that you will pass through U.S. Preclearance facility in both Shannon and Dublin Airport. They are two of only a handful of airports outside North America that offers this facility. The benefit is that having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, allowing them to avoid immigration queues, pick up their bags and go.
Useful Tips when Travelling to Ireland
-Car Hire companies are located in all the airports and we recommend that you book an automatic car in advance of your arrival.
-In Ireland, we drive on the left-hand side
-Operating speed limits are in kilometres
-Ireland has 3 pin plugs like the UK
-Please check roaming charges with your mobile phone provider before travelling to Ireland as this can add up to be quite costly
So what are you waiting for? Begin your Irish Adventure today and book your stay at Great National Hotel Ballina in the picturesque North West of Ireland and enjoy the finest of Irish hospitality, service and luxury accommodation whether you are travelling on business, enjoying a couples getaway or visiting family and friends. A real Irish welcome awaits you here at Great National Hotel Ballina.
Why Stay With Us
During Your Visit to Ireland
A range of comfortable, spacious and luxurious accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, located on the outskirts of Ballina, in the North West of Ireland.Read More
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In the North West of Ireland
Dotted along the Wild Atlantic Way, Great National Hotel Ballina offers a range of local attractions and activities to choose from;Read More
Leisure & Spa
For energising workouts or ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation Great National Hotel Ballina state of the art leisure facilities and luxurious Éidin spa treatmentsRead More
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