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The Twelve Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Barna Coast Rd., Barna, Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I would not rate it a 4-5 star Certainly not for €200 which I paid for the king deluxe. Room could use an upgrade but the biggest issue for me was the disinfectant smell which lingered my entire stay. They also mistake tidy for clean - the room floor was sticky and surfaces obviously wiped down with towels but not... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A comfortable, well appointed room with a large bathroom, and surprisingly lots of storage space. The reception could not have been more friendly. We ate in the second floor restaurant with a knowledgeable staff who made superb recommendations for both food choices and wine pairings. (There were very few dinner guests, although the downstairs bar was filled.) The breakfasts were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sons booked a suite here for us for a special wedding anniversary, we had stayed before but not in a suite which was really lovely nice big room nice bathroom and a sitting area with a bar and full size fridge and coffee maker. My husband organised bubbles which he paid for when we arrived which really kicked off... More

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TwelveHotelGalway, Owner at The Twelve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Happyhols511, Thank you for your visit to The Twelve. Thank you also for your very kind comments. I just want to apologise publicly for the tremendous oversight we made. We go out of our way to acknowledge special requests and special occasions. It really was a terrible oversight on our behalf that we did not do more for you.... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the Twelve Hotel for two nights and all I can say is I wish I could have stayed longer .They knew it was my big birthday and to our surprise we were upgraded to a suite ,what a room it had every thing you need from a coffee machine to a filled fridge to all the Voya... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Miserable experience when we went for breakfast this Sunday morning. From the brusque welcome by a white haired gentleman who warned that the kitchen was closing so we should order quickly to the tired chipped furniture and the curling edges of the menus everything about the Twelve was underwhelming. The food had clearly spent too much under the lamp and... More

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TwelveHotelGalway, Owner at The Twelve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jimsir, We are so sorry to read your review. This is by no means The Twelve experience. Please do contact me directly. I want you to pop in again for breakfast and see everything in its true light. I look forward to speaking with you and rectifying this. Most sincerely, Fergus More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Twelve is a relatively modern hotel and well appointed. Instead of being "sterile" as happens with many modern hotels Twelve was very friendly from reception through to bar and restaurant staff. Nothing was too much effort. We rang to say we were running late and the lady receptionist queried if we were hungry, "yes" we replied, "no problems I will... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the suites / family rooms. The rooms were very dark but maybe that's part of the boutique hotel theme. They also felt a bit past their best and furniture was a little grubby in places. However, the rooms were very clean, staff were pleasant and the food in the restaurant was excellent. It was a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good wood-oven pizza in relaxed upscale pub atmosphere. Friendly service and great food. The other more elaborate offerings coming out of the kitchen looked well worth a second visit and the calorie laden dessert pizza was greatly appreciated by the younger set in our group of 5. Excellent Zinfandel to accompany.... Still true that "Zin loves Pizza"

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Panama City, Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself was fine, rooms are comfortable. I had one envelope sent to the hotel containing 3 SIM cards. The hotel opened my envelope before I arrived and the proceeded to charge 25 Euro per SIM card as a handling fee. The items came in 1 package, but since there were three items inside the decided to charge 3... More

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TwelveHotelGalway, Owner at The Twelve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen H, Having waited a whole week in agony, I now find myself having to write this management response. In the meantime, as you know, I have spoken with you and contacted T.A. to have your review taken down or at least edited. You confirmed you would contact T.A. to have it removed based upon the mistake you made.... More

Galway, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding in the Twelve Hotel on the 4th of August, 2014 and it was the best day of our lives! We live nearby and often visit the Twelve for food and drinks (which are always great) and when we decided to get married we never even thought about another place for our wedding. We knew that the... More

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TwelveHotelGalway, Owner at The Twelve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nadia and Donagh, Thank you so very much for your wonderful words. Thank you so much for choosing The Twelve to begin with. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your most special day. And finally, Thank You for being the most beautiful bride ever.!! With every good wish to you both, Fergus and... More

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Address: Barna Coast Rd., Barna, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway > Barna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Twelve Hotel 4*
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The Twelve - where history and tradition meet luxury and style. The Twelve is located a beautiful ten minutes from Galway city on the coast road to Connemara. Opened in 2007 to rave reviews, The Twelve won 'Best new hotel in Ireland' and since then has been judged the 'Best boutique hotel in Ireland' every year. Acclaimed for its passion of advocating great food through the use of local, seasonal products, The Twelve has also won every food and wine award there is to win. The Pins Bar really sets the tone with a hip, urban style (awarded Best Gastro Pub in Ireland), this hangout attracts an eclectic crowd. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the best of live music on the weekends. Experience West at The Twelve for the ultimate, fun gourmet dining experience, then retire to your chic room and consider ordering exclusive seaweed spa treatments to begin your next wonderful day in Barna, Galway. ... more   less 
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