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The Twelve Hotel

#1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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Barna Coast Rd., Barna, Galway, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waterford.
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly, when my husband arrived at the Twelve last week, we were struck by the quirky decor - we absolutely loved it. After a welcome (non-alcoholic) drink at reception we went up to our rather fabulous room where pastries and a hand-written welcome card awaited us. I couldn't get over the mood lighting in the bathroom. It was like our... More 

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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had two weeks of the madness of the Arts Festival we decided to spend our last night of the festival here. Could not be faulted. From the moment we arrived to our leaving everything was first class. Dinner in the evening was as good as any restaurant in Galway City.An excellent breakfast as well next morning. Faultless.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the West Coast of Ireland we stayed at The Twelve just outside of Galway. The location was excellent for us as it provides immediate access to the Wild Atlantic Way for excursions, but you can also be in the middle of Galway within 10 min by car. As we arrived we liked the design, the layout, the hotel... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fergus and his team were absolutely fantastic in the organisation of our wedding. They were extremely attentive to detail, accomodating and prompt in their communication. The rooms are luxurious and have a very relaxing feel. Food is absolutely exquisite and extremely good value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service at the Twelve was fabulous. Staff at the hotel and restaurant were more accommodating than any other place I visited. The rooms are pricey but a 2-night stay included 3 good meals. If you don't want to be right in Galway, this is a good option. It's very child friendly as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in The Twelve for one night on the way to wedding in Clifden, three couples on DB&B package. We all thoroughly enjoyed our short stay, the staff were welcoming and courteous and our rooms were large and comfortable. Dinner in the West Restaurant was excellent. Bearna is just outside Galway City so it suited us for our onward journey... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Twelve on a couple of occasions now and each time the service and welcome has remained consistent. This hotel is the place to go if you are looking for your every need catered too. The staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are a great size (in need of a little... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here as we visited the Galway area. The decor was very modern and quite quirky. Our room was spacious and clean as was the bathroom. The hallways were dimly lit and a little confusing. The staff was excellent and extra helpful. The small town of Barna didn't have much to offer but it was only a... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the positive, the service was superior. They are more than willing to help you with any questions and always seem pleased to see you. We also like the location because it is outside of Galway so not as crowded and perfect for exploring the area. The breakfast breads are excellent, the cooked portion is ok. The rooms are a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointing hotel, shabby decor, sad & tired looking. Decoration much too dark, insufficient light everywhere, corridors so dark I used my phone torch. Dreadful view from our room over a busy, noisy road towards two derilict houses. Small TV with snowy picture & unreliable Wifi. Badly in need of a refurbish. We didn't use either of the restaurants because... More 

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thepins12, Owner at The Twelve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nance1234583, Naturally, we are disappointed you did not enjoy your stay. What you say is true regarding our location on a busy road. But this is also part of our appeal. The adage is true with regard to location, location, location! The Twelve is just a 15 minute drive at most to the buzz of the city and on... More 

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