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The Twelve Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Barna Coast Rd., Barna, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Gerry C”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of the best.

We had a three night stay and it was the best. Rooms great , staff exceptional. Had dinner in
West Restaurant one night. If you want a great experience in food , presentation and wine , this
is the best in the West . Be sure to dine in the Gastro-Pub, the best in Ireland for a lunch and dinner. Breakfast will keep you going for the day. A great experience , not to be missed. They have an exceptional Chef.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

From the second we walked into The Twelve we were at ease. Beautiful location, gorgeous, modern (but cozy!) decor, excellent food and bar, and impeccable customer service. After our flight was delayed and we realized we would be missing out on an entire day of our vacation, The Twelve refunded us our night with no hassle whatsoever. Every single employee was friendly and helpful. We would be glad to stay at The Twelve on our next trip!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eldridge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Wife and I stayed here with some friends and it was a great hotel! The staff is very friendly, the bar/restaurants are very good, within walking distance of pubs and the ocean, and kind of "off the beaten path." Since it is in Barna instead of Galway, it is a great place to be for seeing Galway/Connemara without dealing with the traffic/parking of staying in Galway.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orange, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

After having traveled many miles, we did not want to stay in a big city like Galway - but wanted to be near-by. We saw The Twelve and stopped in - they had rooms available and we were there for two nights. It was ideal - just far enough from the hustle and bustle but near enough to get to the city without any difficulties. The staff was delightful - helpful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. We discovered several days later that The Twelve is listed in the Top 100 Accommodations in Ireland. I would say that is definitely correct!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

What I liked about this hotel was the location for Connemara & Galway. The room had ample space with robes & slippers plus mini bar but we did not use this as there is a fantastic bar & 2 restaurants. The West restaurant we did not try but the Pins restaurant was excellent with wide range of food choices. Breakfast was a good with fruit, cereal and lots of hot choices - service was excellent ! Staff at reception were fab as they even posted back to England my black cardigan that I left in the restaurant, how lovely of them. I would recommend this hotel if you are touring around as you will not get stuck in Galway traffic as it's slightly out of the town.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed in the family suite with a separate twin room and a main double. Despite the room facing the road we still slept really well. Though you can never really shut out the noise of the last stragglers leaving the bar in the middle of the night.
The decor is lovely, as are the toiletries that are organic. Our girls were particularly taken by the disco lights in the bathroom. They are supposed to be mood lights but the kids had a ball lighting up the bathroom to have a shower.
The staff were all lovely and very chatty. We really enjoyed the choices available for breakfast, which included fab croissants. And as were leaving we were given some tokens for a coffee at the bakery which we enjoyed with a scrummy fudgey chocolate fondant cake, while the kids had hot chocolate and a selection of sweets.
Galway is very close and so is the sea and a number of great restaurants. I heartily recommend a stay at The Twelve.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athlone, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went to The Twelve Hotel to celebrate a 60th birthday along with my family and our little King Charles!An absolutely amazing stay from start to finish..The staff,rooms and service were top class!
We had a pet suite and an adjoined twin room which was perfect to accommodate the 5 of us!Upon arrival to the fab pet suite,a bottle of Prosecco was cooling and a plate of desserts were on the table waiting for the birthday girl!A personalised card was also such a nice touch and really appreciated!I cannot forget to mention a doggy goodie bag for Milly!!Talk about an added bonus!!!
We love being able to bring Milly away with us and it really is an extra attraction to us choosing the Twelve for our regular stays in Galway.
We had some pre-dinner drinks in the beautiful bar where we got chatting to some lovely bartenders.The stay was absolutely flawless,we have been telling anyone who will listen about our fantastic stay and could not recommend it enough!!We are heading back again this weekend and are really looking forward to another fantastic stay in The Twelve Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Twelve Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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The 12 Hotel
Twelve Hotel Barna
The Twelve Hotel Galway/Barna, Ireland

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