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The Twelve Hotel

Barna Rd, Barna, Galway H91 Y3KA Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
'Ireland's Hotel of The Year 2018'. 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'. 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 GastroBar really sets the tone with a hip, buzzy, urban style (awarded Best Gastro Bar in Ireland), this hangout attracts an eclectic crowd. Grab a bespoke cocktail and/or enjoy the best of casual fare . Experience West Restaurant for the ultimate, gourmet dining experience. (check out its reviews on T.A.) Retire to your chic suite/room and consider ordering exclusive seaweed spa treatments to begin your next wonderful day in Barna, Galway. The Twelve also offers JUST two pet suites but for direct bookings only.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Croatian and 5 more


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flanagansharon96 wrote a review Yesterday
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Loved everything about the hotel and highly recommend it whether you have your dog with you or not. Stylish comfortable hotel in a great location just outside Galway City. We had our dog in one of the dog suites as he is nervous and doesn’t board well and we were all made welcome. Every member of staff we met was friendly and helpful. The two roomed dog friendly suite was roomy and comfortable for all three of us with every you could need. The restaurant wasn’t open as it was January and Covid restrictions were still in place but the bar area is stylish and comfortable and the food is very good, especially the breakfast. The fact that we could bring our dog with us while having drinks and food was a plus for us.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Chiara P wrote a review Jan 21
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Pandemic and all that doom and gloom! Our stay here was lovely! The bedroom large comfortable and set up with all we needed but the best part was the staff who were charming, prepared, fun and kind! And the cocktails!?!?! Wow those we enjoyed! Definitely recommend the Twelfth Hotel, and next time with our dog!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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667liamg wrote a review Jan 14
Birr, Ireland6 contributions4 helpful votes
Our go to chill space. It never fails us. Standard of food and ambience in the bar were excellent considering the times that we are in. Their staff are their biggest asset and no request was too big . We Home refreshed.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
richael g wrote a review Jan 14
Ireland7 contributions7 helpful votes
We were greeted at reception by Aine who had received an email from a friend that this was our honeymoon after getting married on New Year’s Eve. Upon arrival, Aine handed us the most delicious warm fruit punch… nice touch as it was cold outside. We sipped away and took in our new surroundings while she checked us in on the computer. Our room was utter perfection... the funnymoon suite is fabulous! We were so surprised to find a few delicious, sweet treats in our room and a card congratulating us on our wedding and wishing us an enjoyable stay – again a lovely touch! Breakfast was divine. So much on offer and all beautifully laid out. Unfortunately, the West restaurant was closed for the month of Jan, but Aine had recommended trying the bar food and we were delighted we did. It was so good in fact that we ate both nights in the Pins bar and the food did not disappoint either night. Big shout out to the fab bar staff who make amazing cocktails! Another lovely touch was at breakfast on our last morning, the chef sent out sweet treats for us to have with our coffee. On check out we were offered complimentary tea/coffee from the bakery which we appreciated before our long drive home. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. I can’t fault the hotel, the location, the staff, anything!! I didn’t want to leave and will be back I promise!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Lorna wrote a review Jan 11
Sligo, Ireland2 contributions4 helpful votes
The Twelve is a beautiful boutique hotel in the lovely area of Barna Go Galway. Its a stunning location with easy drive into the city if you fancy some shopping. We have stayed many times most recently just after the New Year. We were nervous about going in these covid times but felt very safe and well looked after. The staff are very professional and friendly and do a great job. The rooms are fabulous, so cosy and comfortable. The Food in the 12 is definitely worth having, great choice for breakfast! The West restaurant was closed when we were there but we have eaten there before and it was one of the best experiences. This time we ate in the Pins bistro and a fabulous local Indian called Spiced. If your considering the 12 just book it, honestly it's fab and it's pet friendly. You won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$130 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalwayBarna
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Twelve Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at The Twelve Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Twelve Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Twelve Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Twelve Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Twelve Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include West Restaurant, O'Grady's on the Pier, and Donnelly's of Barna.
Does The Twelve Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Twelve Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Twelve Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Barna.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Twelve Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Twelve Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Twelve Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Twelve Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (4.6 miles), The Lynch Memorial (4.4 miles), and Galway Arts Centre (4.2 miles).