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“Great Hotel with fab service & amazing food.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Twelve Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel with fab service & amazing food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

What a great hotel. Rooms are nice 'n big & very comfortable. Service was fantastic. Best hotel breakfast we've ever had. Both restaurants were amazing. Would highly recommend. We'll definitely be returning.

  • Stayed March 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Greystones, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed in the Twelve Pins as we wanted to get out of Galway city, while Galway is an interesting city, it can be a bit noisy at night so we chose the Twelve Pins hotel in Bearna. What a truly serendipitous find in Bearna!

The stylish decor, muted soft colours and superb food made our stay a memorable one at the twelve. We were truly smitten with the standard of Haute Cuisine here, every course was served with those little extras that enhance a dish, the subtle and delicate blends of different ingredients maximised and enhanced the flavours of the food, both in the Bistro and the West restaurant, making the dishes indeed something to remember. The presentation of the food on the plate was like a work of art and it seemed at the beginning a shame to eat it as it looked so pleasing with all the artful shapes and colours! All the time the impeccable courtesy and service only enhanced such wonderful food. We had a very pleasant bottle of French red wine from the interesting wine menu. I would absolutely recommend this great hotel. We stay in France for part of the year and I can honestly say that this hotel would match any of the best in France for good value, great food, wonderful service and interesting decor. It is a must visit hotel!

Beatrice and Michael O'Hanlon from Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

Room Tip: We had a lovely quite room overlooking the side road outside, as a sea view was not available, but i...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Oh wow, returning was a great reminder as to how a hotel stay should be!! From entering the building to departure it was excellent! I was celebrating a special birthday and there was a bottle of prosecco in our room along with the hand written card, shortbread and chocolate dipped fruit!! The staff here are an absolutely great team and that extends to all departments! Even the Liverpool supporter maintainance man! Enjoyed our chats!! Honestly I cannot say enough about the Twelve Hotel! Breakfast choices were super, not to mention delicious and the bar food was also excellent! We returned for bar food on a second night and pizza was best ever!! Yes the bar across the way is good but the food in the Hotel was excellent !! I simply cannot wait to return!! Will try to hold on to my mobile phone on next visit in order to avoid embarrassment! Yes I dropped it in the loo, got a bowl of rice from reception to dry it out and better still it's working!! Thanks to all the excellent staff in the Twelve, take a bow! Keep up the great work!! See ye soon!!

Room Tip: All rooms are fabulous from what I could see! Would love a suite maybe on next visit!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I have been back twice in the last month and can't fault much with either visit.
Service, staff, food, drinks and cost are still excellent. The rooms could probably do with a bit of sprucing up, some things are starting to look a little tired but apart from that, there is very little to fault!

Breakfast is AMAZING!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clare Ireland
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

My boyfriend brought me here to celebrate my birthday and I have to say it was the best present I could have gotten. We stayed for one night with 3 course meal included and breakfast in the morning and leaving the next morning I felt like I had been away for a week! The room we stayed in was the standard double but it was still very luxurious with mood lighting in the bathroom, my favourite Voya products in the bathroom, with bathrobe and slippers. The attention to detail is excellent, there was a handwritten welcome note alongside chocolate dipped strawberries and shortbread from the bakery to welcome us to the room. We ate in the Pins bar/restaurant downstairs which they call their casual dining and the food was fabulous! Excellent value at all that for 140€ in total for both of us, can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: The pub just across the road is a nice spot to have a drink by the big open fire, Donnelly's I t...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Very helpfull & friendly staff lovely food and the best ever B'fast we had served to our table.
Floor and bar staff brillant.
Bedroom very spacious and clean with lovely decor with everything you require provided.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vechta, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed 4 days in Galway and came twice to the Twelve restaurant.
Perfect sevice, price and the food....wow. we had seefood wich was remarcable and the steaks were just great. we could see the kitchen crew working but woren´t disturbed by it.
i can only recomend it and after the dinner you should take a walk at the promenade.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Twelve Hotel
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
Hotel Style:
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, 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. Visit West restaurant and The Pins BarBistroBakery on Trip Advisor ... more   less 
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