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“A wonderful break”
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The Twelve Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We arrived at The Twelve eagerly anticipating a warm welcome and a bit of luxury. We were not disappointed!! A lovely receptionist (Anna, I think) greeted us and checked us in. We were delighted to get an upgrade to a suite as well!! Anna explained that 2 of our meals were included and that we could dine in the Pins or West, which we were impressed with - we've stayed in a hotel before were our dinner was included but we didn't know until we went to order we had a limited menu to chose from - so well done The Twelve on your meals included policy.

Our room was huge - living area with a bar (not stocked, we presume it would be stocked at guests request) sofa and bar stools and 2 TVs, plus mini bar, enormous bed, nice bathroom with towels and face cloths and nice bath/body products.

Only 2 recommendations on the room - the dark furniture and decor makes it a bit dark when doing the hair/makeup! We also found the heating hard to get right, so we were a bit cold in the middle of the night - there are extra blankets though.

The breakfast was super, very generous portions - plenty of choice of cereal, massive croissants, fruits, juices and yogurts. Cooked breakfast to order which is lovely and plenty of choice of Irish traditionals to pancake stacks and smoked salmon. The staff were lovely and really attentive. We had 3 really leisurely breakfasts, munching away on croissants and reading complimentary papers.

We had a few drinks in the bar each night too, lovely bar area with a huge selection of drinks and cocktails and again, really attentive staff. The Pins Bar/Bistro was very busy every night we were there which is a good sign!

We dined twice at West which was excellent (separate review) and the third meal we had in the Pins Bistro opting for Pizza Dozzina which was amazing. Quite possibly the best pizza my partner and I have tasted. We ordered a side of chips too, it was a shame they looked like "freezer food" in comparison with the fabulous pizza!!

Overall we had a wonderful break - we visited the Cliffs of Moher via Corkscrew Hill, took the bus into Galway City - very convenient but limited service, and had a drive through Connemara.

We found The Twelve easy to find and were really pleased with the quiet location in Barna and the excellent customer service.

We would come and stay again!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

From the moment we arrived, Samantha on the reception made us feel like we had arrived somewhere special, with the refreshing iced tea to the personal card in the room, the simple little touches assured us we had made an excellent decision. The room was as is the rest of the hospital,luxurious and spotlessly clean. We had a meal in the Pins bar the night of our arrival and it was as excellent.
But i have to save the the best for last and that is the staff,it would be unfair to single out any one member of staff as every member we had contact with were so friendly,helpful and courtious,they really helped make our weekend and ensured we will be back, again and again....

Thank you for making our stay so memorable

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was here for dinner a couple of weeks ago with my family and I have to say it was lovely. I had the steak with the crispy onion and fries and peppercorn sauce, which was amazing. The steak was cooked to perfection, they had a wide range of selection so even though there was 6 of us no one had the same thing. Everyone was pleased and the staff were very good too, they weren't lingering around and were happy to help if needed. Overall very pleased

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This St. Patricks weekend was our third time back to the Twelve Hotel, in Barna. It has become myself and my fiancé favourite Irish getaway. It has everything location, food, atmosphere, service & character.
We especially love the food. It's always so nice. And if you really want to treat yourselves, the West restaurant is a touch of class.
All the staff are so nice and welcoming and just want to help however they can.
Barna itself is so nice, a stroll down on the beach is a must especially if you're looking for a nice relaxing break.
Although the bar can get very lively and you can definitely have the craic with the locals and other guests.
I would definitely highly recommend the Twelve for a weekend away.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed here for a one night stay and it was such a great experience. From the moment you check in it is comfort and luxury all the way. Everything is so clean; the room we got was excellent, lovely and clean, also very modern. We had food in the bar and even though it was busy, everything seemed nice and calm. Food was again very good. Value for money .If you want to "escape" then this hotel is top of my list

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We just went for an overnight stay. We got a beautiful modern room, breakfast was buffet style and everything was so fresh. A wonderful escape and only 10 or 15 minutes from galway city centre. Staff were very friendly too.

Room Tip: We took a late decision to have a night away, so the only room available was a luxury suite. It was...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Staff very friendly and accommodating. Rooms large and beds very comfortable. Great shower with large shower head. Towels could have been a bit softer. Good location about 10 minutes from Galway by car. Good hot and cold breakfast. Onsite parking. Would definitely recommend and would like to return.

Room Tip: No fitness or pool
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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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: $137 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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