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The Twelve Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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Enniskerry, Ireland
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Booked a package at this hotel for my boyfriends birthday. The hotel is so stylish. The rooms are beautiful however it had a view of the car park but that can't be helped.
It's just 10 minutes outside Galway city in a village called Barna. Ideal location for Galway and Connemara.
Had dinner in the restaurant as part of the package and it was gorgeous and had a candle in my boyfriends dessert not to mention the little treat in the room. He was chuffed to bits. No pool or spa but with its location you wouldn't have time to use it anyway. The best of Ireland is on your doorstep. Surprises my other half with a scenic flight from Connemara airport another 20 mins down the road for 60 euro. Well worth it with fab views of the aran islands and the cliffs of moher. All in all such a treat. Staff are very well trained.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stayed in The Twelve just last weekend with my boyfriend as it was his Birthday.

We stayed in a suite, it was extremely tastefully decorated, the bedroom had a King Size bed and a TV. The living room also had a TV with DVD player, a bar and coffee/tea making facilities.

I would highly recommend anyone to stay in this Hotel. The staff were very helpful and courteous and we had a complimentary drink at reception.

We did not eat in the dining room for dinner but we had breakfast in the bar. Full Irish was delicious and we didn't have to wait long at all to be served.

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

My Husband and I visited the twelve 2 years ago. Check in was easy with a complimentary drink. We stayed in a suite and it was fabulous. We had a bedroom with TV and an archway leading in to a sitting room with TV and a bar where you could mix your own cocktails if you wanted. There was also coffee making machines where you could have real coffee not the powdered coffee. The breakfast was fantastic and we ate there one night and the food was amazing. Barna it self is a beautiful town with lovely view of the sea and its only a short drive to Connemara. We didn't avail of there spa facilities but they come to your room to do some which I thought was a nice touch. If your planning on visiting do you wont be disappointed. The only thing im disappointed about is this fantastic hotel is not a 5 or even an 6 star.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Having stayed in The Twelve a couple of times what amazes me is that the service never ever changes. It is 100% perfect every time! The staff really can't do enough for you and unlike a lot of hotels they seem to really enjoy their job which in turn made my stay all the more enjoyable. Check in is a joy, a cool glass of ice tea to help you enjoy the personalised and friendly experience. The suites in this hotel are fantastic, plenty of space, super comfy beds, two TVs, warm bathrooms, excellent shower, comfy couches, a real place to settle into.
Now to the restaurant, The West. This place is the icing on the cake. The food is out of this world. The wine is spectacular. The staff equal the aforementioned and really really know their food and drink, eating here is a joy.
Lastly and maybe most importantly is the price. It's not cheap to stay here, but then its not a budget hotel. In comparison to ALL other hotels in Galway (and I've stayed in most through work or play etc...) for what you get in The Twelve there is no competition, regardless of supposed star rating.
I would recommend this hotel for any couple wishing to have a romantic stay in luxury. The little extra (and it really is only a little) you have to spend is worth it, make sure you dine in the restaurant. It'll make your visit!
Thank you to all at the Twelve, you will see me many more times!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

My husband & I spent our 1st wedding anniversary at The Twelve last wkend, we had it booked months in advance & were looking so forward to it & it was everything & more than we expected during booking I had explained it was our anniversary that wkend. When we arrived at the hotel we got complimentary drinks while checking in, we were then taking up to our suite I was speechless the decor everything about the funnymoon suite was just amazing & the gentleman explained how everything worked. In our suite there was a complimentary bottle of champayne & a plate with strawberries dipped in chocolate, biscuit cake & Happy Anniversary wrote on the plate in chocolate. The next day as we sat at the bar having a few drinks the bar staff presented us with 2 glasses of champayne & strawberries. The kindness & first class service of this hotel & staff really made our wkend one to remember they made our anniversary extra special. From the moment we arrived untill we left this hotel we were treated so well, on checkout we even got complimentary coffee to take on our journey from the bakery. Also The food was AMAZING. We cannot praise this hotel enough We highly recommend this hotel and will be returning again in the very near future. Oriane & Sean

  • Stayed May 2013
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Hotel was fantastic and staff were excellent. Lots of extra touches such as chocolate strawberries in the room which made the trip. I have stayed in many hotels around Ireland including other boutique hotels and this would be in the top two in my experience. Also tried the pizza within the hotel which was delicious. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

It is over 2 years since I stayed in he twelve but have only registered recently with tripadvisor.it was a lovely experience we stayed in one of the suites can't rem the number I had a glass partition between toilet and room. Check in was swift and friendly possible over informatitive but better than no info.room was spotless and huge. We did have some difficulty turning on the electric fire in the room. Bar food was good but service was very slow it was hard to get an memb of staff s attention, but th food was good. Breakfast was excellent the hotel seemed quit on this morning we had. Cold buffet well stocked and a hot breakfast from the kitchen. We will be back s a treat sometime

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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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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