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“Fabulous Hotel, delivering the highest quality of service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Twelve Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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Corofin, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Fabulous Hotel, delivering the highest quality of service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

From the minute my family, boyfriend and I arrived in The Twelve last Friday we were made feel relaxed and comfortable. We were there to celebrate a family event and decided to go to The Twelve on a recommendation I received from a friend. It turns out that our expierence exceeded all expectations. The meal we had in the restaurant was of an extremely high standard and each and every one of us are looking forward to eating their again. After dinner we went down to the bar for some drinks and a catch up. The atmosphere was one of relaxation and also offered a buzz around the bar. Traditional music started at 10pm, which was lovely to listen to. The staff in both the restaurant and bar couldn't have been any nicer and couldn't do enough for us. My boyfriend and I stayed the night in a luxery suite and it was just that, luxury. We would recommend this hotel highly and will be returning for sure. Thanks to all The staff in The Twelve for such a memorable stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Alexandria, VA
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I spent two weeks in Ireland, living out of suitcases, and traveling almost 1000 miles. We had lovely accommodations. The Twelve in Barna was one of our favorite hotels. It's very stylish and hip. It's interior space is imaginative and attractive with interesting art. The dining area is spacious and filled with light. The guest rooms are roomy, attractive, clean and comfortable. The staff is exceedingly friendly and helpful. The food at the hotel is wonderful...better than most hotel restaurants. There's a great bakery associated with the hotel the provides wonderful pastries and espresso drinks. It's located in a lovely neighborhood close to the water. Everything about The Twelve was delightful! It easily earns five stars from us!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank slmmsw
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Dublin
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Stayed the weekend of October 11th. Fantastic hotel. The best food I have had in a long time. Excellent service throughout. Room's are fab. Stayed with my 10 year old daughter and she too was treated superbly. She really enjoyed being able to get a DVD to watch. Great touch. Will most defiantly stay again and can not wait !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank koolgirllynch
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This high quality modern hotel has been built and equipped to a very high and expensive standard. Definitely worth being here.
Service was very good indeed and the menus gave an unusual choice of really excellent food. The restaurant was shut when we stayed but the bar eating area was big and atmospheric and we enjoyed it.
Not cheap on drinks but it's not a cheap place - that's elsewhere if you want it.
Noticeable also were the very attractive metal sculptures dotted around the place. Again, these lent a feeling of high quality to the place.
We really liked this place and would stay here again.

Room Tip: High class and unusual. Definitely worth staying here for the surroundings and the cuisine.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ludomcgurk
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TwelveHotelGalway, Owner at The Twelve Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear LudoMcGurk,
Thank you for your visit to Ireland, Galway and The Twelve. We are delighted you appreciated our style and the effort we put into our restayrants.

You would really enjoy West RestaurantI - I hope that you get to join us if you plan on visiting The West of Ireland again.

With best wishes,
Fergus and Team
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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159 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel is in a good location, although you will definitely need a car. Our room was very comfortable, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had a problem with hot water on our last morning, which was dealt with very efficiently - coffee and tea were quickly sent up to our room, another room was made available for us to shower, and our bill was reduced to compensate for the inconvenience. The hotel has an excellent bar, and bistro, as well as a more formal restaurant (which we didn’t have the opportunity to try - this time). The only improvement I would suggest would be in the lighting, which, both in the room, and particularly on the stairs to the room, was quite dim.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paradox98
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cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Was not very overly impressed with our stay at the Twelve hotel. First thing we noticed we got to our room was that the rubbish bin was not emptied. We were both woken up at 7 due to noise from delivery truck. Room obviously is far from sound room. The room itself is quite worn and tired looking. Overall this hotel is 2 or 3 star quality but they certainly know how to market themselves.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Got a warm welcome at reception with warm drink. Price quoted on website showed offer of 3 nights for price of 2. Not available when i booked. Lovely room for Pet Dog with Welcome Pack of toy and bog treats and bowl of water.Room 35 euro A NIGHT for Dog.
gReat staff. Young night porter very pleasant. Pillows were Wow factor.Will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mairead O
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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
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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