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The Twelve Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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“perfect romantic getaway”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I visited The Twelve with my partner. We booked into the funnymoon suite. WOW! It was amazing, right from the front door in. The front of house girls were lovely and helpful. When we got to our room, we had a complimentary bottle of bubbly and some baked treats from the downstairs bakery. The room itself was gorgeous, it had a massive, comfortable bed with blackout curtains. A perfect romantic getaway. Im already planning my next trip home to Ireland and The Twelve is on our list.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you are looking for a nice hotel to stay outside Galway city you could not find a better hotel than The Twelve. It's located in the middle of Barna a small town outside Galway city and is probably a better location than the city if you are intending exploring Galway west. The hotel is a small boutique hotel with funky decoration. Bedrooms also go along this theme with multi coloured lighting in all the bathrooms. The breakfast is good and they have a nice little bakery attached to the hotel. I would recommend this hotel highly and will stay there again when in the area.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Agree with most of the positive reviewers here but there is certainly room for improvement if you're paying €150 p/night for B&B.

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Car park spaces are smallest I've ever had to negotiate and is smelly and grubby considering its the first part of the hotel we hit when we arrived by car.
Restaurant food very good and wine list very competitively priced.
They fall down on little things like using very cheap and bitter volume catering type ketchup to serve up with immaculate food we had. Equally the bed ( as big as it was ) had 1 very light and small duvet which myself and my wife had to wrestle for a piece of.
Lastly, the room we where given was at the front of the house and the windows didn't appear to be glazed properly as we could hear every single car, van and truck that drove by on what is a very busy little main road in Bearna.
Cant fault the staff though as they where some of the best of experienced

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Came here from one of the surrounding seafood restaurants. Nice modern bar with a good choice of drinks. Friendly service.
Seemingly the actor Don Cheadle stayed here whilst filming the very successful movie 'The Guard'.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at The Twelve at 12.30pm and we were advised we had been upgraded to the funnymoon suite. It is absolutely stunning! The reception staff (nadine and anna i think ) were very pleasant and extremely helpful. We decided to order room service for dinner and have a movie night. The service was prompt and the food was great. Food and service at breakfast was 10 out of 10. Will definately be back. My only regret is not staying a 2nd night.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Warm welcome, presented with handwritten cards and pastry and fruit, the staff super friendly. Our room (the marvelous suite) was amazing, great for the money. Was very clean as well. Good breakfast the next morning. Great location, just a rock's throw from the beach. Will be going back again, that's for sure.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Every single detail in the twelves was just perfect. A beautiful hotel, everything was very high quality. Room was spacious and nicely decorated. The food was fantastic, freshly backed brown bread and the breakfast was absolutely gorgeous. In the evenings it was packed with locals who obviously recognise a good thing. Couldn't speak highly enough about it.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
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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