I've had mixed experiences with this hotel, but keep going back so they're doing something right!!
Have stayed there for weddings, attended functions, had cocktails/bar food, and eaten in the restaurant on a few occasions and up until my most recent visit would have given a 5/5 for everything.
Stopped in here with a pal for bar food on a quiet Friday afternoon a couple of weeks back, and was disappointed. Despite the bar being noticeably quiet, and amply staffed, the service was dire. Bar food was good, and the brownies (from the bakery next door) are simply divine.
The icing on the cake (excuse the pun!) to the poor service was the frosty reception of the teenage girl in the bakery. I felt like I was inconveniencing her greatly simply by purchasing a couple of brownies. There looked to be lots of pastas, oils, biscuits etc available, but her attitude didn't incline me to linger!
To hold onto the 'wow' factor that I've experienced several times the twelve could do with a shake up. Maybe I just hit it on an off day, I'll be back to check!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The 12 Hotel
- Twelve Hotel Barna
- The Twelve Hotel Galway/Barna