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“12 out of 10!!”
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The Twelve Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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Reviewed 12 November 2007

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2007

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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3  Thank disneyfansWicklow
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Reviewed 18 October 2007

Lovely 3 night stay in this new hotel, beautiful scenery, beautiful rooms, very clean and excellent food, friendly staff and good service. We had looked up other reviews and were satisified with our stay here. Barna is not that far away from Galway and we enjoyed the city shopping too, its just a short hop away. Salthill is wonderful with its beautiful promenade walk, perfect to end a days sight seeing.
My American wife did all the bookings so if she was happy then we were both happy. Most expensive place of our stay but well worth it, we would return again.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tedbanor
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Reviewed 25 September 2007

We arrived here on Friday last 21st September 2007. Check in was no problem. Although they had us marked in for three nights and we were only staying one - but there was no big deal made about it!! A small error on their behalf, but it didn't worry me.
We were shown to our room and wow it was fab. spacious, loved the decor. that night we went to bar very busy , there was rugby on. Had some pub grub, very nice. They even had a big screen in the restaurant for the match, and one in the smoking shelter. Breakfast next morning was perfect, we got a complementary newspaper, and we had to option of a good long lie in... breakfast was being served until 11am. At the end of our stay we were only sorry we weren't staying on longer!

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2007

I have always loved the website so when I started to plan my business trip to Ireland, immediately checked their rates and got a good deal (€112).

Not sure what I can still tell you that hasn't already been praised in previous reviews...The service is excellent: professional, friendly and flexible. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, clean and include all extras such as slippers, bathrobe, well-stocked mini bar, ipod docking station, a good hairdryer, plasma screen TV, very comfortable beds and A COFFEE MACHINE FOR REAL COFFEE!!!!

All rooms are non-smoking but I got a room with a large balcony which meant that I didn't have to walk through the hotel for my last smoke... It was raining and the balcony is not covered so I did have to use the umberella provided by the hotel!

I stayed in Ireland for ten days and was in a different hotel every night. The Twelve was by far the best.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 September 2007

Lovely hotel except for the breakfast - a complete disaster and as we only stayed one night it was our final impression of the hotel. Ended up sitting at the bar (gangs of workmen were taking up the tables) next to the dirty glasses from the night before. Got a couple of things from the buffet but couldn't get anyone to serve us. There was 3 waiting staff and they couldn't cope. A lot of people were complaining (and hungry) and we were so frustrated we had to leave.
Its a pity our breakfast was so bad - based on the rest of our experience I would have expected so much better. I've since heard of other people who've stayed there complain about the breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2007

My husband and I spent a few days in this hotel in September '07. A most enjoyable stay from start to finish. Staff were professional but also friendly with no stuffy attitudes. Food in both the West restaurant and the Pins bar along with the breakfast was excellent. Our room was spacious and comfortable and most importantly very clean! Would defnitely recommend this hotel.

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Address: Barna Coast Rd., Barna, Galway, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway > Barna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre 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: £101 - £172 (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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