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“A bit funky but room was great!”
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The Twelve Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The "lobby" and the hallways are pretty funky, and lead one not to expect much, but our room was wonderful... clean, spacious, and extremely well maintained. Easy to get to Galway without living 24 per day with the crowds, noise, etc. Right across the street is Donnelly's, a fabulous restaurant. There is also a very highly regarded restaurant in The Twelve, but it was not open when we were there. We loved the location and also the proximity to Spiddal Beach, a long, wide beach looking across Galway Bay to the Burren mountains. Would we return?Absolutely yes!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Modern hotel a short drive from Galway gives excellent service. After a call to the main desk the manager appeared almost instantly to assist. Lots of lighting in the room, comfortable beds,good food in the dining room. This hotel is a short walk to a grocery store which has liquor and beer.
The fish and chip shop also has pizza, both very reasonable. They too will give great service and you can buy a beer at the grocery store and bring it there to drink with your dinner. The pub across the street has god Irish music.

Room Tip: Quietest at the end of the hall as there are heavy doors
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I have stayed here four times in the last year and a half and every visit has been very enjoyable. The rooms in the hotel are luxurious and the design of the whole hotel is very nice. There is very good food in the bar, the pizzas are excellent, although the drinks are a little expensive. The restaurant upstairs, The West, is excellent, as are all of the staff who we have encountered. Greta value for what you get.

Room Tip: All of teh rooms are lovely, we actually preferred the normal room to the suite , as the bathroom wa...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

One of the best.

We had a three night stay and it was the best. Rooms great , staff exceptional. Had dinner in
West Restaurant one night. If you want a great experience in food , presentation and wine , this
is the best in the West . Be sure to dine in the Gastro-Pub, the best in Ireland for a lunch and dinner. Breakfast will keep you going for the day. A great experience , not to be missed. They have an exceptional Chef.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

From the second we walked into The Twelve we were at ease. Beautiful location, gorgeous, modern (but cozy!) decor, excellent food and bar, and impeccable customer service. After our flight was delayed and we realized we would be missing out on an entire day of our vacation, The Twelve refunded us our night with no hassle whatsoever. Every single employee was friendly and helpful. We would be glad to stay at The Twelve on our next trip!

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Wife and I stayed here with some friends and it was a great hotel! The staff is very friendly, the bar/restaurants are very good, within walking distance of pubs and the ocean, and kind of "off the beaten path." Since it is in Barna instead of Galway, it is a great place to be for seeing Galway/Connemara without dealing with the traffic/parking of staying in Galway.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

After having traveled many miles, we did not want to stay in a big city like Galway - but wanted to be near-by. We saw The Twelve and stopped in - they had rooms available and we were there for two nights. It was ideal - just far enough from the hustle and bustle but near enough to get to the city without any difficulties. The staff was delightful - helpful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. We discovered several days later that The Twelve is listed in the Top 100 Accommodations in Ireland. I would say that is definitely correct!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Barna Coast Rd. | Galway, Ireland, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barna
Price Range: £99 - £195 (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):
'Ireland's Hotel of The Year 2018'. 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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