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Barna Rd, Barna, Galway H91 Y3KA Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
'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'. 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 GastroBar really sets the tone with a hip, buzzy, urban style (awarded Best Gastro Bar in Ireland), this hangout attracts an eclectic crowd. Grab a bespoke cocktail and/or enjoy the best of casual fare . Experience West Restaurant for the ultimate, gourmet dining experience. (check out its reviews on T.A.) Retire to your chic suite/room and consider ordering exclusive seaweed spa treatments to begin your next wonderful day in Barna, Galway. The Twelve also offers JUST two pet suites but for direct bookings only.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Patio
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Croatian and 5 more

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Grade: 47 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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KMBelmont wrote a review Sep 2022
Belmont, California34 contributions14 helpful votes
We visited this hotel in 2009 when our children were young. It was great then and it still holds to be a stellar hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We were headed to Galway for dinner but were too tired to get back iin the car. Loved our dinner at the hotel. Food and drinks were excellent. Breakfast was delicious too. Can't wait to return some day.
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ANJRM wrote a review Sep 2022
Cardiff, United Kingdom108 contributions81 helpful votes
Great stay. Comfortable room and short walk to attractive harbour and seafront. Excellent staff and food. 20 min drive to Galway, longer in traffic. Evenings, eat in hotel. Brilliant pizzas, burgers etc in bar and West, fine dining superb. Breakfasts better than any hotel we have stayed in! Amazing choices Inc duck confit with poached egg and wild rabbit with rosti and fried egg, truffle oil. Bakery products from own shop. Perfect.
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Gary W wrote a review Sep 2022
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After travelling across Ireland and finding the country, people and places to be absolutely wonderful, the Twelve and Galway was our final stop. Galway was lovely - unfortunately The Twelve was not. The room was damp, and a fragrance was used to cover the smell. The bar staff, and restaurant staff were rude, arrogant and unhelpful - avoid both and go into the Latin quarter for a great experience instead of being treated poorly. Breakfast was good and the staff were helpful. I would not recommend staying and would look elsewhere.
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Colin G wrote a review Sep 2022
Hazel Grove, United Kingdom450 contributions134 helpful votes
Our first night stopover on our 14night road trip from Galway up the Wild Atlantic Way. Fabulous hotel in every way. Good location about 15minutes drive from Galway, directly on the main road and 5 minutes' walk from the Barna harbour. Possibly the best appointed hotel room that we have stayed in. Fabulous bathroom with good & plentiful toiletries, mood lighting, seaweed for a soothing bath, dressing gowns & slippers. Excellent hospitality tray. Safe, Fridge, good wifi & TV, and a very comfortable kingsize bed. We ate in The Pins Gastro Pub which was excellent with good atmosphere, friendly & attentive service and a great menu. Breakfast also in the same location was also fabulous. Staff throughout were super friendly & helpful. I cannot fault the Twelve Hotel and would highly recommend it.
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Kevin F wrote a review Sep 2022
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Great location & well appointed hotel with lively bar & good quality food. Staff are friendly & efficient.It’s located within easy reach of Galway city & is an ideal base for exploring Connemara. Electric car chargers are available.
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regis56 wrote a review Sep 2022
Staunton, Virginia19 contributions2 helpful votes
Looking for a quiet weekend, didn't find it. was a wedding or something and the Bass rattled or windows Until like 1 am. the host and the manager were great. The wait and host staff not so much. Went to the West for diner when it had just opened. The was not a soul in the place. We went upstairs to see if we could find a place to eat. Came down at 5:30pm and the restaurant was still empty. We were willing to eat at 5 pm. the next day I went down to the bar downstairs and stood for 15 minutes before someone inform me that it would be1.5 hours for a table.it was supposed to be 1st come, 1st, served but they had a wait list that some had called ahead. Ou host was on his phone a good bit. It didn't seem to have much to do with the restaurant. We waited a half hour and decided to go somewhere else and as we were walking out the door there stood our host still on his phone. We went back to Spice and had another good Indian meal
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asloan2348 wrote a review Sep 2022
Ayr, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent hotel. Very comfortable room. Brilliant staff throughout. Great for dog owners. Location was perfect for visiting Galway, Connemara, Aran Islands (although a bit of a trek to the Cliffs of Moher). Breakfast and dinner in the Pins restaurant / bar were excellent - I'm struggling to recall eating a better pizza anywhere. Great selection of wine - the Malbec was fantastic. We were slightly underwhelmed by the fine dining restaurant in our last night though - but perhaps we'd just reached our limit after ten days of fantastic Irish hospitality. From the awards on display throughout the hotel it is clear that our experience was a reflection of a really well-managed hotel with a brilliant approach to its customers.
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Ralph S wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
We booked this as a stop over before travelling to Dublin from the West Coast and a night in Limerick. The room was large with wooden floors.The hotel is five mins walk from a lovely fish restaurant by the sea.
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Ian M wrote a review Sep 2022
Harrogate, United Kingdom14 contributions7 helpful votes
Friendly and helpful staff who were prepared to go the extra mile made our holiday. Spacious rooms and slightly quirky decor meant that we felt that we were not just being 'processed'. The West restaurant was a culinary experience and worth a visit in its own right. The hotel also had car charging points which was a real bonus.
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gabe1964 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Charming hotel with luxurious rooms, excellent restaurants and bar, and outstanding service located in the heart of Barna, a short drive from Galway. Full breakfast included, good enough to satisfy the most exacting palate (think duck and rabbit based versions of eggs Benedict). West, the hotel’s restaurant, has Michelin rating. Excellent value for the quality of lodging and amenities.
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US$145 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the 12 hotel, twelve hotel barna
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalwayBarna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Twelve Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Twelve Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ro & Vee (0.2 km) and Barna, Galway (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Twelve Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Twelve Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Twelve Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Twelve Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Twelve Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include West Restaurant, O'Grady's on the Pier, and Donnelly's of Barna.
Does The Twelve Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Twelve Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Twelve Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Barna.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Twelve Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Twelve Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Twelve Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.