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The Twelve Barna Coast Rd. Galway, Ireland, Barna, Galway H91 Y3KA Ireland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-10-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2020 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 cofffee
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
Convenience store
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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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
Fireplace
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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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Croatian and 5 more

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Joebreathnach wrote a review Jan. 1
Clondalkin, Ireland16 contributions9 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here just before Christmas and I have to say the whole experience was a joy from start to finish. Checking in was minimal fuss as almost everything had been organised digitally prior to arrival to minimise contact. The staff were amongst the best trained we have experienced in years, compliance with Covid regulations was universal and there was a very friendly atmosphere when dealing with any staff. We ate in the hotel 7 times during our stay incliding breakfasts lunch and dinners from a pizza to dinner in West Restaurant. The variety and quality of the food was second to none. The breakfast is worth a trip alone and the food in West Restaurant particularly was one of the best dinners we have eaten in Ireland. We are already planning our next trip to The Twelve and have recommended to many friends and family already.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pauline H wrote a review Aug. 2020
Baltinglass, Ireland49 contributions26 helpful votes
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We spent 4 nights in a luxury suite in The Twelve in Bearna during what can only be described as the strangest of times. We booked this hotel as due to Covid 19 restrictions we wanted a place that offered a few different options for dining as we were anxious to limit the places we had to go to for food or drink. We hit the jackpot with The Twelve they offer casual dining, pizza menu, bar food and fine dining so we were spoiled for choice. We ate and drank in the bar most evenings but we had the most amazing Taster menu one evening in The West restaurant where we were entertained and looked after by Fergal who's knowledge of wine was exceptional and he took his time to get to know what we liked while choosing our wines for each course. The food was amazing and as a non fish eater I can tell you I ate langoustine, Oysters, Herring and not to mention sea weed and every single course was perfect. Our room was beautiful and had a bar which we actually loved as during these times we couldn't go to a pub and sit at a bar so we settled in each evening and played records on the record player provided and reminisced about "normal times" This lovely hotel has very friendly staff, quirky little touches and decor and also is a dog friendly hotel. We would highly recommend it and we will be back again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from The Twelve Galway, General Manager at The Twelve Hotel
Responded Aug. 23, 2020
Hi Paulkne, Wonderful to read about your time with us. Its exactly how we want every guest to experience The Twelve. The Team and the 'Corkman' especially, are delighted with your review. Fergus
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joehan278 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Virginia, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very friendly and helpful staff. Good food and nice accomodation. Close to Galway city and to Connemara. Pet friendly which suits pet owners. Great choice of food on gastrobar and restaurant menus. However, breakfast menu was excellent with a wide selection of dishes, even including rabbit!!
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Shannon Q wrote a review Dec. 2020
Cork, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our third year staying in the Twelve and it never disappoints! We love everything about it - the staff are always lovely and look after you so well, the rooms are so cosy and welcoming. The bathroom is especially gorgeous, with perfect lighting for taking a seaweed bath in your very own room! But the one thing in particular that keeps bringing us back is the amazing food! Every meal of the day is delicious - if breakfast and lunch in the Pins Gastro Bar (and the in house pizzeria!) wasn’t tasty enough, dinner in The West restaurant is an experience you can’t miss. We look forward to it every year. The whole meal is incredible - shout out to the the rabbit starter which is honestly divine and the wine menu! We were blown away by our meal the first time and every time since. There are so many extra touches included during your stay at the Twelve that really add up to give you a wonderful getaway. We can’t wait for next year!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sheila K wrote a review Dec. 2020
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions12 helpful votes
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Firstly the reason we picked The Twelve, was that we could bring our mid sized labradoodle with us, but that is not the only reason that we will return to The Twelve again & again. We ate in the hotel restaurants all four nights that we spent in Barna. Twice in the West restaurant & twice in the Pins Gastrobar. The food is excellent! West restaurant takes bookings. To eat in the Pins Gastrobar you give your name to the manager & then have a choice of returning to your room to wait on a table, or waiting in the designated area of the bar. There are some tables in the Gastrobar available for those wishing to have their dog with them. A doggie menu is also available, but we didn’t use it as our dog doesn’t eat very much, and is happy to just sit at our feet, and enjoy looking around! Staff in the Twelve are just the best! Nothing is too much trouble for them. We never had to ask for water for the dog, or indeed for attention, as they were always on hand to look after us! We stayed in a spacious luxury pet friendly suite, where a Christmas stocking, welcome pack was waiting for Elabella, contains doggie treats, dog bags, and recommendations for easy nearby walks that all of us could enjoy! The Twelve is just over 2 hours drive from Dublin, and free safe parking is available in the hotel car park. The hotel also has a bakery where take away treats can be purchased to take on yours walks! There are also a stone baked pizzas, for take away or to eat in the bar! There is also a Spa in the hotel, but we didn’t try it this time. When we return we have the West restaurant first in our minds for the fabulous Cote de Boeuf served on a wooden platter! And then there is the signature Cocktails available in the hotel, or by delivery to your home address! We are looking forward to the welcome we received from the reception staff when we return!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$130 - US$244 (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
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Twelve Hotel offers an airport shuttle 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.
Are there any historical sites close to The Twelve Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (7.3 km), The Lynch Memorial (7.0 km), and Galway Arts Centre (6.7 km).