The hotel at the crossroads; where history and tradition meet luxury and style. The Twelve is a place for passing time, not simply passing through. Nestled in the charming seaside village of Barna; yet 12 minutes from the thrills of Galway city – and on the doorstep to Connemara, the design led Twelve Hotel is one of the best Galway hotels locations. Named after the rolling peaks that surround the stunning landscape, it’s the perfect place for accessing many of Galway’s top attractions or as a hideaway, surrounded by style and luxury, from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Twelve hotel is a multi award winning boutique hotel and has recently won the title of the best hotel in Ireland. (source)
An Authentic. Opulent and one of the Coolest Galway hotels. An eclectic mix of tradition, design and style to relax your mind and refresh your soul. As one of Ireland's first design led boutique hotels, The Twelve strikes a fine balance between contemporary decor and historic charm. This hidden gem is a place to drift away after a busy day. Indulge in a luxurious treatment in our sanctuary, Le Petit Spa. Or have a sumptuous seaweed bath prepared by the bath butler in the privacy of your own room, ensuring any knots or aches are ironed out.
After a perfect night’s sleep while visiting Galway, wake up to a cooked-to-order breakfast. Then pop into The Bakery Shop. Grab a velvety coffee and a just out of the oven pastry before setting off for Barna Pier, a five-minute stroll, and enjoy a spot of foraging. Blow away the cobwebs and explore Barna Woods or the nearby beaches. Take a coastal drive and stop to take in the panoramic views of the stunning Connemara coastline along the way. Hop on a Connemara Pony and take a trek through the bog. A trip further along the west coast to the Aran islands. Or the opposite direction, head east into Galway city centre, to explore Eyre Square, Spanish Arch, the Latin Quarter and Quay Street.
Return for the best in local cooking – fresh and seasonal. Choose from award-winning West Restaurant and have your fine food expertly paired with a wine from the exclusive list – awarded “Best Wine List in Ireland”. Or mingle with the chatty locals and tourists in the bustling Pins Gastro Bar. Craft beers, artisanal cocktails, farm eats and freshly shucked oysters await you. Watch while your pizza is cooked in Pizza Dozzina’s magnificent Napoliferni oven. Featuring the finest Irish ingredients like Connemara turf smoked ham, gubbeen cheese and buffalo mozzarella. Better still; make your own during one of our pizza-making classes.
Not many Galway hotels cater for your pets, yet we do! Bring your four-legged furry friend too. Our Pet Program ensures you’re not the only one who’s pampered. And our dedicated exclusive pet-friendly hotel suites are the perfect haven for pooch and you. We only have three of these suites and they are very popular so please don't book online, you must call us directly and we will check availability for you!
Revel in the warmth of our people. You are ensured the warm Twelve welcome on arrival, including daily treats from the pastry chef. We’re renowned for impeccable service, a personal touch and our infinitely charming and friendly staff.
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