A stunning boutique hotel just minutes from Galway

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. 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 won the title of the best hotel in Ireland for 2018. (source)

Authentic. Opulent. Cool. An eclectic mix of tradition, design and style to relax your mind and refresh your soul. 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, wake up to a cooked-to-order breakfast. Then pop into our Bakery Shop. Grab a velvety coffee and 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. 

Return for the best in local cusine – fresh and seasonal. Choose from award-winning West Restaurant and have your fine food expertly paired with a wine from our 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 after one of our pizza-making classes. 

Bring your four-legged furry friend too. Our Pet Program ensures you’re not the only one who’s pampered. And our pet-friendly hotel suite is the perfect haven for pooch and 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. 

Welcome to The Twelve Hotel. You have arrived.

Must-do – In-room Seaweed Bath    Must-see - Welcome Video