The 4-Star Twelve Hotel is located in the charming seaside village of Barna in – Galway City’s most stylish suburb. Beyond the traditional stonework façade of the hotel, the eclectic décor and wonderful dining make the Twelve Hotel a fabulous venue in which to relax & unwind. Think of great service and décor, spacious rooms, a multitude of food and wine offerings at the acclaimed West Restaurant, and you’ve pictured the ultimate locale for nightlife, visits, and weekend getaways.
With prestigious awards under its belt (‘Best Gastro Pub in Ireland’, ‘Wine Spectator’ Award & ‘Best Overall Boutique Hotel in Ireland’) it’s no wonder that The Twelve is such a popular hotel. The Twelve offers the cosiness and welcome one expects in the West of Ireland, coupled with a striking ambiance and understated designer interiors. The Village of Barna itself is a charming spot, and gateway to the spectacular ‘Gaeltacht’ (Irish-speaking) region of Connemara.
The Twelve Hotel offers 48 boutique-style guestrooms for you to be pampered in. Room decor is unique to The Twelve, with specially designed furniture and handcrafted delights by local artists sitting side-by-side with all the high-tech essentials necessary for work and play during your stay in Galway.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary WiFi & Broadband Internet Access
- 26” LCD TV
- In-House DVD Selection
- iPod Docking Station
- Juliette Balcony
- Unique Snack & Beverage Selection
- In-Room Safes
- Sealy Mattress
- Individual climate controls
- Fluffy Hypo-Allergenic Goose Down Duvets
- Oversized Bath Towels & Cotton Robes
- Moody Lighting
- Organic Voya Bath Products
West features innovative dishes that highlight the region and the season’s best ingredients. Everything at this restaurant is prepared ‘a la minute’ and as such allows Chef Campbell and the team to cook to the depths of his soul. All breads and pastries are freshly made on site in The Pins Bakery. West is modern, lively, fun, and a recent winner of an outstanding TWO rosettes from the AA guide for culinary excellence. West is a truly memorable relaxed dining experience where you are simply offered the best of everything, and all at an unpretentious level. Come to the West of Ireland, to relax and enjoy life’s finer pleasures.
Pizza Dozzina is the name of The Twelve’s latest genius idea – a pizza kitchen and deli serving divine, skinny, traditional Italian pizzas, created in a magnificent MV Napoliforni pizza oven, shipped specially from Naples, the original home of pizza! From a family business in Napoli specializing in stone ovens using stone from Vesuvius, this pizza oven is the vividly glowing heart of Pizza Dozzina.
The Pins Gastro Bar:
The Pins, known to many as The Twelve Pins, was first established in the early 1800’s in the beautiful village of Barna on this very site. The hub of Barna Village, and a destination in its own right, The Pins Gastro Bar is loved by locals and overnight guests alike. In addition to an incredible food menu, Sunday lunch and Barbeque menu, there is an equally incredible selection of cocktails, whiskies, cognacs, armagnacs, rums, bourbons, vodkas and countless other fine spirits and beers. The Pins is a great place to enjoy good coffees, interesting teas, breads ‘just out of the oven’ from the on-site bakery and tantalising local produce infused with flavours from around the world. You can surf the net for free with our Wifi, meet the locals, catch a Traditional Irish Music session and see Galway’s finest Jazz acts.
The Pins Bakery:
The Pins Bakery is a sensory experience – an experience of delicious aromas, warm freshly baked breads, melt-in-the-mouth confectionery, scrumptious cakes, velvety coffees and other favourites – all in an intimate, continental setting that will make you feel like you could be in a Boulangerie in Paris! The Pins Bakery operates under the expert guidance of award-winning pastry Chef Marcin and his team of first class bakers from around the world. Marcin is adamant that The Pins Bakery will put a smile on the face of all who walk through its doors. A single bite of a signature chocolate fudge cake, moist muffin or warm, fresh bread is sure to enhance one’s mood and be an instant cure for the blues! In addition to baked goods and confections, The Pins Bakery also offers a fine selection of coffee, tea and soft drink beverages.
On The Map: Barna is located just 8km west of Galway City along the R336 coast road.
Barna is a quiet, seaside village with a charming stone pier and excellent restaurants. Once a satellite of Galway City, Barna is slowly becoming part of the suburban expansion of the city. Officially the village is regarded as Irish speaking and is therefore a constituent part of the regions of Ireland that make up “An Gaeltacht”. However, because of its absorption into the city, it has become only recently, a mainly English speaking village. Nonetheless, the village is now effectively the gateway to the largest Irish speaking region in the country, Connemara. Barna Woods lie to the right as one drives from Galway City, and are home to the last natural growing oaks in the west of Ireland. A left turn brings visitors to Silver Strand, a very popular and beautiful, ‘Blue Flag’ beach. Fine views of the Burren Hills in Co Clare are on display in Barna, and the Aran Islands can also be seen on a clear day.