The Twelve Hotel, Galway – 4 Star

The Twelve Hotel, in the beautiful seaside village of ‘Gaelic Speaking’ Barna, Galway believes in offering style with substance. This is not just a hotel. The Twelve is an idea. Reset yourself. Immerse yourself in the warmth of its people – a passionate people. Discover a place for passing time, not simply passing through. Eat the wildest, freshest fish, taste the passion of the many local producers on your plate, seaweed baths, coastal forages, bog rides on Connemara ponies and a city of cultural festivals and celebrations are here to be experienced. Located just minutes from Galway city at The Gateway to Connemara, our 4  star boutique hotel believes it’s not just about where you’re staying, it’s about what you’re doing.

As our guest, enjoy:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking.
  • Designer déco,  mood lighting.
  • iPod docking stations, large LCD TVs, hotel DVD library.
  • Plush super king size beds.
  • In-room snacks and beverages, fresh coffee maker, fridge, microwave.
  • Organic Voya toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
  • Pet-friendly suites & Pet Programme.

Plus, take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities and features including:

  •    Onsite dining at Upstairs at West, The Pins Gastro Pub & Restaurant, Pizza Dozzina & The Pins Bakery & Gift Shop.
  •   Champagne Bar, Library
  •    Le Petit Spa and in-room treatments including seaweed baths
  •   24-hour front desk services inclusive of local attractions
  •    Onsite meeting and event space
  •    Just a beautiful 10 minutes from Galway city at the Gateway to Connemara

Combining stylish décor and a warm and inviting ambience,The Twelve offers the perfect home-from-home experience during your visit. View our photo gallery for an inside peek at our many great features; or read what everyone is saying about The Twelve. Enjoy convenient access to some of the most popular attractions and landmarks Galway has to offer – many just on the doorstep. Stunning views of Galway Bay and The Wild Atlantic Way

  • Spectacular nearby beaches
  • Scenic walks around authentic Irish bogs
  • Barna Woods and Golf Course
  • Connemara
  • Activities such as: horse riding on the beach, traditional bread making, boat trips, coastal foraging

The Twelve is a place apart, fueled by individuality, interests and idiosyncrasy, always edgy and dedicated to the finest things in life – wonderful food, the greatest wines and always with the best craic! Be part of Life at The Twelve..

Accommodations :

Discover a place for passing time and not simply passing through

 The Twelve offers luxury hotel accommodation with 48 boutique style hotel guest rooms for you to be pampered in, to work in and to play in. As one of the finest AA approved hotels in Galway, our goal is to ensure our guests are as efficient on the road as they are in their offices or at home. Within a suite design unique to The Twelve, specially designed furniture and handcrafted delights by local artists sit side-by-side with all the high tech essentials necessary for work and play during your family breaks orbusiness stay in Galway.

Let your needs and desires determine the type of room you choose; as one of the most luxurious four star Galway accommodations, The Twelve promises relaxation, stimulation and fun for everyone. You can choose between the Splendid hotel guest rooms or four very individually chic suite types at The 4 star, 3 AA Culinary Rosette winner The Twelve.

  • For couples, we have designed The Luxury Suite which comes with a full ‘pull up a stool to the bar’ in your own suite at our hotel.
  • The Twelve is one of the most family friendly Galway hotels, featuring the ideal type of Marvelous Family Suites which are available as either one or two bed-roomed Family Suites.
  • The Funnymoon Suite – need we say more!
  • Suite X11 – Described by The U.K. Observer as ”Ireland’s sexiest suite”
  • You can even conduct impromptu business meetings as the suites are designed as perfect business environments. Once you’re done with business, move on to pleasure with the complimentary goodies in the luxurious bathrooms, chill with a great DVD or plan an activity from the wealth of outdoor activities that Galway is famous for, including shopping and golfing. Why not try a spa treatment in Le Petit Spa of the most acclaimed of hotels. And hey! not only is the parking complimentary but the wi-fi is too at one of the finest boutique hotels in the country. Enjoy!
Splendid Guest Room :

Splendid Guest Rooms feature a super king size bed or twin beds as well as a Juliet balcony, moody lighting and a chic design unique to The Twelve Hotel. Ideal for our corporate guest, couples or close friends who like to share. This room design will accommodate up to three persons.

Luxury Suite :

Luxury Suites are ideal for couples and that romantic getaway. These beautifully designed suites feature a horse shoe shaped cocktail bar for entertaining, hardwood floors and open plan living room with the usual Twelve ingredients all in a suite design unique to The Twelve.

Marvelous Family Room :

Marvelous Suites offer the casual comforts of home; a master bedroom with a super king size bed, a separate living room area with a convertible Ligne Rosse sofa and a mini wet bar in a suite design unique to The Twelve. These suites are designed with families and friends in mind and will accommodate from 2 to 4 persons travelling together.

Funnymoon Suite :

The Funnymoon Suite – strictly for couples only – is an open plan, quirky living space designed with fun and relaxation in mind. Enjoy the Super King Bed, the double shower and jacuzzi bath, the lounge and your trendy cocktail bar.

Suite X11

The Twelve’s Suite X11 is the ultimate in chic, ideal for living it up and entertaining like a movie star. An open fireplace separates living room, bedroom and bathroom, providing private areas within one space. The living room includes an expansive couch, and two 32″ wall-mounted plasma screen TVs with surround sound and a beautiful dining table to host up to six good friends. Your bathroom has a step up Jacuzzi as well as a shower for sharing.
Described as ‘one of Ireland’s top five sexiest suites’ – The U.K Observer

Two- Bedroom Suite :

All guest rooms and suites connect privately to form an extra large 2 bedroom suite. These suites feature all of The Twelve extras as well as king size beds, twin beds and convertible sofas. An ideal suite for visiting executive teams, corporate relocations or families travelling to Galway in the beautiful West of Ireland. Please note that due to the popularity of our 2 bedroom suites, they may only be booked online for mid-week stays.

Dining :

Upstairs @ West Restaurant
2016 – Proud to be listed in McKenna’s Guides Top 100 Irish Restaurants 2014 Sustainable Restaurant of the Year -Restaurants Association of Ireland Food Oscars

Two Star AA Rosettes Awarded for Culinary Excellence

West has been judged Galway’s Top Restaurant – Georgina Campbell Top Irish 100 Guide

The Best Wine Experience in Ireland -Hotel and Catering Gold Medal Award, Georgina Campbell Awards and The Restaurants Association of Ireland Awards

The only restaurant in Ireland to win The Wine Spectator Award for  EIGHT years in a row

Upstairs at West is located in one of the most luxurious AA four star hotels, The Twelve in Barna. Upstairs @ West is the chic and stylish, 2 AA Rosette winning restaurant at The Twelve Hotel Galway, boasting the finest in local produce that highlights the region and the season’s best ingredients. With an emphasis on local, seasonal produce, reduced waste and sustainable practices it seems fitting that West should be recognised as the Sustainable Restaurant of the Year. 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 Martin O’ Donnell and the team to cook to the depths of their soul. All breads and pastries are freshly made on site in The Pins Bakery. Beautifully lit, flattering and gleaming, with a sweet champagne bar, cosy booths and smooth dark wood, Upstairs @ West is a modern take on a classic – a contemporary riff on a New York-style club restaurant.

With executive chef Martin O’Donnell in the kitchen, West Restaurant showcases the finest local produce, sourcing the best wild and cultivated ingredients at the optimum moment of seasonal perfection, prepared and presented in a way that is completely respectful of their individual integrity and totally delicious.

The crème de la crème of the West experience is the Chef’s Table, seating from 2 to 12 lucky guests right beside the Chef and his team – it really is at the heart of the kitchen. The Chef’s Table is at the centre of the philosophy of The Twelve, and West, which is all about having fun, celebrating food, celebrating wine, celebrating life. West is a recent winner of an outstanding TWO rosettes from the AA guide for culinary excellence.

The restaurant is located 10 minutes from Galway City West and is very much about wine. One of Ireland’s most exciting collections is on display throughout this restaurant and Wine Maker’s Dinners are a regular feature. The beautifully designed Champagne Bar serves up to twenty different wines and bubbles by the glass along with freshly shucked oysters.

Located within one of the best Galway Hotels 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.  West is the perfect venue for friends or family to get together and celebrate life. With special menu options available for groups of 10 or more, an evening of food, wine and good company is in store.

Spa :

Le Petit Spa at The Twelve uses Voya products, treatments and techniques to relax you, revitalise your skin and hair, and leave you feeling restored and renewed.  Based on carefully harvested Irish seaweed,

Voya make pure and simple beauty and skincare products, produced with integrity, which are also potent and effective, all while being a luxurious pleasure to use.At The Twelve we love to work with like-minded people and to support excellent local products, so we have chosen Voya for Le Petit Spa because of their commitment to sustainability, their
dedication to research and because seaweed and its amazing properties is probably the only truly indigenous and historic Irish spa therapy.Voya at The Twelve is a partnership, where we both share a similar focus on excellence, finesse and enjoyment, and we both love to use the natural ingredients found in this beautiful part of the world
to their best effect. It’s a natural fit. We hope you enjoy.
Our Petit Spa treatment room is a secluded, private sanctuary in which to relax and recharge. Enjoy some me-time in this boutique spa in one of the most luxurious Galway hotels. Le Petit Spa is also open to the public and even though all of our treatments are available for men, we also have a very special Hot Towel Shave. You will go wild for the 100% organic products which are home-grown on the West coast of Ireland and which are provided for your well being during your stay at The Twelve Spa. The “Petit Spa” offers a unique selection of ‘no rush’ treatments for our guests to avail of.