Newest Review: ... the lift and immediately got our first pleasant surprise of our stay, the lift walls are leather padded! Sounds a bit S&M but it w... more
Superb boutique hotel
The Twelve Hotel (Barna)
Member Name: degsy70
The Twelve Hotel (Barna)
Disadvantages: Kids in bar area
It wasn't until after we had made this booking that we realised the hotel was about 5 miles outside of Galway but actually this suited us perfectly. From the outside the hotel doesn't look anything like the quality that you get when you enter. Boutique hotels are all the rage now and this is arguably the nicest we have stayed in to date. After parking in the secure underground car park we buzzed the lift and immediately got our first pleasant surprise of our stay, the lift walls are leather padded! Sounds a bit S&M but it wasn't, it was tastefully done. Check in was all straight forward and we then made our way to the room.
Another nice touch is that you have to enter a door from the main corridors into a 'waiting area' and then go into your room i.e. the door to your room doesn't open out onto the main corridor. The key cards are wireless so you just wave it near the door and it opens.
The rooms are more than big enough and very tastefully decorated. The bathroom was uber modern and multicoloured lights added an extra special touch.
Facilities were spot on, robes and slippers, HD TV and an actual proper coffee machine complete with real ground coffee!
On returning from our sight seeing we found a plate of chocolate coated strawberries and flapjack on our desk together with a hand written personalised note from reception welcoming us to the hotel.
There is a swanky bar that does food and an even swankier restaurant both very reasonably priced but we chose to eat over the road in Donnellys pub (had too many hotel dinners!).
Breakfast the next morning was a huge Irish breakfast and a very respectable 12 euros each (ours was included in the room price which was 157 euros). We had come from the Clarence in Dublin where breakfast was 26 euros each!
All in all a beautiful hotel in a beautiful part of the world. Highly recommended
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