2018 Award Winners HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2018

The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co Galway

The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co Galway

As long as we have great independent hoteliers an important aspect of this country’s unique appeal will be in safe hands. We must treasure them, while we can.

Fergus O’Halloran’s unique hotel is handy to both Connemara and Galway City and has earned fame for its fresh youthful style, and an exceptionally focused food and wine offering.

Everything about it is highly unusual and, from its romantic rooms and West At The Twelve's memorable fine wining and dining experience, to quality casual food, notably pizza, in the busy, child-friendly Pins Bar Bakery Bistro - and sales in the Pizza Dozzina artisanal shop next door - it sings of quality and innovation at every level.

Their motto “True to The Region, True to The Season” sums up a philosophy that can be seen at work in every aspect of the hotel, where there is huge focus on the best local and artisan foods and craft beers - and this busy local and tourist venue is popular for sports on TV and weekend live music sessions too.

A great one-off destination with an exceptional sense of place - and its success is a great tribute to the hands-on management and marketing by an inspired proprietor.

The Twelve Hotel - Barna County Galway Ireland
43 votes

The Twelve Hotel

Galway City, Co. Galway
Baking/Bakery / Bar / Hotel / Restaurant
4 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Despite recent development at this seaside village, Barna has retained some of its old charm around the harbour area – and its location, handy to both Connemara and Galway City, is a huge attraction. And so is this unique hotel which, although on ...

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