2021 Award Winners PET FRIENDLY HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2021


The Twelve Hotel Barna Co Galway


The Twelve Hotel Barna Co Galway

Handy to both Connemara and Galway city this unique hotel is famed for its funky style, an exceptionally focused food and wine offering, and hands-on management and marketing by the inspired MD Fergus O’Halloran. 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. The offering is highly unusual, from romantic rooms and West At The Twelve's exceptional fine wining and dining experience, to quality casual food, notably pizza, in the busy, child-friendly Pins Gastro Bar, Nóin outdoor dining - and sales in the Pizza Dozzina artisanal shop next door - it sings of quality and innovation at every level. So, it should come as no surprise that there’s an extra layer of enthusiasm and imagination when it come to welcoming dogs too – as they say themselves, “A stay at The Twelve Hotel is proof all dogs really do go to heaven”. The three ‘pet suites’ have a Pet Lobby with toys, water bowl, bones, leashes and towels and the Pampered Pet Program gives a whole lot of extras at no extra charge (just a refundable deposit, €50 per night). A welcome ‘doggie bag’ includes a toy, a treat and clean-up bags for walks (map of nearby woods and beaches supplied), for example, and there’s not only a Pet Menu but also doggie room service and a Pet Concierge Service with details and discounts on local dog walkers, sitters, groomers, dog boutiques, veterinarians. Dogs are allowed in some public areas too and the house rules are clearly laid out on the website – good job Fergus! 


The Twelve Hotel - Barna County Galway Ireland
97%
40 votes

The Twelve Hotel

Galway City, Co. Galway
Baking/Bakery / Bar / Hotel / Restaurant
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 Fergus O’Halloran’s uniq ...


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