Boasting a blend of traditional hospitality, designer interiors and boutique accommodation, The Twelve Hotel serves as a gateway to the attractions of Connemara and Galway. Awarded the best hotel in Ireland in 2018, the property is set in a quaint seaside village of Barna, within easy reach of quaint beaches and picture-perfect scenery.
Guests can make themselves at home in the chic rooms which combine bespoke furnishings with decorations crafted by local artists and state-of-the-art technology. The beds are dressed in crisp cotton sheets, plush pillows and a fluffy goose down duvet, while other amenities include TVs, DVDs, iPod docking stations, and toiletries.
Each day can be started with cooked-to-order breakfast or a visit in the hotel’s Bakery Shop offering hot coffee and flaky pastries. More hearty bites can be found at the West Restaurant, taking pride in using local produce, or Pizza Dozzina. The Pins Gastro Bar offers craft beers, artisanal cocktails, and snacks in a lively atmosphere.
Groupon’s Guide To Co. Galway
Replete with ancient vestiges and nature beauties, Co. Galway allures travellers to delve in the vastness and variety of its landscape. It mixes the mildness of the coastal area with the roughness of the landlocked territory in a setting which is home to Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib.
Steeped between the Na Beanna Beola, which is home to the highest peak in the country (Benbaun), Sliabh Echtghe and the coastal region, the late medieval Dunguaire and Aughnanure castles and the 6th-century Clonfert Cathedral reminisce of the county’s past. The puzzling rock formations of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher add up, but globetrotters should also consider visiting the Inchagoill Island and the Aran Islands in order to get a complete view of the county’s historical and nature assets.