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Cliff House Hotel

Cliff House Hotel

Rooms : 39 rooms and suites and two villas

Type :  family, couples, multigenerational, fishing, walking, hiking, golf, outdoor, city break, culinary, wellness, activity, off the beaten track

OVERVIEW

Regarded as one of the finest small luxury five-star hotels in Ireland, Cliff House Hotel is a 39-room Irish seaside boutique hotel in the traditional fishing village of Ardmore. This privately-owned hotel also features an intimate Irish destination spa as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant. It is one hour from both Cork and Waterford cities.

The building seems to defy gravity, clinging to a cliff on the south side of Ardmore Bay where there has long been a fishing village. From sun-drenched terraces and private balconies, it is possible to see Ardmore’s golden sands, lobster pots and dolphins that play out on the water. All the luxury rooms and suites are sea-facing while many are interconnected to provide family-friendly configurations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The property is carved into a cliff with full seaviews from every room and suite.

 

  • Activities onsite or within 20 mins include watersports, boating, fishing, foraging, historic walks, art sessions, castle tours, garden tours, cookery school, cycling, golf, shooting, hunting, sea swimming.

 

  • The intimate destination spa, The Well by the Sea, is a key attraction and uses custom made products – The Well at Cliff – with all-natural and predominantly Irish ingredients.

 

  • Ardmore is one of Ireland’s oldest villages with history dating back to 400 AD, when it became an early Christian settlement. Take the scenic cliff walk with a local historian and get the inside track on this stunning part of coastal Ireland.

 

  • CLIFF is a privately owned group and an absolute leader in the Irish culinary movement. Across their properties they hold Michelin stars but also excel in casual irish produce – sourced local and cooked elegantly. Cliff House Hotel offers an array of dining options from a lobster on the terrace to a one Michelin star tasting menu.

ACCOMMODATION

  • Deluxe Seaview Rooms – full length window overlooking Ardmore Bay, king bed, ensuite, desk, armchair, footstool, fridge, Tea and coffee making facilities, Large rainforest shower, Oversized bath, Flatscreen TV

 

  • Deluxe Balcony Room – external glass balcony overlooking Ardmore Bay, king bed, ensuite, desk, armchair, footstool, fridge, Tea and coffee making facilities, Large rainforest shower, Oversized bath, Flatscreen TV, outdoor table and two chairs

 

  • Deluxe Terrace Room – external tapered wall terrace overlooking Ardmore Bay, king bed, ensuite, desk, armchair, footstool, fridge, outdoor table and two chairs, Tea and coffee making facilities, Large rainforest shower, Oversized bath, Flatscreen TV

 

  • Balcony Suite – two external tapered wall terraces overlooking Ardmore Bay, king bed, ensuite, desk, armchair, footstool, sofa, fridge, outdoor table and two chairs, Tea and coffee making facilities, large rainforest shower, Oversized bath, two Flatscreen TV, two gas fires

 

  • Terrace Suite – two external tapered wall terraces overlooking Ardmore Bay, king bed, ensuite, desk, armchair, footstool, sofa, fridge, outdoor table and two chairs, Tea and coffee making facilities, large rainforest shower, Oversized bath, two Flatscreen TV, two gas fires

 

  • Cliff Cottage  – a casual sandy feet, seaside cottage accommodating up to 6 adults and 4 children

DINING

  • One Michelin star House restaurant
  • Casual and relaxed Irish Bar restaurant
  • Extensive terrace dining
  • House lounge – for residents only, cocktails and snacks

ACTIVITIES

  • Fishing
  • Falconry
  • Golf
  • Equestrian
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Archery
  • Boating for whale watching
  • Sailing
  • Cruising
  • Day Trips
  • Picnics
  • Local Attractions
  • Walking Trails
  • Children’s activities
  • Dog Walking
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Music weekends
  • Wine Tasting Weekends
  • Cookery Classes
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Horse racing

 

FAMILY

  • Children’s Play room with toy
  • Outdoor space with bean bags, games and table tennis
 

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Ardmore, Co Waterford, Ireland

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