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Cliff House Hotel

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16/07/2017 17/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's too bad that poor attitudes by the staff ruined the overall ambience and vistas of this restaurant. While I believe someone deserves good service no matter what they are paying, the high prices here would suggest a better level of service than we received. Waiter was one of the three unfriendly people we encountered on a 10 day trip...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'll keep it short.... We went for the third time.... Loved it for the third time... Cannot wait for a fourth!!!! It's just a fabulous place with a fabulous staff... Still haven't found anything to criticise.... JUST GO!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had the pleasure of having an overnight stay here with a meal in the restaurant and breakfast next morning. The greeting we got on arrival was top class and the reception staff gave a 5 star performance throughout our stay. The spa staff need to take a leaf out of their book. I arrived down to use this facility and...

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nora B Thank you for your visit and for your review. Will take on board your comments in the spa - thanks for letting us know. Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again sometime, Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful hotel,stunning location and views. Attention to detail was very impressive Michelin star restaurant was divine flavours of the food and creativity of the chef were superb.Spa/pool beautiful

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear annw9022017 Thank you very much for your very kind words. I look forward to welcoming you back hopefully. Kind regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our return to the Cliff House Hotel was as equally enjoyable as the first experience. Same excellent staff and service. Amazing room with the same amazing views. The word "comfortable" doesn't do justice to their beds and linens. The food in The Bar restaurent was very tasty. We also really enjoy their cocktails and whiskey lists. Breakfast is served with...

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear domhnall_kaps Thank you for your very kind review and your recommendation to use Ardmore a jumping off point for day trips from here - sound advice! Looking forward to welcoming you back again, Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a fantastic one night stay here recently. Beautiful setting looking out on the ocean. Really friendly and efficient staff. Great food in the bar ( cocktails good too ! ) and fantastic breakfast. Bedrooms were of a very high standard and bathroom was heavenly. Definitely a 5 star experience and can't wait to return.

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear charlotte493 Thank you for your very kind review and we appreciate you staying with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again sometime, Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights in the superb Cliff House. I can only say we escaped to Nirvana for 3 magical nights. Both the staff, and facilities were amazing. We never wanted for a thing, and for the foodies out there you are in for a magical time. I treated my wife to a hot stone massage and...

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richie M Thank you for your very kind review and glad that you both enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to look after you both. Looking forward to welcoming you back when you need a repolish of your halo! Kind regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed one night and dined in the restaurant. There are not enough superlatives to describe the visit, staff, food, surroundings, all wonderful. Will definitely return. If you have a special occasion coming up go here, spoil yourself, relax and enjoy.

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gerotoole7 Thank you for your very kind review and we really appreciate you staying with us and for recommending us too. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again sometime, Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

Cork
Reviewed 1 week ago

Genuinely amazing hotel! The sea view is incredible. Staff are really professional and well trained (no, really!). The dining experience was great. Personally I preferred the bar menu but the restaurant dining experience is real food theatre and everyone should definitely do it once! The sommelier was the star attraction for me (even though I was not drinking wine!). My...

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear corkboy65 Thank you do much for staying with us and for your kind review. We hope to see you back again soon and we'll ensure a smooth and relaxed breakfast service next time! Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

County Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say, I have stayed in various 5 star hotels in my time, but the Cliff House really is like a piece of heaven on earth. I booked a room and a spa treatment as a little treat to myself and left wishing I could have stayed more than the one night I had booked. The staff were...

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joanne S Wow. What a lovely review. Thank you so much, we really appreciate it. It sounds like you had a lovely time with us - you describe it so well - hopefully we can repeat the experience when you return with your partner! Until then, Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cliff House Hotel.A Hotel For Seaside Luxury Regarded as one of the finest small luxury five-star hotels in Ireland, The Cliff House Hotel is a 39-room Irish seaside boutique hotel in the traditional fishing village of Ardmore. Our privately owned hotel also features an intimate Irish destination spa as well as the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Ireland outside Dublin. 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 our luxury rooms and suites are sea facing while many are interconnected to provide family-friendly configurations. Our intimate destination spa, The Well, is a key attraction. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cliff House Hotel

Address: Middle Road | Ardmore Bay, Ardmore, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Ardmore
Price Range: $288 - $666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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Cliff Hotel Ardmore
Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, Ireland - County Waterford
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“Choose a balcony room for a fantastic view”
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“Terrace suite has two balconies. All rooms have sea view”
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