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“Owners and staff treat us like family” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cliff House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ballybunion
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Owners and staff treat us like family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

For over 10 years our golf group has enjoyed staying with Kevin and Fiona at the Cliff House. Wonderful service, food and clean rooms. Great hot showers after a long day on the course in typical wet, cold and windy Irish weather. The staff is always ready to help with any and all requests.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Bob B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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s.ireland.
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

This house is proprietor run with four star quality, amazing views. The menu and reputation for excellent food is Legendary! Slight blip..incorrect photo.. Outside pic on T.A. shows the great Older Attic guest house on upper Main Street..great location but Cliff House is located over the Beach. It is absolutely Amazing and ity`s reputation is infamous... Excellent, classic and solo comfortably arranged bedrooms with Balconies..spotless hotel where both owners and staff have a smile for everybody! They run a consistently excellent hotel, restaurant and bar.!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wanderingirl
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Cork
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed here for one night as my friends' wedding reception was on in the hotel. Everything down to the last detail was just perfect. I would highly recommend the Cliff House Hotel as a wedding reception venue. It was just lovely. The hotel is the sister hotel of the Listowel Arms Hotel where the civil ceremony was held - again every little detail was just perfect. Not that we spent much time there but our room was spacious with a view overlooking the entrance which was ideal as we could see the bride and groom arriving from our window and this gave us the right amount of time to head downstairs to greet them on their way in. Ballybunion is a lovely beach location and we got to enjoy a walk along the beach the next day. Again I highly recommend this hotel as a wedding location. We will be back:)

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DDee_11
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

A party of four of us stayed in the Cliff House for a couple of nights during a golfing trip to the south west. We all really enjoyed the Cliff House and the wonderful hospitality provided by Kevin, Fiona and the team. The rooms we had were comfortable and clean with great sea views but the real highlight was the warmth of the welcome, the great food and the unbelievable service ; nothing was too much trouble with Fiona, in particular, readily offering to make bookings, check times and adapt the menu in their fine restaurant to meet the varying requests of our party! Kevin's wine expertise was also well appreciated ... We'll be back for sure

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank A J O
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Kerry, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

We recently stayed at the Cliff House for 2 nights with our 2 small boys and had a wonderful experience!! From the greeting on arrival by Fiona (who insisted on helping with our luggage!!) to all staff we encountered in the bar, restaurant and on reception, nothing was too much trouble. The staff were welcoming, pleasant and showed a genuine interest in ensuring that we enjoyed our stay. We sat in the restaurant in the morning looking out onto the beautiful Ladies Beach which would bring a smile to anyone's face. The rooms are comfortable and have all the necessary facilities. We will definitely return in the future and keep up the good work xx
Deirdre Hayes McCann

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DeeKerry
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Wexford, Ireland
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

I can't fault my stay in the cliff house. From the minute we entered the hotel we were looked after beyond anything I have experienced before. Fiona the lady that owns the hotel along with her husband Kevin are a breath of fresh air and other hotels could learn a lot from them. Thanks for a lovely stay and we will definitely be back xxx

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sineadcottrell
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Ballybunion, Ireland
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We did not stay at The Cliff House so this review is based solely on the our dining experience. The restaurant has the best view in town but at a price. The menu reads well but the food fails to deliver, in so far as, the portion size of some dishes is very small and therefore overpriced. I felt the kitchen tried to disguise this by over garnishing these dishes. Apart from this, what we ordered was nicely cooked and fresh.There was a starter called Italian Tapas, which I thought odd as it is my understanding that this dish is Spanish. Either way, it was badly executed and bore no resemblance to the real thing. On a positive note, the breads were delicious,the dining room has a nice French seaside feel, the aforementioned view, excellent, friendly service and a very good wine list. However, at the prices being charged I would expect a linen napkin.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank cliona m
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Additional Information about Cliff House Hotel

Property: Cliff House Hotel
Address: Cliff Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballybunion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ballybunion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cliff House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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