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“Fabulous Anniversary Weekend” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cliff House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ardmore
Certificate of Excellence
Kenmare, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous Anniversary Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Celebrating our 14th Wedding Anniversary we decided to give this beautiful Hotel a try. We were not disappointed.From the time we arrived to Check out the staff were so friendly and Helpful. The Food was fantastic and well presented. The rooms are gorgeous and well equipped. The views are stunning.One of the finest Hotels i have ever stayed in and I like my comforts. Make sure if you are staying that you do the cliff walk which starts at the Hotel and continues around this scenic area. Top Class! You need to visit and experience this Place to experience real 5 star service with a Smile !!! Oh and don't forget to visit the Spa.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Robertz1974

Thank you for your superb review - my team will be delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to the wilds of West Waterford.

We very much look forward to welcoming you both back again sometime soon.

Best wishes

Adriaan Bartels
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights. Very nice room with the bathrooms being the highlight! Views are just beautiful with a nice although mucky ( wellingtons supplied by the hotel) walk along the cliff. Ardmore itself has little to offer a visitor but if you love your walks or are just preferring a hotel relax you will be happy. Food is top class - I would go so far as to say it is so far the best food I have had in any 4/5 star hotel in the past 2 years. For this alone I will be returning for a weekend stay in 2014. Staff are delightful and of course film of good Irish humour and wit. It is a very good hotel but with the pomp... Highly recommend a visit.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear 2squarewheels

Thank you for your lovely review - really delighted that you will be back next year and we look forward to welcoming you back then.

Many thanks

Adriaan Bartels
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Every wish is granted by the ultra friendly staff. Obviously the owner has gone the extra mile to ensure smiling faces are where ever you go in the complex. The dinner is a 3 hour gastronomic experience. The views from the private balconies are fantastic. For a little exercise - not too strenuous- a walk along the cliff path is well worth the effort.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear WCS_13

Thank you for your very nice review - glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back some day.

Kind regards
Adriaan Bartels
General Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

What can one say after a truly fantastic experience. From the moment we arrived until we left I can honestly say. I have never had an experience like it. The staff are the very best I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. Not just the Manager but all the Staff. Nothing was too much trouble and done with kindness and with a smile. The Decor is lovely, The sea is what captures your heart. The views are spectacular. The Food was incredible. All of your senses are satisfied. I wish I was rich I would go there every week I think. It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary and they upgraded us to a spectacular room with a terrace. I would highly recomend this fabulous Hotel and Glorious Restaurant You will not be disapointed.

Room Tip: Pay the extra few quid for a room with a Balcony or Terrace. Really worth it
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear Margaret H

Thank you for your very kind review - my team will be delighted to read its contents.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back some day.

Kindest regards
Adriaan Bartels
General Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Can only echo other 5 star ratings. Food was superb and brilliantly presented by oh-so friendly staff.

The rooms were possibly a bit smaller than we expected, but had excellent views over the ocean. Also whilst we were there the fog was quite thick and you couldn't see far most of the time, but I think that's rare.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cork353
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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear Cork353


Thanks for your lovely review - glad you enjoyed your visit despite the coastal fog......thankfully this does not happen too often.

Kind regards
Adriaan Bartels
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Beautiful location looking out on to St. George's Channel. Patrick took care of us the moment we arrived. Our room was on the smallish side but very modern and stylish. The bathroom was a designer's dream. The etched glass between the bath and bed area along with the view help to make the room seem larger. We took Patrick's suggestion for the Cliff Walk hike which was historic and had incredible views. Enjoyed the outdoor jacuzzi for relaxing after a few days in Dublin. We had a nice late lunch in the bar area upon arrival and enjoyed the breakfast in the House restaurant the next morning.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear dhill 100

Thank you for your lovely review and appreciate your visit.

Hope to see you again sometime,

Kind regards
Adriaan Bartels
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

7 of us spent 2 weekend nights in the hotel to celebrate our special wedding anniversary. The trip from Dublin, and beyond for some proved very well worth it. The location with super views, from all our rooms of the bay, were stunning. The reservation manager Norma was so helpful including upgrading our room to a very large suite including a huge balcony which provided a super venue to pop the champers with all the family.
All our group were highly complementary of the hotel, especially the views , the food , the staff , the spa etc etc. It is a 5 star rated hotel but if we could we would rate it with 6.
The cliff walk is well worth trying if one is reasonably fit.
We had a lovely lunch one day in the nearby White horses bistro.
We were impressed too to see the senior management involved throughout the hotel - leading by example.
We will definitly return soon..

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TERRY_DUBLIN_2010
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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear TERRY_DUBLIN

It was a great pleasure to look after your lovely family and thanks for visiting.

Delighted you enjoyed your time in Ardmore and we look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you all back soon one day.

Kind regards
Adriaan Bartels
General Manager
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Property: Cliff House Hotel
Address: Middle Road | Ardmore Bay, Ardmore, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Ardmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ardmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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 
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Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland

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