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“Fab place to stay and the food was outstanding”
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Cliff House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ardmore
Certificate of Excellence
Tipperary, Ireland
1 review
“Fab place to stay and the food was outstanding”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Just returned after a 2 night stay in the Cliff House hotel,from start to finish our stay was outstanding , from the scenery and the staff to the food , it was amazing ...We ate in the bar the first evening and we found the food and atmosphere very enjoyable,on our second night we had made a booking for the restaurant ,the standard of food was amazing ,the flavours were something I have never experienced before ...I will definitely be making a return visit to this gem of a hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AdriaanBartels, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Shelly77777

Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that it has encouraged you to return.

We look forward to welcoming you back again,

Kind regards

Adriaan Bartels
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Such an amazing location and setting, excellent and friendly staff and the sun shining made all the difference. We had the tasting menu and wines to match. The attention to detail with each plate was outstanding. My only complaint would be that the wine servings were mean (might say more about me ;)) but for €50 for 5 small glasses I felt it wasn't good value and as there are more than 5 courses there were a few courses where we had no wine (we actually ordered an extra glass for one). Overall a very special place though.

  • Stayed May 2014
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AdriaanBartels, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear EmmaJaneTrain

Thanks for your review and I am glad that you enjoyed your experience.
I have noted your comment about the wine, much appreciated.

Many thanks and hope we will see you back again some time.

Kind regards

Adriaan Bartels
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Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is great! Amazing rooms, great restaurant and nice views, of course, of the ocean.

I happened to be here with a friend and it's almost a bit odd - such a nice, luxurious hotel in what seems like a small old town at the end of a dirt road.

Seems like a great place for a weekend mini vacation, just to relax and get away from it all...

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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AdriaanBartels, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Matt A

Many thanks for your kind review - glad you enjoyed your visit.

Kind regards

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

It goes without saying that the food here is excellent and the views across the bay are very soothing. The first time we stayed here there was only one room left and that was geared up for the disabled. I didn't like it at all. Also the water was only tepid so a bath was out of the question. This time we had a great room with two balconies, a sitting area and bedroom with a lovely soft mattress.Sadly the water was still not hot enough, I did not need the cold tap at all in the shower and wondered if it was even hot enough to kill of Legionella (about 60F) I wanted a bath but the water was no where near hot enough for that,These seem small grumbles compared to the overall excellence of the place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AdriaanBartels, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Louise A

Thank you for your review. Apologies about the water but each tap has an anti scald valve attached to it for safety so this may have been the cause of the problem.

Hope to see you soon again,

Kind regards

Adriaan Bartels
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Tipperary
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Great hotel, We had the rooms overlooking sea and they were excellent. The leisure complex was very good and clean. Great beach in Ardmore. The only fault was how ling it took to get served food in the bar, over 1 hour and we had kids. Breakfast was fab

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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AdriaanBartels, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Denis O

Thanks for your review and glad to hear that you will be back.

Best wishes
Adriaan Bartels
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We arrived on a wet windy May afternoon and while it was dreary and dank the ambiance of The Cliff House would raise anybody's spirits! Having settled in to our room, we relaxed and prepared ourselves for an eating experience in the "House" restaurant. The presentation and quality of the food would be as you would expect from a Michelin Star venue - a truly lovely experience.

We were with friends, and while the weather remained unkind it didn't stop us enjoying the Cliff Walk; walking along Ardmore Beach, even contemplating a dip in the ocean, the seaweed bath and lots of laughter.

I would definitely recommend this venue to any make up of people, young and old it's just so welcoming! We look forward to our return!!

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the sea - we were on the 5th floor and our room with balcony was great!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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AdriaanBartels, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Jenny A

Thanks for your great review. Come back when the sun is shining next time!

Best wishes

Adriaan Bartels
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We used a most generous voucher from our daughter to spend two nights B & B with one dinner in the Award winning restaurant. All rooms overlook the sea as the hotel is built into a cliff-face.
Beautiful five star rooms with an amazing bathroom.
Excellent Spa and Pool. Most helpful staff on check-in with advise on local walks.
Dinner on the first evening was an unique event, both in food content and presentation .Two waitresses bring the food and a third explains the contents, however her French accent was difficult to follow. Breakfast on both mornings was a come-down and most disappointing.
We eat out in a local restaurant on the second night. Hopefully we will get an opportunity to revisit this excellent hotel in the near future.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the Ardmore bay. Rooms in the main block housing the Reception and Dining room ha...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AdriaanBartels, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear DublinStan

Thanks for your review and glad to hear you will be returning - where I am sure you will see an improvement on the breakfast.

Kind regards

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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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