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“Contemporary hotel with spectacular sea views and an award-winning restaurant. Ultra modern design from the infinity pool to the spectacular glass-walled dining room and spa. Bright bedrooms with lots of natural light and private balconies. An utterly unique homage to modernist design and comfort.”

“Contemporary hotel with spectacular sea views and an award-winning restaurant. Ultra modern design from the infinity pool to the spectacular glass-walled dining room and spa. Bright bedrooms with lots of natural light and private balconies. An utterly unique homage to modernist design and comfort.”

Hotel Review

Ultra modern and built into the cliff using natural stone, slate and glass, with cascading terraces offering sensational sea views from public spaces, infinity pool and bedrooms alike. Expect flat-screen televisions, wall-hung fireplaces, sumptuous beds dressed in expensive tweed throws, luxurious bathrooms with stand-alone baths. Dining is exquisite and dramatic: reason alone to come, served in a spectacular glass-walled dining room with silver, Irish linen and heavy Waterford crystal. The stylish bar, candle-lit with heated terraces, mirrors the chilled vibe in the diminutive spa.
Recommended for
  • 5* Luxury
  • This is the only hotel in Ireland offering 5 star luxury, at a coastal location.
  • Seaviews
  • The seaviews are spectacular at the only luxury seaside hotel in Ireland.
  • Outstanding location
  • Coastal
  • Active Holiday
  • With a range of activities for land and sea there is asomething for everyone.
  • Foodies
  • Michelin starred restaurant serving up Irish cusine.
 

Written by Sonja McGinn

Recommended For

  • 5* Luxury
  • This is the only hotel in Ireland offering 5 star luxury, at a coastal location.
  • Seaviews
  • The seaviews are spectacular at the only luxury seaside hotel in Ireland.
  • Outstanding location
  • Coastal
  • Great walks
  • Andrew Malcolm is Waterford’s best guide for nature walks - and can lead you on bespoke foraging, whale and birdwatching hikes.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Dolphins, fin whales, minke and humpback are quite easy to spot between November and February each year, off the Ardmore cliff.
  • Fishing
  • Experience exceptional salmon fishing on the Blackwater River, deep sea fishing, rock fishing and Blue Shark Angling.
  • Riding
  • Enjoy riding on the beaches, back-country trails and mountains on short rides and treks.
  • Active Holiday
  • With a range of activities for land and sea there is asomething for everyone.
  • Watersports
  • Local water sports include sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kayaking.
  • Scuba course
  • Local diving at Ardmore Diving and Seahunter Diving in Youghal.
  • Kayaking
  • Canoe down the River Blackwater with an experienced guide.
  • Foodies
  • Michelin starred restaurant serving up Irish cusine.
  • Snorkelling
  • The hotel offers a full range of seawater sports
  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome. Babysitting services are available.
  • Restaurant
  • Michelin Starred
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Eco
  • Family Suites
  • Designer
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Gourmet
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Contemporary
  • Conference facilities
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome. Babysitting services are available.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Michelin Starred
  • Massage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor dining
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Bicycle hire
  • Library
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Hot Tub
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Garden
  • Concierge
  • Conference facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Games room
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Spa

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Andrew Malcolm is Waterford’s best guide for nature walks - and can lead you on bespoke foraging, whale and birdwatching hikes.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Dolphins, fin whales, minke and humpback are quite easy to spot between November and February each year, off the Ardmore cliff.
  • Fishing
  • Experience exceptional salmon fishing on the Blackwater River, deep sea fishing, rock fishing and Blue Shark Angling.
  • Riding
  • Enjoy riding on the beaches, back-country trails and mountains on short rides and treks.
  • Watersports
  • Local water sports include sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kayaking.
  • Scuba course
  • Local diving at Ardmore Diving and Seahunter Diving in Youghal.
  • Kayaking
  • Canoe down the River Blackwater with an experienced guide.
  • Snorkelling
  • The hotel offers a full range of seawater sports

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Other Reviews

Room Service: Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore.

"The hotel, where all rooms have sea views is a modern building in steel, glass, stone and turf roofs that match the flora of the Ardmore peninsula on which it sits."

Originally published by The Independent (view article)

The Cliff House Hotel

"Gourmet, Michelin-starred dining and superb sea views over Ardmore Bay are the main selling points of this friendly, family-run hotel in southern Ireland."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)