Cliff House Hotel

Contemporary, funky, seaside luxury

Middle Road, Ardmore, Waterford P36 DK38


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At a Glance

This Relais and Châteaux, Michelin-starred hotel is Ireland’s only five-star seaside experience.** **

Indagare Loves

  • The natural swimming pool tucked among the rocks below the property
  • The hotel’s contemporary Irish style
  • The four bedroom self catering cottage for families


The Cliff House Hotel is located in the small town of Ardmore along the eastern coast of Ireland. Originally opened in the 1930’s as a seaside resort for Ireland’s most prestigious families, the hotel was fully rebuilt and renovated in 2008. All 39 rooms and suites command breathtaking views over Ardmore bay and most have terraces. Traditional Donegal tweed is used in a fun color palate consisting of bright fuchsias, blues, turquoises and purples. Every room features work by Irish artisans and artists.

The property is great for both couples and families who would like to experience the pace of a quaint seaside town. In summer, the property is within walking distance to four beaches and also sits at the head of St. Declans cliff walk, a trail that is over 400 years old and wraps along the coast. Another of the property’s highlights is their spa, complete with an indoor swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and four treatment rooms. The area is perfect for surfing, kayaking, diving and boat excursions. The main restaurant is both Michelin-starred and Relais and Châteaux and highlights the area’s fresh seafood and produce. The property is unique and the staff exudes the warm Irish hospitality for which the country is famous.

Who Should Stay

Couples or families looking for a seaside getaway. Those who prefer traditional Irish décor will be disappointed, but the hotel’s style offers a welcome pop of color in a monotone landscape.

Written by Indagare

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