Alicja McCarthy

Cliff House Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:Long weekend exploring the southeast coast of Ireland.
  • When:April 2014
  • Who:The boy & me.
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Cliff House Hotel Ardmore is a very sleepy seaside village but kayakaing, rock climbing, scuba diving and whale watching can all be arranged.

Ardmore is a very sleepy seaside village but kayakaing, rock climbing, scuba diving and whale watching can all be arranged.

Cliff House Hotel With hints of heather hues and campaign-style furniture, the room was most comfortable.

With hints of heather hues and campaign-style furniture, the room was most comfortable.

Cliff House Hotel  Loved the double rain shower cubicle overlooking the ocean.

Loved the double rain shower cubicle overlooking the ocean.

Cliff House Hotel  Incredible views across the bay of Ardmore from our large balcony.

Incredible views across the bay of Ardmore from our large balcony.

Cliff House Hotel Hot seaweed bath for two in the great outdoors!

Hot seaweed bath for two in the great outdoors!

Cliff House Hotel Martjin Kajuiter’s Michelin starred Bantry Bay Organic Salmon Five Ways. Amazing!

Martjin Kajuiter’s Michelin starred Bantry Bay Organic Salmon Five Ways. Amazing!

Cliff House Hotel The early morning sunrise is spectacular.

The early morning sunrise is spectacular.

Cliff House Hotel Take an easy coastal walk from the hotel around the ‘Ram Head’ and discover abandoned forts and shipwrecks.

Take an easy coastal walk from the hotel around the ‘Ram Head’ and discover abandoned forts and shipwrecks.

Cliff House Hotel Very quaint! Painted-on cottage facades along the beach promenade.

Very quaint! Painted-on cottage facades along the beach promenade.

Cliff House Hotel The back of the hotel has a large glass section that provided incredible views of the Ardmore coast.

The back of the hotel has a large glass section that provided incredible views of the Ardmore coast.

Highs & Lows

  • The views are incredible and you just can’t stop gazing at the emerald ocean.

  • The food at The House Restaurant is imaginative, exciting and locally sourced.

  • The team is super warm and friendly.

  • Great spa facilities.

  • The interior décor is a little dated.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Small luxury hotel and Michelin starred restaurant.

  • Vibe

    Relaxed and comfortable with awe inspiring views.

  • Location

    In the sleepy village of Ardmore in West Waterford.

  • Rooms

    39

  • Music

    Yes, casual.

  • Year Opened

    2008

  • Designed By

    Owner Gerri O’Callaghan oversaw the transformation and directed the design with Garry Cohn.

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes, plus spa with indoor and outdoor plunge pools.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, the Michelin starred House Restaurant.

  • Bar

    Yes.

  • Children

    Bring the kids!

  • Price

    Affordable luxury.

Dungarvan

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Ardmore Adventures

Ardmore Adventures

Strand Cottage, Main St, Duffcarrick, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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Cliff House Hotel

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