Cliff House Hotel

Cliff House Hotel


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I had this drink in your hotel 2 years ago. If it is allowed, can you tell me what was in it?
Do you have a stunning shot of your time at CLIFF? 📸 Send us your favourite photo of Ardmore seascapes 🌊, Lyons tranquillity ⛲, Cliff Townhouse plates 🍽️.
Happy Birthday Michelle-it better be a good one!!Love ya, ###
Driving back to Wexford from Killarney today and we decided to call ahead to the Hotel to see if the bar menu was still available. We were informed by the receptionist that the menu was available until 3:30 but not to worry we would be looked after if we were later that this. We arrived at 3:45 and to be honest for a 5 star hotel the customer service skills of your staff leave a lot to be desired. The bar menu had finished as we expected. We were completely shot down by the staff working in the bar. "We are closed and only serving food to residents". We explained what we had been told on the phone and that we had driven 20km out of our way to get food. As soon as we stated we were not residents the staff member lost all interest and was very unhelpful. Saying he was unhelpful is understating his treatment of us. My money is as good as anybody else's and I expect to be treated the same as everybody else. Good customer service costs nothing but is priceless.
Super hotel...amazing location and best of everything...great food. Did the cliff walk despite Eric awaiting new knee. Well done..
Super hotel...amazing location and best of everything...great food. Did the cliff walk despite Eric awaiting new knee. Well done..
Thank you so much for making our little girls day so special....we all loved every second, we will be back for sure x
Truly, my fav hotel on the date!!!!!!
Recuerdo de una tarde de verano con Rafael Matallana, mi marido, cenando en el comedor de The Cliff House Hotel un delicioso Lamb Shank y con este atardecer que sin duda en el más lindo que he visto en mi vida.
Great night in cliff hotel Ardmore thanks to all the staff
Had a brillient night thanks to all the staff in the Cliff Hotel Ardmore ###x

Stunningly located 39 bedroom Boutique style hotel with a One Star Michelin Restaurant. Situated at the end of Ardmore village in West Waterford, Ireland.

CONTEMPORARY IRISH LUXURY Cliff House Hotel is a five-star, privately owned luxury hotel located close to Cork and Waterford. The building seems to cling to a cliff on the south side of Ardmore Bay where there has long been a fishing village, and a Christian settlement that pre-dates St. Patrick. From sun-drenched terraces and private balconies it is possible to see Ardmore’s 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. From this dramatic coastal location in Ireland’s gourmet heartland you can enjoy some of the country’s best restaurants - including our own Michelin-starred House Restaurant from Martijn Kajuiter. We also have a bar with an outdoor terrace for summer dining. Our intimate destination spa, The Well, is a key attraction. We are close to a number of Ireland’s championship golf courses, and encourage outdoor adventures to support your wellness goals, your Cliff House experience always enriched by accurate, old world service that’s warm and true to the Irish spirit. Our design is Irish modern: white walls, cupa stone columns, sedum moss-covered roofs and limestone terracing. We have Ireland’s largest private collection of campaign furniture and specially commissioned artisanal works, from handcrafted glass pieces by Glasshammer to individual resin designs by Sasha Sykes.

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Treat yourself this January our PH balancing and calming facial mist will balance the skin. Rose will soothe irritation and rejuvenate, while Neroli will regenerate - the perfect way to refresh your skin ✨

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Views of Ardmore bay at every twist and turn 🌅

Have the perfect night in this Valentine's Day 💕 Bake some delicious cherry & hazelnut brownies or Chocolate shortbread and treat yourself to a delicious glass of wine from our CLIFF wine set.

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A beautiful crisp morning in Ardmore ❄️

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We would love to see your Snow Day pics 📸 ❄️ . Send us your snowmen, snow angels or simply your snow capped landscapes in the comments below.

A beautiful snow day🌨in Ardmore

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January is the perfect time to blow off the cobwebs. From woodland walks to breathtaking seascapes there is so much to explore right at your doorstep. Share your hidden gems with us in the comments ⬇️

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Our Restoring Hand Balm is made of Carrageen moss and blended with healing lavender, that gently nourishes overworked, over washed hands and nails as well as soothing skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Rub the balm into your hands and cuticles. Place your hands into cotton gloves and leave the balm nourish and hydrate while you rest.

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Pop on your good jacket and take on the great outdoors this year, there is so much to explore right on your doorstep🏔 We can't wait to welcome you all back in the near future.

Happy New Year from all of us at Cliff House Hotel 🎉

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A view that never gets old!

A recipe for our lovely Seafood Chowder from the Bar Restaurant is the only way to warm the cockles on a day like today.

1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
1 Fennel diced
1 Onion diced
2 Leek whites diced
700ml Fish stock or chicken stock
300ml Pouring cream
4 Potatoes peeled and diced
800g Seafood mix (haddock, smoked salmon, mussels, claws, prawns or seafood of your choice)
2 TBSP chopped dill and or chives

· Cook the diced onion, leeks and fennel, over a medium to low heat until softened
· Add fish stock and bring to a boil
· Add potatoes and cook until soft
· Add cream and keep cooking over a medium heat for 5 minutes, use a hand blender to puree the mix and season to taste
· Add the seafood to the mix and keep cooking gently for 10 minutes until the seafood is cooked on a low to medium heat.
· Pour into serving bowl and garnish with herbs

Growing up in Ardmore these were called Hail Mary shells 🐚. What do you call them?

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We would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas from all of us at Cliff House Hotel 🎄

Only one more day to go....
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Due to recent government restrictions Cliff House Hotel is now temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming guests back in the near future and bookings are open on Our reception team will also be available from Sunday, 27th for reservations and to answer any queries you may have.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas from all the team at Cliff House Hotel.

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It's not too late to give the perfect gift! ✨ Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas to the one who is always on the go 🌟 Choose from our rejuvenating outdoor baths, Cliff House Escape treatment and more.
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We have last minute availability for the CLIFF cottage this weekend. Accommodating up to 6 Adults and additional room for children, the cottage enjoys all services of the hotel. Take the family for a change of scene on the lead up to Christmas. Book on or call Norma on 024 87800 to discuss.

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A FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN IRELAND ROOTED IN HERITAGE The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Waterford - the only five-star seaside hotel in Ireland - has been in existence since the Thirties. It was designed to service a tourist trade that showed its first glimmerings in Ardmore in the early 20th century among Ireland’s ‘big house’ families. The hotel was originally called Kelly’s Hotel, named after the owner, a Mr Kelly from Connemara. Before rural electrification, Mr Kelly relied on a wind generator. The grounds were terraced with gardens and lawns. A natural swimming pool with a diving board was carved out in the rocks below - and reinstated by the current owners. Mrs. Kelly's nephew Frank Nugent came to Ardmore in 1936 and took over the hotel from his aunt, renaming it The Cliff House Hotel. Many famous people stayed at The Cliff House Hotel throughout the century, from American first families to the author and playwright Hugh Leonard. Other famous visitors to Ardmore have included poet laureate Seamus Heaney. After Mr Nugent’s death in 1983, his son took over the business and continued until 1992. The hotel later fell into disrepair. The O’Callaghan family from Mitchelstown - who have been coming on Ardmore holidays for two generations - purchased the hotel in 2005. Between 2005 and 2008, The O’Callaghans made an extraordinary capital investment. For three years they gutted the building to reopen it in June 2008 as one of the most successful small hotels in Ireland. Owner Gerri O’Callaghan oversaw the transformation and directed the design with Garry Cohn while General Manager Adriaan Bartels established the hotel’s reputation for precision, old-world service delivered with characterful Irish warmth.
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