The 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.