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Cliff House Hotel

Cliff Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Ballybunion
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Margaret T Tulla, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Tulla, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went back to the Cliff House this summer for two nights. It was as good as last year. Excellent service and lovely staff. The only gripe I had was with the CRAP coffee at breakfast. To be fair they did bring me proper machine coffee when I complained. We had a lovely room overlooking the sea and it was very... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all my years of hotel stays, this may have been one of my best customer experiences. After a wonderful day touring the Ring of Kerry I made my way to Ballybunion for an evening at The Cliff House Hotel. The front desk reception area was led by a lady named Fiona, and she radiated an amazing positive demeanor with... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed recently for a few nights in this excellent hotel. The standard was much higher than anything I expected ( considering the value of the room rates) - the food was closer to 5 star than 3 star! I eat in the bar and the the dining room both to a very high standard - the fish is excellent. The... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Was recently here for a party, the staff where very helpful and the manager Kevin was on site checking everything went smoothly. Location is fantastic right on the beachfront.. Nice music playing in the bar and beds are very comfortable to sleep on.

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County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you come into your room and discover no bulbs in the bedside lamps nor in the bathroom and a musty smell you know you are in a place with a 6 weeks season per year. Don't expect the wifi to work or experienced staff but be prepared for the bar below your bedroom to be noisy till an hour... More

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Fionamary O, Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, I was so disappointed to read about your experience with us, if I had known while you ware with us about your room not being up to standard I would have moved you to a better room so that I could fix the problems in the room you ware in. Unfortunately the wi- fi is an on going... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As I have said in the title this little hotel could have a better rating. Its an old school family run business with really personal service. All the staff are very helpful and friendly while staying highly professional. They deserve 5 stars. The breakfast is freshly cooked, (eggs, bacon, porridge) and its of great quality. There is also a variety... More

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Fionamary O, Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent stay with us at the Cliff House Hotel, I have to agree with you regarding the staff, they are extremely friendly , and accommodating and they work very hard to make your stay a most enjoyable one. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed all meals prepared for... More

Limerick, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate in the hotel, 4 of us. The service was average at best. Our starters were nice, but 3 out of the 4 mains were terrible. The fish was over cooked, the chips were from the end of the pan all burnt and greasy. The peas were unseasoned. Just really not worth the price. We said it to our... More

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Fionamary O, Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post you opinion on Trip Advisor, all comments are welcome so that we can improve on our standard and our service. It was unfortunate that your experience was now up to our usual standard. Should you wish to visit us again, please let me know so that I can personally look... More

Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed in Ballybunion for a week last week and spent most of the week in this restaurant. We ate here almost every night. The food was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us! They were so child friendly with was a huge plus. Highly recommended and will 100% go back here again

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Fionamary O, Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write on trip advisor, your lovely comments are much appreciated, I would have to agree with you ,that staff are all really friendly and accommodating and always go above and beyond , I think that is what makes the Cliff House so Special ! The Team of Chef's ware... More

Bern, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked that hotel online as the photos and assesments looked well. Once we arrived: There is no hotel specific parking space. So you need to be very lucky to get one, as the closeby beach with their visitors occupy anything available. Once we entered the hotel lobby: There is a fat filled air that welcomes you, originating from the... More

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Fionamary O, Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write on Trip Advisor, I am sorry that you did not like Ballybunion, it is indeed a pity as the town has loads to offer, the two beautiful blue flag beaches , the two green schools, newly refurbished 150 year old church, stunning cliff walks, the traditional seaweed baths, Surfing, bike... More

Ballybunion, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our favourite place in Ballybunion so much so that we held our wedding here, Fiona and Kevin made not just our day but the whole weekend so very special, Fiona worked tirelessly to make it a dream day for us, the meal was just perfect, absolutely gorgeous. Our guests just loved it and still talk about it. The location is... More

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Fionamary O, Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kat & Joe, Thank you so much for your lovely write up on trip advisor, Kevin & I loved looking after you on your special day, mind you though it only seems like yesterday ! We have posted your wonderful write up on the staff notice Bord to remind the staff how great they are and how they are... More

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Address: Cliff Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballybunion
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