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Cliff House Hotel

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Middle Road | Ardmore Bay, Ardmore, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ireland
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last visit about a year ago and it's nice to see that the very high standards have been maintained by Adriaan and his very helpful and friendly staff. It's like another world, totally relaxing with excellent food served in a restaurant with a beautiful view. Thank you once again and making our anniversary stay so memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic place, privacy in picturesque scenery, professionalism of staff. Quality ensuite rooms with views on bay. Place you would relax and enjoy every day of stay. Great little village 5 min walk of the hotel. Very cosy hotel bar serving traditional Waterford Blaa what you couldn't found anywhere else.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a previous reviewer commented, I have also experienced disgraceful service in the bar today after checking into the hotel for the night. Both my wife and I were informed that we would have to wait 20 mins by a most unfriendly maitre d'. We informed him that this was ok and took a seat in the waiting area. Despite... More 

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear globetrotter164 I am very sorry to read your review. Please accept my sincerest apologies as this is not what we aspire to I can assure you. Please feel free to contact me personally so that I can address the situation directly. My email address is abartels@thecliffhousehotel.com Again, my sincerest apologies, Kind regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Waterford, ireland
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been to Cliff House many times for lunch and longed to stay over but never had the right opportunity. When a very special occasion arose it seemed like just the right place at just the right time. We booked the Gourmet package which was just under four hundred euro for one night's bed and breakfast with dinner in... More 

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GourmetGabi Thank you for your very kind review. Glad that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you recommending us too. Hope to see you back soon, Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Drogheda, Ireland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Cliff House Hotel for 1 night. We wanted to experience this hotel after my wife saw it on tv. It did not disapoint. The views from our room were very nice. All rooms have a lovely view of the sea. The staff at recption were very helpful and nothing was a problem which is what i... More 

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Balmac_10 Thank you for your lovely review. Glad that we met your expectations and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again some day. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

DUB
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Cliff House in early July, and were greeted by a warm and welcoming staff. The hotel is superbly located on the ocean's edge, with fantastic views on all sides. The bedrooms and public areas are of a standard not seen very often, they were just pure bliss. Adriaan and his professional team deserve every award they... More 

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear xxflick Thank you so much for your very kind review. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have the sincere pleasure of welcoming you back someday soon. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Clare
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85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here recently for a wedding and could not recommend this place enough. The staff were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The views are out of this world. The rooms were so comfortable - amazing shower. The food in the restaurant was out of this world - one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Would love to... More 

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Voilareally Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted that your visit has led you to think about returning - we very much look forward to that. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am writing this as I currently sit in the bar in the cliff hotel in Ardmore. My friend & myself called in for a coffee, when we arrived we were seated promptly & given menus. That's where our waiting started, after about 20 minutes we asked if we could order which we did, roll on another 25 minutes &... More 

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gabrielle201 Thank you for your review and apologies for the delay in service. It was a pity that you did not alert a Manager to your delay so that we could have expedited the order immediately. Please ask for me personally on your next visit and I will assure you of my best personal attention. Yours sincerely Adriaan Bartels... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are repeat visitors to the hotel and were delighted to receive a free room upgrade this time as a result of our last visit having been on the occasion of our honeymoon. The hotel remains well-appointed and even more basic rooms are comfortable and feature interesting design elements. The staff change each visit (bar the excellent... More 

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AniceOldFashioned Wow. Thank you so much - what a great review - my team and I (and especially the Chefs) are delighted to read your kind words and they make all the hard work worthwhile. Very much appreciated. We look forward to your return, Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the first two nights of our honeymoon. We cannot fault any aspect of the Cliff. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and the view cannot be surpassed. Just phenomenal.

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Adriaan_Bartels_13, General Manager at Cliff House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear alandebarra Thank you very much for your lovely review. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

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