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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luxembourg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if we only had their "stadard room", it was a large and very comfortable room with an outstanding view. The bathroom was large as well, inculding a shower and a tub. Breakfast was great, even if you're not into full irish breakfast. We stayed twice in the one star Michelin restaurant where excellent food is served. To be recommended... More 

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Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything you might imagine it to be in terms of a surreal view and sophisticated comforts to go with it. As a Relais and Chateaux property it lived up to the standard of excellence one would expect. Ardmore seemed like a quaint little town with a really superlative beach but Irish summers being as unpredictable as they are the beach... More 

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

Dear Sam E Thanks for your great review - we love your comments, really well put. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again some time. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

N Ireland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic stay in July 2015. Everything about this hotel was fantastic. A lovely room with great views, exceptional food (especially in the restaurant), friendly/helpful staff and all set in a quaint village. I recommend use of the leisure facilities which were beautifully situated with amazing sea views. Looking forward to a return visit.

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

Dear DoloresNIreland Thanks for your super review. Really delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for a one night break and really enjoyed it. Setting is spectacular and room had two beautiful terraces overlooking the water. Bathroom layout was very unusual with shower not what I expected, more of a wet room? Perhaps we got disabled access room. Food was lovely, not quite as amazing as I was expecting but maybe my expectations were... More 

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

Dear Sunlover092 Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and hopefully you will return some day to see the improvements made. Many thanks and kind regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Paddy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at the Cliff House because we heard so much about the food (one Michelin star). Our plan was to have the three course dinner the first night and the seven course tasting menu the second night. But our plan fell apart. When being seated at our table the manager informed us that the three course dinner... More 

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

Dear PaddyFoley Thank you for your review. Apologies for the delays you experienced. We have made some changes to the Tasting Menu which should make a difference and which address this problem so hopefully you will change your mind and try it next time you visit. We promise no delays! Kind regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just back from a night in the Cliff House. We were there some years ago. What a beautiful hotel set into the cliffs in Ardmore. Amazing sea views and it so helped that weather was good and we were able to sit out on the balcony and have a snack when we arrived. The staff are so welcoming. We ate... More 

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

Dear Carmeltorc Thank you for your very kind review and for coming back. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back the next time. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely fabulous. We loved every moment of our stay here. The rooms are decent size, all with sea views (we were lucky to have bright sunny days while there) . Unique bathrooms too, with free-standing baths. We liked the Bluetooth enabled sound system in the room. most people in the bar or restaurant are residents we thought. Food and service... More 

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

Dera Paddy D Thanks for visiting and thanks for reviewing us. Glad you enjoyed your stay and glad you will be back. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you prefer to be awoken by the seagulls cry rather than the bustle of people in the street or the rush of the sea rather the rush of traffic then this is the hotel for you. Who would have thought that perched on the rocks above the sea in a lovely little seaside village you could find such a... More 

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

Dear Bert H Absolutely love your review - so well put, thank you so much. We look forward to your hat trick visit! Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cliff House was a highlight of our ten-day tour of Ireland. The setting is superlative--the hotel is built into the side of a small cliff and is well-designed to take every advantage of a lovely waterfront view. The staff was friendly, helpful and professional and handled even the most trivial request within minutes. The town of Ardmore is quite small... More 

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

Dear sd1042015 Thank you so much for your every kind review. We do really appreciate it. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for longer in the future. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been 3 long years since we had the pleasure of staying here. Not a lot has changed, in fact things are possibly even better. As usual we were greeted by the General Manager Adriaan Bartels and car valet staff and check in was seamless. We were shown to our room (Room 40) and it didn't disappoint. The extra touches... More 

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

Dear Finbarro Thanks for your very kind review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us again. Your comments are duly noted and hopefully it won't take three years before your return. Kindest regards Adriaan Bartels General Manager More 

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