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Cliff House Hotel

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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Outdoor spa tub
Deluxe Balcony Room | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Cliff House Hotel

Cliff House Hotel

5.0 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Top rated for amenities (4.9/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
Ardmore, Ardmore, Waterford, P36 DK38

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt. Declan's Well3 min walk
  • Popular LocationArdmore Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationArdmore Cathedral7 min walk

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About this area


Located in Ardmore, Cliff House Hotel is in the historical district and near the beach. Molana Abbey and Red House are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ardmore Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Youghal Greyhound Stadium. Kayaking and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and rock climbing nearby.

What's nearby

  • Ardmore Pottery & Gallery - 1 min walk
  • St. Declan's Well - 3 min walk
  • Ardmore Beach - 7 min walk
  • Ardmore Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Youghal Lighthouse - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 49 min drive


  • The House - 3 min walk
  • White Horses - 8 min walk
  • Shipmates - 10 min walk
  • The Old Still - 11 min drive
  • The Rising Sun - 11 min drive

About this property

Cliff House Hotel

5-star luxury hotel in the historical district
At Cliff House Hotel, you can look forward to free cooked-to-order breakfast, a terrace, and a garden. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with rowing. Treat yourself to a hot stone massage, a body treatment, or a body wrap at Well Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at The House Restaurant, the onsite fine-dining restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Limo/town car service, tour/ticket assistance, and a banquet hall
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Cliff House Hotel have comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The House Restaurant
  • Bar Restaurant

Things to do

  • Canoeing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 6:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 66 lbs)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 70.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 70.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 5 stars.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Cliff House Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Cliff House Hotel?

As of Sep 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cliff House Hotel on Oct 4, 2022 start from $219.49, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Cliff House Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 66 lbs per pet. There's a fee of EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay.

How much is parking at Cliff House Hotel?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Cliff House Hotel?

Check-in is from 6:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Cliff House Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Cliff House Hotel located?

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Ardmore Beach and within 12 mi (20 km) of Molana Abbey and Red House. Youghal Heritage Centre and Clock Gate are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Cliff House Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Cliff House Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Cliff House Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 176 out of 212 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 30 out of 212 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 212 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 212 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 212 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

It was fantastic, really enjoyed spa and leisure facilities.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing hotel. Brilliant staff, food and views!
Our stay in the Cliff House was amazing. The staff couldn’t have been nicer from the moment we got out of the car to the time we were checking out. I must mention the restaurant staff in particular; hard working and well mannered young people who couldn’t have done enough for us both for our evening meal and our breakfast the following morning. The food was excellent for both meals. The room was clean, spacious and had a marvellous view over the water. Not even the miserable weather could spoil the view. The swimming pool was lovely and relaxing, with the outdoor jacuzzi being a special treat. We went twice during our one night stay. Our trip was topped off with a stroll on the stunning Cliff Walk. We’ve done the walk many times before but finally made the jump to stay in the hotel. All in all, a truly memorable trip. We will definitely be returning!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One of the best hotels in Ireland
Idyllic location, welcoming and helpful staff and amazing food. The spa facilities are top class with an amazing option to swim in the refreshing sea and hop into a hot tub or sauna afterwards. The Cliff walk is one of the nicest in Ireland and above all else the staff in this hotel were incredible and made me feel at home from the first moment. Nothing was too much trouble. I didnt want to leave.I highly recommend the Cliff House Hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful hotel, disappointing dining experience
The hotel is beautiful and staff do everything they can to accommodate you during the stay. This is a very special place with wonderful views and a calm atmosphere. We really enjoyed using the spa too. The only downside was the meal at the Michelin starred restaurant. We did the tasting menu along with wine pairing. They rushed us through the full 8-courses. We wouldn't have minded if it was just the food we were enjoying but pretty soon I had five full glasses of wine in front of me - we didn't have much time to enjoy each course before the next was plonked in front of us. After complaining about the overwhelming speed three times they slowed down and then ignored our table for the remainder of the evening. We left the restaurant fit to burst, with pockets 500euro lighter :(
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
As always our stay in The Cliff was so restful. A total switch off from the outside world. Staff were most hrlpful and friendly, particularly in these difficult times. Looking forward to the next visit.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The view from all areas of hotel is spectacular. The hotel itself is sparkling clean. The staff are welcoming and friendly and waiter service in restaurant and bar are very attentive. Food is excellent. We didn’t have an opportunity to use pool /spa area but we went down to look at it and it looks really well kept and sparkling clean. Bedroom facilities are top notch for comfort and style. Extra touches for generous coffee pods and chocolate bars on the house. Highly recommend this hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020