The Cliff House Hotel
An exquisite boutique, with a remarkable ocean vista
- 39 rooms
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor rock pool
- Fitness centre
- Rock climbing
- Stand-up paddle boarding
- Guided hikes
Set on a rocky precipice, looking out across the Celtic Sea, this sleek, intimate residence is positioned within the fishing village of Ardmore. Designed to celebrate its spectacular coastline location, the property presents terraces, spanning its exterior, with the accommodation built to offer supreme views of the bay. Just over half of the hotel is covered in a green roof, reducing the hotel’s carbon footprint and resulting in a healthier environment for guests.
The interiors feature neutral tones, enhanced by bold pops of colour, striking artwork and contemporary furnishings. Touches of Irish heritage can be seen in the form of hand-loomed wall pieces, fabrics and Celtic motifs stitched into the rugs. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure naturally lit spaces and uninterrupted sightings of the waters below.
Upgraded rooms have balconies or terraces and suites include snug living rooms, with fireplaces for the colder months. Guests can also opt to stay in a charming self-catering cottage with three bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a cosy lounge, with a wood-burning stove and a private garden.
Dining on exceptional Irish produce, particularly fresh seafood, can be done at the Michelin-starred House Restaurant. The setting is sophisticated, paired with views of the coast through a glass-walled room, and tasting menus, as well as a la carte menus pay homage to seasonal delights. For a more casual experience, the Bar Restaurant, with a traditional Irish pub atmosphere, serves up some hearty and flavourful dishes.
With an indoor infinity-edge pool, fronted by an ocean view and surrounded by loungers built into the wall, the property’s spa, The Well, is a sustainability-focused sanctuary, encompassing a sauna, a steam room, four treatment rooms and a small fitness centre. Treatments draw on products with natural ingredients, biodegradable cups and straws are used and glass bottles are filled with water from a filter system. Brave guests can embrace the outdoors with a dip in a natural rock pool, before submerging in a heated Jacuzzi, alongside two stone baths on an open terrace.
To take further advantage of the outdoors, you can dabble in sea kayaking, rock climbing, moonlight paddling, stand-up paddleboarding or coasteering on the nearby cliffs. Alternatively, you can take things at a more peaceful pace with guided nature walks, yoga and meditation classes, archery, or a spot of golf – tee-off into the water with a biodegradable ball towards the green floating in the bay.
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