Cliff House Hotel part of the Relais & Châteaux group, is perched high on the cliff top overlooking Ardmore Bay, and offers one of the most spectacular views in Ireland. What is more, its main restaurant, where chef Martijn Kajuiter works his culinary magic, is one of only a handful to boast a Michelin star in the country.
The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore is regularly voted one of the best hotels in Ireland. The hotel sits in an ultra modern building, quite literally built into and onto the cliffs in Ardmore, a small town in County Waterford, just a 5 minute drive from the N25 – the main road running from Rosslare to Cork.
The hotel is, in fact split onto seven levels so that practically every room can enjoy the spectacular views from the hotel. The décor is a wonderful blend of seriously cool and ultra chic, and manages all this whilst offering absolute comfort to guests. Gorgeous seaweed artwork is displayed on the walls, and plenty of armchairs are thoughtfully positioned for you to relax and take in the surroundings. Some suites are split-level, with views over the sea from the beds and very private glass-fronted bathrooms, again, allowing you to enjoy the scenery from the bath or shower.
Despite its membership to Relais & Chateaux, the Cliff House Hotel has a very special boutique hotel feel. Staff are super helpful and charming and people drive from all over the country to come and stay here – in fact, the hotel gets booked up very quickly and far in advance.
Martijn Kajuiter’s restaurant enjoys a fabulous reputation and uses Irish produce to create an exciting fine dining experience for guests who visit from far and wide. Breakfast is also taken in the dining room looking out over the sea. There is a great spread on offer to guests, which includes homemade scones, local yoghurt and of course, a delicious Full Irish. Food allergies are very thoughtfully catered for here.
The service is every bit as special as you might expect – genuinely friendly, helpful and charming which completes the experience at Cliff House. A visit is highly recommended for a special occasion, or just because.
For reservations call contact Relais & Châteaux: www.relaischateaux.com
Relais & Châteaux is an association of 515 of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants, in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its ‘art de vivre’ across the globe by selecting outstanding character properties. Each member has its own distinctive personality, but Relais & Chateaux hoteliers and chefs are united in their passion for hospitality, commitment to quality and an aspiration to deliver an ever-higher level of service.