Locations & Attractions

An Oceanside Hotel

On the Atlantic rim of historic Ireland

Locations & Attractions

Tour de Cottage

Grab the gang & Get CLIFF Fit with FREE bike hire on the 46km Waterford greenway in the comfort & luxury of Cliff Cottage. (sleeps 6)
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Our five-star luxury hotel in Waterford is an hour’s drive from both Cork and Waterford airports, and Rosslare Car Ferry.

We also have moorings for yachts. From your base here, we provide smooth access to our destination’s highlights, many of which are just walking distance.

HOW TO FIND US

FROM WATERFORD OR CORK AIRPORTS

AN EASY ONE-HOUR DRIVE

For directions to Cliff House Hotel, please see the following or view our Google Map.

*Please note, there are other properties in Waterford also called Cliff House. Please ensure you always select Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co. Waterford on your GPS.

GPS Co-ordinates: The GPS co-ordinates are N 51 57.61 W 007 42.84. Our Loc8 code for Garmin is YSB-80-TR9.

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

YEAR-ROUND APPEAL

Opening up West Waterford and the wider East Cork region is part of our commitment to your luxury holiday in Ireland. With expert concierge services – and genuine pride for this part of hidden Ireland – we can direct you towards activities suitable for rain, sun, culture, children or the actively inclined.

This includes exploring Ardmore with its sandy beach, traditional music and thatched cottages. Youghal, at the mouth of the River Blackwater just 15 minutes away, is one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland. Nearby Dungarvan is a thriving seaside market town, and pretty Lismore – dominated by the castle – is possibly one of the country’s quaintest villages.

To get around, we can recommend hire car companies, as well as exceptional private driver-guides, such as Sean Willoughby who drives luxury BMWs.

Helicopter connections are available by request and especially useful for luxury golf tours of Ireland. Many of our destination highlights and outdoor activities can also be tailored for corporate team-building events.

For any bookings you would like to make in advance of your stay with us, please email info@cliffhousehotel.ie or call our concierge on +353 24 87800.

SPORT AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

As a luxury seaside hotel in Ireland, we make the most of our coastal location by encouraging guests to engage with the great outdoors and the various leisure activities nearby, whether it’s fishing the Blackwater or exploring Ardmore’s famous ‘Round Tower’. We also have tee-times available for those seeking a luxury golfing holiday.

In addition, our small destination spa in Waterford, Ireland, offers a full range of outdoor wellness activities, including archery, sea kayaking, river kayaking, snorkelling, surfing and powerboating.

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A FAMILY HOTEL WITH ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

As a luxury family hotel in Ireland, we make it our business to provide activities for children of all ages. Both summer and winter, the region between Cork and Waterford offers great variety, including wet weather attractions in Ireland and activities suitable for smaller members of the family.

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A WATERFORD HOTEL TIED TO IRISH CULTURE

As a luxury hotel in Waterford, Ireland, Cliff House Hotel is well placed to access a number of cultural events and destinations for all ages and interests. This includes good proximity to historical Cork City.

The region is rich in tradition. We are located close to Ring – a Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking area – while the nearby Blackwater Valley sequesters some 70 historic ‘Big Houses’ on its wooded banks. Ardmore itself has its own rich history as one of Ireland’s oldest Christian fishing settlements.

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IRELAND’S NEXT GASTRONOMIC HOT SPOT

The area of West Waterford is a gourmet cornucopia – recently dubbed ‘the hottest place to eat in Ireland’ by a prominent national magazine. Cliff House Hotel has contributed to that reputation, with our House Restaurant holding a Michelin Star and Four AA Rosettes.

From Lismore’s Michael McGrath, who is possibly the best butcher in all of Ireland, to the traditional blaas that come from Barron’s Bakery & Coffee House in Cappoquin, this is a region defined by exceptional seafood, artisan producers and a commitment to eating well.

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SHOPPING SOUTH EAST IRELAND'S BOUTIQUES

Both Waterford City and Cork City are an hour’s drive from Cliff House Hotel. These two shopping capitals have numerous boutiques featuring Irish products, from handcrafted homewares to jewellery.

Cork City is also where you will find Brown Thomas for fashion, and the impeccably put together Meadows & Byrne for home furnishings (also featured at Blarney Mills).

There are a number of independent boutiques close to our hotel.

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