A Five Star Hotel

A Five Star Hotel near Youghal

Overlooking Ardmore Bay

A Five Star Hotel near Youghal, Cork



A magnificent choice for starry-eyed lovers.
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Cliff House Hotel is just a short distance from Youghal, Cork. By car it is just a 15 minute drive along the scenic south coast of Ireland.

Our five star hotel features 39 sea view rooms and self-catering Cliff Cottage, which is very popular for larger groups and families. Our bedrooms are steeped in Irish character and boast super king size beds and large rainforest showers. Dine in our one Michelin star The House restaurant, take in the sea air on our terrace overlooking Ardmore Bay, enjoy a swim in our infinity pool or treat yourself to an outdoor seaweed bath treatment at our award-winning spa!


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Our one Michelin-starred House Restaurant serves award-winning Irish cuisine. Chef Patron Tony Parkin’s goal is to take influence from our heritage, and to support local fishermen and farmers. We are blessed to have such incredible ingredients in Ardmore & its surroundings. It is our belief that the finer the ingredient the less work it needs. This will be reflected in our cooking and our presentation. Enjoy an seven-course tasting menu in our ocean-facing, glass-walled dining room open Wednesday to Saturday.

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“It was pure luxury from start to finish. We were met at reception by very friendly staff and this continued throughout our stay, they couldn't do enough for you and so professional at all times. The food was gorgeous. The spa area was so relaxing. The views are out of this world. We didn't want to leave!!”

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“Fabulous hotel, had a lovely one night stay at the Cliff House Hotel the staff were so nice, the food was beautiful as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday they gave us lovely chocolates and cards. Will definitely be back to this gem.”

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History of Youghal

Youghal has been a coastal resort and popular holiday destination for centuries and is famous for its sandy beaches. It has many walks and trails, featuring diverse wildlife and maritime habitat. Picturesque coastal scenery can be viewed from both Youghal Bay and the Blackwater River Estuary.

Slob Bank stretches 3km out along the Blackwater Estuary and is home to a very diverse range of species. Here you can find plaice, flounder and sea bass, as well as seabirds including Turnstones, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher and in winter, Greenland White-Fronted Geese.

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