Families with a taste for luxury, Honeymooners, Foodies
Cool, brisk breeze. Salty air. Warm Irish spirit. Homemade whisky.
Best Visiting Months
May to September for hikes and sailing; November to February for whale-watching.
The Cliff House Hotel, as you can guess from the name, is built into a cliff, with all the rooms, overlooking the navy blue sea of the beautiful Ardmore bay. The six floors flow down to the sea, with no interruption of the view. Ardmore Bay is an old-world fishing village and called Ireland's "gourmet heartland." The Cliff House has existed since the thirties and is the only five-star seaside hotel in Ireland. Here you will find a lot of history, rustic charm as well as contemporary Irish luxury. Enjoy modern, yet warm design of moss-covered roofs and limestone floors. Choose between 39 sea view rooms and suites, with a naturally inspired colour palette and design elements. You will see marine blue and sea green everywhere. Enjoy this dramatic coast from a private balcony.
Ardmore Bay is a perfect location for outdoor activity as well as a great starting point for the culture trail in southern Ireland. Enjoy the sandy beach and thatched cottages of Ardmore. November to February, be on a lookout for humpback whales. Fish in the Blackwater river. Visit Dungarvan for a seaside market and Lismore to see the famous Castle. The Waterford Garden Trail features 15 different garden attractions throughout the county. Finally, have a drink at the Henry Downes Bar in Waterford, open since 1759 and one of few establishments left in Ireland that bottles its own whiskey.
One Michelin-star hotel restaurant - The House Restaurant. Try the Bantry Bay Organic Salmon. Make sure to visit Dungarvan Farmers Market, a local farmers market held every Thursday, where you can taste Knockalara cheese.
Fly into Dublin and take a beautiful drive south to Ardmore. Enjoy traditional Irish green scenery for about 2.5 hours.
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