Thursday 18 July 2019

Condé Nast ranks Irish hideaway among world's most beautiful clifftop hotels

Rooms with a view

Cliff House Hotel Waterford
Cliff House Hotel Waterford
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Pól Ó Conghaile

There's nothing like a hotel with an edge, and Condé Nast Traveler has named The Cliff House as one of the world's finest.

An online ranking of the most beautiful clifftop hotels on the planet sees the Co. Waterford five-star listed among stellar properties from Santorini to St. Lucia.

"The aptly-named Cliff House is one of Ireland's most beautiful and scenic hotels, clinging to a cliff overlooking Ardmore Bay," writes Krisanne Fordham.

"The ultramodern building's angular slate-and-glass design is a dramatic contrast to its craggy, untamed surroundings, which makes for Instagram-worthy photographs."

"Book a terrace for extra bragging rights," she concludes.

The full Top 10 runs as follows:

  1. Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast, Italy
  2. Cliff House Hotel, Co. Waterford
  3. Post Ranch Inn, California, US
  4. Mystique, Santorini, Greece
  5. Bulgari Resort, Bali, Indonesia
  6. Alila Jabal Akhdar, Nizwa, Oman
  7. The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
  8. Cape View Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa
  9. Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca, Spain
  10. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia, Caribbean

"We are of course thrilled to be recognised by such a prestigious travel magazine, especially as we are in such venerated company with the amazing properties also listed," said Adriaan Bartels, General Manager at the Cliff House.

Last year, Conde Nast Traveler - one of North America's most influential travel publications - listed Dublin's Dean as one of the world's hottest new hotels.

Its readers also voted four Irish hotels among their Top 10 European Resorts - Trump International Gold Links & Hotel (No.2), Ashford Castle (No.4), Wicklow's Powerscourt Hotel (No.8) and Sheen Falls Lodge in Co. Kerry (No.10).

The Cliff House ( has a special Gourmet Package available to book from June onwards, with one night's B&B in a sea-view room and a three-course dinner in its Michelin Star restaurant, The House, from €425 for two people.

Read the full Condé Nast Traveler piece here.

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