So it was recently my birthday and one of my bessie’s decided to spoil me by surprising me with a night in The Cliff House Hotel. I’ll be honest with you, at first I hadn’t heard of hotel (my bad) but soon I got to know it. From the moment I start researching online I uncovered that this was a special sort of hotel. What I mean is, it had beautiful seaviews, a well-known spa with outdoor jacuzzi and a michelin star restaurant that is super difficult to get a booking. Eh you had me at surprise!
On Arrival we were greeted by the lovely staff at reception. The staff offered us a signature cocktail for the #threewordtweet we tweeted in advance with excitement.
We had booked the cottage across from the hotel so required the staff to show us around. It literally could fit a family of 12 it was that massive. Three double bedrooms, a room with twin bunkbeds and a cot, two different sitting rooms; one with a fab fire, a massive kitchen with an Island and stunning views.
The Well is just gorgeous so much so in my whole 24 hours of being there I went twice. It consists of a swimming pool with chillout area, sauna, steam room and outdoor jacuzzi. It was raining Saturday but we didn’t care. It was uber relaxing. There’s nothing more annoying that forgetting your shampoo & conditioner. Well guess what I did but delighted to find out that the hotel had got this covered. There was Voya shampoo & conditioner available for guests to use. Winner!
The Michelin Star House Restaurant
So this was a big surprise for both of us as we had originally booked the bar because the restaurant was booked out. The hotel receptionist Derbhla asked where we were dining and said she would try get us in. To our delight we got a table at 7.30pm. Fair play Dearbhla!
Well it was an experience from the moment we sat down to be fair. The seaview to start with and the experience that kept-on-giving. We opted for the 3 course meal that costs €75 a head. But it wasn’t just three courses, it was more like 7 and well worth the money. The meal started with a choice of three breads hot from the oven that came with different types of butter. There was a series of amuse bouche in between each course. The waiting staff explained every single course when it was presented and were so attentive. I can’t explain how enjoyable it was. The breakfast the next morning was delicious too. Bread, pastries, fruit, yoghurt and a full Irish.
All in all my experience at the Cliff House was one to remember! I will be back again sometime soon and will leave you with a three word tweet #itwasbliss