One of Ireland’s most charming five-star boutique hotels, Cliff House Hotel (@cliffhousehotel) is a 39-room coastal haven perched on a cliff above Ardmore Bay. Located near Waterford, in the small fishing village of Ardmore, the hotel hosts one of Ireland’s most tantalizing destination spas, The Well by the Sea, and Michelin-star, fine-dining establishment, House Restaurant. Here, gastronomes can expect six and ten-course meals set within a beautiful seafront dining room. When it comes to design, décor enthusiasts will revel at the hotel’s Irish modern aesthetic, which includes quintessential-to-the-Emerald-Isle sedum moss-covered roofs (of course, Ireland is known for its pervasive greenery), stout stone columns, and ivory-white walls. A result of its privileged channel-side location, all rooms & suites—appealingly equipped with private terraces & balconies—face the sea. These awe-inspiring accommodations, mixed with the staff’s engrained Irish hospitality, make for the perfect combination. With a wealth of art throughout the hotel, travelers can delve into Irish modernism through storytelling Celtic motifs and specially commissioned, hand-woven wall hangings by famous Irish artist, Muriel Beckett.