Vacation in Dublin

A luxurious guesthouse in Dublin City Center
Stay at Cliff Townhouse

Vacation at Cliff Townhouse in Dublin


Sunday Night Special

Make your weekend retreat to Dublin last a little longer by extending your stay until Monday.
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Stay Longer for Less

Extend your time in Dublin and avail of our stay longer for less special offer. You will receive 20% discount of your 3rd night when you book 2 nights with us. This offer is based on bed & breakfast and you can choose to stay in a Parkview or Townhouse Georgian bedrooms.

This offer is available all week, but is subject to availability. Our Parkview bedrooms are overlooking St Stephen’s Green Park and carry a nightly supplement of €30.

Cliff Townhouse is walking distance to the Book of Kells in Trinity College, Oscar Wilde statue in Merrion Park, Temple Bar area to name a few. National Concert Hall and Gaiety Theatre are also just a short walking distance from Cliff Townhouse. Enjoy our pre-theatre dinner menu, served Monday to Sunday 5pm to 6.30pm before the shows.

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Seafood focused menus and Dublin classics

Vacation in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, steeped in history, tradition and cultural heritage. Cliff Townhouse is a luxury boutique townhouse, originally a home of Earl of Shelbourne. Overlooking St Stephen’s Green Park, a nine-hectare green park located directly opposite our Guesthouse and a short walking distance to tourist attractions, shopping and entertainment of Dublin City.

Cliff Townhouse is an architectural jewel in the heart of Georgian Dublin and includes modern Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Menus are created daily by the Head Chef Sean Smith, a Donegal man with a passion for seafood. Produce is sourced fresh, local and sustainable were possible.

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Menus at Cliff Townhouse

On the menu, you will find West Cork Scallops, Galway Bay Mussels, Dublin Bay Prawns, Native Irish Lobster served as a half or whole to start with. Enjoy the best of Donegal fish with Cod Steak, Fillet of Halibut or John Dory for your main course.

Our Oysters are farmed on the West and East coasts of Ireland.  The gem, and Chef’s favourite – Native Galway Oysters is a staple on our menu, along with Flaggy Shore and Achill Oysters from Co. Claire and Carlingford Oysters from Co. Louth, all served with Whiskey flavoured honey or Mignonette.

Enjoy a dozen of your choice and a pint of Guinness at the Oysters Bar located at the rear of our seafood restaurant and soak up the atmosphere of a busy, Dublin city centre restaurant.

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A city centre boutique Townhouse in the heart of Georgian Dublin

Located in a fashionable city centre neighbourhood rich with culture, historic sites and boutiques. With Cliff Townhouse as a base, it’s easy to make the most of our destination’s highlights, many of which are accessible within a few minutes’ walk, bring an ease to your vacation in Dublin.

This includes shopping, musical events, sporting fixtures, historic sites and theatre. Explore the immediate environs of St Stephen’s Green with its lung of grass at the very heart of the capital. Landscaped in the 18th century, this pretty park sequesters numerous spots for picnics beneath the canopy of trees. Once a space for public hangings, the nine hectares are now the province of people looking for peace and quiet in Dublin City Centre.

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History of Cliff Townhouse

With one of the most prestigious addresses in the capital, Cliff Townhouse occupies a late 17th century house, originally the home of the Earl of Shelbourne. Throughout the 18th century, the house was owned by a number of Ireland’s most prominent families.

In 1884, it became the headquarters of The Friendly Brothers of St. Patrick, making it the oldest private members club in Ireland. During the 20th century, many interesting people stayed at number 22. Samuel Beckett spent some time writing here.

The O’Callaghan family took over the entire property in 2010. Since then, Head Chef Sean Smith has been at the restaurant’s helm.

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Weddings and Honeymoons in Ireland

Romantic, elegant and intimate is our Private dining room and Aviator bar, located on the first floor and overlooking St Stephen’s Green Park, perfect space for an intimate family wedding celebration. A humanist ceremony is available on site with a variety of romantic venues around central Dublin to choose from.

Our sister property, Cliff House Hotel, luxury five-star resort located in the seaside village of Ardmore, just an hour from both Cork and Waterford cities is a most popular honeymoon destination in Ireland offering year-round sea views from all bedrooms and suites and costal hiking through the historical village.

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