The K Club

Straffan, Dublin, Ireland
69 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The K Club (more formally known as the Kildare Hotel and Country Club) is possibly Ireland’s most imposing country hotel, and without a doubt its poshest. While some of the castles and manor house hotels can be disarmingly friendly, even over-familiar, the K Club is all buttoned-up elegance, a throwback to the days when the gentleman’s game had a strict dress code—no salmon-pink polos or swoosh logos here, much less jeans or trainers.

The hotel itself is a magnificent Georgian mansion, settled on seven hundred acres of land, along a mile-long span of the famed River Liffey, and even in this most picturesque of countries, it’s hard to imagine a setting more scenic. Rooms are classic in decor, packed with antique furnishings, and walls are lined with rich printed fabrics, the overall effect recalling some of the grand hotels of Paris.

Perhaps that’s no accident—the Byerley Turk serves French cuisine alongside upscale Irish fare, served in an impossibly formal environment, and even the Legend’s restaurant, in the golf club, makes American country club dining rooms look like chip shops by comparison.

The Arnold Palmer-designed course, site of the 2006 Ryder Cup, is world-famous, and justifiably so, though several others are within an hour’s drive, in case you’re a fanatic on an Irish golfing marathon. Those not addicted to golf may pursue another brand of strenuous idleness in the spa, partaking of a wide range of treatments and therapies.

Horseback riding and clay pigeon shooting round out the suite of gentlemanly outdoor activities, and we hear the Liffey is particularly friendly to fishermen, stocked with trout and salmon. And should the country life prove too slow, Dublin is less than an hour’s drive away.

How to get there:
The K Club is approximately a 30 minute drive from Dublin city center.

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The K Club
Straffan, Dublin, Ireland

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids' club
  • Tennis court
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • Children up to and including 12 years old stay for € 50 per person per night when using an existing bed.
  • Children up to and including 12 years old stay for € 50 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

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