Offering classic style and attentive service, along with a great location in the heart of a vibrant area, this hotel offers a glimpse of a unique area of Dublin that could easily remain undiscovered during a short visit to the city.
The K Club
The K Club is an opulent, old world styled hotel located approximately half an hour west of Dublin. This magnificent property is set within vast leafy grounds traversed by the River Liffey. The property features two championship Arnold Palmer golf courses as well as the third largest spa in all of Ireland.
In additional to the wide range of entertainment options, the resort offers numerous dining facilities. Choices range from casual eateries, such as The K Thai, an, Asian inspired eatery, and the golf-themed Legends Restaurant, to fine dining choices. The Byerley Turk is the hotel’s premiere restaurant set within a grand room outfitted with an ornate carpet, brocade wall coverings, and marble columns. Afternoon tea is served in the lavish Chinese Drawing Room, while evening drinks can be enjoyed in either the Media Puzzle Lounge or the Vintage Crop Cocktail Bar, both of which are named after prestigious racehorses.
The sophisticated atmosphere of the common areas carries through to the elegant guest rooms. All guest rooms have been individually decorated with traditional elements, such as patterned wallpaper, original paintings and antiques. Rooms are equipped with a flatscreen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
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The elegant rooms have been designed with comfort and luxury in mind to create a relaxing atmosphere in which to unwind. All guest rooms are individually designed with traditional elements, such as plush carpeting, patterned wallpaper, and thick drapes. Standard features across all room categories include a Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a flatscreen TV. Special touches vary from room to room, but typically include original paintings and antiques. Furthermore, all rooms feature a spacious bathroom with a hand painted mural and a separate shower and bathtub.
Situated within its own sprawling grounds on the outskirts of Straffan village, The K Club is just a ten minute drive from the bustling down of Celbridge and only half an hour’s drive from central Dublin. Dublin airport also takes half an hour to reach by car.
Food and drink
Dining options range from The K Thai, a casual, Asian inspired eatery, to The Byerley Turk, an opulent, award-winning restaurant. Other options include the relaxed Legends Restaurant, which features golf memorabilia and overlooks the lakes of The Ryder Cup Course, or the stylish Media Puzzle Lounge and Vintage Crop Cocktail Bar, named after two champion Irish horses.
Facilities and activities
The K Club is acclaimed for its two championship Arnold Palmer golf courses, The Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course. The hotel also has an enormous, award-winning spa, which offers a wide range of treatments as well as an indoor swimming pool and health club. The hotel is also able to arrange fishing, archery, wine cellar tours, and a host of other activities throughout the hotel’s vast grounds.
While The K Club is mostly known for its famed golf courses, we also love all of the other amenities and activities this country retreat can offer, from its enormous spa to a plethora of outdoor pursuits.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A chance to enjoy incredible food and a lively cultural experience, this food trail through Dublin's streets takes you off the beaten track to meet artisan bakers, cheesemongers and chocolatiers on a quest to learn about the contemporary Irish food scene.
Explore Dublin's rich literary heritage on this highly entertaining and informative tour. Your guides are a team of enthusiastic actors who introduce you to the city's most famous writers and the pubs they gathered in to discuss their work.
Learn about the history of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland and the eventual formation of the Free State on this highly engaging and informative tour that brings the political, economic and social situation of the time to vivid life.
Explore behind the scenes at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin's most celebrated church. Learn about the history and legends of this monumental structure, see where Jonathon Swift once preached and walk along the roof for sweeping views over the city.
Join a full-day guided tour to explore the ancient history and rich heritage of the Boyne Valley, just north of Dublin. Visit the Neolithic passage grave at Newgrange, an early Christian church at Monasterboice, and the mythical Hill of Slane.
Explore the highly impressive monastic ruins of Glendalough and the glorious Wicklow mountains in which they are set on this full-day tour from Dublin which also includes a stop at the James Joyce Museum in Sandycove tower.