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“Ultimate pampering experience second to none”
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The K Club
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Straffan
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“Ultimate pampering experience second to none”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

I have visited many spas in my life;indeed my friends regularly tease me gently about this penchant!however I was very pleased recently when I had the full works at the K Spa.Not only are the staff utterly professional ;they are also extremely welcoming making my massage the best Ive had in ages.I like peace and quiet and throughout the heavenly scent facial the importance of me time came true as the therapist worked wonders on my sahara like complexion :it was glowing beautifully and every stress and strain melted away! .I will definitely go back soon and would throughly recommend the K club Spa to any discerning individual who loves pampering in the true sense.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I've been to the K-Club for a company training. What a stunning property! From the building style to castle-like painting-decorated meeting rooms, to stylish rooms, to silver cutlery, to a georgeous park. A total posh. As a business traveller I was however missing a minibar in the room, a safe box where I could fit even a tiny little MacBook Air and an Internet connectivity that would work in all corners of the building (this is a bit techy, but a single SSID and a consistently good signal would be really lovely). Must be an amazing place for golf, weddings and other social events.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

My wife and some of our firends have just returned from a weekend in the K club, and it was simply wonderfull. We have stayed at many 4 and 5 star resorts/hotels, and sometimes wonder what criteria should be met to meet that status. The K club easily meets (in our opininion) 5 star.

Set in acres of fabulous grounds with 2 championship class golf courses and a wonderful spa. there is plenty to see and do. We stayed in the hotel on the lower ground floor (room 4) the room was large with a luxury bathroom and shower, twin sinks, all the towels had the K club logo, infact everthing did, including the waste baskets!. We ate in the Thai restraunt on the 1st night, and in the 'legends' restraunt on the second. food and service was top notch. Breakfast in the morning again, top class, very laid back, great service, great food, and a nice big selection.

We used the spa, which I would certainly recommend, and also had a treatment which was wonderful. Service in the hotel was excellent, and the staff could not do enough for you, and always with a smile. Hotel is about 30 mins drive from Dublin and we took advantage of that. I dont golf, but our freinds do (quite seriously) and they raved about how good the courses and facilities were .

We were also blessed with some of the best weather we have seen in years which made wandering the grounds a lovely experiance.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Stayed in the K club for a wedding in April. The location and setting is wonderful but there are some flaws which really let the place down.
We stayed in one of the adjoining apartments which was dated and needed some modernising. Certainly did not feel like 5* surroundings.
There is a walk way from the apartments to the a main hotel, but some of the doorways and corridors you walk through make you feel like you are coming in the service entrance.
Also the service on the front desk was not friendly and when i asked for them to look for an item i left in the room i never got a return phonecall and had to to really chase them to find out if i had left it behind!
Pool and hot tub would be some of the positives along with the breakfast.
All in all i think the K club is surviving on past glories and have let their standards slip.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Visited 5 May 2012.

Attended a friends wedding at the K club and we were very impressed.

Location: Not too far from the city centre, set in beautiful grounds, with championship golf courses. The ground provided numerous options for that memorable photo of the bride and groom.

Food and drink: Superb food, we had the 5 course menu, with steak that just fell apart when you put your fork in it. Proseco was divine.

Service: Fantastic throughout the day and evening.

Rooms: The rooms that were used or the wedding reception were very grand. The evening party was held on one of the clubhouse rooms, which was large and easily dressed with drapes.

I didn't stay at the hotel, however everything else at this hotel was superb.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The K Club

Property: The K Club
Address: Straffan, Ireland (Formerly The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Straffan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Straffan
Price range (per night): ₹ 16,276 - ₹ 28,539
Hotel Class:5 star — The K Club 5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The K Club, Ireland's First AA 5 Red Star Hotel, is located in the heart of the idyllic Irish countryside on the banks of the River Liffey in Straffan, Co.Kildare This long standing member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers the very best of pampering, leisure and golf facilities and is only 30 minutes from Dublin. Built in 1832, on the banks of the River Liffey, the original house was modelled on a French Chateau and still retains many of its original architectural features, art work and antiques. It opened as a luxury hotel in 1991 and was Ireland's first AA Five Red Star Property. To this day it continues to deliver the very highest levels of service and standards in terms of its food and beverage offerings, golf, leisure and spa treatments. The mature estate covers an impressive 550 acres and also features a stunning Victorian walled garden and fishing on the River Liffey which runs through the resort. The resident ghillees offer fly fishing on the river and horse riding and clay pigeon shooting are also available along with a range of different country pursuits. The K Club is home to two Championship Golf Courses- The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and the Palmer Designed Smurfit Course. Hailed among the world's finest golf resorts, The K Club was the chosen venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup and host to the European Open from 1995 to 2007. The K Spa, at The K Club, offers a wide variety of treatments for both men and women. The K Spa is an oasis of calm. The minimalist and contemporary decor sets the scene for pure indulgence and mind and body relaxation. The K Spa also features a secluded outdoor hot tub, aromatic herb garden, seven luxurious treatment rooms, two private suites, a Hamam, a Hydrobath, a Vichey Shower and an exotic Rasul Chamber. One of the spa products used at the spa includes, Voya which is made from organically certified seaweed, hand picked from the west coast of Ireland. A range of award winning dining facilities are available to choose from and include both fine dining and informal options. Our Accommodation is sumptuous and truly luxurious, each bedroom has been individually designed, no two rooms are alike and feature original paintings and antiques, meanwhile the bathrooms incorporate hand painted murals. Culture enthusiasts can enjoy regular art talks and tours of The K Clubs extensive private art and antiques collection with the resident art expert. The K Club is home to many important Irish works and even has a room dedicated to the Irish Expressionist painter, J. B Yeats. The Yeats Room features many of Yeats' important paintings and is a riot of colour and texture. Wine cellar tours are also available with our resident sommelier. Families are well catered for and children will love the kids club which offers arts and crafts, nature walks and games. Children will also enjoy using the swimming pool and junior golf clinics which run during the summer. A baby sitting service is also available upon request. The K Club is the ideal country venue for business and leisure travellers, families, weddings and honey mooners, incentive groups, executive retreats and of course, golfers. ... more   less 
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