The 10 Best Hotels in Dublin

4th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb



The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club, affectionately known as The K Club, is Ireland’s AA Hotel of the Year 2011 and Ireland’s Leading Golf Resort.

The exquisite K Club, built in 1832, is located in the heart of the idyllic Irish countryside and blends the appeal and elegance of a French château with Ireland’s finest gracious beauty and character. Located just 30 minutes from Dublin city center and Dublin International Airport, The K Club is nestled in 550 acres of stunning landscape, as well as being home to two championship golf courses—The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course. The K Club knows exactly how to make a guest feel special and at home. Attention to detail, consistent levels of service and added value packages for both business and leisure breaks have become synonymous with this magnificent resort.


Leisure Facilities

Why we love it: Spa, golf and leisure

The K Club is home to two championship golf courses—The Palmer Ryder Cup Course, venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup, hailed among Europe’s greatest courses, and The Smurfit Course, host to the European Open from 1995 to 2007, a challenging Links inspired course. The Resort Spa, K Spa offers a wide variety of treatments for both men and women including the traditionally Irish Voya seaweed baths. The K Spa is an oasis of calm and the minimalist and contemporary décor sets the scene for pure indulgence and mind and body relaxation. The K Spa also features a secluded outdoor hot tub and herb garden, seven luxurious treatment rooms, two private suites and a hammam, hydro bath, Vichy shower and exotic rasul chamber and it even has its own juice bar for the health conscious.

Culture enthusiasts can enjoy regular art talks and tours of The K Club’s extensive private art and antiques collection. Wine cellar tours are also available with the resident sommelier Lisa O’Doherty. 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’s important paintings and is a riot of color and texture.

+353 1 601 7200

Straffan, Co.Kildare, Ireland