The K Club
A breathtaking combination of Old World elegance and indulgent luxury, The K Club is now Ireland’s first AA Five Red Star hotel. History and beauty line the hotel’s romantic gardens, majestic corridors, and resplendent accommodations, enchanting you with a timeless charm throughout, alongside incomparable service and an astonishing attention to detail. A truly welcoming retreat just outside the excitement and urban adventure of Dublin, this countryside gem pampers you from the moment you arrive. From Afternoon Tea and a score of fine dining experiences to world-glass golf courses and a sublime holistic spa, this hotel is, simply put, one of the country’s best.
- Stay in one of the 140 grand guestrooms and suites featuring country views and spa-inspired bathrooms
- Indulge your adventurous side with on-site falconry, horseback riding, and shooting
- Explore an extensive offering of dining options, from Irish classics to modern Asian cuisine
- Treat yourself to a back, neck, and shoulder massage at the acclaimed K Spa
- Tee off at two majestic championship golf courses, each of them designed by Arnold Palmer
- Book the extravagant Straffan House for a personal 10-bedroom retreat experience in an exclusive private home
Modeled after a fine French château, The K Club continues its penchant for decadence well into the 21st century, with two championship golf courses, sparkling chandeliers, and original art installations across the sprawling estate. This is country life at its absolute best — a five-star retreat enveloped in 500 acres of lush Irish countryside, where world-class facilities and unique experiences come as standard and memories are made to last a lifetime.
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A French-château-inspired estate, The K Club offers a unique experience at any one of its 140 guestrooms and suites or its extraordinary private residence. Romantic furnishings, original artwork and antiques, and breathtaking views of the estate grounds, the river, or the golf courses welcome you to your enchanting Irish haven. Relax on plush beds and retreat to your spa-like bathroom, where organic bath products and fluffy bathrobes await. Children are welcomed to this home away from home with a smile, and comfortable pull-out beds or interconnecting accommodations make any family stay truly a delight.
For a truly distinctive stay, book Straffan House, a secluded 10-bedroom estate on The K Club’s grounds, where French-inspired luxury extends through all four floors. With your own butler, chef, and driver, as well as a private swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and theater, you can very easily settle into the good life at your very own country retreat.
Life at The K Club is exceptional. The concierge team is happy to arrange countryside-inspired activities, so you could spend the morning hunting, shooting, or fishing, and then enjoy a cultured afternoon of touring wine cellars, going to whiskey tastings, taking falconry lessons, or golfing at one of two world-famous championship courses.
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Priding itself on delivering white-gloved service, sourcing local ingredients, and celebrating Irish produce, The K Club offers a variety of exceptional experiences across its many restaurants and cocktail bar. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining, local classics, room service, or a famous Irish breakfast, The K Club provides culinary artistry with respect and dedication.
The Byerley Turk - The K Club’s flagship restaurant delivers award-winning cuisine and a well-rounded wine list in a sophisticated environment. Savor signature dishes using the very best locally sourced Irish ingredients while overlooking the stately grounds.
The River Room - Start your day properly with a traditional Irish breakfast, custom omelettes, or Irish yogurts in the relaxed River Room. As the name suggests, your breakfast comes with lovely river views.
The K Thai - Take a trip to the Smurfit Clubhouse for a taste of Asia at The K Thai, known for combining time-honored Thai cooking with great Irish produce. From creamy coconut curries to well-crafted cocktails, this restaurant delivers a unique experience with a view of the manicured golf course that is ideal during sunset.
Media Puzzle Lounge - Sip an aperitif, toast a pint of ale, or meet friends or family for lunch at this comfortable social lounge, sporting chandeliers and a feeling of grandeur. In the summertime, when the French windows are open, this becomes one of the area’s most popular spots.
Vintage Crop Cocktail Bar – Named after Dr. Michael Smurfit's great Irish horse, this decadent cocktail bar is the perfect spot to retire to after dinner. Wind down with an expertly made Kir Royale or Negroni, or choose from an exquisite selection of fine cognacs, ports, whiskeys, and wines.
Chinese Drawing Room - Head to these quaint and charming quarters for a relaxing Afternoon Tea, featuring elegant finger sandwiches, fresh scones, and the finest pastries – a long-held tradition at The K Club.
Legends - At the famous Palmer Clubhouse, this restaurant offers casual dining with an elegant atmosphere. Dine on local classics and European favorites while overlooking the beautiful Ryder Cup Course.
Spend a fun afternoon playing tennis or fishing on the River Liffey, or take some time out for luxury scalp therapy, a diamond rose body ritual, or a detox seaweed bath at the internationally renowned, full-service K Spa. Make your vacation an active one with falconry, air rifle or clay pigeon shooting, archery, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, or whiskey or wine tasting. You can also go on garden walks, art and history tours, and wine cellar tours in the area. Bring your clubs for a round or two of golf at the award-winning Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses — The Smurfit Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course — which hosted some of the greats during the 2006 Ryder Cup and the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Travel in style to local favorite The Straffan Inn for a traditional pub lunch, thanks to the hotel’s courtesy 1936 La Riviera Jaguar. Venture out further to explore the pubs, the eateries, and the museums of Dublin, only a half hour away. Be sure to see the famous Book of Kells at Trinity College, unearth the secrets of Dublin Castle, and visit the legendary Guinness Storehouse for a pint with the best view in town.
The K Club
In the glorious Irish countryside on the banks of the River Liffey, The K Club is a beloved golfing destination in Straffan, County Kildare, just 30 minutes southwest of Dublin. Home to the famous Ryder Cup Course and Smurfit Course, Ireland’s first AA 5 Red Star hotel places you in a picturesque spot that gives you a chance to explore the surrounding green landscape, the nation's capital, and the captivating country beyond.
Dublin International Airport is 24 mi / 38 km from the hotel.
The bus stop is less than a 10-minute stroll away, with buses heading into Dublin.
Book the hotel’s chauffeur-driven 1936 La Riviera Jaguar for a trip to the local pub.