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“Suprise Engagement” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The K Club
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Straffan
Certificate of Excellence
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Suprise Engagement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The K-Club,
Where does one start with all the compliments surrounding the staff and this gorgeous 5 Star hotel.I would like to say its the nicest hotel in Ireland that i have stayed in so far.I proposed here at the K-Club, i had told the receptionist (Sinead) that i was going to the garden to pop the question and she could not have been more helpfull.
We started the day with afternoon tea,I would highly recommend this.We used the leisure centre and hot tub and were very impressed.The food is exceptional and well worth the money .A big thanks also to Luke and to all the staff that made our stay most enjoyable.Thanks also to the the chef for the gorgeous dessert.
Eamonn+Niamh

Room Tip: Corner suites are excellent with lovely views
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eamonn36
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TheKClub, General Manager at The K Club, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Eamonn36

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here in the K Club, and that it was made more memorable with your engagement.

I am happy to be able to pass on your thanks to Luke and the chef.

I hope to welcome you back to the K Club again soon.

Kind Regards
Audrey Brophy
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

I think everyone should at some point in their life experience The K Club, its surroundings and service are second to none and I can do nothing but sing its praises. We spent a very short time only two days however they were magical and something we will never forget. Its not all about the Golf there is so much more to discover and I think even though the courses are amazing, the Hotel and Spa are to be enjoyed also.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 100HRN100
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TheKClub, General Manager at The K Club, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear 100HRN100

Many thanks for your positive reviews. On behalf of our team here in the K Club I would like to thank you for your kind comments.

I hope to welcome you back to us again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Audrey Brophy
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Oakville, Canada
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We just arrived home from a 12 day stay in Ireland having made numerous stops along the way at various hotels but this one was especially memorable because of the outstanding front-of-the-line staff. Having driven a significant distance from Killarney to Galway we realized that we had left our passports in the hotel safe in Killarney. To turn back would have been a concern late in the day and our journey was ultimately leading us to the Kildare Hotel a few days later. Our passports were now in the hands of the trustworthy Ireland Post with promise of delivery the morning of the day prior to our departure back to Toronto. Much to our chagrin, the post office did not deliver as promised and our stress levels peaked not knowing where our passports were. The staff at the Kildare Hotel went above and beyond to assist in tracking down the location of our passports and worked tirelessly in conjunction with the Killarney Park Hotel to get them back to us in time. Each staff member at the hotel was well-informed with our situation and the urgency of the matter and spent a countless amount of time making phone-calls, following up and keeping us informed as to the current situation. They all made our stressful concern a number one priority. A special thank you to Audry, Mairead and Gervaise for working tirelessly and to Remy for decanting our special bottle of wine in celebration of our 25 anniversary that evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent dining on delicious food in the Drawing Room and experiencing the Falconry that is offered. We loved Ireland and would certainly return to this wonderful, beautiful hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sbrown61
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TheKClub, General Manager at The K Club, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear sbrown61

Many thanks for your very positive review of us here at the K Club. We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it. I was delighted to read how much you and your husband enjoyed your stay and your kind words about my colleagues

I hope that you had a comfortable trip back to Toronto and that I look forward to welcoming you back to the K Club soon.

Kind Regards
Audrey Brophy
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Marble Falls, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We spent 3 glorious days and nights at the Hotel (September 21-24) and are so taken by the quality of the experience overall that we will be making plans to spend the entire months of August and September there next year. This is an upscale property, and one needs to be prepared to pay a bit more for the privilege. But is it worth it! We played both golf courses, which are in world-class shape, and had caddies arranged for us by the club. Outstanding. And the food? It doesn't get any better. We visited the spa on our last day just to look around and are very sorry that we didn't take advantage of what they have to offer. That will definitely be part of our daily routine next year. Don't miss this property!

Dan & Kate, Marble Falls, Texas

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dan E
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TheKClub, General Manager at The K Club, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Dan E


Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us.

On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did.

Kind Regards
Audrey Brophy
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

K Club is an impressive estate and it is made for golfers. It is in a private gated property with a beautiful golf course. You can dine in the fine dining restaurant or be casual in the golf club bar nearby. Upon arrival, you can request a private golf cart during your stay in order to get around the property. Also there is a newly renovated spa and pool facility right next to the hotel. The service of the staff was very friendly and professional. The property has many paths to walk along and see the whole estate in the back with a fabulous view. You can also hold meetings in the many conference rooms. Also the food available for the breakfast was good and had a wide variety. It is also just 30 minutes from Dublin city center.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlmaniaR12
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TheKClub, General Manager at The K Club, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Aylse R

Many thanks for taking the time to post your kind review. We appreciate the positive feed and kind words about our staff.

I hope to welcome you back to The K Club in the near future.

Kind Regards
Audrey Brophy
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Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We arrived in The K Club on Saturday afternoon. The staff couldnt do enough for us at check in very helpful. We were given a beautiful corner room with a little seating area and fantastic views of the golf course. Then we went for a drink in the Palmer bar over the golf course. Which was lovely. We also had dinner this evening in the Palmer and it was really really good. Four courses for about €50 excluding drinks. The food was superb I had Goats cheese with a beetroot icecream to start which was one of the finest starters I have ever tasted followed by a wonderful Hake for main. Two in our group had the crab claws to start which was a very big portion and they were really good. For the quality of the food its really worth the price. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast was top class. So much variety no matter what you fancy they can cater for you.

Will be back soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AngoDublin
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TheKClub, General Manager at The K Club, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear ickapod

Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review. We here at The K Club are delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable time in our restaurant and I have shared you sentiments with the staff.

I hope that it won't be too long before we welcome you back here at The K Club.

Kind Regards
Audrey Brophy
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

4 friends for 3 days golfing stayed at the K-Club. A wonderful experience: from the pick-up at the airport to the cordial reception - everything met our expectation. Very friendly staff! Beautiful rooms overlooking the lovely landscape. Good food. Excellent golf and service at the courses. We all decided to come back next year. Best in Ireland!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Claus H
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TheKClub, General Manager at The K Club, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Claus H

Many thanks for your kind review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your trip from start to finish here at The K Club.

I very much look forward to welcoming you back to us here next year.

Kind Regards
Audrey Brophy
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Additional Information about The K Club

Property: The K Club
Address: Straffan, Ireland (Formerly The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Straffan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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