The K Club, Hotel & Spa, Straffan, Co. Kildare


The K Club – The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club

Life is funny. Before March of this year I hadn’t set foot in The K Club. Of course I knew of its world-renowned golf courses and five-star status. However since March a trickle of events have led me to it.

The K Club, Hotel & Spa, Straffan, Co. Kildare

On Mother’s Day, March 6th, Patrick surprised me with Afternoon Tea there. The service at Afternoon Tea and the setting was wonderful. Our table was positioned at one of the large windows that looked out over the hotels manicured gardens. It was a lovely experience. Well apart from a rather upsetting issue with a receptionist who refused my feeding Smith a bottle in the lobby area. Apparently there’s a no food and drink policy. Although if you’re a middle-aged woman drinking a glass of wine, it’s okay. Yes I did just say that.

Last month, June, I was invited to an event and had the pleasure of being in the company of The K Club’s Chief Sommelier Lisa O’Doherty. We talked wine, food and travel, and even discussed taking a tour of The K Club’s wine cellar. 

This month, July, to celebrate the launch of Alpro’s new Alpro Fusion drink, which you can read all about here, I was gifted a voucher for The K Club. The gift card covered a Voya Rejuvenation experience. The package included: one night’s bed and breakfast, a four course dining experience in the River Room Restaurant, one 55 minute massage or facial each and one 25 minute Rasul experience. A fantastic gift and one very much appreciated.

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The K Club Straffan Kildare

We arrived at The Kildare Hotel,  Spa & Country Club at about 3pm on a Monday. It was one of those dreary days but both Patrick and I were in high spirits. He had just started a week off work and we were on holidays with an action packed week ahead of us.

The K Club Straffan Kildare

Check-in was efficient. When booking our package, I also gave my gift card number so there was little else to do apart from hand the gift card over.

Initially Smith was to join us but at the last-minute we decided we’d take his aunties offer of a sleepover and use the night away as a pre-wedding anniversary treat.

The K Club Straffan Kildare

At reception we were asked if we still needed a babysitter – I had enquired when booking our room as I was trying to work out how we’d manage our massages and Rasul experience with Smith. I was happy that a note had been taken about my enquiry as I knew that our little boy could be catered for, but on entering our room I was a little perplexed as to why there wasn’t a cot set up for him. Strange.

The K Club Straffan Kildare

Our room was a Superior Room. On the K Club website the Superior Rooms are detailed as being “more compact rooms yet still offering a five-star experience”. I can’t argue with that description of its size.

The room did indeed feel cosy (an addition of a cot could have made it very cosy). The decor reminded me of country cottage with its mix matched lamps, vintage furniture, patterned headboard and porthole styled window.

The K Club Straffan Kildare

The bed was large and comfy. The bathroom was huge. I loved the hand-painted mural that covered the walls, however they were in need of a clean. 

The shower matched the bathroom in size and the bath although an awkward step to get into, was great for relaxing in, especially with the complimentary Voya products supplied.

The K Club Straffan Kildare

Shortly after we settled our things in our room we took a stroll through the hotel to The K Spa – Prior to our arrival I booked the package treatments by phone with Ashley who was both friendly and accommodating.

The K Club Straffan Kildare

The chandeliers, antique rugs and furniture, working fire places all added to the charm of the hotel.