Best of the Best 2018 - 467
THE K CLUB
COU N TY KILDA R E (STR A FFA N ), IR ELA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D Dublin City Center Accessible
The K Club, Ireland's first AA Five Red Star property, is 25 minutes from Dublin's International
Airport and 30 minutes from the Dublin city center. The home is nestled on 550 acres of parkland and gardens, and offers family rooms and an abundance of family-friendly activities -
think fly-fishing, falconry and horseback riding - as well as a spa, pool and health center.
Home to two Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf courses, the resort was the venue
for the 2006 Ryder Cup and 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. The K Club is perfectly located
for guests who wish to discover Ireland's Ancient East and 5,000 years of Irish history.
A DV I S O R T I P
Room upgrade at time of booking, if available
for Deluxe Room or higher; waiver of EUR50
resort fee; and choice of two select activities
Don't miss the afternoon tea service in the
Chinese Drawing Room, overlooking the
Distance from Dublin Airport (DUB): 23 miles/37 km
Size: 137 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
MOUNT JULIET ESTATE
COU N TY KILKEN N Y, IR ELA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D Near Thomastown
Mount Juliet Estate Signature Champagne
Afternoon Tea for two, once per stay; and
guided Estate Tour.
There are 32 rooms in the main Manor
House and 93 in the Hunter's Yard. To truly
appreciate the Estate, book a River View
room or suite for the full Georgian Manor
EU RO PE
Ireland's rich heritage is on full display at Mount Juliet Estate. Located outside the medieval
city of Kilkenny, the hotel crowns the list of Irish country estates and is renowned for its relaxed
ambience and top-end service. Accommodations are light and luxurious, while The Lady Helen
restaurant has earned accolades and a Michelin star. Families find themselves at home here
with engaging activities for all ages. The acclaimed Equestrian Centre offers lessons and trail
riding. You can also go trout fishing, experience falconry, try archery or enjoy the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, which is applauded around the world.
Distance from Dublin Airport (DUB): 74 miles/119 km
Size: 125 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
COU N TY MA YO, IR ELA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D West Coast of Ireland
Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognized as Ireland's top castle destination and, once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense. Set in 350 acres of woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib
in County Mayo, the multi-award-winning property has been voted "Best Hotel in the World"
by Virtuoso. Enjoy extraordinary dining experiences and fine Irish cuisine, watch hawks soar at
Ireland's first School of Falconry and restore inner peace at the state-of-the-art spa. Warm
smiles will greet you at every turn from the extraordinary characters of the castle.
$100 value food and beverage credit per stay.
Guests find the School of Falconry, operated
by professionals who are passionate about
their birds of prey, especially amazing.
Distance from Shannon Airport (SNN): 90 minutes
Size: 83 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated