Christmas at Straffan House
A picture perfect holiday awaits at the luxurious K Club and its uber elegant Straffan House, a 34,000-sq-ft country home located on the hotel’s grounds. The ultimate home away from home for the holidays, both offer rich plush interiors, numerous crackling fires, and gracious Christmas décor all surrounded by the lush Irish countryside.
Guests who choose to spend the holidays at Straffan House will enjoy a host of exceptional amenities and VIP treatment, including: a lavish private gourmet Christmas dinner served by their own dedicated staff; a personal car and driver for shopping in Dublin or nearby Kildare Village designer shopping outlets; a beautifully adorned Christmas tree and decorations throughout the residence, and of course their very own visit from Santa Claus himself on Christmas Morning with gifts for all.
With ten ensuite rooms, seating for 16 in the dining room, Straffan House is ideal for multi-generational families. Additional amenities include a private wine cellar, state-of-the-art movie theater and indoor pool with swim-up bar. Reservations for Straffan House require a five night minimum stay, beginning December 23 at a rate of USD$20,000 per night.
For those who wish to stay at the Hotel, The K Club is offering their celebrated Christmas Experience. Guests may choose from either a two or three night stay (interconnecting Family Rooms are available) and enjoy a full Irish breakfast each morning, Christmas Eve dinner in the River Room, Carol Singing with Mulled wine and Mince Pies on Christmas Eve by the glow of a roaring fire and their very own Christmas tree in their guestroom. For the holiday dining menus Executive Chef Finbar Higgins blends traditional and contemporary cuisine, and adds a special Christmas twist that will delight and surprise guests of every age. Rates for this experience start at USD$990.00 per adult.
All guests, whether at Straffan House or The K Club, can take part in the festive ambience of the hotel, such as indulging in holiday Afternoon Tea and taking in Christmas Eve mass in the hotel. Kids will delight as jolly old St. Nick arrives in a horse-drawn carriage on Christmas morning with gifts for all, and then test their skills with a holiday treasure hunt and duck races on the River Liffey. For adults, there are daily wine cellar tours, art and history walks, and expert-led garden walks. After a day of traditional country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and falconry, guest can warm their bones with an Irish Hot Toddy in the hotel’s cozy Vintage Crop bar.
Whether flying into Dublin airport commercially or privately, it is just 24 miles to The K Club and Straffan House, and guests have the option to make the transfer via a 10-minute helicopter ride.