The K Spa at The K Club

Serenity in the Irish countryside

Situated 30 minutes west from the bustling city of Dublin, The K Spa at The K Club is a serene oasis set within the expansive grounds of the historic K Club, a former grand house and estate owned by one of Ireland’s original millionaires.

Its modern building cuts a daring presence amid a charming collection of converted stables, former servant quarters and a new “village” built especially for the hosting of the Ryder Club here in 2006.

The 20,000-square-foot spa is all soft tiling and tall ceilings with a light soundtrack based on whale-like music designed to soothe. It manages a warm and welcoming atmosphere, as you might expect from a luxury Irish hotel. In other words, it’s cozy in spite of its tall and airy dimensions.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The K Spa is the first in Ireland to use the Natura Bissé brand. The Barcelona-based luxury company specializes in skincare, so be sure to check out the facials.
  • The strong golfing heritage of the location is reflected in the Quiro Golf Massage, which uses specially adapted golf balls in a therapeutic rubdown.
  • The Mindful Touch gives you an all-immersive 3D virtual reality, combined with the therapist’s touch, sounds and scents, courtesy of Natura Bissé’s cosmetics. You can add this VR option to any treatment. Great for the non-believers and skeptics, its magic works particularly well on men.
  • The buoyant design of the building owes much of its expansive feeling to the central swimming pool over which “sails” float in a strongly nautical theme.
  • For an extra indulgence, One Hundred Minutes in Paradise will treat you to a rhassoul session, massage and facial.

Things to Know

  • While the spa is adults-only, the adjacent pool area allows children during select hours throughout the day. For optimum serenity, avoid the hours of 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.
  • You should arrive 40 minutes prior to your appointment time to take full advantage of the fine pool and thermal facilities.
  • The K Spa requires a 24-hour cancellation notice, but with extensive hours (from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.), finding a time to reschedule shouldn't be a problem.
  • The County Kildare spa offers weekly wellness classes in topics like shamanic meditation, skincare, qigong and mindfulness.

The Treatments

  • The Citrus Scrub uses kinesiology-inspired re-firming brands to tone targeted areas and help you get more definition.
  • The Diamond Life Infusion Ritual is a comprehensive 90-minute “youth elixir” facial that will improve your skin’s texture, smooth out wrinkles and infuse life into your complexion.
  • The Signature K Spa Massage fuses the best of Eastern and Western approaches, with the therapist creating a tailored experience to suit your individual needs. Warm oils and deep tissue techniques combine to ease your body into a new state that you’ll feel from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.
  • For a locally influenced treatment, try the Celtic Tranquility. Soak in a West of Ireland Seaweed Bath before unfurling your knotted muscles with a Suaimhneas (Irish for “peace and tranquility”) massage.
  • The luxury spa provides alternative therapies, including reflexology, reiki, acupuncture and craniosacral work.

The Facilities

  • The swimming pool area features two Jacuzzis, an outdoor hot tub and a baby pool
  • The Wellness Suite comes with one of the only Vichy showers in the country.
  • Among the seven treatment rooms and two treatment suites, the Oak Suite is the top choice with an old-fashioned brass bath with modern air jets and a sauna.
  • Pamper yourself with a multi-sensory service in the starlit rhassoul. The Arabic-inspired room has four large chairs for lounging in as you enjoy a mud exfoliation, followed by a steam bath and finally a warm “rain” shower from overhead.

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Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
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