"Perfect in every way"
This is what a five-star resort should be. It's a gorgeous and enormous old estate that has been updated for comfort (US plugs in the rooms for example) but retaining all the beauty and charm of its original architecture and furnishings. For golfers like us, there are two fantastic courses, one of which hosted the Ryder Cup not long ago. Both courses were beautiful and in absolutely perfect condition. Our caddie was a recent club champion and was extremely knowledgeable and great fun to be with. The hotel is run to perfection - the rooms, bars, restaurants, and spa are all beautiful, and the staff is welcoming, friendly, helpful and all have that unique Irish twinkle. There are many other activities at the K (for Kildare) Club including falconry, archery, shooting, etc but we were too busy playing golf to sample any of these. We extended our stay from 3 to 5 nights because we couldn't bear to leave.