Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf Resort
Why We Love This Hotel
- This imposing hotel is set on 186 acres of lush grounds
- It’s a 5-minute drive from Trim and its “mighty castle” (Lonely Planet), and 50 minutes’ drive from Dublin city centre
- There’s an 18-hole golf course with sweeping views
- The hotel’s health club offers a gym and an indoor pool
The attractions of Ireland’s historic Boyne Valley are within easy reach of Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, which offers refined accommodation in a secluded location. Set on 186 acres of rolling parkland, the hotel is housed in an imposing cream-coloured building, a 5-minute drive from the centre Trim, which “contains some of the finest medieval ruins in Ireland” (Fodor’s). Dunsany Castle, home to an “impressive private art collection” (Lonely Planet) is 15 minutes’ drive away, whilst both the 6th-century settlement of Athboy with its heritage trail, and the striking, contemporary-design Solstice Art Centre take about 20 minutes to reach by car. Hill of Ward, an ancient festival site, is a 25-minute drive away and Dublin city centre is approximately 50 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort opens to a grand lobby featuring a lounge area with a piano, a sweeping staircase and a dramatic chandelier. Dining options include an elegant restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows offering Irish and international cuisine, a plush lobby-view mezzanine for afternoon tea and light bites, and a bar with leather armchairs and regular live music, serving a snack menu. There’s an 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse, plus on-site spa (fees may apply) and a health club housing a fitness room and an indoor pool. Other amenities include a kids’ club and a game room.
The hotel’s 131 guestrooms, some with views of the golf course, are decorated in warm neutral tones with dark wood furnishings and include free Wi-Fi, TVs and minibars. Higher tariff rooms have balconies, whilst suites come with living areas and Jacuzzis. The hotel’s top-level quarters have loft bedrooms and living/dining areas with antique-style furnishings, and 3-bedroom self-catering houses with kitchens and private terraces are also available.