Powerscourt Hotel & Spa, Enniskerry

I have been super busy recently and really felt I needed a little R & R for a night. While I LOVE Dublin, it’s not always easy to just relax and chill out as there’s so much going on and I get a serious fear of missing out! πŸ™‚ Not wanting to travel too far for an overnighter, we decided The Powerscourt Hotel & Spa would be perfect… living in Rathfarnham, I knew it wasn’t too far from me but didn’t expect to fly down and be in another world within half an hour! The hotel is just through the small village of Enniskerry in a beautiful part of Wicklow. I have honestly never seen so much greenery and trees… it’s little wonder it’s commonly called the Garden of Ireland. The Powerscourt Hotel is quite a popular spot, hosting numerous celebrity wedding bashes, and when you get there it’s not hard to see why. No expense has been spared and the result is simply stunning. It was a grey day the first day so didn’t show the hotel in it’s best light… but it is impressive none the less.

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Entering the hotel at the reception area on the 4th floor, straight ahead the Sugar Loaf lounge looks out to plentiful trees and the backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains. Many guests were enjoying an Afternoon Tea and just relaxing.

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powerscourt hotel and spa lobby

We chose a quiet corner and enjoyed a quiet drink and a chat. It has to be said, the cocktails are pricey – but this was a damn good Strawberry Margarita!

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While we waited for our room to be ready, we took a walk around the grounds. It really is a stunning location with amazing views of the mountains and the Sugar Loaf in particular.

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powerscourt hotel and spa grounds

powerscourt hotel balcony view

Then it was check in time! I’d got a package for €290 to include a 1 bed suite with mountain view, breakfast plus dinner and was excited to see the room.

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I most definitely didn’t expect such a fabulous room .. we walked into the lounge area with a sofa and desk and a large balcony with fantastic views.

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powerscourt hotel suite

Through to the bedroom, walk in wardrobe and huge bathroom with a mega deep bath, double sink with tv in the mirror and separate shower.

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powerscourt hotel and spa suite bathroom

powerscourt hotel and spa bath

powerscourt hotel & spa

I took half an hour to just chill out with a glass of wine here and just enjoy the room!

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We then mosied down to the pool area which was absolutely stunning! This reminds me very much of The Marker Hotel’s pool area, dark and totally relaxed… heaven!

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The Silent Room and Heat Experience look out over the grounds again – utterly beautiful!

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After a quick change it was time for dinner. The package included a 3 course dinner in the Sugar Loaf lounge area, hoever it wasn’t open for dinner this particular evening so we were upgraded to the Sika restaurant at no extra cost – result! πŸ™‚ Yet again, fabulous view out to the mountains and a lovely relaxed atmosphere… along with some absolutely super food!

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Pan-fried Scallops with pig’s head croquette, creamed leeks, lardo and colcannon

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Toonsbridge Mozzarela, baby artichoke, black olive, basil yoghurt and heirloom tomato.

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Wild Garlic Risotto with roast artichoke and poached egg.

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Rib eye of Veal with purple sprouting broccoli, caramelised onion mash, wild leeks, a glazed cheek and blanquette sauce.

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Chocolate cylinder, white chocolate, mind and orange mousse with cocoa sorbet.

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Chocolate Souffle with malted barley ice cream.

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Petit fours

Next morning was fresh and bright and beautiful!

powerscourt hotel view

I could seriously get used to looking at this from my bedroom balcony! πŸ™‚

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I never ever skip brekkie when I’m staying somewhere nice and was very glad not to miss out on this! A huge selection of pastries and freshly baked goods, plenty of cereal and fruit options, a buffet style hot breakfast which was all fresh and replenished, and best of all…Β  a little pancake making machine with a hefty jar of Nutella beside it – I had to indulge! πŸ™‚

powerscourt hotel and spa breakfast

After that it was time to pack up and head off to enjoy some of the beautiful Wicklow countryside before heading back home. I loved my stay here and have to say, the special offerΒ  was one of the best I’ve ever found for a stunning 5 star hotel of this standard… I would thoroughly recommend!

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Ph: 00353 1 274 8888
Web: http://www.powerscourthotel.com/
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