Powerscourt Hotel, Co. Wicklow
In the shadow of the Sugar Loaf mountains sits one of Ireland’s most majestic resorts, the stunning five star Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa. A member of the Marriot Autograph Collection, Powerscourt Hotel is a temple of luxury, set on 1000 lush green acres in Wicklow’s beautiful Powerscourt Estate. Just half an hour from Dublin, Powerscourt feels like an oasis of opulence, away from it all.
Luxuriously appointed with decadent decor from the grand staircase entrance through to the panoramic Sugar Loaf lounge, Powerscourt does nothing by half-measures, it is grandeur on a scale of its own. A 194 room resort, designed with Palladian architecture in mind and spanning seven stories, Powerscourt Hotel is a magnificent crescent shaped property and a sight to behold.
Powerscourt is a destination in itself, whether you are seeking a sumptuous spa break, a luxurious culinary escape or a golfing getaway, it truly has it all in magnificent measure.
Deluxe Classic Rooms – Deluxe Classic rooms are perfect for a romantic getaway for two. Whether you choose a mountain or resort view room, Powerscourt’s classic deluxe rooms are palatial at over 500 square feet, many with walk in wardrobes, all have sprawling double vanity marble bathrooms as standard so you can luxuriate in the bath, in front of the recessed TV.
Powerscourt Suites - The definition of luxury, there are just four Powerscourt Suites, located on the 6th and 7th floors for breath-taking mountain views. Two of these exceptional suites have large terraces, with the other two encompassing stylish private saunas and steam baths.
ESPA is the gold standard in the spa world and Powerscourt's award-winning ESPA facility includes a 20-metre Swarovski Crystal-lit heated pool and a state-of-the-art thermal suite, as well as 20 treatment rooms and an array of pampering packages for the ultimate day of relaxation. Powerscourt's ESPA was named Best Luxury Resort Spa in Ireland at the World Luxury Spa Awards.
With its Palladian splendour, Powerscourt Hotel is a destination wedding in itself. The scene of many a celebrity wedding, Powerscourt's magnificently scenic backdrop and woodland environs make it the dream venue for an idyllic big day. Nothing is too much trouble for the dedicated wedding team and they will stop at nothing to ensure your nuptials are no ordinary affair.
Powerscourt Hotel is home to the fantastic Sika Restaurant, named after the Japanese Deer which roam the estate. The cuisine is contemporary with an emphasis on provenance and seasonality, with both a comprehensive a la carte offering and tasting menu. Stunning dishes are presented in a slick dining room with floor to ceiling windows giving way to magnificent views of the Sugar Loaf mountains.
Dedicated food lovers can avail of the Chef's Table, situated inside the kitchen with the perfect vista of the talented team of chefs working their culinary magic on the pass. Sika's Valrhona chocolate sphere, hazelnut meringue, milk ice cream and warm chocolate sauce dessert is a sight to behold and delicious memory to be made.
For a laid back lunch or afternoon tea, the Sugar Loaf Lounge offers breath-taking panoramic views as well as laid back all day dining, a tempting dessert trolley and cocktails in opulent surroundings. Casual traditional Irish fare is available in McGill's which is also perfect for post dinner drinks with a fine selection of stouts, whiskeys and beers.