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This very stylish hotel, built in the Palladian style, has a tranquil setting with stunning views over the gardens and woodlands to the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Being set in the heart of the renowned Powerscourt Estate makes for great walks and exploration. The bedrooms and suites are particularly spacious and well appointed; impressive bathrooms have TVs, deep baths and walk-in showers. The luxuriously appointed public areas are airy and spacious with a variety of food options that includes the award-winning Sika Restaurant, Sugar Loaf Lounge and McGills Bar. The resort also has a stunning spa, two golf courses, and includes fly fishing and equestrian pursuits among its many leisure facilities. There are extensive conferencing and events spaces.

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5 Star Hotel
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Simply soak up the grandeur or venture out to explore the vast grounds

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Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa
Powerscourt Estate, ENNISKERRY, Co Wicklow
Phone : 01 2748888

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 194
  • Family rooms: 0
  • Bedrooms Ground: 39
  • Satellite TV available
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Indoor Pool
  • Golf Course
  • Private fishing
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 170
  • Indoor parking spaces:
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 7
  • Walk-in showers
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 400

About The area

Discover County Wicklow

The combination of a well-preserved monastic settlement with a beautiful lake and mountain setting makes Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains one of eastern Ireland’s premier attractions. 

The reclusive St Kevin first established a monastic presence in this glacial valley in AD 570. The remote location was ideal for his hermitic tendencies, but he emphasised them still further by spending time in a cave, accessible only by boat, on the cliffs above the Upper Lough. St Kevin came from one of Leinster’s ruling families and was abbot here until his death in AD 618. He encouraged Glendalough’s reputation for learning and its fame spread across Europe. 

This was a place of pilgrimage too; seven trips here were equivalent to one trip to Rome even as late as 1862. Though it survived numerous raids, the settlement began to decline in importance with the wave of French monastic foundations that followed the Anglo-Norman occupation of Ireland. But there were still monks in residence here when the monastery was dissolved in the 16th century. St Kevin’s feast day (3 June) continued to draw visitors to Glendalough into the 19th century, by which time the monks had acquired a rather bawdy reputation.

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