With spectacular views of a charmingly named ‘Sugarloaf Mountain’, Powerscourt hotel excel’s as the perfect setting for a winter escape in the sweeping uplands of County Wicklow

A desirable, white coated building surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains and Ireland’s tallest waterfall, Powerscourt looks like something straight out of an Albert Bierstadt painting. In fact, it is a five-star hotel that blends old school grandeur with outdoor activities, from golf to clay pigeon shooting, to walks of Glendalough. It’s beautiful destination amidst a picturesque setting that will leave you breathless.

The word ‘magnificence’ springs to mind when exploring the hotel’s lengthy halls and high-ceiling rooms of a very substantial size. Powerscourt is five-star experience that’s easy on the pomposity. A relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff who are keen to help make Powerscourt hotel stand out from its competitors. The rooms are adorned with marble bathrooms, extra wide and luxurious beds and seperate dressing rooms as standard. The addition of a trendy integrated mirror TV gives you the option to watch a movie in the tub, a stimulating piece of creative design that adds a vibrant touch of technological charm. 

Set over two floors, the beautifully ambient ESPA spa is a real highlight, with a variety of treatments on offer throughout. The hotel opens up onto the incredible green splendour of the Powerscourt gardens. The hi-spec gym and 24-metre, Swarovski diamond-encrusted pool add a touch of excess to your exercise. Upon completion of a gym session or swim, the relaxation room offers splendid views of County Wicklow, a wonderful way to wind down and take in the surroundings.       

There’s food and drink for every mood; whether that comes in the form of a Guinness from classic Irish pub, McGills, or a traditional Irish menu from SIKA that uses local ingredients to create zesty little dishes for all to enjoy. Powerscourt hotel caters to one’s every need, a hotel that appeals to both the outdoor enthusiast and the in-door lover of the finer things.

Prices for the hotel range from weekday B&B rates of £183, to weekends from £240. Timeout package £270 (includes a one night stay, three course meal & breakfast at the award-winning SIKA restaurant). EJ