Powerscourt Resort and Spa
A five-star resort with stunning gardens near Dublin
Powerscourt Resort and Spa
The Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa is a first-class five-star destination just outside Ireland's capital city of Dublin. It is nestled in a scenic 1,000-acre estate of tranquil ancient woodland and set against the Wicklow Mountains' wild backdrop. And if that were not perfect enough, it also features one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. The perfect stay on your Private Tour of Ireland.
Accommodation ranges from deluxe to the Presidential Suite, with most enjoying a spectacular view of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Luxurious amenities include a beauty spa, swimming pool and two golf courses. There is an excellent range of outdoor activities.
Hotel with One of the Worlds Greatest Gardens
Powerscourt offers a range of options for accommodation with a selection of rooms and suites that cater to their guests’ every need.
Rooms are fully air-conditioned with luxury featherbeds, bespoke linens, walk-in wardrobes, classic furnishings, interactive televisions, touch panel lighting, coffee machine, minibar/refrigerator, USB portals, wi-fi and safe - marble bathrooms with rainforest showers, double vanities, recessed televisions and bathrobes. Interconnecting rooms are available on request.
Classic Deluxe King Room (504sq ft) with a king-size bed; Classic Deluxe Twin Room (504sq ft) with two single beds; Mountain View Deluxe King Room (504sq ft) with a king-size bed; Deluxe Family Room (504sq ft) with two queen-size beds; Superior Room (731sq ft) with a king-size bed and a balcony; Superior Triple Room (731sq ft) with one king-size and two queen-size beds.
Each suite is fully air-conditioned with luxury featherbeds, bespoke linens, walk-in wardrobes, classic furnishings, interactive televisions, touch panel lighting, coffee machine, minibar/refrigerator, USB portals, wi-fi and safe - marble bathrooms with rainforest showers, double vanities, recessed televisions and bathrobes. Interconnecting rooms are available on request.
The Classic King Suites (731sq ft) are one-bedroom suites with a king-size bed and a comfortable living area perfect for a family of two adults and two younger children.
The Classic Twin Suites (731sq ft) have two queen-size beds and a spacious living area.
The Classic Family Suites (731sq ft) have two queen-size beds and a spacious living area.
The Mountain View King Suites (731sq ft) have a king-size bed and offer a spacious separate living area and an outdoor furnished balcony with Sugar Loaf views.
The Mountain View Double Suites (731sq ft) have two queen-size beds and a spacious lounge area overlooking the hotel grounds and Sugar Loaf Mountains.
The Powerscourt Suite (1440sq ft) has a king-size bed and boasts a sumptuously furnished lounge, dining area, work area and an outdoor terrace.
Powerscourt has a perfect range of distinctive dining options to suit all tastes. The Georgian-style Sugar Loaf Lounge serves casual food in a relaxed atmosphere. Afternoon tea is also served here. Or you can enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, all the while with a fine prospect of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
The award-wining Sika Restaurant, named after the Japanese deer introduced to the estate, specialises in contemporary Irish cooking with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The vast windows afford a spectacular view of the Sugar Loaf.
Powerscourt also has its pub: McGills. With a traditional menu and live music on weekends, you can also enjoy a fine selection of cocktails as well as Irish whiskies, beers and stouts.
The Powerscourt Spa features a 20-metre crystal-lit indoor heated swimming pool, body facilities, beauty treatments, massage, steam room, sauna and fully-equipped gym available to all guests. Golf-lovers get spoiled at Powerscourt: there are two 18-hole championship-level golf courses.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be happy; you can explore the estate's natural beauty with a choice of walks, by bicycle or on horseback. Other activities include archery, shooting and fishing. Powerscourt even has a distillery tour with an Irish whiskey tasting session, Slainte!
National Geographic listed Powerscourt Gardens as one of the world's most outstanding in 2021. See the history section below for more details.
The original 13th-century castle on the estate belonged to an Anglo-Norman baron La Poer, which eventually became Power. The castle's commanding military position saw it feuded over by the O'Brien, O'Neill and O'Toole clans. Still, it ultimately fell into the hands of the Powerscourt family.
In the 18th century, the 1st Viscount Powerscourt commissioned architect Richard Cassels to remodel the medieval castle into a Palladian-style mansion. King George IV stayed as an honoured guest here in 1821.
During the 19th century, the 7th Viscount created a 47-acre garden landscape taking inspiration from The Palace of Versailles in France, Schönbrunn Palace in Austria and Schwetzingen Castle in Germany. He also had formal Italian and Japanese-style gardens designed, complete with cascades, ponds and caves. In the surrounding valley, he established a deer park. The centre-piece is the 397ft-high (121 metres) Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest in Ireland. All surrounded by beech and pine trees.
Since the 1960s, the Slazenger family have owned the estate of sporting goods fame. With spectacular views over County Wicklow, Powerscourt House and Gardens are one of Ireland's top attractions.
Powerscourt is just a 30-minute drive from Dublin - it is, therefore, a perfect base to enjoy the city and the dramatic Wicklow Mountains and Ancient East of Ireland. For local colour, the village of Enniskerry is a pretty rural hamlet on the edge of the estate.
Just to the north, the Dublin Mountains are famed for their views over Dublin Bay. Look out for the legendary Johnny Fox's pub, a famous watering hole noted for its seafood, memorabilia and lively all-day atmosphere. Further south at Glendalough, you can explore historic ruins while enjoying scenic walks. Stay at Powerscourt Hotel on a Private driver guided Tour of Ireland.
Golf, Mountains and Heritage
Five Star resort with Globally Important Gardens
- Bespoke Amenities
- Virtuoso Network
- Ireland's Leading Spa Hotel LUXlife Magazine
- 30 minutes drive from Dublin
- Three Restaurants
- World Famous Gardens
Mountain View Suite
Mountain View Suite
Mountain View Balcony Suite
Garden View Suite
Family Triple Room
Suite Dining Space
The Sika Restaurant
The Spa Cafe
Mountain View King Room
Help us make your trip exceptional
Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.
Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.
We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.
We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.