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Powerscourt Arms Country House
Enniskerry Village, Enniskerry, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 6 Enniskerry B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed at the Powerscourt arms as we were attending a wedding in the beautiful Powerscourt Estate. The village is really beautiful and the accomodation is right in the centre of it. Our room was coomfy , clean and warm. The staff are really friendly and the food is great. Recommend.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tianjin, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed 3 nights here,1st day,no heating,even after asking.Room freezing.Eventually got it turned on.Was told they had run out of oil! Tv,was like a matchbox perched on top of the wardrobe,and only had 3 channels.None of them Irish?1st day bed not made,bins unemptied and clean towels left on the bed.On the plus side,the food is great,and the young staff are really nice and friendly.Who's running this place?!!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kilrush, Ireland
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights. No hot water any morning (reported it on first day and still waiting) Breakfast on the fri morning was appalling, no juice, no marmalade and poached egg was presented just awful. On the plus side, breakfast on the Sunday morning was very good and the hotel has good firm beds. Won't be returning.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I was appalled by this hotel that I had to let everyone know just how bad it really is. Myself and my husband booked a double room for 1 night only, we were attending an archery event in the village and thought the website pics looked very good. On arrival we were greeted with a dirty looking reception, disgusting looking carpet and were told there was no tea or coffee making facilities in our room. We were given Room 1 which was at the top of the stairs, the room was a shoe box with barely enough room to walk around the bed, there was only 1 bedside locker and dirty looking wallpaper that had a patch on the wall that had been painted over badly. The best part of the room was the teeny weeny ensuite that was just ok. The room smelt of damp it was disgusting. I decided to have a shower but couldn't find a hairdryer anywhere so I asked at the reception. After waiting a very lengthy time to be seen I was told that they didnt have any !! but would try and find me one ! This was the final straw. Our room 80 EUROS not cheap, I was appalled at the room the cleanliness and the facilities. We were so upset that even after they offered us the room for FREE we opted to move to a super hotel in Bray that cost us 95euro. There was no amount of freebees that this hotel could have offered that would have allowed us to lay down our heads on their pillows. Please beware !!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife and I enjoy everything from Karaoke to Opera, and the Powerscourt Arms is definitely Karaoke!
The staff are brilliant; the young team are well presented, offer great service and are one of the hotel's greatest assets.
The food is excellent; breakfasts are hearty, wholesome and full of flavours. The hotel has a small bistro that opens Thursday to Saturday which is well worth a visit and if I was reviewing the bistro alone I would happily offer a 10/10 rating.
Accommodation at the hotel is at best - basic. As you head up the stairs from reception try not to look at the condition of the stair carpet, it is in desperate need of an industrial clean. Our bedroom door (Room 8) was fitted with a handle that hung like a limp appendage requiring the urgent attention of an allen key. The bedroom smelt like an old ashtray, obviously the hotel management and previous occupants have little regard to no smoking policies or the comfort of other guests; quite strangely the smell of tobacco got stronger in the night? The television is a very small portable unit, quite literally from the last century and strangely positioned on a shelf in the corner of the room, offering the viewer the opportunity for a ricked neck if you are fortunate enough to find a programme on one of the four channels. There's no tea or coffee facilities in the bedroom; no worries though as the hotel provides a endless supply from the bar - if you go down stairs and order it, as there isn't a phone in the bedroom. Power to the tv is from an un-fused block extension that dangled loosely against the wall. Early morning showers varied from hot to cold in a small glass cubicle with a wire soap rack that catches you every time you wash your hair and clangs loudly against the glass panel.
People with mobility problems would struggle in this venue.
We were attending a wedding party at Powerscourt House and many of the guests were staying at the Ritz Carlton, paying well over £350 a night. Enniskerry doesn't have that many hotels and given the choice of 260 euros for three nights B&B at the Powerscourt Arms or over 1,000 euros for accommodation only at the Ritz Carlton I'd stat at the alternative little bed & breakfast up the road.
Handy tip free car parking with ample spaces in a gated area to the side of the hotel is available to guests and visitors.
As the title of my review says we enjoy Karaoke to opera - on this occasion our friends had opera and we experienced karaoke.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I spent one night with my husband at this beautiful old house on the 27th April 2013. It was so so disappointing. We don't think we every stayed in a hotel that was so cold. The outside temperature was warmer than our room. The room was clean. However, there was a stale smell of cigarettes in the room. There was a stand alone heater in the room which didn't work. The water was cold. There was a tiny tv on a shelf and the wires were hanging down. The night staff did their best to assist us but the whole matter was out of their hands really. The owners of this establishment should be ashamed of themselves. The food in the hotel is lovely, there is a good ambience and the staff are great. This hotel will not stay open and it is so unfair to the people who are working here and taking a lot of unnecessary flack for proprietors who are just not taking heed!!! The General Manager is brilliant and is doing his utmost to keep the show on the road. 5 exclusive rooms at good value would be better than 12/14 rooms that you wouldn't put your family in!!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sandyford
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42 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had an 80th birthday party in the private function room which is at the back of the Lounge area of this small country hotel. We had a pre-set 3 course meal for 48 guests. The food was delicious and great value for money. The young I would imagine part time staff were extremely attentive and polite and couldnt do enough for us. This is a small room but adequately takes up to 50 guests - we had 4 round tables which were ideal for our needs. It was a great choice of venue as we had privacy and yet felt part of the rest of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Powerscourt Arms Country House

Address: Enniskerry Village, Enniskerry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Enniskerry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Enniskerry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Powerscourt Arms is an intimate country house that has been providing quality service since 1715. The character of this building lends to the charms which makes Enniskerry so special. The Powerscourt Arms Country House is the perfect base for sightseeing and exploring all that Wicklow has to offer. The Country House boasts 11 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms. Delicious Home-Cooked Food served daily using only the best of local produce. Country Breakfast, Lunch & Extensive Evening Menu with blackboard specials is served daily in the cosiness of the lounge. The Powerscourt Suite located off the lounge is the ideal venue for group and private bookings where you can enjoy our home-cooked cuisine. The Bistro, Enniskerry an intimate, elegant & relaxing venue where our menus are full of classic bistro dishes and our daily blackboard specials allow the kitchen to create a continental style cuisine.Mac's Bar a traditional Irish bar in the heart of Enniskerry village loved by locals & visitors alike. Our pub is the perfect place to experience true village life with a great atmosphere and personal service. ... more   less 
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Powerscourt Arms Country House Hotel Enniskerry
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