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Powerscourt Arms Country House
Ranked #4 of 6 Enniskerry B&B and Inns
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!!!

Room Tip: Don't stay here unless it's during the summertime and if you don't mind taking cold show...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed here for one night. There was a function on in the hotel till 1am. Mine and my mum's room was directly above the function hall. Very loud music and talking kept us awake all night. Did not get any sleep. The rooms were dirty and very basic. Would not recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank reillus
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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

The only negative with this B&B I that the rooms were uncomfortably cold. The service was great, very friendly and helpful staff but I would not stay there again simply evaluate the rooms were too cold. It really is a pity that such a simple problem can detract from an otherwise quality establishment. If it was rectified then I would have no qualms about staying there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Mmax7
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

My partner and i stayed one night in powerscourt arms. accomadation is basic , clean and very reasonably priced . Our only complaint was our room was freezing . My impression was that the room had not had guests for a few days and it was not aired or heated . The room should have been heated prior to our arrival, unfortunatley we had to ask for the heating to be turned on . The radiator did eventually heat up but the room did not get warm. We eventually decided to go out and find a pub which was warm , we did and we warmed up in no time . We initially were intending to eat and watch the match in the powerscourt arms but we were annoyed because we were still feeling the cold. having said that we may have cut off our nose to spite our face we missed out on really good food and good athmosphere . and the staff were very helpful

Room Tip: go in summer that way you dont need heating everything else is fine food good staff friendly rooms c...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Like another reviewer we found the room extremely cold (1st due to cleaner leaving the window wide open (in January?!!) and no heating on til late (although it was put on after we requested it).The room and bed were fresh and clean and decorated in modern colours. Diappointments were that there was only 1 chair and no dressing table or suitcase stand or tea/coffee making facilities.(although we were offered this to be brought up to our room on checking in) (another star for staff)! The only electric socket in the room was on the opposite wall to the mirror which made drying my hair with a small mirror (lucky I packed it) on the only chair whilst I was on my knees wasn't easy! Bathroom was massive and very clean except for 'black mould' around the edges of the shower- off puttng!!
Plus points - the restaurant was fantastic-staff extremely friendly and helpful and the food 5 star.Lots of locals in even though it was early on a Monday evening so that in itself speaks volumes. Breakfast basic but again friendly staff. Pointed out our 'problems' to receptionist as we were checking out and she too was very helpful and even reduced the bill... can't get better service than that.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Not a very comfortable hotel verv dissapointing stayed one night very cold no heating in bedroom until 8oclock so very cold changing to go out to paryl no chair in room very basic room room didnt feel clean. room cold when we woke up heating switched off. breakfast was dreadful large group of non residients for breakfast staff couldnt cope. when our order eventaully arrived we had to send back breakfastas it was it was cold wnen it arrived.I could write more but suffice to say we will never recommend that hotel to anybody.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Powerscourt Arms Country House

Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Enniskerry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Enniskerry
Price Range: $92 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 make 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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