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Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Enniskerry
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Fort Myers, Florida
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What a place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

This hotel lives up to the RItz Carlton standard in every way imaginable. We've stayed at many of them, but the location of this hotel is incomparable. It sits on a huge estate that is supposed to be perhaps the most elegant formal garden site in Ireland. Since the Irish economy is in such bad shape, occupancy is down and they put us in a two room suite with every possible amenity. It was the perfect ending to our 8-day trip around the country. Plus, the Gordon Ramsay restaurant has a killer wine cellar. We couldn't afford any of the thousand-dollar bottles, but they were nice to look at.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, OH, USA
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

It's everything you hope a Ritz Carlton will be, chandeliers, huge marbeled bathrooms with EVERY amenity and soaking tub, polilte. Polite friendly staff (except concierge who seems to not be in love with his job, maybe he just deals with complaining guests all day and needs a break). Crazy prices (22 euro for a hamburger - YIKES) but when you book with TravelZoo.com, it is affordable. Beautiful grounds and gardens (tourists driving up drive to see Wicklow Mountains!), but if you are a city person, it is TOO far from the action. Dublin is 40 minutes away. Enniskerry is closest town (1 mile) and adorable, but limited action.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MargyJudd
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Jamestown, RI
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2011

We are unaccustomed to staying in a hotel at this level, so we jumped at the chance when this package appeared. All the superlatives about the rooms, view, and the service that you read in these reviews are 100% accurate. Loved our room....comfy bed, maybe the biggest we've ever slept in. Free internet. Lots of light. Terrific views. Honor bar is nicely stocked but very expensive, so stay away if you're on a budget. We missed having an electric coffee maker, but I guess the hotel wants you to pay 10 euro for coffee/tea plus its delivery to the room. We brought our snacks, water, wine, etc. A minor quibble. TV in the master bath's mirror is amusing, but unnecessary.

Staff is uniformly gracious and helpful. Always a smile. Always accommodating. Friendly and chatty. Always ready with bits of information and extra service.

Food is a bit of a problem, as it is also very expensive. We went into Enniskerry for all our breakfasts and most of our dinners during our 5 days. Plenty to choose from. 3 places for breakfast, of which Poppy's was our favorite. Dinners at the pub and the town's hotel bistro. Quite good, serviceable but not terrific. Emilio's, the Italian restaurant next to Poppy's was, however, excellent, and we do recommend a meal or two there.

We had one dinner in the hotel, at the Sugarloaf Grill off the lobby at the big windows facing the mountains. This was at once the the most expensive and the worst meal we had in our 10 days in Ireland. We were tired from driving all day, and just didn't want to get back into the car to drive into town. I had the burger. How can anyone, especially a 5 star kitchen, so totally screw up a burger? Puny, dried out, overcooked with a chew roll. $30. My wife had the goat cheese tart; cheap piece of chewy commercial grade puff pastry with a piped on creamy goat cheese filling. Disappointing. $25. We tried to find the humor and irony in this, but, really, for a five star establishment, this was an insult to guest, food, and cookery. We took seriously the warnings of other reviewers about the food at the hotel, so we made sure that we dined outside the hotel most of the time.

We looked at the pub, but did not try it out. It just didn't feel right. It's a pub in a faux Disneyland kind of way. Expensive materials, but too pretty, too neat, no warmth. Also no Irish, no noise, no laughter, no music. Want a pub?....go to the real deal....they're everywhere.

A car came with our deal, and we took full advantage of that. We drove a lot. The roads are narrow, and can get a little confusing. Driving does take a little getting used to. Not much room to spare on the passenger side with hedges and stone walls whizzing by, and not much on the driver's side either. And Irish drivers, accustomed to the roads, coming at you at seemingly breakneck speed. But the beauty and the quiet are magical. Particularly liked Wicklow National Park, where there are several hiking trails. Glendaloch, also a beautiful hike, and an interesting historic site. Beach at Brittas Bay, a spectacularly beautiful drive along the coast. And the wonderful Mount Usher Gardens in Ashford, about a 45 minute drive south.

There's also lots to do on the Powerscourt grounds. Beautiful formal garden. Wonderful river walk. Browse the garden store. Play golf too.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

My sister and I spent six nights at Powerscourt and we were very pleased with our holiday experience. We explored as much of the country, via car and rail, as was practical for us whilst still enjoying the exquisite beauty of the hotel, Powerscourt estate and County Wicklow. The weather was picture perfect for the entire week and many locals told us this was the best month of the year to tour Ireland. The Ritz lives us to Ritz standards. Our only disappointment was the lack of an iPod hookup and a charge to listen to music.

Enniskerry Village is a brief ten minute walk from the hotel and is a remarkably quaint venue to take meals and provision for drinks and snacks. Restaurant quality is extremely high, with a particular call out to Pandan Court for some of the best Chinese food we have ever had. It may seem counter intuitive to eat Asian food in Ireland but we can assure the reader that this 25 Euro prix fixe dinner experience will not disappoint! The 185 bus takes you to the Bray DART station for easy access to Dublin and points beyond, and we found the Irish rail system to be dependable in all categories.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank orbiedude
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Sankt-Petersburg
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2011

I was on a conference there and I'liked this place very much. Actually it's rather far from Dublin (90 EUR for the taxi from the airport), but if you want to concentrate on work or leisure (golf, spa) than it's a perfect place. Wi-fi is free of charge. Breakfasts are perfect. There is a rear irish pub on the ground flor which is much cheaper than minibar in your room.
Stuff is very friendly.
Unfortunatly I didn't play golf there but the plece is real good for it (see picture of my view from room).

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yboris
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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

This was simply the most luxurious hotel I have ever stayed in. We had a garden suite and were dismayed that we were only there for one night, as we loved the comfort, convenience, quality of food, attentiveness of staff, and most of all, the comfortableness of the bed!

The walking trails on the property are wonderful, and we saw many people taking advantage of them. If we had been there longer, we certainly would have tried the river walk.

Although it took a map, GPS, and directions to get there, it was well worth it!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2011

My wife and I wanted to go someplace special for our 30th anniversary. I saw a deal from Sceptre Tours for Ireland - one week with hotel, car rental and airfare at a packaged price that was good value. We had stayed at a Ritz (Naples, FL) on our 10th anniversary and knew how impressive of an hotel chain they are.

The hotel is not very far off one of the major highways running south of Dublin - relatively convenient to the Southeast coast and a short drive into the city. We liked the location as it seemed like we were in a different world; you drive down narrow, stone walled line streets in a beautiful and lush rural setting with quaint Enniskerry a short walk away and the Powerscourt Gardens next door...

The hotel is simply stunning. The lobby and main level restaurant have huge windows overlooking beautiful mountains. The grounds are gorgeous. The pool is incredible and a wonderful place to relax and unwind; probably the nicest pool and spa area I have ever seen. The exterior of the rear of the hotel is outstanding as well.

Regarding our room, as part of the package with Sceptre we opted to upgrade to a suite (also included an upgrade to an automatic and GPS for the rental car). The suite is the nicest hotel room I have ever stayed in. It is huge, especially for European standards. You walk into a tile lined foyer with the first of two bathrooms and a bar/butlers pantry with minifridge. The sitting room is hardwood and appointed with beautiful furniture. The bedroom and master bathroom (#2) are gorgeous, this bath comes with a walk in shower (rainshower, full steam shower as well), separate water closet, large garden tub and sink with large mirror and the TV built into the mirror. It is all beautifully tiled with extensive trimwork and elegant decorations. The rooms come equipped with panels that control the lighting, HVAC, etc - we really like this effective use of technology. I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our room, the pool and the hotel as a whole.

We arrived midday and they were able to get us into a room fairly quickly, which we appreciated after flying through the night.

While we had little to complain about there are a couple of very minor things to mention. First, the staff is very helpful (Robbie in concierge, Paul at the front desk - were a couple who stood out) but several are young and with concierge closing early getting good recommendations on places to eat could be a challenge. We found out from a local restauranter that they have menus of nearby restaurants but we were never offered them. The price for food is very high, as you might expect in a Ritz, as we paid $66 US for two sandwiches in the Sugarloaf restauarant (and frankly the French Dip sandwiches could have used more meat). We also ate at the pub one night which was okay and not quite as expensive (the pub did have different activities or music acts on different nights, especially the weekend). We did not eat at the Gordon Ramsey restaurant as we did not want to spend that much but several nights I was not sure that it was even open. Frankly we were quite surprised how it seemed like we had the hotel to ourselves as we were there when it was very slow, especially during the weekdays - which we did not mind! Having a fabulous huge pool and steam room to ourselves was a delight! While it was not a significant hassle there were some families there with young kids that were running around more than we would have preferred. Don't get me wrong, we raised three children of our own and know what that can be like...but how some parents are oblivious to their kids running roughshod and disturbing other guests is beyond me.

Bottom line, this is a magnificent hotel that we hope to stay at again. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection
Address: Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Ireland (Formerly The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt)
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Enniskerry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Enniskerry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection 5*
Number of rooms: 200
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Outstanding among luxury five star hotels in Ireland and set amidst one of the most scenic and historic estates in the country is Powerscourt Hotel, a 200-room resort showcasing Palladian-style architecture and offering guests a host of amenities. ... more   less 
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The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow Hotel Enniskerry
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Ritz Carlton Hotel Enniskerry
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Enniskerry Ritz-Carlton
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