I didn't stay here, but I can't find the restaurant to review where I had lunch. Nevertheless, a girlfriend and I had a good look around this hotel. I was shocked. There is clearly a cost-cutting exercise going on, and it is so evident. Neglect is obvious, weeds are growing all over the paths, there are broken flagstones and ashtrays full of rubbish.
Shame, as on approach the facade looks impressive. Such a lovely location too. Maybe the Celtic Tiger simply can't warrant the upkeep given the low numbers - the carpark was virtually empty the day we visited. I imagine it was built when Ireland was in its heyday, let's hope it returns
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection offers outstanding luxury among 5-star hotels in Wicklow, Ireland. We are set amidst one of the most scenic and historic estates in the country, providing travellers with a a 200-room resort showcasing Palladian-style architecture and giving guests a host of amenities. At our hotel nestled in the hills of Enniskerry, 30 minutes from Dublin, you will find a spa, Powerscourt Golf Club, on-site restaurant and perfect accommodations offering easy access to rustic Enniskerry and all of County Wicklow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow Hotel Enniskerry
- Ritz Carlton Enniskerry
- Ritz Carlton Hotel Enniskerry
- Ritz Enniskerry
- Enniskerry Ritz-Carlton
- Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection Enniskerry, Ireland - County Wicklow