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Review: Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa

I stayed at the Powerscourt Hotel Resort a couple of weeks ago and although I posted some snippets on my Instagram and Facebook, I haven’t divulged all the information in relation to what I got up to at the hotel and considering they have a special offer on at the moment, now is a better time than ever!

For those of you who live outside of Ireland (and there’s a lot of you), the iconic Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is located near the village of Enniskerry, only 30 minutes from Dublin City centre and 35 minutes from Dublin airport.

The hotel is set amidst one of the most scenic and historic estates in the country, the Powerscourt Estate, and the elegant 200 room retreat offers guests a host of luxurious amenities including a 20-metre Swarovski crystal-lit indoor pool.

The hotel also features two championship level golf courses, a 30,000-square foot luxury spa with 20 treatment rooms by ESPA and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and conference facilities.

I have been frequenting the hotel quite regularly lately because we’ve filmed a lot of my Xposé Beauty A-Z’s there but on this particular occasion I had an overnight stay, plus dinner, breakfast and a hot stone massage at ESPA.

I stayed in a beautiful suite with a balcony view overlooking the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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My room featured an extra large King Size Bed, walk-in wardrobes, a marble bathroom with ESPA bath essentials, separate Rainforest showers, double vanities, a lighted make-up mirror with a PROPER hair dryer, fluffy bath robes, a recessed TV in the bathroom mirror, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, electronic finger tip panels for controlling lighting and air-conditioning, interactive TVs in the bedroom, 24-hour in-room dining and a complimentary newspaper.

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I also had a magnificent dinner in the Sika Restaurant the night of my stay.

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For starters I had green pea and lovage soup with Liscannor crab and fresh peas.

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Followed by a main of pan fried Irish scallops, braised Crowe’s pork belly, squash purée, sprouting broccoli and pickled garlic jus.

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Followed then by a desert of passionfruit cheesecake, coconut curd and blood orange sorbet.

The menu is carefully prepared by Chef Peter Byrne and his team with an emphasis on local excellence, seasonality and the best of Irish contemporary cooking. Needless to say I went straight into a food coma and slept on a full, content belly.

The next morning however, I had booked myself into ESPA for a hot stone massage! I enjoyed a light breakfast of fruit and pastries at the buffet and made my way to the spa.

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The award winning ESPA features 20 impeccable treatment rooms, including a private Spa Suite, a 20-metre Swarovski Crystal-lit heated pool and a state-of-the-art thermal suite.

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a hot stone massage is, it’s a therapeutic full body massage using aromatherapy oils and warm volcanic stones to relieve deep muscle tension.

It was my first time to have a hot stone massage and it was one of the most amazing experiences I ever had!

All in all, my stay there was one of the most exceptional hotel visits I’ve ever had and I already cannot wait to return! Next time, I think I’ll visit with my mom and aunty and make a girly spa retreat out of it!

For those of you interested in a getaway at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, they are running a special offer from now until the end of April, 30/4/2016.

The package includes a luxurious overnight stay with a relaxing breakfast overlooking the Sugar Loaf Mountain and a gourmet dinner in Sika Restaurant. Plus, guests also receive 20% off ESPA treatments at the award winning spa!

Prices start from €155 per person sharing!

For more information and reservations at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, please visit www.powerscourthotel.com or telephone 01 274 8888.