Staycation at the Powerscourt Hotel Wicklow

Did you ever watch the film Eloise at the Plaza?

I could live here



Well as it says on the tin, it's about a little girl called Eloise who lives in the Plaza Hotel in NYC. Every little girl's dream... who am I kidding? It is my adult dream to permanently camp out at a fancy hotel, so I am only too delighted whenever I get a chance to stay in one.

How are hotel beds so much more comfortable then your bed at home?


I also never had much of an appreciation for staycations until very recently, I used to think that unless multiple long haul DVT provoking flights and a foreign language were involved then it didn't really count as a holiday.
Photo Credit: Kate & Toms

Though when you roll up to a place like this after just a short drive it really helps change your perspective ;)


Our trip to Powerscourt Hotel couldn't have come at a better time, we were both dying of work stress and really needed a change of scene.. and in my case a nice hot bath!

View from our Room at Powerscourt Hotel

It was strange that somewhere so close to Dublin could be so totally different, with just a short drive we were surrounded by forrest and greenery, good for my zen spirit!

Powerscourt Hotel is in the famous Powerscourt Estate, home to beautiful gardens and this waterfall

Once we had checked in we were shown to our lovely corner room suite over looking the gardens.



What a way to wake up!

Our room was fantastic, it just went on and on.

Yes those are sweet treats on the table... photo coming up soon!

Oh here is our own corridor.

Just a casual entrance hallway

Here is another set of table and chairs, just in case the first the sofa and armchairs weren't enough.


We also had two bathrooms!


I could definitely get used to this.


I very much enjoyed feeling regal sitting under the chandelier on my new throne.

Sitting on my throne

After a sufficient number of regal poses in the room we wandered down to the garden and I fully assumed my new role as queen.

Assuming my role as Queen

I did have to bash a couple pawns to get there...


Becoming Queen is hard work.



In the meanwhile the swings were being put to good use..


A happier man could not be found.


I loved how peaceful the gardens were. The green hills just seem to roll on for ever with the beautiful Sugar Loaf mountain in the distance.


We finally retreated to the Sugar Loaf Lounge for some afternoon tea.


How cute is that lemon meringue pie? It was the perfect size, just enough to cure my sweet tooth but small enough not to bring on the guilt.


Though I would like to proudly claim at this point that I did in fact use the gym, yes I did, go me, *pat on back.
Feeling Fit Photo Credit: Powerscourt hotel

I even went for a swim in the ESPA.

Spa Time! Photo Credit: Powerscourt hotel

I went early the next morning to give me a boost for the day and to work of the dinner off the previous night, the details of which I shall save for next time!

For more info on Powerscourt Hotel check out their website or book your weekend getaway to Powerscourt here!  Happy Travels :)


 

A big thank you to the Powerscourt for inviting us, as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.





Liakada

19 comments:

  1. The view from your room is magnificent, I love the chess set and the waterfall in the grounds. I've always wanted to visit Powerscourt but haven't had the occasion yet. Your dress is gorgeous, by the way

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Thank you so much Suze, it was actually the first item I have ever bought online, was a bit worried how it would turn out but it ended up working out :) Hotel was lovely, would definitely recommend a visit!

      Ash Liakada

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  2. Oh my god. That's literally all I can say. Looks dreamy! Oh and you look beautiful :)

    xx Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thanks so much Naomi, it was definitely a fun getaway!

      Ash Liakada

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  3. The hotel looks gorgeous. I'd stay there immediately!

    LUXESSED

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    1. It was so nice, I want to move in!

      Ash Liakada

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  4. What a stunning hotel the views and food look wonderful. Staycations are often more relaxing as they involve little travel and yet you still manage to get away from it all. You look like you had a lovely time and I can see why Lucy x

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    1. I am really getting on board with the staycation idea, it was so great not to have the airport stress :)

      Ash Liakada

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  5. Ohh, that bed is lovely and the view is stunning!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It was so comfy! My bed at home is literally the worst so I just love a nice big hotel bed, it was such a treat!

      Ash Liakada

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  6. Such a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing, looks great!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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    1. It was lovely :) Thanks for stopping by Cvety!

      Ash | Liakada

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    1. It was so nice! I want to go back :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  8. Girl, I wish I could live in the Plaza Hotel here in the city lol. But I absolutely love your staycation. That hotel looks absolutely spectacular. Your photos are simply having me dreaming. Beautiful.

    Kia / The House of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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    1. Me too Kia haha that would be the life! So glad you liked the post :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  9. Looks so nice - did you check out the pretty gardens? Love the pawn-bashing photos haha!

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