Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C
have a gawk

This hotel was just named the best in Ireland – here’s what it’s like to stay there

We can dream.

powerscourt4 Instagram Instagram

POWERSCOURT HOTEL IN Wicklow was named the best hotel in Ireland by the AA last night.

And thanks to their Instagram account, we can have a proper gawk around the place and find out what it’s really like to stay in:

The rooms look grand anyway

sugarloaf4 Instagram Instagram

And you’d probably get some relaxation on the balcony

sugarloaf6 Instagram Instagram

Where the views are fairly delish by the looks of things

sugarloaf3 Instagram Instagram

The spa comes in two settings: dark and relaxing

powerscourt5 Instagram Instagram

And bright and spectacular

sugarloaf5 Instagram Instagram

The gardens speak for themselves

powerscourt3 Instagram Instagram

And have some characters knocking around them, both fake and real

powerscourt6 Instagram Instagram

sugarloaf2 Instagram Instagram

This breakfast creation is probably better than the regular buffet

powerscourt8 Instagram Instagram

When the mist comes in, it looks like something from The Shining

powerscourt1 Insgtagram Insgtagram

Just imagine winter there. *cosy*

And you’ll have a delightful view of the Sugarloaf the whole time

sugarloaf Instagram Instagram

We can dream. 

By David Elkin. Originally published on


More 22 dishes served in Ireland’s newest Michelin star restaurants>

MoreThis new Dublin pub just revealed its dedicated games room (including a ping pong table)>

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.