My review of Ireland’s first wellness hotel – Powerscourt Springs Hotel

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I recently stayed in the Powerscourt Springs Hotel in Co Wicklow, and this is my honest review of the destination and highlights of my trip.

Disclaimer: while I do teach yoga and meditation at the hotel, I am not an employee, (I am self-employed) and this trip was 100% planned booked and paid for by myself with no discounts, freebies or special treatment. This is not an ad or an affiliate link. Just my honest opinions.

The Powerscourt Springs Hotel is Ireland’s first wellness hotel and as a wellness fanatic, of course I had to book myself in for the full experience, despite teaching yoga regularly there. I wanted to see the bedrooms, experience the food and drinks, use the swimming pool, the whole 9 yards! I wasn’t disappointed.

What I enjoyed the most about Powerscourt Springs is that it is so relaxed while still being luxurious. So, you feel pampered and looked after, without any of the stuffiness or formality of some upmarket hotels. You are encouraged to wear the robe that you have the use of during your stay, to everywhere and everything, except to dinner and the cocktail lounge.

The gorgeous pool is just off the main reception area so easily accessible. Don’t you hate when your hotel pool is miles from your room or in a separate building altogether? Powerscourt Springs is all on one level so no one is too far away. Don’t forget your swimsuit. I used the pool twice on my stay and I absolutely loved it!

Post-swim, don’t bother to bring a hairdryer from home as Powerscourt Spring is one of the few hotels I have seen with a decent hairdryer in each bedroom. Don’t expect any little plastic sample sizes of shower gel and shampoo either, the bathrooms are kitted out with Anyah, a new range of eco-friendly cosmetics designed to minimise their impact on the environment and aquatic ecosystems. We didn’t get a spa package but if you do, you get to choose from a back massage, reflexology, Indian massage or facial. If you want to relax in your room, the smart TVs have Netflix built in. Just an FYI.

The food was lovely with vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters catered to and a 2 course dinner (and breakfast of course!) is included in every package. The emphasis is on healthy eating and it’s offered in style here.  Make sure you sample their cocktails too.

We did the meadow walk twice on our stay and were blessed with gorgeous sunny weather. Of course, in my opinion, their piece de resistance is their wellness studio, that I have the pleasure of calling my “office” when teaching there. Yoga classes are available 7 days a week with extra afternoon sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Meditation classes are available too if you want to chill and the studio is free to use in-between, if you just want somewhere quiet to listen to music or to the birds singing outside.

So if a 38 acre estate in the garden of Ireland sounds good to you, check out powerscourtsprings.ie. Maybe I will see you there?

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