Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt — Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
If you’re looking for ultimate luxury and countryside surroundings, your first stop on your way to Dublin should be at the Ritz Carlton in Powerscourt, Enniskerry. Located just beside the famous Powerscourt Estate, a beautiful mansion and gardens with origins in the 13th century, the Ritz Carlton emulates the opulence of its neighbor with beautiful interiors and, most importantly, a top-class spa.
Serenity Room — Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Espa complex spans over two floors and represents a completely immersive experience. Begin with an all-body massage complete with oils tailored to your mood, be it relaxing or detoxifying. After this soothing muscle unwinder, you’ll be transported to the Serenity Room - the jewel in the crown of this experience. With padded sun loungers, blankets, reading lights, tranquil melodies and fruit teas to drink and raisins to eat, you’ll find it hard to stay awake while looking out at the stunning vista of the Wicklow mountains.
A range of great saunas, turkish baths, a swimming pool and lunch on the premises means that you could easily spend a whole day going from room to room. The shower pressure alone makes you feel giddy with relaxation. For those looking to enjoy the same treatment on a budget, there are Day Packs including facials or massages and full use of the facilities - a great compromise.