The hotel’s main building is a five-minute walk from Powerscourt’s 47 acres of formal gardens and a 40-minute cab ride from central Dublin. The 200 guest rooms feature eiderdown-swathed beds and massive marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors and Bulgari bath products. There’s a restaurant, a pub, an ESPA-run spa with 21 treatment rooms, and access to the Powerscourt Golf Club. The staff is knowledgeable about both hotel amenities and the attractions in the rolling hills of County Wicklow. A bonus: highfliers can get there via helicopter, thanks to an arrival pad that’s visible from the Sugar Loaf Lounge.