I booked our rooms through Amex's Fine Hotels & Resorts program. The rate for a Standard Suite (Garden View) was 260 Euro. The rate included breakfast, a space-available upgrade, and an 85 Euro hotel credit. The FHR rate was not much more than the Best Available Rate and considerably less than the Breakfast Inclusive rate. Considering the 85E credit, booking through FHR was a no-brainer. In the end our bill, including dinner, came out to around $425 for the night.
Early check-in was not a benefit, but when we arrived after an early flight into Dublin, the hotel had our room ready. That was an especially welcome touch. We were upgraded to a Mountain View Suite (1 level upgrade).
The Mountain View Suites are good sized, with 1 1/2 baths and a (huge) walk-in closet. Guest bath:
The spacious living room area had a couch, desk, and television:
Powerscourt House and Gardens. Guests can borrow bicycles from the concierge to explore the grounds, including the quite lovely River Walk:
The hotel also features the Gordon Ramsay restaurant where we had dinner. Frankly, I was a bit underwhelmed. The food was quite good and the service was excellent, but it wasn't the best meal I had in Ireland. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and was also quite good. This is a hotel that I would definitely return to.