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Number 31, Dublin

Number 31

Dublin, Ireland

A charming, boutique guesthouse on a quiet, residential street, Number 31 offers a quirky alternative to a standard hotel experience. It is set in a Georgian townhouse linked by a small courtyard garden to a modernist mews at the back.

The 21 rooms are spread over the two buildings and are all unique in style, size and layout. Some offer lofty ceilings while others include original architectural features and grand fireplaces. There are also a number of communal areas including a 1950s sunken lounge with a fireplace.

Although Number 31 does not have its own restaurant, it serves an award-winning breakfast. St Stephen’s Green and the main shopping area, Grafton Street, are just a five-to-ten minute walk away.

OUR RATING: Medium

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OUR OPINION:

This is one of our preferred accommodation options in the city — a real hidden gem. Although lacking many standard hotel features, Number 31 is perfect for those looking for a more intimate and unique choice.

Rooms

The 21 rooms are spread over two buildings, one Georgian and one modernist, each of which has a different style with either original period features or pared-back minimalist design. Each room is unique, however, all have been fitted with luxurious beds, pillows and duvets for comfort as well as modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi and a small TV. Each en suite bathroom is fitted with a shower only, to make the most of the space. As it is a converted, original building it is worth noting that some rooms, particularly those on the ground floor, get less natural light.

Location

Number 31 strikes a balance between experiencing a residential side of Dublin and still remaining close to the main sights and shopping areas. St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street can both be reached on foot in about five to ten minutes.

Food and drink

Breakfast is served in a light and airy communal room on the first floor or on the outside terrace. The hotel is passionate about its offering and ensures seasonal, organic ingredients are used wherever possible.

The guesthouse doesn’t offer lunch or dinner. However, there are a number of small, stylish bars and restaurants in the immediate area.

Tour ideas in Dublin

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Number 31 as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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