The modern decor may not appeal to everyone, but my friends and I loved Number 31. I cannot imagine being in a more convenient, quiet accommodation that is so close to everything yet not in the "touristy" part of town. And breakfast rates a "wow!" as it is served family style in a simple space just outside the kitchen (there are also tables literally outside). Excellent choices of fruit and granola would be enough, that is, before your cooked breakfast order arrives and adds to the pleasure. Noel and Linda are friendly, helpful proprietors. Be sure to ask directions to the canal and walk along the path all the way to the river Liffey.
There were a few technical issues that were just a little unduly challenging for this place. Getting on the wifi was difficult to figure out on our own. Moreover, getting kicked off and having to log on again every time our phones went to sleep was annoying but was not unique to Number 31. Lighting in room 15 (below street level) was low and without options for improvement. It was also not obvious how to turn on and regulate the shower. These were small distractions, but some orientation--there was essentially none--would surely have helped. I would definitely stay at Number 31 again, however.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Number 31 is famed for its unique hospitality,excellent service and probably the best breakfast in Ireland.Number 31 is situated between a classical Georgian Townhouse and a stunning modern mews by Ireland's most famous architect. Each of the 21 en-suite bedrooms is fitted with luxurious Hastens beds and are individually furnished. Wifi available. The famous sunken conversation pit was the meeting place for Ireland's elite. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Number 31 Hotel Dublin
- Number 31 Dublin