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“Very good service, room needs some updating”
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Number 31
Ranked #34 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 3, 2012

The hotel is located on the south part of town, a 5 minute walk to St Stephen's Green which makes it convenient to walk around town if a bit to far from the north part of town, and about 20 minutes from Trinity College and all the locations nearby. Most cabs dont know where the B&B is located so carry the address in writing.
Arriving is a bit odd, it is on a side street, and you have to ring the door and wait. However, they do get you in quickly, and if you are lucky to arrive in the morning, get a wonderful complimentary breakfast.
The breakfast is served upstairs daily, has some cerelas and fruits, and a made to order hot plate with multiple options, quite good.
You have two areas to chose a room, carriage house which is newer, the older part of the house seems nicer (I stayed there). Very high ceiling, large room, nice furniture although some of the pieces look worn out, and the mattress needs updating/replacing. Four free water bottles daily in room, but no fridge. No airconditioning but it did not seem needed.
The service is very good and charming, the owners and staff are very polite and pleasant, and will help you with reservations, let you use their computer, provide free internet, and everything you might need.
They do leave someone in the kitchen area presumably 24/7 (I did get help late at night once, around midnight).
So, despite the fact it is a bit farther from downtown thatn the more traditional hotels, breakfast is great, service is charming, (some) rooms a lot larger for the same price, I was very happy with my choice.

Room Tip: I prefer the older part of the house, more charming
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We spent two nights at Number 31, and they were likely the two finest nights of lodging of our two week trip to Ireland and Scotland. Noel and his staff were gracious, helpful, and great company. Breakfasts exceeded all expectations. Dining and pub recommendations were spot on. Simply a most enjoyable stay.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

From the moment our host helped us from our car and got us tea we knew that we were home. Our room had a private garden, and was lovely. The hospitality is unendingly gracious. Greeting other guests at a delicious breakfast adds adds to the delight. Altogether a perfect stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

This is a great hotel where you can walk everywhere from the front door. Our room was clean but I thought it a bit small for the price. We only had a shower in the bathroom and there was no counter space. We had a superior room. The bed was extremely comfortable. Noel is a great host and will tell you everything you need to know and how to get around. The staff are friendly and the breakfasts are amazing. The fruit is a welcome treat and the toast, jam and eggs Benedict are melt in you mouth delicious!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

I was at Number 31 for 2 nights and the welcome (even if late in the evening) was very good. I was shown into the room and provided with a wifi free password for 24 hours. The room was very spacious and the bed comfortable...the TV may not have been huge but in Dublin you spend more time outside then inside. Breakfast was really good and the host was extremely friendly and welcoming.
Various books are available for the guests and can be taken at any time during the stay. I plan to be there again in a week and look forward to the breakfast (full Irish) immensely.

Position is central and near to everything...so you can just move around by foot.

I highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

No one seems to mention in previous reviews what a difficult place Number 31 is to find when you are driving yourself! It is not for the faint hearted even with a GPS. The main entrance to the hotel is in a very small lane. From my point of view, I would only recommend this hotel if you are arriving in a taxi! Apart from this hiccup, Noel was very welcoming and gave us a good run down on the layout of Dublin and the various sites to be visited. Our room was large and comfortable and, as everyone has commented on, the breakfasts are spot on. We'll be forever grateful for the recommendation to eat at "The Sussex" above O'Brien's Pub, a short stroll from Number 31. What a great place with an Irish vibe about it and the best food imaginable for the weary travellers that we were.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Excellent B&B about four blocks south of St Stephen's Green. Charming Georgian, although rooms are a bit dated but comfortable. Very friendly and helpful hosts and outstanding breakfast. Highly recommend.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Number 31

Address: 31 Leeson Close | off Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#13 Family Hotel in Dublin
#16 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#23 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $167 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Number 31 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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