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.
- 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