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“Lovely”
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Number 31
Ranked #40 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Neptune City, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were welcomed early and enjoyed a much needed delicious full breakfast. Our bags were stored since we were so early. The room was lovely and comfortable. The restaurant recommendations were awesome too!! Loved it!

Room Tip: We went last April and enjoyed 31 very much. Looked like all room were just as lovely
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

What a find! Number 31 is in a perfect, central location. Our room, just one floor up, was lovely and quiet. While I understand some people's comments to the effect that they would have preferred a more formal reception desk (there isn't one), our welcome was warm and helpful. As soon as we rang the bell someone was there to offer us tea and cookies, and help us to our room with our bags. Innkeeper Lowell couldn't have been nicer and his suggestions for what to do in Dublin - including places we otherwise would not have seen - were spot on. And the advertised "best breakfast in Ireland" is no exaggeration-fantastic. We would absolutely stay here again, anytime we're lucky enough to return to Dublin.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

On our drive in from the airport our wonderful taxi driver told us that she's heard from a number of her passengers about how wonderful Number 31 is, especially the breakfast. Well we certainly weren't disappointed. We loved the fact that the hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk to the center of the city. Breakfast were wonderful and the staff was happy to give us advise as to our days activities. As another reviewer noted you had to get your questions answered at breakfast as it was not always easy to find staff. If climbing stairs is a problem you should ask for a first floor room as there are not elevators (at least that we saw). Our only complaint was the towels...thin and not soft. Small bath towels. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were delighted to receive a warm greeting and a welcoming warm breakfast on our early arrival here a couple weeks ago. It only got better from there. We booked a superior room and were not disappointed. We stayed 5 nights in Room 20 in the Georgian house and another night at the end of our Ireland trip in Room 21 or 22?. Both rooms were spacious, beautifully designed and well appointed. The public areas and garden between the modern and Georgian rooms are strikingly beautiful. Breakfast each morning was a special treat, cooked to order, with a lavish buffet of fruits, cereals, and yogurt as well. Noel and Linda and their staff are friendly and eager to accommodate in any way, whether serving coffee or tea near the fragrant fireplace in the cozy sunken lounge, arranging taxis, sharing tips on restaurants, or highlighting nearby points of interest. This is a very special place to stay in Dublin and a highlight of our trip--especially good for beginning and ending a trip to Ireland on a high note.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Omagh
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I recently enjoyed my second stay at Number 31 with my wife for our anniversary and again we were blown away. It is like a little jewel in the centre of Dublin. If you are fed up with large hotels lacking in character and customer service then I urge you to book into Number 31.

The rooms are lovely and the buildings both on Leeson Close and Fitzwilliam Square are beautiful (award winning architecture). You are right on the edge of St. Stephen's Green so we were able to walk to The Gaiety Theatre no problem (wife in heels!).

The highlight again was the breakfast (also award winning...plaques to prove it!!) and the host, Noel. As we sat for breakfast we were given freshley squeezed orange juice and fresh coffee along with artisan breads. Noel then serenades you with the menu (verbal..no need for menu cards here, the staff are too good at their job for that at Number 31) which includes the full irish, the mushroom fritata, eggs benedict (beautiful) and he never forgets the "little bowl of porridge". As you wait all you can here is everyone praising their breakfast and sharing their particular choice with their family. This doesn't happen in any other hotel I have stayed in!

Give the plastic hotels a miss and book Number 31 the next time you are in Dublin. Don't worry about parking either. They provide secure, free car parking.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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new york
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

we enjoyed our stay here: lovely , warm owners who love what they do and friendly staff.
Rooms vary greatly in size and comfort and noise level from the street: ask for quiet room away from street if you are noise sensitive at night
fabulous breakfasts with lots of hot choice and cold choices (especially fruit)
One issue if you want help after breakfast time: rarely could find anyone to assist with reservations, etc other than at breakfast. No one at front desk
More of a B&B than a hotel if that is important to you
otherwise, good location for walking around

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

My family of 4, including two teenage boys had the pleasure of staying at Number 31 in Dublin this past July . Everything about this hotel exceeded our expectations. From the exceptionally warm welcome by the owners Noel and Linda who arranged to whisk away our bags, parked our car and offered us coffee or tea to when we were shown our lovely rooms. The rooms although compact are well planned with everything in the right place. Lovely sheets and well appointed bathroom. The hotel spans two buildings with a garden in the middle which is a lovely spot to organize your day or end it with a glass of wine. In the morning we were served a truly Award winning Irish Breakfast that was delicious and more than satisfied our two big hungry teenagers. Noel was very helpful in terms of tips on where to go on our touring days . His dinner recommendations were perfect and they were all within walking distance. If you get a chance to chat with Noel I would recommend it as has a wealth of knowledge on Irish history and politics. All and all one of the best stays we had in our 2 week holiday in Ireland. We would definitely include this hotel on a return trip .

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Number 31

Property: Number 31
Address: 31 Leeson Close | off Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#13 Family Hotel in Dublin
#16 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#23 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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