31 Leeson Close, Dublin 2, D02 CP70
Number 31 is Dublin’s premier tucked away place to stay, combining the best of two worlds, a classical Georgian townhouse and a light filled modernist mews. It is an oasis of peace and quiet, hidden behind a high creeper-clad wall, right on the city’s Georgian Mile.
A popular choice for design enthusiasts, here light colour and texture all combine in a gentle ambiance of peace and calm. The combination of spacious and supremely comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality, an exceptional location and Number 31’s renowned breakfast has made here a destination of choice for many a seasoned traveller and sealed its reputation as serving the Best Breakfast in Dublin among those in the know. It’s no surprise it was awarded Georgina Campbell’s 2017 Guesthouse of the Year.
The Mews building at Number 31 was a disused stable when it was bought by renowned and controversial architect Sam Stephenson in 1957. By 1958 he had converted the stables into the Modernist mews house that is today at the centre of the Number 31 guest experience.
Remarkable features include an unassuming entrance which opens up into a welcoming area with its famed sunken lounge, with leather seating, fire and artistic touches, which, if popular myth were to be believed, was graced by many famous names in Dublin’s swinging sixties.
Accommodation at Number 31 is in two distinct buildings – the elegant classical Georgian town-house on Fitzwilliam Place with ornate stucco ceilings and spacious rooms, and the modernist coach-house mews, both joined by a secret garden.