Reviews of Number 31 by Travel Writers
New York Magazine
Skip the better-known boutique hotels and open the gate to Number 31, a modern guesthouse designed by Sam Stephenson, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. More...
Travel Holiday Magazine
Our editors, whose combined travel is close to one million miles a year, possess a unique, firsthand understanding of what is worth our readers' time and money. In all, the Travel Holiday Editors' Choice Award recognizes quality in travel, and shows that we are confident in recommending Number 31 to our readers.
Travel & Leisure Magazine
Noel Comer's 31 Leeson Close is the finest bed and breakfast in Dublin.... The breakfast at Leeson Close, "Full Irish," in the words of Noel Comer, is fit for an Irish landed aristocrat.
"...an award winning guesthouse. It's actually two beautifully renovated buildings... with wonderful touches, like a sunken living room where seating is arranged around a peat-burning fireplace.... Breakfast here is truly magnificent - think mushroom frittatas, fresh-baked cranberry bread, homemade granola, and crisp potato cakes."
The Unofficial Guide to Ireland
"...Noel and Deirdre Comer's distinctive and extremely appealing guest house (composed of a coach house and Georgian terrace house, separated by a lush garden) should be among the top choices for a place to stay in central Dublin.... Breakfast... is as memorable as the other ingredients of a stay in this wonderful place."
Independent Newspaper Ireland
What's Number 31's Unique Selling Point? Breakfast on the terrace: not for the view but for the fantastic food and convivial atmosphere. The groovy sunken lounge, lined with leather sofas, and the mirror-ball former bar they now use as reception. The perfect hosts. The astonishing value for money. Take your pick.
Signpost Selected Premier Hotels
The brochure for No 31 describes it as 'one of Dublin's best-kept secrets', and your inspector has to agree that he was immensely surprised and delighted by the location, standard of accommodation and welcome which all guests receive.
"a marvelous guest house a short walk from St. Stephen's Green which gives you a choice of bedroom styles; Georgian elegance or cool modern."
Eyewitness Travel Ireland
"Reputedly the most stylish guesthouse in the city, this elegant Georgian house is more of a boutique hotel than a B&B, with individually decorated, luxurious bedrooms. The Coach House features a collection of original art and a sunken seating area. Delicious breakfasts are served in the plant-filled conservatory."
Georgina Campbell's Ireland
"Formerly the home of leading architect Sam Stephenson, Noel and Deirdre Comer's hosptiable 'oasis of tranquility and greenery' just off St Stephen's Green makes a relaxing and interesting city centre base, with virtually everyting within walking distance in fine weather. Public areas of the house are spacious and very comfortable, and fresh, elegant bedrooms have good bathrooms and nice little extras including complimentary bottled water as well as phones, TVs and tea/coffee trays. Breakfasts served at communal tables inside and in the conservatory are not to be missed - freshly baked breads and delicious preserves, and lovely hot dishes like kippers or mushroom frittata cooked to order.... Prices are moderate for central Dublin, and secure parking adds greatly to the attraction of a stay here."
Karen Brown's Ireland
Ring the buzzer, open the tall doors, and you enter an oasis of tranquillity and greenery far from the clamor of the surrounding city.