Awards & Accolades
100 Best Places to Stay 2018 - John & Sally McKennas' Guide
"The mews door opens, you take several steps across the walled courtyard, then step in the door of No 31,
and a glimpse of the Picasso print on the wall signals that you are in that rarest of Dublin destinations: a modernist masterpiece.
If you have always wanted to have your own villain’s lair, straight from a James Bond movie starring Sean Connery,
then here it is, and literally a step away from Dublin’s Leeson Street.
Actually, No 31 is two houses: a 60’s-era modernist mews, and a fine Georgian house that opens onto Fitzwilliam Street.
A seamless transition has been effected by the new team who took over in 2017,
and a confident and helpful crew unite the two architectural elements with their generous hospitality,
whilst great breakfast cooking from the super-talented Delia makes for the perfect start to the day.
There is nowhere else – nowhere – quite like No 31: you owe it to your inner Bond villian to stay in this Dublin classic."
Georgina Campbell Guesthouse of the Year 2017
“…The coolest of city centre destinations, it is perhaps the happiest legacy of controversial Dublin architect Sam Stephenson,
who once lived here and created the modernist setting that guests enjoy today
- the famed sunken lounge, a charming garden and even a rooftop conservatory.
The combination of spacious and supremely comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality,
an exceptional location - and of course a great, seasonally-led, breakfast
- has made this a destination of choice for many a discerning traveller over the last fifteen years.
As one of our team said after staying here: “You don't expect too many surprises when you book into a guesthouse,
but No 31 delivers surprises aplenty: country house hospitality in an architect designed building
in the heart of Georgian Dublin - this is as surprising as it gets.”
While no other property can match the unique credentials of this one, Dublin badly needs more quality alternatives
to hotel accommodation and aspiring hosts would do well to stay here and see how it’s done.”