Picture an oasis of peace and quiet, hidden behind a high creeper-clad wall, in the heart of Dublin's Georgian Mile.
Number 31 is Dublin’s premier tucked away place to stay, combining a period Georgian townhouse and a light filled modernist mews, once home to famed architect Sam Stephenson and the epicentre of social Dublin in the 1960s and 70s.
The place to stay of choice for artists and design enthusiasts, here light, colour and texture combine to create a mildly eccentric, laid back luxury vibe.
The Mews building at Number 31 was a disused stable when it was bought by renowned and controversial architect Sam Stephenson in 1957, allegedly for £1000, which he quickly turned into Dublin's perfect James Bond baddie pad.
If you missed the great Jazz migration in the 1920s and 30s from New Orleans to Berlin, or were not in New York in the 1960s and 70s clubbing under disco balls with Andy and Mick, you could make up for lost time at Number 31 Leeson Close. Everybody who was anybody sliding through town, smoked, sipped and chatted in the 1970s in the famed sunken lounge, with leather seating, and gathered around the mirrored bar. Here you’d party till dawn with many A list names from Ireland’s top politicians such as Charlie Haughey, business people, artists, writers and meet international glitterati such as Henry Kissinger or maybe even Grace Kelly in Dublin’s swinging sixties and seventies.
The elegant Georgian town-house on Fitzwilliam Place with ornate stucco ceilings and spacious rooms is decorated as an homage to the Jazz age, featuring stunning period pieces and objet's d'art from our owners collection.
A secluded garden joins both buildings, a tranquil space for guests to enjoy.
Delia's renowned breakfast is one of the highlights here and seals our reputation for serving the Best Breakfast in Dublin among those in the know. It's no surprise Number 31 was awarded Georgina Campbell’s 2017 Guesthouse of the Year.
As a guest at Number 31, lounge in Stephenson’s high style 1970s sunken living room and even stay in Sam’s Room with the latest 21st century technology at your fingertips as you dream about bygone glitterati.
All this and more is hidden behind a traditional Dublin Georgian façade in a luxury townhouse that also features Jazz themed rooms and its cool sounds and décor of the Jazz Age in New Orleans, Chicago, London, New York, Paris, and even Berlin.
In this luxury townhouse, every room has a story. And it’s left to you to live it and make it your own.