In the heart of Georgian Dublin is Number 31, imaginatively converted from two mews buildings by leading 1970’s Irish architect, Sam Stephenson, as his family home. Today’s owners, Noel and Deirdre Comer, are splendid hosts and you will feel instantly at home in this hidden jewel of Georgian Dublin. Breakfast is a highlight of your stay–often served in the panoramic rooftop conservatory, it invariably involves generous helping of delicious, homemade dishes. It’s only minutes from the bustle of Grafton Street and St. Stephen’s Green or the more tranquil treasures of The National Museum, Library and Gallery, Trinity College and Dublin’s many fine restaurants.
Number 31 was formerly the home of Ireland's leading modern architect, the late Sam Stephenson, who converted this former mews building off Dublin's fashionable Leeson Street for his own use. In doing so he created what has frequently been described as 'Dublin's coolest interior' right in the middle of the Georgian city. During his ownership Number 31 was frequented by many of the 'movers and shakers' from 60s and 70s Irish politics, and many famous deals were done over a drink in the famous sunken lounge.
Quietly hidden away behind a high wall, in the heart of Georgian Dublin, Number 31 is an oasis of tranquillity and greenery just minutes from the historic city centre. St. Stephen's Green, the National Museum, National Library, National Art Gallery, Trinity College and the main shopping districts are all just a short walk away.
The bedrooms are housed in two very different adjoining buildings. Those in the elegant late-18th century town house overlook Fitzwilliam Street, the longest street of red brick Georgian houses in the world and a triumph of 18th century town planning. These rooms are spacious, with high ceilings, large bathrooms and lots of light. In contrast those in the beautifully converted coach-house are smaller and more intimate, but still beautifully designed and appointed. These are approached from Leeson Place, and have their own private views of a lush green garden.
Both buildings have just been completely refurbished and the rooms are all comfortably furnished and individually decorated with great style.
Breakfasts, which include an array of wonderful home-made cereals, salads, jams and preserves, and a complete menu of hot breakfast dishes, are vast and are served either in the dining room or in the roof-top conservatory. At other times guests have a wide choice of Dublin's best restaurants, cafes and bistros, all within easy reach. Noel and Deirdre Comer, the owners, make their guests very welcome and encourage them to make Number 31 their Dublin home.