17 Feb 2015

Number 31

A little last minute decision took me to possibly one of the coolest places I've ever stayed in Dublin...

My Monday was jam packed with meetings and work in the city... and you know what? Getting up at 5am to drive to Dublin didn't really appeal to me, so I hopped on to my laptop to look for a place to stay, clicked around for awhile and somehow stumbled across the quirky boutique guesthouse that is Number 31.

Honestly, I couldn't have found somewhere as cool as this with a better location (it's literally a 5 minute walk from St Stephen's Green). From the sunken lounge in the mews to the cosy bedrooms in the renovated Georgian town house, Number 31 is the perfect mixture of modern aesthetics and classic glamour. The staff are super welcoming (hello, you're offered complimentary tea and cookies on arrival to enjoy by the fire) and really can't do enough for you. To get to my room I was escorted through the courtyard (which I imagine is gorgeous in the Summer) through to the Georgian house where I was staying. Everywhere you turn there are rich textures, ambient lighting (the most fabulous chandeliers) and luxe furnishings throwing you back in time to an old style glam. My room looked out on to the other townhouses on Fitzwilliam Place - pretty cool when you throw open the curtains in the morning (which was a task and a half when I didn't want to budge from the most comfortable bed in the world - yes, I thought about trying to steal the duvet and pillows. It wasn't happening. Haha). To round off my stay, I wolfed down some cereal and a mushroom frittata at breakfast (so yummy) and went on my way.

It was a short but sweet stay and I couldn't recommend the place enough - the staff, the location, the decor and the general vibe is on point. It's definitely a hidden gem of Dublin.

Make sure to check it out: Number 31

Have you ever stayed in Number 31?
Any other cool places like this I should know about?
Let me know in the comments!

XO, G.

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