Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lucky No. 31

I love looking at boutique hotels and imagining that I will one day stay at one of the cooler ones. Well, a very long time ago, over Thanksgiving I did! My husband and I went rogue and went to Ireland to celebrate when the Pilgrims and the Indians sat down and ate delicious turkey and stuffing. We stayed at a delightful little place called Number 31 at 31 Leeson Close as in the sign I photographed above.

It was located right off St. Stephens Square and run by the most charming man (besides my hubs). We were also right next to this row of amazing homes with Georgian style windows over them. I must have taken 100 pictures of them--so gorgeous.

This is one of the rooms we stayed in (we stayed one extra night due to a mix up in hotels by yours truly). I love the mix of traditional and modern. This pic is from No. 31.

Each room was decorated differently, there was a sunken reading room in the lobby, a loft like breakfast room looking down on their garden, and a famous Irish breakfast too! This cute garden separated the main building from the rest of the rooms.

The breakfasts were made to order and also had a choice of pretty much any thing else including yogurts, fresh fruit, granola. YUM.

You could enter from the opposite block into this amazing entryway. Look at that tile work and moldings!

Ireland was our first trip abroad as a married couple besides our honeymoon and it was amazing. The people were beyond friendly though the "gift of gab" certainly lives on in Ireland, and I have never seen so much green in my entire life (not a complaint). It was beautiful and I can't thank Noel, the owner of No. 31 enough. PS--all the pictures here were taken by me unless noted otherwise.

Alicia B.

1 comment:

Durai said...

Very nice, Really looking great....