Maison des Amis does some things really well - for example the breakfast voucher's a great bonus and enabled us to eat terrific food every morning at Chez Jacqueline's, a delightful little cafe/restaurant round the corner. Our room (Lemelle - Room 2) had a couple of really comfortable armchairs to relax in, the gazebo out on the Bayou's a lovely place to sit and we found the caretakers - Brenda and Russell - extremely helpful. And Breaux Bridge is an extraordinarily friendly, pleasant little town/big village.
But the downside is a real downer. This place could seriously do with some re-decoration and some TLC. The owner doesn't live locally - and it really shows. Our room had dirty scuffed paintwork, badly torn curtains and when we arrived, there was no drawer space in the chest-of-drawers which was full of sheets and towels (we were staying for 5 nights and really needed to unpack). 2 of the curtains started to come down during our stay and though Russell dealt with this straight away when we asked, it shouldn't really happen in a well-kept place. We didn't mind at all there not being an owner/B&B host on-site, we were expecting that and are independent, experienced travellers. But we felt the result is that the property feels uncared-for and run-down - ok for a low-cost, no-frills motel maybe but not what we'd have expected at this price and with some of the previous TA reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Caribbean/Creole residence, Maison des Amis overlooks lush gardens, which lead to a charming white gazebo that sits over the legendary Bayou Teche. Built around 1870/1880 and known as the "Boudier" house, it is the oldest historic structure along with the "City Hotel." Completely restored in the mid 1990s and conveniently located in the downtown historic district of Breaux Bridge; one block from antique stores, gift shops, restaurants, and cafes. The inn consists of four guestrooms, each with its own private bath, antique furnishings and direct access to the porch overlooking the gardens and bayou. Famous Louisianan designers decorated the guestrooms. Each guestroom has high ceilings and old cypress long leaf pinewood floors, and is decorated with original art. Guests can relax in the glassed-in sun porch, stroll in the lush landscaped gardens or read the daily paper in the rattan rocking chairs in the gazebo. Complimentary beverages and daily maid service are provided with a personal touch. General tour information is available. Upon request, our manager can create a tailored tour to meet your personal needs.Guests receive a complimentary Cajun-style breakfast at the world famous Café des Amis restaurant or Chez Jacqueline. ... more less
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