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“Southern Hospitality in a Beautiful Bed and Breakfast”

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Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 138 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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“Southern Hospitality in a Beautiful Bed and Breakfast”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

My husband and I stayed two night at the Auld Sweet Olive B & B in March. It was my husbands first visit to New Orleans, and having such a beautiful place to stay so near Frenchman Street and the French Quarter made it an absolutely wonderful trip. Nancy was there to greet us when we got in and spent time telling us some history of the bed and breakfast and provided us with a wonderful map with recommended places to visit and to eat. The room was comfortable and had a private entrance onto the courtyard which was very peaceful and romantic. The breakfasts that Nancy and her staff prepared each morning were delicious. The only regret we had is that we hadn't booked a few more nights here. We will definitely be returning to Auld Sweet Olive B & B.

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

My girlfriend and I were meeting up with a big group of friends for a Girls Weekend. We decided to get our own place..so B&B it was!! The area is amazing..Marigny is exactly where I wanted to be. Quiet, quaint...and the people are so friendly. We arrived late at night and check in was super easy..She leaves a key in a lockbox! Breakfast in the morning was great! Nancy has a fabulous place and IF you are lucky enough to get a reservation you should stay here! Plus her daughter Charlotte knows how to twirl really, really good!!

Room Tip: All rooms are gorgeous..we were only able to reserve the Cypress..but still great!!
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Green Features: Amazing garden area for wine drinking and relaxing!
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

My fiancé and I arrived at the Auld Sweet Olive B & B on a beautiful day in March. As soon as we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the innkeeper, Nancy. She kindly gave us a tour of her gorgeous B & B.. she told us there was refreshments for us out in the courtyard.. little did I know, I was getting proposed to in this beautiful courtyard. It was quite a surprise.. such a magical moment and perfect place for it to happen.. The rest of the weekend was so enjoyable in New Orleans. The B&B is very close to Frenchmen St. where we enjoyed some great music, as well as the French Quarter. Our room was adorable.. with a door that led us right out to the courtyard. The breakfast every morning was fantastic. Fresh baked goods made by Nancy and her wonderful staff. We celebrated my birthday this same weekend and Nancy left a delicious german chocolate cake with candles in the room for us to enjoy. We also celebrated St. Patricks Day in New Orleans. Before one of the parades, Nancy had a really nice little pre parade party for everyone staying at the B&B and her staff- Jim, Robbie, and Cindy..wine, cheese, and snacks.. it was so nice. We really felt right at home staying at the Sweet Olive & we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: I believe we had one of the smaller rooms, (the Palmetto room).. it is perfect for couples or someon...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Franklin Square, New York
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

My girlfriend and I were in town for wedding in the french quarter . My girlfriend suggested a
B & B. This would be my first time every staying in a B & B
I want to try a new experience and wanted something quiet and out away from the main strip yet close enough to walk to things in town,I was presently surprised. Nancy was so nice and accommodating. Nancy gets up early to make nice great tasting warm cake n muffins,and other warm yummy things. Jim makes nice homemade jam. we made sure we didn't miss a breakfast ,yummy.
Place is very warm and clean. We walk to the quarter in morning and walked back at night and felt safe.
We had the court yard suite so we can come n go from in the main entrance or court yard to our room. Just sorry we were so busy enjoying other things and my first time to new Orleans we didn't get chance to relax in the yard.
thanks Nancy, We'll be back!!
George from New York

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Green Features: read other review, and don't listen to people in quarter about lies trying to deter you from staying in B & B cause they want you to stay in there hotel, the neighborhood is safe.
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

My mom always wanted to stay in a b&b so I googled and found Sweet Olive. Nancy and the staff were FIRE!!!! Nancy made sure we were on our way from the airport and did not mind at all that we arrived late. She stayed up, gave us a tour and made a feel super comfortable. She toured us around the B&B and explained our room to us. Nancy gave us a lot of good food choices and told us where to go in the city to have a great time. She knew so much about the city and had great information that kept us from spending a lot of money unnecessarily. Nancy's staff ( Jim) was super cool too and even though we missed breakfast every morning they would save us coffee and breads and offered to heat us up food or whip us up eggs, etc. They made our stay fantastic and we will always remember our stay there. We will be back!!!!

Room Tip: Know that this B&B does not have TV's at least the Palmetto room did not. Also there are no...
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Green Features: Great stay. They should dust more and make sure guest are not allergic to the sheets. I was.
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

My husband booked Sweet Olive as part of a surprise holiday to New Orleans to celebrate my forthcoming 'significant birthday'. We were there for Mardi Gras - and really the only thing I can complain about was the weather!

Sweet Olive is just so "sweet" and utterly delightful. We stayed in the Courtyard Suite - more like an apartment really - which had an enormous comfortable bed, seating area, eating & food prep area, nice shower and a jacuzzi bath (which we never used!)

I guess I can't elaborate more than any of the other glowing reviews; Nancy was a fantastic help to my hub before the trip & also a great help when we landed, going above and beyond the call of duty. She really is an absolute gem of a lady with the cutest daughter! Jim & the housekeeping team are also fabulous and we enjoyed chatting with them (tho I really need that red beans recipe from Jim..) - they were all so friendly and helpful. The enthusiasm of Nancy's team was wonderful to behold.

The breakfasts are described as 'continental plus' - don't be fooled! There was loads of food every morning and it was all delicious. I was actually grateful to find things not to my taste so I didn't eat everything in sight. The English muffins were to die for, and now no other muffin will do!

I really urge you to go and stay. Even Nancy's neighbours are delightful! We cried when we left... it's certainly where we left our hearts. We *have* to return. New Orleans, Nancy, Sweet Olive - we miss you terribly xxx

Room Tip: We saw all the rooms and they were all delightful; Courtyard Suite is probably better for a longer s...
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Green Features: Wonderful shampoo & conditioner provided as well as the sweetest scented hand soap! Superb!
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We spent a night in the courtyard suite at the Auld Sweet Olive. The room was huge and had everything we needed. Including a fabulous jet tub! The innkeeper, Nancy, was outstanding in every way. So personable and able to offer suggestions for things to see in the area. The breakfast was very good and we felt at home. If you go, you must talk to Nancy about her former career as a television producer and see her wall of fame! I highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Property: Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2460 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70117-7850
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Auld Sweet Olive Bed & Breakfast is a charming 1850s Creole home nestled in New Orleans' Faubourg Marigny - right next to the French Quarter. Our guest bedrooms and suites, each with their own private bath, have been lovingly hand-painted by a local artist. Enjoy the gardens, the private courtyard, and our complimentary breakfast featuring coffee, juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh-baked goodies and more! Think of us as your pied-a-terre in New Orleans ... a peaceful and romantic hideaway right by all the fantastic music, dining, and fun of the Quarter and Frenchmen Street. ... more   less 
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