My mother and I travelled to New Orleans for the July 4th Long Weekend. I booked the hotel online with no problems and promptly received a confirmation email from the owner, Nancy. The day we arrived Nancy met us at the B&B, she gave us a tour of the lovely home and provided us with maps and information on the general area. We stayed in the Sweet OIive Room, like the other rooms we had a private bath with full tub and shower but we had our own out door sitting area. Each room also has control of their own AC which came in handy when it was nearly 40 degrees Celsius! House keeping was on site daily to clean the room and provide fresh linens if needed. Every morning we were served a delicious breakfast, daily we had yogurt, granola, cereal, fresh baked goods, bagels, toast, juice, coffee and tea. Every morning there was a different hot dish, we had keish, a peach crisp, a savoury breakfast bake among others! We also had access to a library full of books, you can borrow them or keep them and are encouraged to leave a book behind if you have, there were also a number of board games available to play. We thought this was pretty neat and came in handy as there was no tv. The B&B as fully booked as it was a long weekend, despite this, it was always quiet. I know some gals were attending concerts and coming in late but I never heard a sound. We had a great sleep every night in our king size bed. Water pressure is great. The shampoo and conditioner that is provided is waaaay better than your typical "hotel quality junk", I used it daily.
The B&B is conveniently located about 9 blocks from the French Quarter. We walked day and night, passing through Frenchman Street (known for its live music) and never had any issues. We checked with some local police to make sure walking our route at night was safe and he assured us it was. The benefit to being out of the French Quarter is you can still enjoy the liveliness of the area but when its bed time...you get to sleep in peace and quiet.
On the day of our departure Nancy was there to see us off. She called a cab for us, they arrived on time and we were off to the airport.
A few weeks after returning home I received a lovely, personalized thank you card. It is the added touches like that which encourage me to stay at Bed and Breakfasts.
I highly recommend the Sweet Auld Olive, you will not be disappointed .
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Auld Sweet Olive Hotel New Orleans
- Auld Sweet Olive b&b