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“Fond Memories”
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River House
Ranked #81 of 138 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fond Memories”
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Had to write this review as we are thinking of another trip to New Orleans and I couldn't believe River House isn't in the top three B&B's. We stayed in the ground floor apartment and from the airport pick up onwards you could not ask for a better base from which to explore New Orleans. David and Csaba were fantastic hosts and they have put a lot of care, attention to detail and love in to the property.

If you are reading this and wondering where to stay in New Orleans stop right where you are and book any of the superb apartments. You will not be disappointed.

This is a genuine review from someone who is very fussy about where they stay and the claims some venues make. The reason every one of the reviews so far has given River House 5 out of 5 is that Trip Advisor hasn't got a 6 !!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Stunning accommodation, facilities and great location to the coolest areas of the French Quarter.

Cannot recommend this highly enough. Great value, brilliant hosts.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

I can only add my enthusiasm to that of the other reviewers. My husband and I (in our early 60s) stayed in the third floor apartment and the other couple we were traveling with stayed on the second floor. We chose the third floor because Csaba recommended it after I told him my husband was a big guy with a back problem. Indeed, the bed was large and extremely comfortable, even for Steve! The room was whimsically and ecletically decorated. The bathroom was HUGE. Our friends loved the second floor apartment, as it was elegant, beautiful and comfortable with WOW factors everywhere.
I also fell in love with the Fauberg-Marigny neighborhood, close to Frenchman's street, and a few blocks from the Quater with trendy little
eating spots that served up surprisingly delicious food.
All in all, I would totally recommend River House to those travelers who value uniqueness, good service, beauty, and convenience in a true New Orleans neighborhood.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Silvert0n
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Lake Tahoe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2011

The huge house with only 3 spacious apartments is located in an old neighborhood just outside of the French Quarter. It can be used as a base to explore or, if you're not in a hurry, to just laze around by the pool and amongst all the great trees and smells.

Hosts, Csaba & David are fantastic. This my second stay and I will be back!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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David City, Nebraska
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

Has to be one of my favorite vacations of all time. House and Hosts were wonderful! If you like Old New Orleans this is the place to be. Very close to French Quarter but far enough away to spend quite time on the balcony.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank ssamek
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Goodyear, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

Dates of stay: January 14-17, 2011
Travelers: Two, fifty-something married couples; second & 3rd floor apartments
Value: River House would be a bargain at twice the price.

Holy cow what a wonderful place to stay. I'll get to the extraordinary physical appearances of the River House in more detail below. But first, what sets this place apart from any other is its hosts, Csaba and David, who have spared no expense in renovating and decorating the three apartments in their home. The allure of the River House goes above and beyond its luxurious physical attributes. This place is managed by a couple who love what they have created and want to share it, and their city, with appreciative guests. The River House is not a bed&breakfast. Each apartment is private and secure and is fully self contained with separate bedroom, kitchen, bath, and living areas. Every amenity you'd find in a five star hotel is provided. In fact, our apartment came equipped with a brew-by-the-cup coffee maker and a separate espresso machine. A variety of coffees, teas, sweeteners, muffins, crackers and other snacks were in the cupboard. Our hosts stocked the refrigerators with sodas, water, milk, juice, and even cream cheese for our muffins. The interior decor of each apartment is unique and ranges from exquisite museum-grade antiques and rescued local memorabilia, to zany mid-Americana kitsch. Their labor of love places an obvious decorating emphasis on their guests' comfort, enjoyment, and even amusement. Our 2nd floor apartment was huge. The first and third floor apartments were of similar size or even larger. To top things off, Csaba and David welcome their guests to make use of the home's beautifully landscaped and lighted backyard garden, with fountains, a cabana, and an in-ground swimming pool. While my wife and I have probably experienced at least 1000 hotel nights world-wide, our stay at the River House was by far our most enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Philly, PA
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2009

I stayed here with my husband and another couple for three nights in April 2009. I seriously don't know where to begin, from the complimentary airport pick-up to the luxury linens on the beds, everything was perfect. I was a bit worried not being familiar with this section of New Orleans, since I have only stayed in the French Quarter but Csaba assured me everything was in walking distance and we were in a very safe neighborhood. Well, he was 100% right! Jackson Square is only about a 15 minute walk, but it will take you hours because it is such a lovely journey. It will take you a while to get off of Frenchman Street (if you ever want to leave)with all of it's live music and lovely restaurants, make sure to have Csaba or David show you where the local bakery is, AMAZING breakfasts! The mansion you stay in is filled with amazing antiques and personal touches like a stocked refrigerator, fluffy towels and fresh flowers. Don't plan on leaving the pool area because the comfy lounge chairs and tranquil setting are irresistible. I will NEVER stay anywhere again when I return to New Orleans. If you want to truly experience this wonderful city, stay with Csaba and David. You can go party and walk the streets of the French Quarter but then return to your "home."

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank kristy k
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Property: River House
Address: 625 Marigny St, New Orleans, LA 70117-8521
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you’re a couple looking for a private getaway or a family looking to spread out in your own fully equipped three-floor residence, this luxurious antebellum mansion is designed to delight your senses and meet your every need. Located on an historic, tree-lined street just three blocks from the French Quarter, River House offers luxury accommodations on par with those found in fine hotels, but in the practical and more personal setting of an ideally situated independent residence.Tastefully designed with high quality furnishings and fine antiques, each one of River House’s three floors comprises a private, generously appointed vacation accommodation in its own right, while also offering the flexibility of being combined with one or both of the other floors for larger groups and extended stays. Completing the picture are a 500-square-foot westward-facing balcony, with original cast iron and spectacular cityscape views, and lush gardens surrounding the entire “compound” with swimming pool. ... more   less 

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