We arrived at the B&B after 6 pm, so did not get to sample their evening snacks and drinks. Since it was after 6 pm, we were told that an envelope with the key to our room and other information would be in the mailbox waiting for us, which it was. I had trouble opening the door, but not with the key. The front door sticks badly and one really has to push or pull to get it open. Once inside, the B&B looked pleasant enough. Our room was the Garden Room, upstairs. The stairway to upstairs was tiny and narrow - hauling our luggage up and down the stairs was quite an experience. Our room was lovely, and the king sized bed was comfortable, but the room needs to be refreshed - peeling wallpaper. The bathroom was down the hall - not a far walk, but outside of the room nevertheless. Thankfully, no one was staying in the other room. O.K., the bathroom - the door locks with just a latch, and did not stay closed without it; peeling wallpaper, very tiny sink and no room to put your toiletries. The bathroom has a door that leads out to a balcony. It was storming the night we arrived and a little rain came into the bathroom through the balcony door.
On a more positive side, even though the B&B was close to a busy road, it was quiet inside our room, and we did have a good night's sleep, and there is plenty of paved parking. One thing that kind of irked me was that the next morning we were getting dressed and didn't make it down for breakfast at exactly 8:00, although we were in the process of getting dressed, someone came upstairs ringing a bell to let us know breakfast was served. Breakfast - a mixed fruit cup, 3 pancakes split in half and stuffed with creme cheese and served with 3 types of warm fruit compote on top of each, 2 slices of bacon, orange juice and coffee. It was good, but that's way too much sugar and way too much food for me that early in the morning. Also, checkout is at 10 am so be prepared to hustle after eating breakfast. All in all, we had a pleasant stay, but it did not have the wow factor for me that all of the websites talk about -perhaps in an earlier time...... We'll have to stay once more to see if things are any different the 2nd time around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted Best of the Best in the South by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine 2011. The building itself was built by one of Acadiana's most famous settlers in 1880. It is a beautiful old Acadian home located right in the center of Lafayette, Louisiana. Here you will find true cajun hospitality and Free, Fresh Breakfasts every morning. Your stay includes Complimentary Cocktails and Appetizers upon check in, and complimentary breakfast, beverages and soft drinks during your entire stay. All rooms have private baths, cable television and wireless internet. We hope you visit us soon! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- t`Frere`s Bed And Breakfast
- t`Frere`s Hotel Lafayette