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“Didn't have the WOW factor expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
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T'Frere's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 3 Lafayette B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Didn't have the WOW factor expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2008

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.

  • Liked — Nice old house
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Half Moon Bay
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116 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2008

An absolutely georgous home!! The rooms are wonderfully comfortable. We had the upstairs Garden room with exceptionally comfortable king bed (and in many B&B's, a king is not to be found). (there is also a room with 2 queens - and that, too, is not common -- two non-couple friends can comfortably stay here)

Upon arrival Maugie and Pat greeted us with open arms and sat us down on a lovely enclosed porch with cocktails and goodies, along with good conversation. They have wonderful guests, and the atmosphere is very congenial. Good referrals to dinners as well.

Breakfast was wonderful. They can handle up to 16, which is a lot for a B&B, but as they say -- after a 275 seat restaurant, 16 is nothing. The whole family gets involved in making sure everything is just perfect.

This is indeed a wonderful experience!!

  • Liked — Gracious hospitality, excellent food.
  • Disliked — Tall ceilings equal long staircases. But most rooms are on ground floor.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank patiD
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Tfreres, Owner at T'Frere's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 13, 2011
Thank you for your time shared here with us in cajun country!! We hope you return home with the joi de vivre that is so contageous and heart warming. If daddy didn't give you a hug on your way out or mom didn't wave and tell you she loved you or you didn't hear me play my accordion for you, hopefully this message will reach you and give you a smile. Bringing you back to our great times together, or some wonderful memory of true cajun life..

Merci!!

Pat, Maugie and John Pastor
Innkeepers Extrordinaire!!
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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113 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2007

I stayed here for a conference that began early in the morning. The owners were charming and lovely, greeting my arrival with a special welcome drink and recommending places to eat and enjoy some Cajun music. They were completely willing to serve my breakfast a little early for me to attend my meeting. My room was adorable with antique furniture and a cute clawfoot tub in the bath.

The only negative point was that the room next to mine had 2 very noisy women who got up at 5am and their conversation just ruined the last two hours of my sleep! Oh, well. All in all, it was a lovely stay!

  • Liked — charming accommodations and lovely host and hostess
  • Disliked — noisy neighbors in the pseudo-adjoining room
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank lasfloras
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Tfreres, Owner at T'Frere's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 13, 2011
Thank you for your time shared here with us in cajun country!! We hope you return home with the joi de vivre that is so contageous and heart warming. If daddy didn't give you a hug on your way out or mom didn't wave and tell you she loved you or you didn't hear me play my accordion for you, hopefully this message will reach you and give you a smile. Bringing you back to our great times together, or some wonderful memory of true cajun life..

Merci!!

Pat, Maugie and John Pastor
Innkeepers Extrordinaire!!
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Baltimore, MD
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2007

My husband, son and I just returned from spending three amazing nights at Pat and Maugie's Bed and Breakfast – Aaah! T’Freres. From the moment you meet Maugie and Pat, you feel like a part of their family. Their home is magnificent and the Garconniere, where we stayed, is a cozy, private cottage with two bedrooms (the Fais Do Do and the Bourree Rooms).

Breakfast is beautifully presented and served. But the best part of breakfast, of course, was the delicious food. We stayed for three nights and thus, got the great pleasure of trying three different scrumptious breakfasts! Each meal was completely unique and equally satisfying.

The Welcome T’Juleps and Cajun Canapés were a lovely and yummy part of each day – a time to socialize with other guests and the innkeepers. We got restaurant ideas and good feedback on area activities like the incredible swamp tour. Pat and Maugie didn’t just tell us about restaurants – they had the menus there for us to review. Once we decided where we wanted to go, they would not only make reservations for us but they would give us a map with the route marked!

  • Liked — Everything! The total experience!
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank EllenAdena
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austin,tx
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2006

The OOH LA LA is what they call-Frozen pancakes, and artificial fruit is not my idea of a gourmet cajun breakfast, about the only edible food we had for breakfast was microwaveable bacon. That is why we decided to name this experience OOOH!!!! POO-POO!!!!!!!! Maybe the ghost of T' Frere's prepared the food that morning..

Stayed November 2006
Helpful?
3 Thank shakta
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Tfreres, Owner at T'Frere's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 13, 2011
Thank you for your time shared here with us in cajun country!! We hope you return home with the joi de vivre that is so contageous and heart warming. If daddy didn't give you a hug on your way out or mom didn't wave and tell you she loved you or you didn't hear me play my accordion for you, hopefully this message will reach you and give you a smile. Bringing you back to our great times together, or some wonderful memory of true cajun life..

Merci!!

Pat, Maugie and John Pastor
Innkeepers Extrordinaire!!
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Stamford CT
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2006

Friendly innkeepers with good advice on local restaurants and activities; rooms OK but could be cleaner (mildew on shower curtain); breakfasts reasonably tasty, but not made from scratch (frozen pancakes and cool whip, according to their own cookbook!)

  • Liked — owners' knowledge of area
  • Disliked — room cluttered and a bit dusty; breakfast disappointing
  • Stayed February 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank sasthije
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Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2006

My husband and I stayed at T-Frere's during a difficult time in our relationship. Pat and Maugie did everything possible to make sure that we had a delightful, warm and private stay. The breakfast was mouthwatering every morning and the Mint Juleps were worth the trips back to the B&B every afternoon!! It was exactly what we needed to rekindle our relationship! Thanks!!

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank larecie2
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Property: T'Frere's Bed & Breakfast
Address: 1905 Verot School Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-6347
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Location: United States > Louisiana > Lafayette Parish > Lafayette
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Lafayette
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — T'Frere's Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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