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All reviews courtyard suite frenchman street every morning private entrance fabulous music st roch marigny area french quarter small bath within walking distance other guests faubourg marigny soft sheets charming b b house is beautiful breakfast was delicious a lovely stay
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was our first stay at a Bed and Breakfast and we were unsure of what to expect. We have been visiting New Orleans for years now and have always stayed in hotels. This was by far the BEST trip/stay in New Orleans that we have ever had. Auld Sweet Olive is quiet, peaceful and just far enough but within walking distance to the busy New Orleans city. The staff, especially Ms. Nancy, were so amazing and welcoming. We will most definitely be making reservations here again soon at Auld Sweet Oilve Bed and Breakfast. I would and already have recommended this place to anyone wanting a nice, relaxing and peaceful stay in New Orleans!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sweet Olive room. Which was perfect for the two of us. We had a private entrance into our room from the outside. Which made it nice coming in late from the city and not bothering other guest in their rooms.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amy D
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

My boyfriend and I just spent a lovely weekend at this B&B. The house is fairly modest from the outside, but once you walk through the front doors, you are greeted by high, cathedral-like ceilings, beautiful fresco covered walls, and artistic stained glass windows. I do not often go to B&Bs because I am not a huge fan of having a sit-down, full-blown breakfast with a bunch of folks I've never met first thing in the morning, before I am fully human. Breakfast at Sweet Olive is delicious, but thankfully informal. Nancy, the innkeeper, makes quick breads, scones, and a hot dish like an omlet - all homemade and delicious. She also serves breakfast cereal, bagels, and fruit. The coffee and food are set out at 7 am, and guests can dine at their leisure from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. If one feels antisocial, you are welcome to take a scone and some coffee and slink off to your room. If instead you feel like meeting some other guests at the 8-room inn, you are welcome to sit at the dining room table and chat. Nancy, the innkeeper, is a lovely hostess and warmly welcomes everyone into her home. Next time we go to NOLA, we will definitely stay at Sweet Olive! This B&B is located 9 blocks from the French Quarter which is a plus to us because we want peace. If you want to be in the middle of the binge-drinking, all-night-partying action, choose somewhere else to stay!

Room Tip: If you want the quietest rooms, then request a room in the back.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Maria A
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed for three nights and could have stayed much longer...the extraordinary design, Nancys bright and cheerful way, the pretty and cosy garden...and not to forget: the amazing breakfast!!

Sweet Olive Inn is within walking distance of Frenchmen street, no problem to walk home at night neither. The area is really nice to just wander around and to gaze at the pretty houses all over. And there are various nice dining options too (Nancy will hand-over her recommendations, which were really helpful to us).

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I hesitated writing a review of Auld Sweet Olive for a selfish reason: I'm afraid this small B and B will become so popular that it's rooms will all be booked months in advance. It would be wrong, though, not to acknowledge such excellence in hospitality. Auld Sweet Olive is a giant step above the average B and B. The house is genuinely charming. The walls of each room are painted by a set designer in different tropical vegetation themes (the name, BTW, isn't a cute version of "old" but a reference to Stephen Auld, another set designer who once lived there). The proprietor could not be more accommodating (armed with menus from what looked like every restaurant in NOLA, for instance, she spent 15 minutes helping make the perfect choice), but at the same time not to the slightest degree intrusive. Winner of local cooking awards, she bakes a different dish for breakfast every morning, all perfectly delightful.
Perhaps we were just lucky, but the other guests were unusually interesting. Conversations over breakfast weren't just pleasant but actually stimulating.
The only downside of Sweet Olive is that it is nine or so blocks from the French Quarter. That's a pleasant walk through the Marigny, a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. It seems perfectly safe, except perhaps late at night, but it does mean that you have to be a bit more planful about your activities. On the other hand, once back at Sweet Olive, you can enjoy a night without noise pollution.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank cartneyjames
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My partner, elementary-aged daughter, and I had a wonderful time visiting New Orleans, and Auld Sweet Olive was perfect for us. The house is lovely, the breakfast delicious and filling, and everyone there was friendly and helpful. When we return to New Orleans we'll be staying at Auld Sweet Olive.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cal A
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