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Reviewed November 13, 2013

A group of friends makes an annual trek to NOLA via the City of New Orleans, and this year we stayed at Auld Sweet Olive. This is a great place, good value, impeccable service. Nancy is a fine host, fully available and gracious. She clearly loves making people feel at home. Filling breakfast, well-furnished rooms, comfy sitting room and garden, lots of books and tourist literature available. A local cab company comes in 5 minutes--really convenient. Great place for the Fringe Festival and Frenchmen Street, a nice walk to the Quarter. We walked back later at night and felt safe, though also liked taking a cab after a long day out. Felt right at home, and had some fascinating conversations with the diverse people staying there.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank John H
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was my 2nd time staying at the Sweet Olive but this time under new management. Both of my stays have been excellent! The place is clean, warm and inviting, an easy distance to the French Quarter, and great food! Our host, Nancy, was always ready with a suggestion of places to visit and very kind! I highly recommend this place to any visiting New Orleans!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Courtney Y
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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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