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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 December 25, 2013

This is an amazing B&B in a nice neighborhood. Nancy is a great host, the rooms are lovely, short walk to Frenchmen st (5 mins) and town centre (15 mins). Great breakfast.Highly recommend staying here - we would again.

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Thank Rebecca255100
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Conveniently located in Faubourg Marigny, easy walking distance to Frenchman's street Jazz and Restaurants, staying with Nancy in this B&B was a wonderful experience.The lovely old home has kept its historic character, and still reflected a semi tropical lifestyle. The host was so welcoming, so knowledgeable, so accommodating and such a great cook. Breakfasts were a delightful surprise each morning. Nancy knew the city, gave good advice on what to see and how to get there, where to eat as an experience, or as a local.
We loved the accommodation and would recommend to any who want more than a hotel room.

Room Tip: No pool or fitness centre, neither of which would fit the ambience. Lovely courtyard garden and verandahs inviting the afternoon drink
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Natalie46_3
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Auld Sweet Olive is my all-time favorite place to stay in New Orleans. I’ve been at Sweet Olive most weeks since October for business, and it’s absolutely perfect for business or leisure travel. The rooms are awesome and Nancy’s hospitality is incomparable. And the food…it’s perfect! There’s plenty to do within walking distance and only a $6 cab ride from the Quarter if you’re out late. My absolute favorite room is the Sweet Olive, followed closely by the Courtyard Suite and the Cypress Room. Really, the entire place is amazing. I even spent a day working in the sunny courtyard, and Nancy very kindly kept the coffee on for as long as I wanted. I can’t say enough about my time at Auld Sweet Olive, it really has been the highlight of my time in New Orleans.

Room Tip: The Sweet Olive Room is awesome with a great patio, though closer to the street. The Cypress Room is close to the breakfast room, so you might not want to choose if you like to sleep in. The Palmetto Room and Courtyard Suite are very quiet. I've not had an issue with any room, personally, but I am an early riser.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is a great B&B, recently renovated and with a new inn keeper, Nancy Gunn, who is a charming hostess as well as a wonderful pastry cook.

We this is our second visit here, most recently in November 2013, and I have so say that I have never had such good breakfast faire. See the attached photos.

The house is vintage New Orleans and has to be seen to be believed. Keep in mind that this is an old house, and that's part of its charm. If you want a five star experience in the concrete box of a hotel suite with all mod con, this may not be the place for you.

There is a nice patio too, for warmer days, and the location couldn't be better: a nice walk to Frenchman's St. or the French Quarter; convenient to bus and trolley lines if you want to get to Canal St. or the Garden District. That said, there is plenty to see and do in Marigny and Bywater--just ask Nancy.

Room Tip: There is a room with palms painted on the walls including the bathroom, and as you lie in the tub it's like being at an oasis!
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Austin_78704_Guy
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We spent two nights here early in November (2013) and loved the house and its location. It's about a 15 minute walk through pleasant residential neighborhoods to the heart of the French Quarter, but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. The room (Cypress Room) was beautifully decorated in a simple, but elegant design. Nancy is an engaging and helpful owner, who bakes some of the most wonderful breakfast items, in addition to providing a variety of self-serve breakfast choices, like cereals, yogurt, toast, bagels, and more. The neighborhood is quiet and relaxed. We parked our hatchback on the street and had no problems, even though the covered back of the car was filled with camping equipment. We took several walks through the neighborhood and even walked home from a visit to Preservation Hall at about 10:15 pm, with no problems. If you needed a cab to get back, it would be easy to pick one up in the Quarter. The trip would be no more than a couple of minutes by cab or your own car. We were traveling for several weeks and our stay at the Auld Sweet Olive was definitely a highlight! We'll be back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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