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“There is a house in New Orleans....” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #5 of 140 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“There is a house in New Orleans....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was our first experience in a B&B, and it won't be our last. Kevin was a gracious host and greeted us with a cold Abita which was very much appreciated after a 9.5 hour drive. He was very accommodating with all of our questions and gave us great tips on local venues for music. The accommodations were superb and I felt like I was back at home. Breakfast was phenomenal (healthy and filling). Boudin (the dog, not sausage) was a comical treat and always provided a warm welcome, especially if you had some cheese. The location on Algiers Point was easily accessed off the highway and the neighborhood was the kind of one you would like to grow up and reside in. Access to the city was convenient via a short walk and free ferry ride. The ride itself should be considered an attraction as the views were great, both day and night. My wife and I are looking forward to our next stay with Kevin and Wendy.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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cockney007, Owner at House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Many thanks for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed the ferry ride....that's why we live in Algiers Point....so convenient to the French Quarter but just far enough away from the madness. Look forward to seeing y'all next time....and there is always a cold Abita Amber in the fridge to greet you!!!
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Pine River, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We really appreciated the quality, service, and style of the breakfast, the ability to read books in Kevin and Wendy's very full book shelves, the chance to chat with Kevin while drinking early morning coffee on the back porch, the seclusion of the back garden with all of its lovely plants, two fish ponds and porch swing, the quietness of the general vicinity, the ease of access to the free ferry across the Mississippi, the general hometown safe feel of Algiers Pt., Boudin!, the comfort of the bed and the ability to do laundry were all very welcoming touches. We have already booked another stay - this time for our son and his fiance's wedding - and we have 'sold' my sister on the idea of booking her stay at the House of the Rising Son as well.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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cockney007, Owner at House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Many thanks for your wonderful review and we look forward to your return visit in October, and to meeting your sister, who will also be staying with us. Hope it's not too cold up there in Minnesota :-) T-shirts and shorts here in New Orleans today :-)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

With 160 review already as of this writing, it doesn't look like another is needed, but I'll chime in with my endorsement anyway.

The location is attractive. It's in a quiet residential neighborhood in Algiers, just across the river from New Orleans, which is reachable by a short walk followed by a quick, frequently running, and free ferry ride.

The house and the room we were in were nice and well kept. Proprietors Kevin and Wendy were personable, hospitable and helpful. Kevin served a nice breakfast of some sort of granola, fruit and yogurt with other stuff available too, and he stuck around for interesting conversation.

Be sure to check out their website at: http://www.risingsunbnb.com. "Kevin's story" shows him to be an interesting character, an accomplished amateur historian, and a very good writer. It's not surprising that he's interesting to talk to.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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cockney007, Owner at House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Many thanks for the wonderful review and we look forward to your return visit!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The House of the Rising Sun - in a quiet neighbourhood and very short FREE ferry ride to the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter. Our visit was made special by the hospitality of Kevin and Wendy, by the friendliness of the people in the area, and by visiting local "non touristy" bars. If you want to get under the skin of New Orleans then The House of the Rising Sun is the place to stay. Kevin will guide you through the musical and demographic history of the area - you will not get that in any 5 star hotel!
After a day walking far and wide it was great to get back to this quiet hamlet and listen to the silence, especially in the morning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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cockney007, Owner at House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Many thanks for the wonderful review! It was great spending 9 days getting to know you and glad you fell in with the party atmosphere of New Orleans over the New Year's Eve period. We hope you bring a "touch of Ireland" back this way soon!!
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed here the first week of December 2012. Kevin is a generous host and we felt most welcome in his tidy home. The location couldn't have been better, a quiet, quaint neighborhood a short FREE ferry ride to the French Qtr. New Orleans is a great town, but Kevin's hospitality made it a memorable visit. We've already rebooked for next year. Thank you!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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cockney007, Owner at House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Many thanks for the wonderful review and glad you enjoyed yourselves so much. We look forward to your return "boat trip" in October for the conference.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great place! A short walk to the ferry led to a scenic crossing of the Mississippi, into the bustle of downtown New Orleans on Canal street! Literally 5 minutes to the fun, yet back to a quiet neighborhood when needed. Kevin and Wendy were great - and of course the fabulous Boudin! The hospitality was unparalleled, and set the tone for our stay. Kevin knew a lot about the history of the area, and was a great resource. Many thanks to them, and hope to see you again soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Krista V
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cockney007, Owner at House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Many thanks for the wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit later this year.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

When I need a place to stay Kevin, Wendy & Boudin make me feel like I am part of the family. It is near everything I love in New orleans and the neighborhood is charming and friendly. I highly recommend it anytoime you are in NOLA!

Room Tip: No pool unless you count the fish pond!! :)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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cockney007, Owner at House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Many thanks for the wonderful review and you are a welcome guest anytime!
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Property: House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast
Address: 335 Pelican Ave., Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA 70114
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Algiers
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1896, this charming "shotgun double" cottage is nestled within the beautiful Algiers Point Historic District, a short walk from the free ferry to the French Quarter, Convention Center, etc. Features 11 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and private bathrooms. Come and slip back in time in New Orleans' best kept secret - Algiers Point. ... more   less 
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