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Een rustige dag. Ontbijtje enzo...... Wat gaan we doen?? Eerst rustig lekker zitten en KOFFIE!!!!!!! Daarna zijn we gaan wandelen , oef wat is t warm en we liepen in de zon . Was t wel zo'n goed idee?? Het was heel heet ..... Oke, dan naar de andere kant v d straat...... Da's beter.... Leuke winkeltjes, sommigen waren nog aan t inrichten,anderen …
... end up with hundreds of remains in each one. Bodies are left in coffins for a few years ,until turned to dust then you get poked with a pole into a recess left in the floor! That's where the saying "you wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole" originated or so our guide reckoned. Not sure about some of the stories these tour guides tell you! Lots of ghosts supposed to be around! Also got taken around the suburbs most affected by Katrina - a lot of damage still not repaired and ...
... and headed back to our hotel.
We’d picked up some sandwiches for our dinner and had some left over beignets, so we made ourselves a little picnic in a shady spot in the courtyard and relaxed for the rest of the day. We Skyped Laura’s parents and Shellie and Gemma, and I played with a teeny cat (fully grown, but so small) that came wandering through. As it got dark and a little cooler, we relocated to the room and spent the evening watching ...
... dancing. Oh, and this is a street with traffic. They still dance in it. On a school night. Welcome to New Orleans.
This morning at breakfast, I met another Aussie chick travelling alone and staying in my hotel. We're going to meet for dinner tonight. Who knows what I'll gnaw on this time? :-D Seeing as it's all Hallow's Eve here today, I'm sure the freak show parade will be getting off to an early start.
Me and my camera will be awaiting.
... that they hadn't boarded yet, and 10:00 was a pipe dream. Boarded about 10:00; took off about 10:45. Two very nice gentlemen next to me on the plane had similar stories to tell--one from Birmingham and one from someplace like Memphis. I think everyone on the plane had the same story--3 hours on some tarmac somewhere, waiting to get to Atlanta, and all pleased that the Richmond flight was equally delayed.
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Don't Mix Up Names!
WARNING!! There are two different hotels with almost the same name, and this is where the problem lies! Folks, please be cautious because there is a hotel called Prytania Park Hotel and another called Prytania INN -- stay AWAY from that "INN"!! I have stayed at the Prytania Park Hotel, and trust me, it is the most charming place with spiral iron stairs to loft bedrooms and a guard who walks patrol all night, every night (or at least he did when we were there). They have free parking and are half a block from the streetcar on St. Charles. Go to the Prytania Park Hotel website and look at the photos - the place is lovely. BUT the other place -- Prytania Inn -- is horrific. Picture the most flea-bitten, scary looking dive you have ever seen in a movie and translate that to real life. I can't even describe this place! Sheet covered, cigarette burned furniture, suspicious looking locks, huge stains and filthy! I booked this place for a WEEK and nearly died.
Called home to my husband sobbing hysterically, and thank God he managed to get me out of there because I had prepaid! There was water coming out of the light fixture from the bathroom above! Granted, this was a few years ago, but reading the posts makes me realize that people are confusing the two hotels. I advise you to go to the website for Prytania Park Hotel and make sure when you call them that you are staying at the good one, not the divey "Inn". Good luck!
Great time in the "Big Easy"
Just returned from New Orleans in the middle of Mardi Gras. The parades were great - everyone having a really good time and very friendly. The City is the most relaxed I've ever visited in US - Bourbon Street full of people enjoying themusic and bars. Good for walking in Garden District and French Quarter - very safe. Enjoyed trip on Natchez riverboat. Shops in Riverwalk very good - also lots of choice for lunchtime snacks in food mall. Only negative experience - you need to be careful if you are buying cameras in Canal Street - check on prices before you arrive. My bargain turned out not to be so good when I checked price back in UK.
Watch out for prices.
We were quoted one price and they tried to charge us more. The desk clerk did give us the quoted price when I brought it to his attention. He was very helpful. They charged us $10.00 to park in their parking lot and $3.95 for the phone in our room that we did not use or need. It is not in the garden district but on the outskirts in a poor neighborhood. The ads claim more than what it is, be careful.
All of the negative reviews on this site surprise me because my wife and I enjoyed it very much. My guess is the people who didn't like it are the kind of people who like only modern, high rise, cookie-cutter hotels. This is not the Hyatt Regency or another luxury hotel. But it is a nice place if you like the feel of an early 1900s home. We stayed in what was called the old section of the hotel. Our room had beautiful hard wood floors and was very clean. Sure the floor boards creeked, but who cares? The bathroom was clean, the sheets were clean and the bed was comfy. It's a one block walk to the St. Charles Ave. streetcar, which we took to and from the French Quarter every day and felt totally safe day or night. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The price that they quoted over the phone was exactly the price that we paid.
There were no extra charges. We had a small problem with the hotel water in the shower but it was fixed within the hour. The breakfast isn't much, I will grant that, but for less than a 100 bucks a night what do you expect. Ive traveled all over the US and Europe, and this place reminds me of a small, older European hotel.
Was looking forward to the trip to New Orleans, this 'hotel' totally runied it. The hotel was dirty, the decoration left a lot to be desired, plaster peeling off the walls, and cracked and peeling paint, the bathroom was so small it was nearly impossible to shower and dry yourself. The bed was so high you needed a ladder to get in it.
Television was stuck on one channel and no remote. Breakfast consisted of a prepacked muffin, an apple and tasteless coffee, which was served on a table in the outside alleyway, complete with smelly drains.
Seating was very old and dirty benches. The receptionists were very rude when we complained. Never, never again would we go there and would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
I respect those who actually spent the night! My son and I tried but left at 11:00 pm - we just could not force ourselves to stay. Being budget conscience, it was difficult for me to justifypaying for the room without spending the night. After getting a good look at the room, we had already booked another hotel for the rest of the week. At 11:00 we called the other hotel to see ifwe could come one night early. The only saving grace was the price. We got an excellent rate but even a great rate is not great if you cannot bring yourself to sleep in the bed. My son is 13 has had better accommodations at summer camp. The room was small and drab. The decor was verydated and the drapes and bedding was less than clean. There was water damage to the sheet rockin the ceiling. My son would only consider sleeping in the room if we could leave the light on. No remote at all for our television. Would have considered moving to another room; however,we overheard guests in the lobby arguing about their room not being available. We were verypleases with the room we moved to and enjoyed the remainder of our stay in the city.
A pretty nice place
I stayed for three nights in this hotel while in town for a short vacation with a friend. My father recommended this qauint little hotel since he is a local. It is a small hotel but it is full of New Orleans culture and represents the style of housing from years ago. The rooms are fairly spacious and mine was clean. I had the double queen loft and thought the room and hotel were charming. If you are looking for charm and a taste of real New Orleans, this is the place. This is not the place for the descriminating traveler - no frills, just a laid back cajun atmosphere at a great price. Great Value! The front desk was helpful and polite and the hotel is in a great location one block from the streetcar stop. Great place to stay! Will stay here again.
The place that care forgot
We arrived on Friday morning at what they call a hotel to attend a law school graduation for our nephew. We had reserved two rooms a few months ago. One didn't have the crib we requested for our grandchild, nor did it have a working remote for the TV. It had holes in the walls. The other room did at least have a working remote. Both rooms were in dire need of a facelift. The bedding and drapes were old and dirty. The drapes were black along the bottom. The blanket in one room was so nasty it was frightening. They did bring another one, to their credit. When my daughter mentioned something about the conditions to the front desk, he said he agreed with her. The man cleaning the floor agreed with him! They gave her the card of the owner--a Mr. Halpern--who apparently owns the adjoining furniture store. We will be writing him. Believe me, the place does not look anything like the pictures.
This hotel was disgusting! The mattresses were thin and covered with rubber (I guess in case we wet the bed.) It looked like the room hadn't been cleaned in years, everything was dirty. The "maid" was a young man in his 20s who wore sunglasses inside during the day, no wonder he couldn't see how filthy it was. I complained to the manager and he told me to write to the owner because he had no authority to provide a discount or do anything to help me. He told me that he couldn't really argue with anything I was saying because it was all true! Another employee caught me outside and told me he was glad I complained because he agreed too!
Place was just fine
In contrast to the other reviews, I thought this place was just fine. The room was nice and fairly new, had a fridge and mircowave also. The breakfast is simple like most places and the courtyard is narrow in keeping with the city life style. The desk people were nice and helped us. the public transport is only 1 block and they have pay parking at 10 dollars a day or you can park in the street. Neighborhood is safe and there are local resturants. I was there over new years for 2002 2003 and got a killer price thru the net.