Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... the various displays and Matt was especially keen to say hello to Devon (one of the people Mase works with closely and has talked about) again.
Mase was going to be at the Exhibition for a few hours, during which time the kids and I went into the main lobby area where there was wifi and did some schoolwork.
Around 1pm we met up with Mase at Mulates (Cajun seafood restaurant) and had lunch. We chose this place as it would give us a taste of the local ...
... at the end of the Canal Streetcar. We are surrounded by beautiful cemeteries :D
Our room has a four poster queen w/ memory foam.
He gave us a bottle of wine, fresh oranges and lemons from the garden, crouisants, peach and fig jelly, butter, whole cream, and chicory coffee.
We shared a glass of wine on the tree house, overlooking a 300 year old cemetery.
... or left. Turn to the right. Go on this road a few miles and there will be an intersection marked Ciudad Hidalgo to the right and Talisman straight ahead. Go straight and the border crossing at Talisman/El Carmen is just about five miles ahead.
You can go right, if you choose, and about twenty miles is the Ciudad Hidalgo/Tecun Uman crossing. I prefer to cross at Talisman/El Carmen. When you get to the Mexican border crossing facility at ...
... fail me. Street is closed to traffic, yet there is barely room to walk, like Lady Macquarie's Chair at 11 pm on New Years Eve. French Quarter Markets were great, shame it was so hot and humid.
Swamp tour on an air boat was great. Our guide was the best, he was passionate about his job and it showed with his connection to the wild ...
... amp; attempt to make gumbo back at home :) I nearly tried alligator but decided not too, although kind of wishing I had now - ah well..... We found is little cafe with statues of the old famous jazz players outside this is whe we tried catfish whilst being serenaded by a jazz singer & piano player - the usual you know how it is! Jill is leaving soon :( back off to England to start work again - it's been a great 3 weeks with her, although its gone so quickly it's ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Magnolia Mansion New Orleans
I have not stayed at this B&B but felt I should write a review after the problems I had with trying to even get information about the place.
Romantic, relaxing B&B
If you're looking for a quiet and romantic place to stay, then I would highly recommend the Magnolia Mansion. Everything was very clean, recently renovated and well-kept. The bed in the Mardi Gras room is the most comfortable I've ever slept in.It's a B&B, not a hotel, so don't expect a 24-hour consierge. But Nemo, the manager, is a very friendly and interesting host who can explain how to get around the cityand make dinner reservations. His suggestions were terrific!If you're looking for some class and relaxation in a bawdy city, this is the place.
A little bit of New Orleans history
What a delightful place to stay!! We spent 4 nites there in septmber of 2003. The owner is greatr and Nemo, the manager, is a real kick. They make excursion reservations for you and the breakfast is wonderful. It is one block from the St. Charles trolley. A 10 minute ride to waterfront or French Quarter. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Chip Brady
The B&B was hosting a wedding reception on one of the three nights we stayed there; however, we not informed until we saw the catering staff. My husband was not feeling well and we wanted to stay in our room and order supper in but we were told we could not order in due to the reception. To top the evening off, we had to listen to the very loud DJ with pounding bass until 11pm.I found it comical (days later) that we had to sign off on a list of rules for the house while management showed no consideration for their guests and informing us of an event at the mansion. Other than the reception evening, we found the mansion a bit too quite and we felt we had to walk on egg shells.We were very disappointed with our stay here.
Superb Garden District B&B
This is a very special and beautiful old garden district house that has been done up in theme style rooms. The overall feel is very luxurious, like an overdone Victorian house. The rooms are comfortable and large, the decor unique. We stayed in the Vampire Room, which was quite something. The feel of the place is very private -- you can spend time with the owner, or just do your own thing. This is not a high service place like a chain hotel, but if you appreciate a quiet, romantic take on New Orleans, this place can't be beat.
We spent 5 pleasant nites at the mansion! It made us realize what a wonderful place New Orleans must have been in the early 1900's. The entire mansion was a wonderful step back in time. From the terrific decor to the best bed we have ever had on a trip,to the great dining room, We had a memorable stay. Holly, the owner was just a delight to be around. The security is excellent. Nemo (John) is funny and waits on you hand and foot. The mansion is spotlessly clean and even though the humidity outside was almost unbearable, it was perfect inside. We fully recommend this mansion to you. It adds so much to your stay in New Orleans
Great place to stay...
We stayed at the mansion July 24th-28th 2003. This B & B is wonderful. The decor is so luxurious it is almost unbelievable! We stayed in the "Vampire" room, I have never slept in a more comfortable bed and wished I could have taken the bathtub home. The St. Charles streetcar is one block away only a 10 minute ride to the French Quarter. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The only downside was that there seemed to be no staff at the hotel after about 7 in the evening, that was a little unsettling. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted a very romantic place to stay!
Although the house is beautiful, the rules of the home are ridiculous.
Terrific B & B
The Magnolia Mansion was lovely both inside and out. We stayed in the "Gone With the Wind Room" it was large with charming furniture, a king size bed, cable tv, and a well appointed bath. It is in the Garden district near the street car.I would stay again.
Loved the Magnolia Mansion!
December 2002 - The Magnolia Mansion is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. The beauty of the inside and outside of this mansion is tremendous. Our time spent at the mansion was nothing but a pleasure, very quiet and relaxing. The "resident ghost", Kristian, had a lot of character and was very helpful. The location is prime, not too far away from anything (especially if you ride the St. Charles Streetcar.) We would highly recommend to anyone visiting the "Big Easy", to give this beautiful place a try - You won't be disappointed! We really enjoyed our trip to the "Big Easy"!