Home away from home. That's what I call the Rose Manor Inn, the bed and breakfast that I checked into during my stay in New Orleans. This is the very first time that I stayed in a bed and breakfast, I think. The tripadvisor and yelp reviews of the inn were all right!
What makes the stay in Rose Manor Inn a very pleasant experience is the people behind the inn, the owners: Ruby and Peter. During my stay, they gave tips about where to eat and where to buy groceries and souvenirs.
|The Rose Manor Inn|
Aside from the hospitality extended by the owners, I absolutely loved the room they assigned to me. It's quite big and it's charming. Lots of yellow lights to cast a warm glow to the interiors and to the paintings hanging on the wall. The room's spacious enough to have a couch and a coffee table!
|My room in Rose Manor Inn|
|The Inn's living room|
The one thing that surprised me was that the inn is supposed to be in the Lakeview district of New Orleans but I couldn't see the famous Lake Pontchartrain from my room's window. I guess the location's name fooled me once again! This is just like when I was in Cebu City with fellow IRRI Grain Quality staff to attend the 2011 Philippine Chemistry Congress at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. I thought we'd be right beside one of the pristine beaches Cebu is famous for. But I was wrong.
I was alone during my first breakfast at the inn. But on succeeding days, I started meeting the other guests at breakfast. I guess having to share one breakfast table with other people allowed all of us to have a chat with each other before we went our separate ways. And that's another thing that I liked about staying in the Rose Manor Inn.
I thank Dr Karen Bett-Garber for recommending the Rose Manor Inn to me when I was arranging for accommodations in the area. I wasn't a tourist in New Orleans during this visit though; I was a trainee in her laboratory.