Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast

220 Evangeline Blvd , Saint Martinville, LA 70582 USA (Show map)
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Building listed on Nat'l Register of Historic Homes. 7 Bedrooms - Private Baths. Antique & reproduction furnishings. Family owned & operated. Located on Banks of Boyon Teche beneath branches of historic & most photographed tree in the world - 'Evangeline Oak'. Recommended by AAA & Mobile Guide. 1. Chili Pepper Magazine-'The rooms were the biggest we had ever seen & furnished with beautiful antiques. Rates, in one opinion, is a steal. Truly elegant with wonderful food.'



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

True Acadian Hospitality

5 on June 27, 2017

There is not enough room for me to point out all of the wonderful things about this Inn. Ms. Peggy, the Innkeeper, made me feel very welcome and made sure that everything was in order for my stay. The Inn was very clean, the antique furniture was beautiful, and the view of Bayou Teche from my room that night was absolutely stunning. The next morning, breakfast was served in the Parlor and I have to say that I have dined in 5 star restaurants but this was ten times better!! Ms. Peggy is a wealth of information and history, and I loved her showcase of historical items - so much so that I have added to it from items I have found in my own travels. I will never stay any place else when I am in the area.

Innkeeper Response
I am so sorry to be so late with this response. Life has been busy, ¿ but, that's no excuse. Thank you so much for such a kind a gracious review. We do try to please our guests and it is always great to hear that we did. Looking forward to your next visit when in the area. Guests like you are priceless. Thanks again!

- Peggy Hulin (innkeeper)

delicious breakfast

4.0 on July 24, 2016

The house and property are worth a visit, and breakfast was exceptional! The beds were very squeaky though which made for frequent wakings.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We know there are many choices you can choose from and we are happy you chose to stay with us. Your expectations are very important to us and we try to meet everyones needs. We appreciate your comment about the beds and are in the process of buying new ones for that room. We need input from our guests as we don't actually sleep in rooms so don't know certain things unless you guys make us aware. Thank you again for that and we hope to see you again.

- Old Castillo B&B (innkeeper)

historic inn and Cajun hospitality

3.8 on June 26, 2014

The Old Castillo Inn on the Bayou Teche offers a historic ambience, lovely grounds, large rooms, comfortable beds, generous breakfasts, and warm hospitality. The building is timeworn but very clean. The breakfasts feature authentic Cajun specialties such as pain perdu (French toast), beignets, and homemade preserves but the hostess ought to offer alternative options, too, such as fresh fruit and yogurt. Some of the plastic flowers should be replaced by fresh flowers from the beautiful gardens outside.

Innkeeper Response
It was our pleasure to have you visit with us. Thank you for your kind comments and suggestions.

- Peggy Hulin (innkeeper)

A Night in St Martinville

4.0 on April 28, 2014

What a charming and historic b&b. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed the conviviality of fellow guests at the inn. The recommendation for the St. John Restaurant was spot on and the location by the Evangeline Tree was special. We appreciated the introduction each morning to regional cuisine of Cajun Country. All in all it was a lovely and restful spot.

Innkeeper Response
I am so sorry I did not respond sooner. Somehow, I missed this one. Thank you for your kind comments and suggestions. It is always good to know that our guests enjoy our area and our history.

- Peggy Hulin (innkeeper)

The old Castillo bed and breakfast

5 on April 03, 2014

Easy to book. Had a variety of rooms to pick from. The room we had had a very nice balcony with a view of the bayou. Our room was large and beautiful with original antiques and a very comfortable bed. The staff was awesome and accommodating. The breakfast we got with the room was a large Cajun breakfast served on our balcony. The town of st.Martinville is quaint with lots of shops and eateries. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast,,

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy your stay was enjoyable and makes a B&B stay a good one. We hope to see you again sometime.

- Peggy (innkeeper)

A pleasant B&B

3.4 on April 12, 2013

Coming from Paris, France, my wife,I and a friend of us spent 3 nights at the Old Castillo last March. We definitely enjoyed Peggy's hospitality and appreciated her welcome in French. The rooms are comfortables and we will not forget the savor of the breakfasts she served. Definitely the place to stay when you visit the cajun country.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review. We too, at Old Castillo B&B enjoyed your visit. It is always our intention to make our guests feel at home and are as comfortable as can be. Again, Thank You.

- Peggy Hulin (innkeeper)

What a great place to stay the night

4.6 on April 28, 2010

My husband and I stay here over Easter weekend. Peggy is a great hostess, and the staff was wonderful. Would stay here again. As soon as you walk through the door, you expect to see Scarlett and Rett. The B&B is right next to the river, and the grounds are just great. Thank you Peggy.

Innkeeper Response
Hi Thank you so much for your kind review. We also enjoyed your stay. You are the kind of guests that make our job easy and enjoyable. Hope you can visit us again sometime and also tell your friends. Again thank you for your great review!

- Peggy Hulin (innkeeper)

The Best!

4.0 on September 17, 2009

I visited this hotel, and subsequently lived in Louisiana for a few years. I'm from NYC. This is absolutely, hands down, the best hotel I've stayed at. It had few guests at the time, and it was wonderful. After the great dinner (they have a restaurant) I spent one of the most romantic/erotic evenings of my life... and I've been around. My girlfriend was too tired to go to breakfast the next morning. Since I've been there before, the breakfasts are excellent. It is adjacent to a small park and bayou with a wonderful old tree, the evangeline tree. One day there were two 90 year old men playing music in that park. I'm a musician. Man, this was like a dream. I have nothing but the best to say about this place. I could write for hours. If you are in this area, you MUST go to this hotel. Even if you don't need a hotel, you should go. Johnny Nevo

Old Castillo B&B

5 on November 22, 2007

We booked 5 rooms for a family trip for my 85 year old mother! It was the first stay at a B&B for most of the family and we were all thrilled with the Old Castillo! Peggy, the Innkeeper, was such a great help to me and relieved me of much anxiety in planning the trip. Her Web site is SUPER!! and includes all the local places to see! The Olc Castillo was clean as a whistle, very lovely, had beautiful gardens, beautiful decorations a wonderful hostess, and the best food we had during our 4-day trip!!!!! We wished for more of Peggy's cooking. Peggy did a special favor for my mother and....she met us at the porch upon arrival and waved bye to us from the porch as we left - like visiting a good friend! I only had one complaint and I addressed it in private and I am completely confident that it has been taken care of. Peggy said she doesn't know unless a guest tells her and she wants to know. We as guests have a responsibility to discuss with our hostess our concerns - Peggy cares! We LOVED OUR STAY and we loved Peggy - like an old friend!!!!

Innkeeper Response
I am so happy to know when we have been able to make our quests' experience a great one. We do try to make you as comfortable and happy as possible. But, we can't take all the credit. Guests like you are a pleasure to have visit. Our door is always open to you and yours. God Bless you all and Happy Holidays to all Peggy

- Peggy (innkeeper)

A Step Back in Time

5 on July 10, 2007

For years I've wanted to stay at the Old Castillo. I finally had the opportunity this past June. It so far exceeded my expectations that I was sad to leave. Miss Peggy's hospitality was welcoming without being intrusive. I felt like all I needed was a ball gown and a bevy of beaus and I could have been Miss Scarlett of long ago. Thank you Miss Peggy.

Innkeeper Response
Hi Thank you so much for your review. Please know that I do love my work because of the people I get to meet. It's important to me that I helped make your stay enjoyable. But, maybe more important is that people like you make it so easy. I can never do enough for people sometimes. You make my job, some people call it that, I call it great experiences, enjoyable, fun and easy. Hope to see you again sometime. Thanks again, Peggy

- Peggy (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Chambre de Longfellow

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chambre de Petite Paris

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Chambre de Evangeline

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chambre de Gabriel

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chambre de Jardin

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Chambre de Acadiane

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chambre de Teche

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Downtown, Lakefront, Small town


Lafayette / New Iberia, LA, USA (LFT) - Municipal 8 miles

Directions to property:

From I-10-take exit 109 south (Breaux Bridge exit) La 31 South (15 miles) to St Martinville

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, See brochure, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No not anywhere in house and not on balcony
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Must follow all adult rules
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card will hold room
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made outside of thirty days from check-in allowed at no charge. Cancellations within thirty days are subject to 50% of the total reservation cost. Cancellations within 14 days are charged in full. Customers who are charged for cancellations may re-schedule their stay with us to be used within one year of the cancelled dates at no charge.
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Peggy Hulin

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

Love people, like to cook, read, do yardwork. Active in community organizations.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Cajun Breakfast
Hot Cajun Breakfast of Beignet, Pain perdu, Bacon, Fresh Country Eggs, Toast, Home Cooked Perserves (Figs, BlackBerry, Strawberry, Pears, Peaches or Watermelon Rind) Homemade Cafe'au Lait, Coffee, Juice.

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Hot Deal

20% off any room. Room rates are $80 to $150

Regular Rate: $150 now $120 (20% Savings:)

Nice large, spacious rooms. Bayou garden view. Some rooms have balcony entrance to room. Private baths in each room. Antique and reproduction furnishings. Hot full Cajun breakfast in the morning. Please contact the inn directly at 1 3373944010 to redeem this deal.

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