As its name implies, the hotel was built in 1829, but back then it was the private residence of a prominent merchant named Alexander Lavalette. The building's coral-color facade is accented with fancy wrought-iron railings, and the interior is paneled in dark wood, which makes it feel delightfully cool. From the terrace there's an exquisite view of the harbor framed by brilliant orange bougainvillea. You can combine a visit to this hotel with a walking tour of Haagensen
House, Villa Notman, Britannia House, rum factory, amber museum, and the lookout tower at Blackbeard's Castle just above the hotel. The Castle, once reputed to be used by the notorious Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard), is surrounded by the largest collection of life-sized bronze and copper pirate statues in the world.