Just left a 2 night stay. Usually, we realize that an old B&B will have its issues. But The Central House needs an overhaul. The room was musty and dusty. The air conditioner was so loud we had to turn the T.V up to almost full volume and also had to remove the FILTHY filter from it. The noise was so loud that we couldn't sleep either. The shower was mildew ridden and the water pressure, well, there was NO water pressure. It was like showering under a drizzle. We even complained to the owners, to no avail. Coffee was offered, but on the second day, the door was locked. There was water offered in the "lobby", but it smelled like fish.Probably was not changed in a while. Out of habit, we never use the comforter or blanket for any hotel/B&B, so we rolled them to the end of the bed. The floor in the bathroom was gross, so we cleaned it with a washrag. We then received a nasty email from the owner/housekeeper stating we left the room, linens in a filthy state. Other than towels on the bathroom floor, the room was FAR from that. We are experienced travelers and have NEVER been emailed such a rude letter or have left any room "filthy". Nor has ANY owner complained about the state of a room after we left. Needless to say, "any future reservations will be rejected". We replied to the email to defend ourselves and the owners sent ANOTHER nasty letter with RIDICULOUS excuses and accusations, such as leaving "what looks to be fecal matter on the towels"!!!! REALLY?!!! WOW, these are owners of a professional business?!I had to reply and tell them to stop sending me emails. They obviously have some issues. I have never dealt with anything like this from a business owner, so I felt compelled to write this review. Believe me, we will happily not go back. Not just because of the letters, but the place is old, rundown, and shabby. Not worth the money. The only good thing about it is the location. That's it's saving grace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Central House was built as a guest house in 1887. Tourism was just getting started in Bar Harbor. Much has changed since then and The Central House is now right down the street from many Bar Harbor shops, tours, restaurants, and the Island Explorer shuttle bus to Acadia National Park and Sand Beach. We offer Maine-roasted coffee and a selection of teas at 8 o'clock every morning. While we do not serve food, we provide a $10.00 gift card per room per day to lunch and dinner favorite Geddy's Restaurant facing the harbor. Our living room, front porch, and coffee area provide comfortable places to sit and enjoy your own food and drink and wireless internet is complementary throughout the house. Our rooms are simple and cozy with A/C, cable TV, and private bathrooms. Each room is uniquely furnished and decorated and many returning guests reserve their favorite rooms year after year. Rooms have a queen-sized bed, except Room 206 with a king-sized bed, and Room 204 has an extra twin-sized bed in addition to the four-posted queen to comfortably sleep three. We have been told by many guests that they find The Central House is a great value for the charm and ideal location. We hope to hear from you this season! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Central Hotel Bar Harbor
- The Central House Bar Harbor, Maine