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“A real mother” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ma Bass Guest House

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Ma Bass Guest House
Ranked #6 of 20 Roseau B&B and Inns
Le Gosier, Guadeloupe
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A real mother”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

The two travellers we were were very happy to find Ma Bass in the quite expensive Roseau - inside the islands, prices are way lower. But Ma Bass knows how to take care of her hosts. She's always looking to make sure you have everything you need. She helps you with bookings, visits or whatever you need. You can use the kitchen freely.
Rooms without private bathrooms are confortable and by the time we were there, she was repainting some of her rooms. Not any more by her husband who built the whole building but with the help of Clinton, nice guy always around.
We had two good nights there, meeting other travellers, discovering a bit of the Dominican way of life and getting around the not so dirty Roseau - Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France are way worse. We could find some charm to this city.
Hopefully, will you too. Chloé&Thomas

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom T
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

MaBass Guest House has been built by hand by her husband and is maintained by her with lots of love and care. We felt very well taken care of and had some nice conversations with her. I absolutely recommend staying. Its close to the harbour in the middle of the city and close to the collective taxis that bring you to champagne beach or anywhere else. Rooms and hostel is clean and neat. We had a great stay!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Janna M
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Galway, Ireland
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

spent two nights here last month. greeted by ma bass & her son. ma bass organised a tour with guide Hagan to the boiling lake. this was spectacular and I would definitely recommend it. Hagan is a top man and very knowledgeable. its a tough undertaking, a 6 hour round hike.

everything was so easy & relaxed, ma bass served a great breakfast and guests have access to the kitchen too which was great. she gave great recommendations on where to eat etc. I would stay here if I ever return to Dominica! great location & great city. staying with ma bass gave me a small insight into life on paradise that you'd rarely get staying at a hotel..

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Smull00
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Saint kitts and Nevis
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

I stayed with my family at Ma Bass this August which is located in Capital Roseau. Really comfortable stay and Mrs Ma Bass took care of us like a family member. Its nice and clean and she will also arrange your all local excursions. Check this guy "Ernerke Charles" really amazing person for island tour. Breakfast was really nice every morning. Value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dr Saurabh Yada... Y
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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

A sweet, elderly couple served as our hosts at this very centrally-located guesthouse in the capital city. Their grandson checked us in (we had reservations), and Mr. Bass greeted us almost every night upon our return from local adventures. Mr. Bass built the house himself, many years ago, and they still live on-site. Prices are very reasonable, and vary based on which room(s) you rent.

The rooms are small and simple, but that's all we needed. A/C was included in our room (as in most, if not all, rooms), as well as a fantastic balcony view from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the building. The street was pretty quiet, and in mid-May we were the only guests (out of 10 guest rooms) most nights. Full access to a kitchen was provided, and we made use of the dishes and eating area (the refrigerator wasn't a reliable food storage space, though).

Complimentary WiFi is available throughout, and they'll save an on-street parking spot right in front of the guesthouse for you.

Room Tip: The stairwell to the very top floor is narrow and steep, but there are plenty of rooms on lower leve...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JenTintheD
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great deal simple, no frills, clean, unassuming place in the center of the city, access to all areas even Portsmouth, Ma Bass was great with suggestions on where to visit and how to get there. The room was nice space, safe access to kitchen.

Side note people go to Dominica because of its rawness, pay for cheap hotel room then expect the NYC grand Hyatt

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Angela A
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Rockley, Barbados
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Ma Bass is a comfortable clean guest house run by a very sweet old lady. The rooms are quaint and basic and we felt very safe and secure. Sure the showers aren't the hottest that I have had but in this climate it hardly matters. Ma went out of her way to make breakfast at the time that suited us each day and there was plenty of interesting local fruits and foods for us to sample.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ridgididge
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Property: Ma Bass Guest House
Address: 44 Fields Lane, Roseau, Dominica
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint George Parish > Roseau
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Roseau
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Ma Bass Guest House Dominica/Roseau

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