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Bass Cottage Inn
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We should have been told in advance that room #6 had two air conditioner condensers on the flat. black, rubber roof right outside the window to our room. This made it impossible to open the window to enjoy the summer breeze, that is, unless you were deaf!
They knew about this problem because it had been written up in an earlier review. The response I got when I told them about the noise problem was, "many people like that room and request it."
That didn't help me any. Next time I will look into a B&B with a less industrial atmosphere.

Room Tip: Stay away from room #6!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank misterjfitch
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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2012

The Bass Cottage Inn and staff continue to be fully committed to providing lovely accommodations, attentive service, delicious food and a beautiful environment for our guests.

We thanked this guest for his expertise in the HVAC area and have been working to address the issue. Nevertheless, this room is one of our two most popular rooms based on its lovely decor, Victorian soaking tub and comparative value pricing.

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We had planned to stay at the Bass Cottage Inn for three nights at the end of July, but our first night was pretty horrible, so the inn keeper arranged for us to switch to the Saltaire, which we very much enjoyed. Our problems with the Bass Cottage Inn were that our room (#6) was supposed to have a harbor view but overlooked nothing but a flat black roof and a row of large trees; it was impossible to leave the windows open because the A/C condenser is located on this roof next to the window and of course cycles on and off constantly; and there is neither sink nor mirror in the bathroom - both are located in the bedroom, which is tremendously inconvenient. We wanted to enjoy the fresh ocean air so left the windows open overnight, but we were awakened at 3:20 a.m. by the sound of heavy machinery; turns out there was a construction project of some kind going on at the municipal pier. So all in all, not a very good experience. We were very pleased and grateful, however, that the inn keeper offered to look for other accommodations for us and was successful with the Saltaire.

Room Tip: Well, not #6 if you're looking for a view or some fresh air
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank TCD12208
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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2012

We'd like to make just a few points to clarify how all of us the Inn strove to work with our very disappointed guests who wrote this review.

Room 6 is a very popular and lovely queen room which does indeed have the sink in the bedroom area. As the Inn owners and decorators we intentionally kept the vintage feature as one of the charming aspects of the Cottage Era. We're sorry it failed to charm our guests in this case.

We understand and appreciate our former guests' issues with the hot weather during their stay. However, there was no construction noise in the middle of the night; it is not allowed by law.

We hope we were able to convey our honest attempts to please these folks which included finding them another place to stay and a bag of cookies for their enjoyment as they left the Inn.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Everything was excellent except:
A/C condenser right outside window so if window is opened, noise and vibration are unbearable.
A low frequency, vibrating, humming noise in ceiling.
No temperature control in room. No air conditioner return air provision.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank John F
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BassCottage, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Thanks to this guest who took the time to offer essentially the same review about his stay twice. Guests should note that we have built a surround for roof A/C units so that sound is redirected away from the guest room and you can't see them. Room 6 remains one of our nicest, most popular rooms.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

My husband and I loved our stay at the Bass Cottage. You can't go wrong staying here. Great location with parking. Rooms are beautiful and comfy beds, which is high on our list -always to have a comfortable bed. Breakfast is great and 3 choices which is wonderful. The scone was the best I've ever had! I really liked the idea of being able to help yourself to tea/coffee and fridge for drinks as well as a afternoon treat.
They really couldn't improve anything.
It's a couple who own B&B and when we checked in the wife gave us a tour and she was super friendly.
The breakfast in the AM we didn't get greeted by the husband the only table not too, I was a little disappointed in that as I would have loved the acknowegment too. Minor!
Stay here! It's great.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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BaHaBa, Owner at Bass Cottage Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2012

We are very glad these folks from Toronto enjoyed their stay at The Bass Cottage Inn. As veteran innkeepers we know that guests who choose a bed and breakfast - even a luxury B&B such as ours - enjoy the personal attention that larger, franchise hotels just can't offer.

During the time these folks were visiting with us I was recuperating from a hip flexor strain (wet rock in the Park...ouch!) that limited my mobility somewhat. I apologize if I did not get to their table at breakfast. We do hope to see them again on their next visit to Bar Harbor.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We enjoyed our week at the Bass Cottage Inn. The inn is within immediate walking distance to the downtown and very close to the water. I have to eat gluten-free and I was served a delicious breakfast every morning, complete with a GF bakery option. The innkeepers are very professional and helpful. Our stay in Bar Harbor was perfect only to be topped off by a perfect place to stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6. I was concerned because the bed was only queen sized but it was the most comfortable bed I've slept in away from home and bed size was not an issue. The room was airy and very comfortable. The breakfast was great. The common rooms were beautiful and we spent time reading and relaxing in them every day.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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