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... for the meal I sent back. For us this was a 2/5.
Next day we went to the Café This Way on Rodick Street to get lobster rolls. Well, we paid nearly $50 US for two lobster rolls on hot dog buns with chips (not fries) just chips. Waaaayyyyy overpriced! And again only so-so… maybe 3/5. Enough said..
The final night of our stay at Bar Harbour we decided to take another chance and treat ourselves to Italian…Mama DiMatteo’s – one word - Devine!!! It ...
... that the lack of bars helps keep the area clean, crime free, and super positive.
We packed the car in the dark and headed straight to bed. The alarm clock went off at 4am and we tore down the tent and hit the road hoping to catch a sunrise over the water. We are headed for Boston today and it’s a little over 5 hours to get there so we wanted to get an early start anyway. We sat on some rocks near the beach. The sky was beautiful but we didn’t exactly see ...
... by pasta in all about a litre of cream , Ali had another lobster and turned green on the way back to the room just why does all the food have to have cream , butter etc. added to it?American food , at least a lot of what we have seen is loaded with butter , cream, cream cheese, often sweet oh yes & do you want chips with that ? We are a bit over fried food , nice at first but one soon eats over it and salads and the vegetarian ...
... good spot to stop and take some pictures. The Otter Cliffs are also quite picturesque. There was one rock climber heading down when I was there so you could do that if you like steep cliffs!
I was pretty warm by the end of the walk and decided to get on the bus instead of walking back. Since the Park Loop is only one way at this area, the bus trip is probably longer than walking back, but its nice to sit and let someone else do the ...
... avocado and tomato) on a fresh ciabatta roll and I had the cheese steak. Each was accompanied by a basket of some of the best French fries we've ever had. Hand cut, twice fried, golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside. After a thoroughly enjoyable meal we poked around town for a while before deciding we'd had enough "tourist time" for one day. We all hopped back into the family truckster and made our way back to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ledgelawn Inn Bar Harbor
I stayed in the ledgelawn over the 4th of July long weekend and had a wonderful stay. The building is clearly the most impressive looking B&B downtown and I was surprised to find that the rates were in line with the other less impressive or historic places nearby. You really get a sense staying there of connecting to old Bar Harbor when people actually lived in these magnificent mansions.
My girlfriend and I spent the 4th in Bar Harbor at the Ledgelawn, and it was really wonderful. The Ledgelawn is just beautiful. I don't know much about Bar Harbor history, but as a person who loves unique local experience, I felt like I was getting the real thing. We had a a great time chatting with the owners about the inn and the town - very friendly folks. The room was beautiful, the housekeeping was attentive and the location was great. Will definitely visit again.
Very upset guess
When I stayed at the Ledgelawn Inn they were very under staffed and never had my room cleaned the whole four days I stayed and I complained but the housekeeper was the front desk person and was very rude because it was her rooms that I was staying in, I wanted to talk to a manager,she had said "that the Inn did not have one, but you can talk to the owners" so I had said yes I would really like that and the owners never come to talk to me and I never saw them around so I left that place very very unhappy and will never stay there again and I hope that other people really reconsider staying there because it is a DUMP and way over price to stay in a --- hole. NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAY THERE AND OTHER SHOULDN'T EITHER.
Only sleep there if you have a hazmat suit
This place is the pits! It is filthy, the staff is clueless, the owner looks like she needs meds deperately, and the rooms are dated and dirty. We complained about the condition of our room and the front desk person said they didn't have a manager. I pushed and asked to see the owner who drove over to the property. When I pointed out the dna-filled (hair)shower, lipstick on the water glasses (not mine) and the unmade bed she seemed utterly at a loss as to why I had demanded she come and see the room. Avoid at all costs! Even free.
We stayed in the "cheapest room" (their words)which was $165.00. The room was fairly nice and the bed was comfortable, but the bathroom needs some work...the wallpaper is in desparate need of replacement and the sink was falling off the wall. We reported this to the staff, but they did not seem concerned. The young man at the check in was polite, but not well informed (not necessarily his fault). Check in time was 3:00 ... when we returned from our Acadia trip at 4:30, we found housekeeping staff still making up our room. There were no afternoon refreshments available which is the norm for most nicer inns and would have been welcomed while we waited for our room.
We reserved 2 rooms at the Ledgelawn because it was one of the few centrally located hotels that allowed pets. From the start, the front desk checked us in without so much as a greeting. There was no explanation of the amenities, etc. and then we were chastised later for crossing the lobby with our small dog on the way to our room. The rooms were in desparate need of updating (think circa 1980), and the "elaborate continental breakfast" consisted of a few boxes of cereal set out with bananas and stale english muffins. The kitchen staff simply stated the rest of the food (e.g., scrambled eggs) was "gone," and it was only an hour into breakfast. After about 10 more people came down for breakfast, she finally brought out more coffee and bread, but only after repeated prompts. The hotel looked nothing like the beautiful pictures on the website. Given the inflated price, you could do alot better with your money. I would not stay here again, nor recommend it.
Right off the top, I'll let you know.. I did not actually stay here. However, my story gives you some indication of how it's run.
Brings back good memories
I had good times at the Ledgelawn in contrast to the reviews of the other people here. The rooms were old and fun to stay in, and I always enjoyed coming back to the room after a day in Bar Harbor. It is located right near the sand bar and the "downtown" area and the house is neat and antiquated in a charming way. It brings back good memories from my childhood visiting there. I loved it.
We, too, stayed at the Ledgelawn a few years ago. The room was small, very warm and the mattress lumpy to say the least. Pool green and not used. The breakfast staff was not friendly, place settings returned for cleanliness, food was fair and the experience not good. However, Acadia National park is wonderful and we have returned year after year staying at the Acadia Inn with great staff wonderful accomodations.