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“Counting down the days until I return home...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ullikana Bed and Breakfast

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Ullikana Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 31 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh
Level Contributor
64 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Counting down the days until I return home...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

It is always a treat to stay at the Ullikana. Roy, Helene, Cyd, and their kind staff are a pleasure. Their recommendations on activities in Acadia or dining and shopping on Mount Desert Island are spot on, and some of the moments spent together simply chatting while overlooking the Harbor are ones that I will cherish forever.

The Ullikana team is always looking to refine the Inn, and every visit I enjoy seeing what surprises there may be. Sometime it is a new room design other times it is a creative landscaping update in the serene garden. This time it was a renovation. Please take a look at Room 5 - The new private bath is stunning!

I returned this week from a weekend getaway with my soon to be sister-in-law. This was her first time staying at the Inn, and after breakfast on our first morning, she was ready to make reservations to return next year. She referred to the Inn as her home. I couldn't have phrased it any better, and I'm counting down the days until I return with my husband at the end of the month - only 20 more days!

Room Tip: Choose a room close to the kitchen so you are first to smell the muffins in the morning!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled 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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1 Thank allianne12
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Helene H, Owner at Ullikana Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Can't wait to see you again
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Belmont, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Ullikana B&B is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood in town with a view of the harbor. Rooms are beautifully decorated, full of color and interesting artwork. Beds very comfortable. Hosts Roy and Helene are friendly and welcoming. Homemade breakfasts are delicious. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Thank mcks2014
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Helene H, Owner at Ullikana Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you so much
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

There are places you stay for their location. There are places you stay for the ambiance and decor. There are places you stay because the owners can make you feel like cherished friends. The Ullikana has all of this and more. Roy and Helene, the owners would have been successful running any inn, but the Ullikana is quintessentially THEIRS. Warm, welcoming, friendly, stunningly beautiful, ever-so-comfortable and the art is like a contemporary museum. The breakfasts Helene makes (she should write a breakfast cookbook) and Roy's encyclopedic knowledge of Acadia are the frosting on this wonderful cakes. I've been staying there at least once a year for nearly 20 years. Bar Harbor wouldn't be the same without the Ullikana, Roy and Helene.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Thank Rick C
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Helene H, Owner at Ullikana Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. Always such a pleasure to see you. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Ullikana is the perfect place to enjoy such a charming little town. Helene's breakfasts were amazing, and Roy's hiking tips helped us maximize our time and find the best spots in Acadia. They did everything they could to make our vacation special. Looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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 kk1750
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Helene H, Owner at Ullikana Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Looking forward to seeing you again
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Cumberland Center, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My husband and I have been starting our summer season out at the Ullikana for the past 12 or so years. The owners, Roy and Helene, always make sure our stay is special. The accommodations are always very clean, charming and comfortable. Each room is very tastefully decorated with a wonderful collection of art work and antiques. Helene's breakfasts vary from day to day with her chocolate crepes being my favorite. My husband loves the fresh from the oven muffins. Breakfast will never disappoint you. Roy is always ready to recommend activities in the area and will help with reservations. They have a collection of menu's from the local restaurants, pubs, etc. available for your perusal. The Ullikana is within walking distance of many of the local shops, galleries, boat and trolley tours and eateries. I cannot say enough good things about our stays at the Ullikana. They have never failed to make us feel at home.

Room Tip: All the rooms are different and I would recommend going to the website to look at them.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled 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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Thank Mary P
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Helene H, Owner at Ullikana Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

The personalities of the innkeepers are reflected in all aspects of the b&b. The breakfasts were delicious, the decor refreshingly unconventional, and their intimate knowledge of the area all helped make our stay a delight. This place will not disappoint you!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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1 Thank JS7301970
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Helene H, Owner at Ullikana Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for the nice review.
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Mars Hill, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

My wife and I have been vacationing at the Ullikana since it opened 20 some years ago. We have been there about a half dozen times. Each time it gets better and better, as Helene and Roy, the owners and proprietors, seem to fine ways to make small, and sometimes large changes, that add beauty and comfort for the guests.
One thing that always remains the same is the genuine delight in the hospitality that Helene, Roy and the staff bring to serve each guest.
The breakfasts are different each day, and my wife and I look forward to waking up and starting our day with freshly made muffins, omelets, quiche, or other surprises, with fresh fruit garnish according to what they find at the local markets.
And when you ask about a hike, a restaurant, or other possible outing for the day, Roy is able to help us choose a winner every time.
We wouldn't think of choosing another Inn or B & B when we travel to Maine.
I know the we, and other guests that keep returning, feel that we have a personal connection with Helene and Roy that goes way beyond the typical staff/guest relationship.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Richard F
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Helene H, Owner at Ullikana Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you so much for the kind review. Looking forward to seeing again.
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Additional Information about Ullikana Bed and Breakfast

Property: Ullikana Bed and Breakfast
Address: 16 The Fld, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1801
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1800's large Tudor house owned by a wealthy Boston Merchant who also owned the Bar Harbor Inn. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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Ullikana Hotel Bar Harbor
Ullikana Bed And Breakfast Bar Harbor, Maine

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