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Telegraph House

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479 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

What a dump! Just plain shameful, shabby and not an ounce of our famous Cape Breton hospitality shown. Unfortunately, the only place open for accommodation during a recent severe,horrible winter storm that left us stranded in Baddeck. No concern for guests at all. To get to the reception area and to our room, we had to wade through 3 feet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We ate at the inn's restaurant 2 nights in a row- it was that good! Both my fiancé and I have dietary restrictions and we were pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a menu! The gluten free options were especially unbelievable! You must try it! The service was also amazingly attentive and lovely! A superb experience on all counts!... More 

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Amherst, Ns
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed at this motel while attending Celtic Colours in October 2014. The first night we stayed in a two unit cabin which was charming and lovely and spotlessly clean. The only concern was the walls were quite thin and could hear the people in the unit next to us. Luckily they were as quiet as we were so it... More 

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Lethbridge Alberta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was our hotel for 3 nights on a Maritimes bus tour. Baddeck is a perfect location to tour Cape Breton ( Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, Rita Macneil's Tea House and the city of Sydney ). This was also inventor Alexander Graham Bell's home. Baddeck was one of our favorite locations on our tour. Telegraph House is an older... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed overnight on our way off of the Cabot Trail. The proprietor (4th generation family-run operation) was great about helping us get a room the next night in Halifax, which proved more difficult than I imagined. Well situated right in town. Motel room with a refrigerator met our needs.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed 2 nights during Celtic Colours and found the hotel to be clean with a friendly staff but the hotel is not really being kept up nicely. Everything worked OK and it was good to be in Baddeck as it is the center of festival activities. There was nothing really wrong with the hotel but there might be nicer... More 

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Cicero, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed here two nights. Our room was a bit small for a family of four and in need of cosmetic improvements. The shower was fine. At first we thought the price was a bit steep but then we found just about everything here is a bit on the pricey side. The hotel is in the center of town and... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The hotel is full of historic charm, very clean and very friendly staff. The rooms were very comfortable. The restaurant, even though it is 100% gluten free, is excellent. Most of the food is local, and all of it is very fresh. If you like blueberries, and it is available, have the blueberry sorbet, I woudl go back just for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

- very pleasant atmosphere, very friendly personnel, very good restaurant for very affordable price. - Baddeck excellent village for overnight stay in Cape Breton. if you arrive in the afternoon you can go to the interesting Bell museum before having dinner. - Good value for money.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great old hotel with friendly staff and delightful owners. The interior appears to be completely upgraded and the dine in experience is not to be missed; chef George is in a class of his own. But be careful, my wife wanted to take him home to Hamilton and adopt him.

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