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Telegraph House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Lexington, VA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very nice and a great value”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed here before starting the Cabot Trail, and came back a few days later on our way back through Baddeck. We stayed in the same room in the main house both times. The house itself is beautiful and nicely decorated. The room we stayed in was small but very comfortable. Everyone at the inn was very nice and helpful. We also had breakfast in the dining room both mornings and loved it. We will definitely be back if we are ever in Baddeck again!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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ottawa-canada
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

When I called to find an hotel in Baddeck, a few months ago, everything was booked and we had to chose the Telegraph House which still had a few rooms.

The Telegraph House is an hotel/motel but they don't usually report they're a motel.

Rooms in the main building (a Victorian house ???) were all rented so they gave us a cabin on the side. The cabin (they're two by two rooms) was on a very small piece of land. So the view from our balcony was on trucks, cars and - far away - the sea.

I don't like Baddeck because it's to crowded with tourists. The cabin was musty and very small. The price was rather high for what we got. Unfortunately, we had booked for three nights. The breakfast was to be paid apart. The staff or most of it, just polite. No charm,
no beauty.

Fortunately, we nade friends with a couple of Sarnia, two cabins away. Our direct neighbours (we had two in three days) weren't friendly at all while it's difficult not to talk to each other when you're just steps away from them.

So, no great experience in Baddeck except a nice lunch at Inverary Lodge. But that, is another story...

Written and translated from my French speaking mind. Francoise H.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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77 reviews
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Our family stayed at the Telegraph House while touring Cape Breton. The house is a lovely historic building, and the rooms are comfortable and charming! The restaurant and food were fantastic. Centrally located in the town of Baddeck, which is a great area to stay in while touring Cape Breton Island and/or driving the Cabot Trail. Beautiful!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Charlottetown, Canada
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

My husband and I stayed in a cottage at telegraph house which had a jucuzzi bath that I loved! The cottage was clean and nicely decorated. We ate breakfast and dinner in the hotel one day and we were given a nice table beside a window both times and had the same waitress who was great.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boca Raton
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193 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2011

An old Inn within Baddeck with plenty of parking and excellent rooms and dining as well.
Although not air conditioned, this was not a problem on Cape Bretton Island.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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40 reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

I recently stayed in the motel portion of this accommodation with my sister and two children; my parents stayed in one of the cabins on the same trip. The overall impression of this place is positive. The location couldn't be better... it is literally in the centre of downtown amidst gift shops, restaurants and the like. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Our room in the motel did not have a/c and was obviously dated, but was otherwise very good. There was plenty of room for the two adults and children, including a playpen.
The cabin where my parents stayed was slightly smaller, but newer and included a/c and a fridge. The cost difference was negligible, so it really depends on what your needs are.
The telegraph house is the best value property in the Baddeck area. The price of the rooms was VERY reasonable for the location and services provided. The food served in the main lodge was excellent. We only dined there for breakfast, but from this experience I would classify it as fine cuisine for a very fair price.
The service received by front desk staff, reservations, housekeeping, and kitchen was 5/5.
The only improvements I could suggest would be to renovate the older motel portion of the property. But, considering the location and comparable accommodations, the telegraph house still ranks very highly in my books. Your best value in Baddeck!

Room Tip: If you don't need a lot of extra space go for the new cabins... higher quality for no more $.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Calgary
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

This hotel is truly an amazing experience. The decor and the furnishings make you feel as if you are back in the time of Alexander Graham Bell, only with modern conveniences like jetted tubs. We had a balcony with a wonderful view of the lake and the proprieter could not do enough to make our stay memorable. He recommeded things to do and places to eat and told some wonderful anecdotes. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Telegraph House Hotel
Address: 479 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Baddeck
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
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Hotel Class:3 star — Telegraph House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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