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“Great Base for Cape Breton and Beyond!”

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Telegraph House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Waterloo, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
557 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Great Base for Cape Breton and Beyond!”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

This is an interesting old hotel with lots of history. The prices are reasonable and their is a restaurant attached. We have stayed at better hotels but the people working there were nice and would help you in any way they could. If you stay here be sure to walk one block and watch the almost nightly Ceilidh music show. This is the music they love on Cape Breton and it's interesting and very entertaining. Also while in Baddeck you could rent a kayak, go to the Alexander Graham Bell museum, take a schooner ride on beautiful Bras d'Or lake, or just walk around this quaint little town. From Baddeck your not far from a whale sightseeing tour. a sea bird excursion, the beautiful Cabot trail or Fortress Louisbourg. Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed at this charming hotel for only one night, after driving the Cabot Trail and hiking the Skyline Trail, both of which I highly recommend. I also recommend the hotel. Our room was charming and quite comfortable. There was a nice sitting room on the ground floor with televisions and books to read. Our room also had a television and private bath. Alexander Graham Bell had stayed in the hotel when he lived in Nova Scotia; it has history. It also has a lovely, relaxing dining room with great food. I enjoyed the fish cakes, a new taste for me. The wait staff was very accommodating; the music was quiet and peaceful. It's an old hotel reminiscent of a bed and breakfast in its decor - not luxurious, but clean, comfortable, and relaxing. There is a computer in the office for guest use.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Waterville, Maine
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95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

We arrived to a warm welcome, allowed to check in early. Our room in the main building was very small and very clean, with an outdated bathroom. For $80/night, it was a good value. Beds were comfortable, though the pillows were thin and lumpy. The two front rooms on the second floor are larger and quite nice, with a comfy chair.. The old place could use some extensive freshening up and modernization. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but it was wuite busy in the evening.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Lexington, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
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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
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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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