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Telegraph House

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of Telegraph House

Telegraph House

3.0 star property
Baddeck Victorian hotel with restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

289 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
The price is NZ$204
Price available on 27/11/2022
479 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0

Room options

About this area


  • Bean There Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs - 3 min walk
  • Yellow Cello Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Bell Buoy Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • The Freight Shed - 5 min walk

About this property

Telegraph House

Telegraph House is a great choice for a stay in Baddeck. For a bite to eat, guests can check out The Cable Room, which serves dinner. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Built in 1860
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Cable Room - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Telegraph House Inn Baddeck
Telegraph House Inn
Telegraph House Baddeck
Telegraph House
Telegraph House Hotel Baddeck
Telegraph House Baddeck, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island
Telegraph House Hotel
Telegraph House Hotel Baddeck Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island
Telegraph House Hotel
Telegraph House Baddeck
Telegraph House Hotel Baddeck

Frequently asked questions

Does Telegraph House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Telegraph House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Telegraph House?
As of 26 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Telegraph House on 27 November 2022 start from NZ$204, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Telegraph House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Telegraph House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Telegraph House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Telegraph House?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near Telegraph House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Cable Room. Nearby restaurants include Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs (3-min walk), Yellow Cello Cafe (4-min walk), and Bell Buoy Restaurant (4-min walk).
What's the area around Telegraph House like?
Telegraph House is a short 1-minute walk from Bras d'Or Lake and 5 minutes' walk from Kidston Island Beach Ferry. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Ray, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Gary, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stephanie, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great Food
REID, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Christina, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

When we booked the expectation was we would be in the House. We were put in a cabin which was not to our liking. The AC was a wall unit ,very noisy and directly over the bed. The furnishings were not just old but not in good repair. window coverings had holes. The desk person tried to explain the mix up on the booking company and their differing description. The people in the adjoining cabin felt the same. Imply the house to get the booking then put you in another room. Not good, would not book this property again!
robert, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Unfortunately, the advertising for this property takes on a bait and switch character whether intentional or not. The property is advertised as Telegraph House with a picture of a big Victorian house. Yes, in the picture there is also a sign that says Motel under the name of the business. The problem is there is no mention of the motel or its "cabins" in the write up. If I wanted to stay in a cabin, I would have gone camping. There was nothing wrong with the room in the cabin (actually semis) in the sense that it wasnt clean, or did not provide lodging. It was a hot weekend and we had ac. But you are isolated from the Telegraph House and that is not the experience that was desired nor paid for. Somewhat disingenous to say the least!
Richard, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

This is a wonderful property to stay at for it's convenience and location. The staff were helpful and pleasant. When I booked, didn't realize the back part of this property is the motel itself (all fine) versus the actual house in the picture.
Malabika, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great service
Raymond, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was our first ever Bed & Breakfast we stayed at and loved it…..the owner/staff very friendly excellent location and very clean
Kim, 1-night trip with friends
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