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Explorer Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4825 49th Avenue | Box 7000, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3, Canada
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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TROUT LAKE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Frequent customer to this hotel for business trips so on my last business trip in June 2014 with my family, the rooms were great as usual but the down was the heat in the room. Air Conditioner wasn't working, terrible to sleep, I asked if I can switch rooms but was told booked. Couldn't stand another sleepless night so had... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay. We're disappointed to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. In June we installed a new air-conditioner and we had to operate some days without. We would like the opportunity to speak with you directly and I encourage you to contact me directly to discuss at gm@explorerhotel.ca. Kind regards, Karl H... More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only complaint is that if I wasn't being reimbursed for the cost, it's a bit high. But that could be normal for Yellowknife. Otherwise, beautiful rooms and hotel. Internet could be a touch faster but it was OK for anything except streaming video (including some gaming). Free shuttle to all the various hotels and airport was a nice addition. I... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Explorer Hotel. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your review . We look forward to welcoming you back to the Explorer Hotel in the near future. Regards Karl H Schaefers More

Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Less than 10 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes walking distance to downtown. Most of the rooms have just been renovated, a very very good restaurant, excellent service from every members of the staff ..... The place to stay if you visit Yellowknife.

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying overnight on our way to and from the High Arctic my Wife and I chose the Explorer Hotel as the best option out of a limited selection of quality accommodation available in Yellowknife. Whilst the Hotel is undoubtedly dated and utilitarian nevertheless the bedrooms we stayed in over two visits, a Junior Suite & Suite respectively, were basic and... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us . All the best and we look forward to being your hotel of choice when in Yellowknife. Regards Karl H Schaefers More

san diego, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About ten minutes from the airport to the hotel....there is a shuttle which operates on a fixed schedule timed to the incoming and outgoing flights...Everything worked and the restaurant was quite good. Right next to the center of town...on the edge of town as you arrive./

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We're happy you enjoyed our accommodations and convenient location. We strive to provide a comfortable environment for our guests and we're delighted to hear we did just that. Until next time, Karl H. Schaefers More

Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a 3 star hotel - but unfortunately - without a hot shower in morning I started thinking it was like camping - with a comfortable bed and running cold water. I let the front desk know about the lack of hot water in my room - but it was 4:50 in the morning - I ran the tap... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry to hear that your most recent stay with us left you feeling disappointed. I appreciate you reporting the issues with the hoot water . I have shared your comments with appropriate departments and improvements will be made. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you again in... More

Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My Mom and I stayed in two separate rooms in this hotel in June 2014. The Staff were very friendly, but a couple of the front desk clerks were a little "dense". The hotel was very clean, and my room was always cleaned by noon. It was also very quiet. The hotel has a restaurant called Trader's Grill that isn't... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback, it is very much appreciated. We have shared your comments with appropriate departments and improvements will be made. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Regards, KH Schaefers More

Saskatchewan, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Clean and comfortable, well located - I always have a comfortable stay here. The restaurant is good, but it is also easy to get to other restaurants in Yellowknife from here. The airport shuttle is very convenient as well. It is my hotel of choice when in Yk.

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and staying with us at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife. We're happy you enjoyed all the amenities on property and our proximity to everything in our town. We hope your travels bring you back to the Yellowknife area again. Until then, Karl H Schaefers More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

clean, good beds, good sized rooms, quiet. it was a great place to stay while seeing yellowknife, close to everything, free parking and wifi. Pet friendly with an additional charge, good food on-site.

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with your pets and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were in Yellowknife for a week to see the aurora, with 5 nights at the Explorer, and a couple of nights away in the middle of our stay. We appreciated the good service from the airport shuttle, even coming to collect us from a charter company away from the usual terminal on our return from the nights away. The... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

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Address: 4825 49th Avenue | Box 7000, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3, Canada
Location: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Explorer Hotel 3*
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