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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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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Yellowknife
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks 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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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

GTA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

West Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
46 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in March. Prompt check-in & check-out. Very friendly Front Receptionist who granted us late check-out till 2 pm knowing our flight was at 3:15 pm. Comfortable bed but pillows were too high. Would be nice if they could offer two high & two low pillows, instead of four high ones. Internet was fast enough. Have a... More

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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

Sydney
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The hotel room is clean and with all the usual amenities you expect from a good hotel. Service is all good. We left very early at 4am and they have coffee and muffins in the lobby so that we do not have to starve going to the airport.

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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

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Overnighted here in both directions for 1 night each way. Free shuttle to the hotel from the airport and a short 5 min trip was a nice start. The hotel and restaurant are in very good shape and the night club is excellent. The staff where extremely polite and very helpful. It is a short 2 blks walk to downtown,... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you enjoyed your time at the Explorer Hotel. We're happy you enjoyed our location, on-site amenities and spacious guestrooms. We hope to welcome you back again soon, whether traveling for business or leisure. Kind regards, Karl H. Schaefers More

Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at the Explorer which was booked for us by North Star Adventures. The beds were very comfortable for a good night sleep. We had great breakfasts every morning at Traders Grill in the hotel. The have a great variety of breakfast selections. We also had a delightful dinner one evening. The staff was very helpful and also allowed... 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 soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

Ikaluktutiak, Nunavut, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here one night while in transit to Vancouver Island. I can't comment on the restaurant as it was valentines and no seating was available, the hotel did advise that room service was definitely still available. Rooms were comfortable and perfect for our family of five. Courtesy shuttle available both to and from the airport. Will stay here again... 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

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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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