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The Discovery Hotel

Box 387 | BLDG 1056, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada (Formerly Discovery Lodge Hotel)
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The Discovery Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Iqaluit
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Trenton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nice, clean hotel with comfortable, modern rooms and free wifi. I stayed for about a week and some days the wifi was fast (almost 1 Mbps d/l) and other days I couldn't get pages to load. The rooms are very modern and well taken care of and the in-house restaurant is a pleasurable fine dining experience. However, the walls are... More

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Trenton, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This hotel is definitely a pleassant surprise. The room styling and design quality belongs somewhere in Europe and the level of cleanliness and service is superior to other offerings in Iqaluit. Unfortunately, my room had limited amenities and lacked a fridge and microwave. Frankly, most people who can afford to stay here are unlikely to want to nuke Chef Boyardee... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a good, clean, hotel with comfortable rooms, fairly fast (free!) wifi and very friendly staff. The hotel restaurant is very good, although possibly a little on the expensive side. All of the rooms that I've stayed in have been freshly renovated to a good standard. Having stayed in a couple of other hotels in Iqaluit, I think this... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I travel Iqaluit for Business, I have stayed elsewhere The Discovery wins hands down. The rooms are great and modern, WIFI works better here than in some larger cities I stay in. Restaurant is Fantastic, Menu is all good I don't find this expensive it's on par with a good restaurant in the South of Canada. There isn't a lot... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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221 reviews 221 reviews
61 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The renovations are really good. I found the room comfortable and indeed luxurious. Satellite tv and radio worked well - big flat screen. The room was quiet and big enough. Some reviews have said the WiFi was poor - I found it worked well. The restaurant is nice but costly. Might be worth going elsewhere especially for dinner to save... More

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Chetwynd, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Centrally located between downtown and the airport. Rooms were renovated in January and they did a great job!! They are lovely!! Love the northern themes throughout!!! Rooms especially the washrooms are small but modern and clean. The restaruant is expensive but for an "occasion" is worth it and the food is excellent. Staff are very friendly and they offer an... More

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Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Hotel is located in the heart of Iqaluit. The room was very clean and sanitary. The lighting was very good and so was the ventilation. The hotel is very close to the airport in Iqaluit. The rooms were have cable television and wifi which was great. The bed was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and courteous. I highly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The room was small, very very small, the food was outrageous expensive, the front desk was friendly but the restaurant has so many rules it feels like elementary school. The restaurant staff make you feel like they are doing you some kind of big favour letting you eat there. The hotel was clean The room were so expensive for the... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Last minute check in last minute when missed flight south - have been coming to Iqaluit for 20 years, rarely stay in hotels. Despite plain exterior which suggests a very budget inside (aka Motel 6), I was pleasantly surprised with the room. Modern very clean and best of all, the window opened for some cool outside air. Thoughtful printout for... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

As others have said, you have to remember that the Discovery Lodge is located in Canada's north and only accessible by plane and boat (summer). Everything is expensive. The Discovery was a decent hotel with most of the amenities of a hotel in the south. It was clean and the staff were really nice. Only real downfall was that there... More

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Also Known As:
The Discovery Hotel Iqaluit, Nunavut
Address: Box 387 | BLDG 1056, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada (Formerly Discovery Lodge Hotel)
Location: Canada > Nunavut > Iqaluit
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Iqaluit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to 'the Discovery' - Iqaluit's Boutique Hotel. As Nunavut's only boutique Hotel, 'the Discovery' offers guests unmatched comfort and unexpected luxury in the arctic. Our contemporary design is inspired by the elements of nature found around us in Iqaluit and offers an intimate atmosphere to unwind and relax. 'The Discovery' offers 51 stylish guest rooms all of which feature high-end amenities, luxurious bed coverings, wi-fi service and everything the discerning traveller needs. Centrally located in downtown Iqaluit, we are close to wherever you need to go. Come experience unexpected luxury at 'the Discovery' - Iqaluit's Boutique Hotel. About 'the Discovery' 'the Discovery' - formerly known as The Discovery Lodge Hotel has long been a part of Iqaluit's business community. Originally built to be Pan-Am Airline's Crew Hotel, the current site has seen many celebrities, politicians and Northern legends pass through its doors. Coming to Iqaluit Iqaluit is like any other modern Arctic town with all the services and conveniences one would expect in a Capital City. However, the closeness of the arctic tundra and landscape means you can escape and find solitude in mere minutes. Upon your arrival to the Iqaluit Airport, please look for 'the Discovery' courtesy phone to request our airport shuttle. ... more   less 

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