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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

An unexpected overnight on a ferry flight. The hotel is convenient to the airport (we had a ride from the private terminal) and is a little pricey, but way better than the other hotel we stayed at on a ferry flight a month earlier (revie written for them also). Free Wifi and no BS like the other place and recently... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

For one of the most expensive restaurant in town, I found the food is as ok. I had the baked char dish and the fish was dry. I am sure it's a beautiful hotel, so it's something to experience once while in Iqaluit

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Recently renovated , The Discovery Boutique Hotel is without a doubt the premier hotel in Iqaluit. Well appointed, clean professionally staffed with all the amenities you could ask for. Comfortable beds and indirect lighting make the room an oasis after a hard day or work or travel.

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Binbrook, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

The staff are very friendly and grateful for your business, this hotel is clean and comfy. Although a bit pricey, my charge was 235.00 cad per nite. The relaxing room made up for it. Rooms are large , curtains black out the light. Unfortunately it's location is right across from a condemned hotel the navigator. But you have to remember... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed April 2, 2016

I had an excellent experience at the Discovery. The rooms were very well decorated and made superb use of space. Almost like the "W" - but without the music playing when you arrive! Staff were very professional and helpful.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here several night over the last few years and you could only wish you could find rooms like this in the city. Absolutely beautiful. The rooms are spotless and the hotel has an incredible restaurant. It's a must stay when you travel to Iqaluit. It's close to the Airport, short walk but they have a shuttle when... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Was my first time solo in a hotel. Felt very clean and safe! Bed was comfy and room was much nicer than i was expecting. I had breakfast at the hotel. Unfortunately they weren't serving hot breakfast when i was there but i did enjoy a nice croissant and some fruit!

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place was great. Just felt like a boutique hotel down south of 60 degrees. Shuttle from the airport was great especially for later flights. Even took me to the airport the following day to check in and drop off my bags, then brought me back to the hotel. Room was really well appointed and clean (not all northern hotels... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

True to their promise when I first made reservations months ago, I was able to cancel the stay on my outbound layover with no questions asked. Just need to tell them before the day I had reserved. I guess they are used to the flight delays and schedule changes in the north. While the hotel exterior is an unassuming brown... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stayed in the Discovery Hotel twice travelling back and forth from Baffin Island. Four of us were supposed to fly through Iqualuit to Baffin Island for a trekking trip, but arctic fog in Qiq and wind in Pangnirtung kept resulting in flight cancellations and rebooking for two days. The staff was helpful and friendly as we checked in and... More 

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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about The Discovery Hotel

Address: Box 387 | BLDG 1056, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada (Formerly Discovery Lodge Hotel)
Location: Canada > Nunavut > Iqaluit
Price Range: $89 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 51
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The Discovery Hotel Iqaluit, Nunavut
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“Rooms closer to the front are away from the runway”
 of 5 bubbles arcticdirtdoctor, May 21, 2016 | Read review
“Request room looking towards Frobisher bay”
 of 5 bubbles 410jefft, May 15, 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in three different rooms and liked them all. All rooms were comfy temperature.”
 of 5 bubbles Larkeyskip, Aug 20, 2015 | Read review
“inner courtyard rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles susanography, Dec 2, 2014 | Read review
“Rooms up front seem to have better luck with the wifi. Rooms near the back had less traffic and thus less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles anjp, Mar 10, 2014 | Read review
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