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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Has microwave, mini fridge, tv, telephone, in-room safe, alarm clock/radio, desk, dresser, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker & kettle and a free shuttle to/from Airport. Good view of the city and short walk to shopping and city hall.

Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Dear bcguy 2014.....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 .

regards

Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

We stayed 4 nights this past December for our first trip to Yellowknife and had an excellent time. The hotel was very clean and conveniently located. Food options in the hotel were good (and helpful) when we didn't want to journey out in the cold for a quick bite to eat. The hotel is very obviously a central hub of activity with constant shuttle pick ups and drop offs from the various tours. Great view from the top floor rooms!

The only negative we experienced was a lack of available electrical outlets in the lower parking area (the upper area with outlets is closed for construction), which meant plugging in the battery warmer for a rental car was impossible -- (this is critical toward being able to start the car without a jump after sitting all night on some of the coldest nights.) We'd happily stay again after the completion of the construction.

Room tip: Excellent views from the top floor looking away from the parking lot
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank jtpries
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Dear itpries, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. I apologise for the shortage of electrical outlets at the lower parking. We appreciate the time you have taken to write us and we hope that we soon have the opportunity of welcoming you again at our hotel. With best regards, your team from the Explorer Hotel.

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Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

The Exploerer is in downtown Yellowknife, very centrally located..... short drive to the air port, walking distance to supermarket, drug store, cinema, various restaurants and many other hotels. There's a tourist centre near by where you can rent your winter out fit, including a warm parker, snow pants, boots and mitts. It also offers various Day trips. The hotel has a cafe and a restaurant. The hotel staff are friendly and efficient. I checked out before noon and left my luggage there until 6 pm. That way, I could do more sight seeing before I went to the airport. No coffee pot int the room but there's a kettle. Warm and cozy room with a serene winter scene outside.

Room tip: My room faced the back so I had a beautiful winter view.
Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Dear Toseeistobelieve
Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope to see you again . Warm regards
Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Spent three nights at the Explorer on businesses

Prompt shuttle service to from the airport

Nice lobby and lobby lounge/bar

Dining room is off the main lobby and faces the forest. Nice setting

Rooms are nicely sized and well appointed. Flat TV is nice but channel selection is limited. Netflix would be nice.

Good work area in room and coffee maker

Tub w shower - no walk in shower

Quiet at night - no apparent party crowd action in four visits - nice

View from east facing rooms is private vs west facing to the parking lot and highway

Stayed in 603. Very nice. Away from elevators etc.

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Dear Richard

Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Until then,

Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Good location (close to Franklin Street where everything in town is).
Rooms are great with excellent views. In the early mornings enjoyed staying in the warm room and just taking shots of outside.
if you are lucky you can get sunrise/sunset views of the tranquil landscape.

They also have fridge and microwave.
Staff are friendly.

Great stay highly recommended

Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank TomChengWH
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Dear Tom Cheng
Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Until then,

Karl H Schaefers

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