Staying in the north is an experience everyone should experience once. I was initially reluctant to stay here as I read that is was only a 5 minute walk from the airport, but was unable to get a room anywhere else on a couple of the nights I needed, so booked here. It turns out that, while it is only a 5 minutes walk (but they do have a shuttle, and it gets to the airport fast!), all the hotels are only a couple of blocks from each other, with the exception of the Frobisher. Also the airport is not that busy by southern standards, and the planes are smaller-so basically proximity to the airport is not an issue. The rooms are basic, and in the same price range as all the other hotels. Jody, at the front desk, was super friendly and helpful. The room was clean and adequate. When you are in the north, things are different. Don't expect a luxery hotel because you paid $200/night. The dining at the Discovery was excellent (try the lamb) but they are not open all the time, only during certain windows during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The TV was a bit old, but that is not why I was there. It is not fancy, but it met all my needs.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Discovery Hotel Iqaluit, Nunavut