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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel is well located. Aside from that basically everything else blows goats. The hotel staff is very cold, rooms outdated, and blinds smell. Also, the catering is horrible, and many employees do not speak English which makes it difficult for some travellers.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again Karl H Schaefers

Yellowknife, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights with my husband. The hotel room is big and the bed is really comfortable. There is lots of parking and the restaurant and lounge downstairs are very nice. The Internet and tv selection are not very good at the hotel and could probably be updated.

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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. regards Karl H Schaefers

Ayton, ON
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The northwest territories. Bear that in mind when setting your expectations. Rooms are OK. Claims to be the best in Yellowknife. May well be. No local frame of reference. 3* in Ontario. Housekeeping could use a little nudge. Sunday brunch was good by any standard.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again Karl H Schaefers

San Francisco
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stayed for 4 nights at the Explorer Hotel, one of the few non-smoking hotels in Yellowknife. I had a really nice and big suite at the hotel, and the food in the restaurant was good. Overall it was great, aside from a few (strange) downsides, mostly related to service: 1. Checking in. I came up to the desk, and...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again Karl H Schaefers

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Love this place with it's great city views! Posh hotel. The rooms were clean and the beds are perfect. all the staff we met were kind and accommodating. I LOVE the polar bear...very very scary indeed!

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

Thank you so much for your great review!! We appreciate the feedback! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay ! We look forward to having you come stay with us at the Explorer Hotel Yellowknife again soon! regards Karl H Schaefers

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great views, great staff and great food. A great welcome after a long trip. Had drinks and a bite in the comfortable lounge before going to bed in a super comfortable mattress. Next day enjoyed a great breakfast buffet with the nicest staff. It was cold during our visit so we spent most of the time in the hotel enjoying...

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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. regards Karl H Schaefers

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I always visit explorer hotel during my frequent visits to Yellowknife. I've received the best hospitality from all the staff throughout all my visits. The front desk staff have been very kind and fulfill all my requests. They always recommend seasonal attractions. I usually travel solo, except for the last visit i traveled with my friends. They were impressed with...

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

Thank you so much for your great review!! We appreciate the feedback! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay ! We look forward to having you come stay with us at the Explorer Hotel Yellowknife again soon! regards Karl H Schaefers

Cambridge Bay, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I always stay at this hotel in Yellowknife. The front desk staff are always friendly! The only downside is that none of the rooms have windows that open if you like fresh air. They've added mini fridges and safes. Excellent hotel!

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

I would like to thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review. We look forward to hosting you again when you return to Yellowknife. regards Karl H Schaefers

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife from 2 to 7 October. Not sure what to expect as this was my first trip to Yellowknife. Room was modern, clean and comfortable with 2 queen beds. Had a fridge and satellite tv. Shower had good water pressure and they supplied the normal toiletries. Lounge in the hotel served a great steak...

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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. regards Karl H Schaefers

Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 8 October 2016

When we went online to book, we had heard there was a new hotel but could not find it online. The other recommendation we had received was The Explorer. We booked for two nights. The Lobby looked good and staff were nice and professional, however the room was old and worn. This hotel could really use some updates. Another problem...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again Karl H Schaefers

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Explorer Hotel

Address: 4825 49th Avenue | Box 7000, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3, Canada
Region: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Price Range: $204 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Explorer Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 187
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