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1056 Mivvik Street Bldg 1056, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 Canada
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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.
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ordinary guest wrote a review Apr. 2022
Ajax, Canada3 contributions
Don't be tricked by the ratings. The ratings are high because the Restaurant is the best in Iqulait. But, the hotel accommodations are extremely poor and the management is condescending and extremely dismissive.- and definitely that guest-focused. Completely unprofessional and full of excuses, blaming guests for "complaining". The managers show NO pride in the establishment and really don't care. - ripped and torn dirty chair, a broken window that didn't close and no net (first floor), no fridge, filthy room carpet, etc. And the wifi is slow and useless. They said it's like that in Nunavut, however everywhere else I went, the wifi was fine. no issues. FYI- the front desk and restaurant staff were excellent, the reason I stayed the 3 days I did. I'm at another real hotel, comparable rates and not having any of those issues. overpriced and disappointing "hotel"
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Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: if you like staying in old dorm rooms, with no service.. This place is for you. Not for me.
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Laila A wrote a review Jun. 2019
1 contribution4 helpful votes
If you are a women and will be staying at this hotel with your family make sure that you are not on your womens monthly cycle and accidentally stain a little the sheets otherwise the father of a little girl(s) will be accused of raping their own child and be taken to the family services and hospital WITHOUT asking their guest of their concerns first. The staff at discovery doesnt realise what they put our girls through. Very traumatizing and painful to have seen them scared, lost, confused when they were taken by commplete strangers to the hospital and have their panties be taken off for check up. TRAUMATIZING. we are still hurt by it. We were hurt not only us but everyone around us. Its concernimg, i wonder if they do that to inuit especially now that medical travelers now stay there.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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James from VA wrote a review Mar. 2019
Fairfax, Virginia49 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed four nights at the Discovery. It is as a smaller single story hotel. The room is was fine, clean, and hot water. The bed was very comfortable. The restaurant was very good but expensive. Definitely a fine dining experience in Iqaluit.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Watsondg wrote a review Mar. 2019
Ottawa, Canada209 contributions52 helpful votes
Rooms a littke aged. Wifi terrible. TV would not work and party next door made it difficult to sleep but staff are friendly helpful. The restaurant is amazing. The char the caribou all great. Breakfast too lots of fresh fruits.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Andrew N wrote a review Dec. 2018
Red Lake, Canada99 contributions66 helpful votes
The Discovery Hotel is easily one of the top hotels in Nunavut. Unlike practically all accommodations in the territory, you could almost be fooled into thinking you are in southern Canada while staying here, if you ignore a few giveaways. All staff (almost entirely francophone) were friendly and helpful. The front entrance and hallways are all very nice, and my room was fantastic. Clean, large, and comfortable. Shower worked great, and the TV had a decent selection of channels. However, much like Iqaluit itself, as hard as the Discovery might try to belie it's Nunavut roots, this is still Nunavut. The wifi is terrible, even worse than any small town Co-op Nunavut hotel I've stayed at, and was barely useable during my stay there. Expect to pay at least $300 a night, which is slightly above average for the territory. Prices at the on site restaurant are also high even for Nunavut. I would certainly try to stay here again the next time I'm in the "big city."
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Discovery Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Discovery Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum (0.9 km), Legislative Assembly of Nunavut (0.3 km), and Carvings Nunavut (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Discovery Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Discovery Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Discovery Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Discovery Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Granite Room at the Discovery Lodge Hotel, Yummy Shawarma, and Big Racks Barbecue.
Does The Discovery Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Discovery Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Discovery Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Discovery Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Discovery Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Iqaluit.