The Discovery Hotel

The Discovery Hotel

1056 Mivvik Street Bldg 1056, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 Canada
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This is the chair in the "hotel" room. The manager said I have been complaining since I got there and has excuses. This is ridiculous - he blamed me for expecting more and better for $300/hour
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Restaurant
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
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1056 Mivvik Street Bldg 1056, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 Canada
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Deborah M wrote a review Mar 2024
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was nice, a good size and it was clean. There was a nice desk area for anyone needing to do some work. The shower head was missing (but we understand it can take awhile to get supplies) so we had a bath instead. We requested a bay view room and although we faced that direction we were on the first floor overlooking the road and another building. There was no mini fridge or microwave in the room. Customer service was great leading up to the trip. I received very quick responses to questions. At the hotel we always had to wait for someone to come to the front desk. If the cost was less I would give it a better rating, but I expected more.
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Date of stay: March 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The hotel is located near the end of the airport runway but we only heard planes in the restaurant.
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Net1234562018 wrote a review Apr 2024
Chelmsford, United Kingdom32 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were clean, comfy beds with soft pillows and cosy duvet. We hiked the pass so on return we appreciated this even more and the showers were always hot . We had to stay extra nights due to ice fog and although they were booked they let us know immediately when rooms became free and could not have been more helpful in trying to accommodate us all ( group of 8) Noreen in particular kept us updated . All staff were polite and friendly. We were ground floor , all bathrooms have a step up into them. Big beds. The restaurant served absolutely delicious food , ( Arctic char and lamb was fantastic!)…yes it is expensive but everything is flown in and you are in Nunavut. It is very close to the airport.
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Organise airport lifts in plenty of time
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samu wrote a review Feb 2015
Toronto, Canada170 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the Discovery when my flight back to Toronto was cancelled. The hotel is elegantly chic. Check in was quick and easy, staff was friendly and the room was a delight to stay in - comfortable, clean, modern and quiet.

The hotel is a walk away from the airport, although the hotel does offer complimentary shuttles.

I would love it more if it offered a fitness centre -or even a pass/discount to local centre.
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Date of stay: May 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Expedition13007 wrote a review Jun 2006
tahoe vista, ca1 contribution12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at 8:30PM and called the hotel for the advertised shuttle. We were told it was on the way. It did not show up, and repeated attempts to call the hotel were met by a busy signal. After 40 minutes (a freezing rain was falling) we managed to find a taxi.
Our complaints with management were dismissed. We asked for some quick food (sandwich, salad..) from the restaurant, but they refused to help although the restaurant staff was there and we had missed dinner because of the shuttle disappearance.
My wife asked for a 6:30 wake-up call (early plane) but nobody called.
Another minor but bothersome thing: they charge you for local calls even if the call does not go thru.
The rooms are ok considering you are in Nunavut, but management does not seem to care for the customers.
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Date of stay: June 2006
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Whoorl wrote a review Oct 2011
Halifax1 contribution14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel iteself was fine. Clean, but basic and dated. The problem began soon after check-in. My laptop wasn't picking up the wireless signal so I sought help from the staff. The front desk people were incredibly kind and eager to help.
The General Manager however was rude and terribly unhelpful. I was so frustrated with the poor service that I checked into the Nova Inn up the road and left the Discovery after only a few hours.
My work takes me all across Canada and I'm constantly staying in hotels and I've never experienced such poor customer service. I filed a complaint with the head office and they even seemed unreceptive to the management problem.
Book elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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CalgaryLynn wrote a review Aug 2012
Calgary1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was small, very very small, the food was outrageous expensive, the front desk was friendly but the restaurant has so many rules it feels like elementary school.
The restaurant staff make you feel like they are doing you some kind of big favour letting you eat there.
The hotel was clean
The room were so expensive for the quality
Hotel is old with really thin walls, no peep holes in the doors
Internet did not work and there was a time the phone didn't work either.
The hotel manager was just rude, I can not beieve this is the man who is in charge of this hotel. Do the owners not know what he is like. Shudder.
Free laundry but I couldn't get in to use the machines for three days, they were always being used.
Seriously book somewhere else
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Date of stay: August 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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izzobbed wrote a review Aug 2006
Connecticut212 contributions98 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had a very pleasant stay at the Discovery Lodge last month. The airport shuttle picked us up promptly, the room (though small) was quite comfortable, the housekeeping staff was pleasant and helpful, and the restaurant was excellent. Best of all, a FREE washer and dryer--a big bonus when you've just returned from a backpacking trip!
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Date of stay: July 2006
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laila A wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 with family
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Jeff T wrote a review May 2016
Binbrook, Canada58 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 this is way up north , things are a little different. Wifi is free, tv selection is good, parking on site. This is a hotel with just rooms, there isn't any hotel extras you might get in a bigger city, like work out room , pool , etc. There is a restaurant on site which offers very good fare, but at a price. Breakfast simple eggs and bacon ham , goes about 23.00 cad. Dinner entree run about 50.00 and up . Location is close to airport, but also very close to sea train at the bay. Could be a little noisy in the summer when the bay is active. I would stay here next time in town , just remember you have to go out mostly to get things , a frig in the rooms would be a nice idea. Security is good here, all front doors lock ad part of your key fob alows you in and out after 11 pm .
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Date of stay: May 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Request room looking towards Frobisher bay
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shaniko2014 wrote a review Oct 2014
Sudbury, Canada8 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved my room - modern, clean, quiet, comfortable. Food [quality, portions and presentation] and service in the restaurant are superb! Front desk staff have been very helpful, friendly. They even offer a shuttle to and from the airport.
Yes, it's expensive but that's the North. Here you feel you're getting your money's worth relatively speaking.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Net1234562018 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Chelmsford, United Kingdom32 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Organise airport lifts in plenty of time "
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Deborah M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is located near the end of the airport runway but we only heard planes in the restaurant."
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ordinary guest wrote a tip Apr 2022
Ajax, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you like staying in old dorm rooms, with no service.. This place is for you. Not for me."
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Stefan P wrote a tip Jul 2018
Victoria, Canada23 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the ends are quieter"
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Jo W wrote a tip Jun 2018
Winnipeg46 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Away from the lobby and restaurant down one of the halls is good - I was at end of hall."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Discovery Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Discovery Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Legislative Assembly of Nunavut (0.3 km), Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum (0.9 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, Black Heart Cafe, and Yummy Shawarma.
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.
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