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The Discovery Hotel

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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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Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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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)
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I enjoyed my stay here. Check in and out was a bit slow but no big deal. The room is ok the smaller size but I liked the coziness, it was cold out! Some nice artistic touches. I really liked the lounge area with the big tv. It is good for waiting for people or hanging
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This building is nothing on the outside but offers comfort and amazing meals once you check in. The best place to stay in Iqaluit with charm and style. Local game is often on the menu and you can try Artic Char, Caribou or sometimes Muskox....
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I stayed at the Discovery in wait of a return flight to Ottawa the next day. The hotel was easy to find and the staff were helpful. By southerner standards, the room was small, but it had all the amenities that one would want. I stayed there overnight on a Sunday, and I'm
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Were put up in this boutique-style hotel when our First Air flight back to Ottawa was cancelled outright. While the room was tiny it had all the amenities required and was very modern in design. Queen-sized bed filled the small sleeping area and bathroom 2 steps up (you're in
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"Rooms on the ends are quieter"
"Away from the lobby and restaurant down one of the halls is good - I was at end of hall."
"Ask for room at far end from lobby. Bring ear plugs and warm slippers. Floors are cold"
"Rooms closer to the front are away from the runway"
"Request room looking towards Frobisher bay"
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