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“Nova - A Great place to Stay”
Review of Nova Inn Inuvik

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Nova Inn Inuvik
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Inuvik
Reviewed 13 March 2013

During the past 3 years I have had the opportunity to stay at the Nova Inn a number of times, often for several days. My experience here has always been extremely positive. The rates are exceptional, better than other hotels in Inuvik, and the service at the front desk is always cheerful and positive. I enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the continental breakfast area, and love sitting by the fireplaces, either in the front lounge, enjoying complimentary coffee, or relaxing in my room. My accomodation has always been carefully prepared. The entire staff has always been incredibly friendly, helpful, and courteous, and is willing to take that extra bit of time to chat and make my visits very personal and welcoming. Access to downtown is a $5 - 2 minute taxi ride, although I generally prefer the brisk few minute walk. Meal delivery is also only $5 away. Looking at the nicely treed hills near inuvik from my room is always refreshing, a location plus.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Terry D
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Regi0nalsalesmanager, Regional Sales Manager at Nova Inn Inuvik, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2013

Thank-you very kindly for your review.
Our staff is always pleased to hear that we were able to not only be your 'home away from home' but that we were able to ensure your comfort and a great level of service during your stay with us!
We wish you all the very best in your futures travels and look forward to welcoming you back to Nova Hotels family of properties.
Sincerely-Mindy Smythe

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Having never been to Inuvik I had no idea what to expect for hotels in the area. Nova Inn was a huge surprise for me. Great value, fireplace in my room, and everything was very clean. The building looks quite new - 5-10 years old tops. All the staff I spoke with were extremely friendly and helpful. I've stayed in many hotels in major centres at similar rates which have been no where near as good as this.

If I had one gripe it would be about the location as its situated right at the edge of the town. Means a slightly longer walk getting into town if you need to. Having walked back and forth a few times though it isn't really that bad, but other hotels are closer. Then again, the sights you will see along that longer walk are completely worth it! And if you need to take a taxi, its $5 each way. Not the end of the world.

All in all, a great stay! I would not hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Corey H
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Regi0nalsalesmanager, Regional Sales Manager at Nova Inn Inuvik, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2013

Thank-you very kindly for your review.
We are pleased to hear that our hotel and staff assisted in making your stay in Inuvik a more enjoyable one.
We hope to welcome you back to another of our Nova Hotel properties in the future.
All the best- Mindy Smythe

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

I stayed here for 3 weeks on my initial move to Inuvik. The place was excellent. Every room is heated by gas fireplace and they also have free standing air conditioners for the hot days. Rooms are nice and clean. It is on the end of town so you have to walk about 10 minutes to get to town. This has an advantage because it is much quieter as its not on the "bar walk" or skidoo route in winter. Large parking not give the size of the place. If you have a motorcycle they seem ok with putting them under the front roof overhang by the door.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Paul A
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Regi0nalsalesmanager, Regional Sales Manager at Nova Inn Inuvik, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Thank-you very kindly for your review.
It is always a pleasure to hear postive reviews about our properties.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to another one of our Nova Hotels in the future.
We wish you all the very best in your future travels- Mindy Smythe

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

After 3 days on the icy, often treacherous and always notoriuos Demster Highway, we reach Inuvik, NT, Canada. We were welcomed by friendly staff into a modest looking lobby, with promises of a warm room, private bathrooms and running water. Once in the rooms we discovered that there were gas fireplaces in each room and they were as clean as the average 4 Star. This was quite un-expected as the majority of the accomodations encountered along the Dempster had mummified moose heads in the lobby and the vast majority did not pass our "Black-light test". In those occasions, we chose to sleep in our truck rather than take the risk of exposure to, well, the likely-hood of a variety of insidious risks. With our expectations low we were more than pleased to wash, eat, play, sleep (and then repeat the last 2 again) in complete comfort with no reason for concern with the exception of imagining both the adventures and terrors of the return trip. Next time we will travel only after the snow is gone and we look forward to our next stay at our "Oasis on the Dempster".

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank John G
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Regi0nalsalesmanager, Regional Sales Manager at Nova Inn Inuvik, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Thank-you very kindly for your review.
We are always pleased to hear when we are able to make someone's travels go a little smoother.
We wish you all the very best in your future travels and look forward to welcoming you back to a Nova Hotel in the future. - Mindy Smythe

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Our private Firth River trip group stayed in at the Nova Inn in Inuvik prior to departing for the river. Our gear was delayed at the Peel River crossing because of a flood and we stayed several more days in Inuvik than originally planned. The staff at the Nova Inn was helpful, patient (with our open -ended itinerary) and always courteous. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There are not a lot of options for places to stay in Inuvik so I was pleased to find that the Nova makes the extra effort to provide guests with a pleasant stay. Derek and Hani are awesome, genuine, and personable. They will not be forgotten. I don't think I can say that about the staff at any other hotel I have stayed in.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Barry H
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Regi0nalsalesmanager, Regional Sales Manager at Nova Inn Inuvik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Thank-you very much for your kind review of our staff and amenities.
I'm pleased to hear that the management and staff were able to take care of all your needs and provide you with a great experience while awaiting your gear.
All the best to you in your travels-Mindy Smythe

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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed at Nova Inn July 20-22, 2012. We were amazed at the amenities of this full service hotel. Comfortable suite, MW, fridge, AC and a nice complimentary breakfast. The manager Derek Pillay was very courteous. He set up the satellite TV, the air-conditioning and allowed us the use of his computer to access our email accounts. We were on this journey with a vanload of goods from Abbotsford to give to the Lighthouse Church for distribution to the needy. So Nova Inn became an important link in this benevolent venture. Any request we had was graciously granted. Thank you! Bruno Muller.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Regi0nalsalesmanager, Regional Sales Manager at Nova Inn Inuvik, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Thank-you very much for your kind review.
It was nice to hear that our staff was able to contribute in making your important trip such a success.
All the very best to you in future travels-Mindy Smythe

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I was recently at the Inuvik Nova for 18 days on a work trip. Original schedule was 4 days; unexpected break-downs at work site progressively lengthened it to 18. Everything worked in the room, and housekeeping was attentive. Supervisor Hani and all the rest of the staff were invariably helpful, polite, and pro-active, regardless of the hour - front desk is staffed 24 hours a day.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank John S
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Regi0nalsalesmanager, Regional Sales Manager at Nova Inn Inuvik, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2012

Thank-you so much for your great review.
I am pleased to hear that you had a fantastic if somewhat extended stay with us, and will certainly pass your praise of service along to our staff.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the property again in the future.

All the Best in your travels.

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Additional Information about Nova Inn Inuvik

Address: 300 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0, Canada
Region: Canada > Northwest Territories > Inuvik
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Inuvik
Price Range: $164 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nova Inn Inuvik 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come enjoy the northern hospitality at the Nova Inn in Inuvik. Located 2 degrees north of the Arctic Circle, Inuvik is a place worth seeing. At our hotel, enjoy the welcoming hospitality and warm atmosphere. We provide a wide range of amenities as well as exceptional service and unbeatable low rates. Nova Inn is situated with convenient access to the business section, hospital, and anything else you may need during your stay. Enjoy your time at the Nova Inn where we try and provide you with the simple pleasures that will make your stay as memorable as possible. ... more   less 
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