Location no. 2 during the Canada trip was Yellowknife and the Explorer Hotel is the place to go.
A pleasant experience by Canadian North and the classic 737-200 Combi plane was the way to reach Yellowknife. A free shuttle is offered, called the hotel by the public phone from the airport and waited, waited, waited till a second call and it seems something goes wrong, the shuttle arrived, but the driver doesn´t know something about our request. Well, it was in the late morning and the airport is an interesting place with all that special planes coming and going, ok so far.
A nice welcome from the young woman at the desk, the room, top floor as requested is ready and that´s finally good for us. Well maintained, spacious, clean and a nice view for the lakes.
KFC is down the street and also a recently opened supermarket.
WLAN is free and works with a good connection.
The tourist office is around the next corner where they offer crusier bikes for free, now that´s something for us and well recommended to have a ride around town and the lakes.
A well nights sleep, no noise and ready for breakfast. Not on the rate, 15.00 Dollars is ok in the end with the offers. Late checkout is also granted with the shuttle running as scheduled this time.
The usual question for the downsides?. Not the hotels fault, but to see all these alcohol addicted local people enjoying the warm weather outdoor also around the hotel is for sure something special and not in a positive way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bringing together all the best of Canada’s diamond capital and world’s best Aurora viewing destination The Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife is your natural starting point for your business or leisure travel adventure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Explorer Hotel Yellowknife