Our handling agent set this place up, but we were very disappointed in it. It was extremely over priced. We paid CAD 219, and I would equate it to a Super8 in the USA. Not a good value. They are taking advantage of tourism.
Rooms were clean, but no frills - same with the bathroom. The people at the front desk were not knowledgable, and were slow. The Hotel is out dated and they had to run my CC by hand swipe. Our flight was very early in the morning, but the front desk was not 24hr - they only work for about a 7 hour window - so we had to have our agent check us out after we left. I tried to call the 'on call' number they gave me, but apparently I was not more important than sleep for the person on the other side. I was told to wait until they opened later - not an option for us.
The restaurant did not include breakfast and was way over-priced - meals running upwards of CAD 50 (US$45) - so we did not eat there.
I would recommend the Frobisher Bay Hotel on the hill top - if you must go to this town. The facilities are far better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Discovery Hotel Iqaluit, Canada - Nunavut