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Explorer Hotel

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the nicest hotel in Yellowknife and I am so glad that we picked it because the bed was very comfortable as was the room temperature, and there was room to store our winter gear. The buffet breakfast was delicious .. a fan of the desserts/cakes, for sure. Staff were friendly; though a little uptight about the timing around...

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope to see you again . Warm regards Karl H Schaefers

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has everything you could need. It's quiet, had on site restaurant and pub that have a good selection of drinks as well as great food. Rooms are older but clean and comfortable with everything I need.

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Karl H Schaefers

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel with a very nice lobby and full amenities. Huge rooms with bad coffee but I like the fridge and microwave. Nice views from the hotel which is on a hill. Restaurant not very good but I hear it is hit and miss

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again Karl H Schaefers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms and bathrooms are definitely dated and need some upgrades, but it is quiet! This was a big plus for us having small kids who go to bed early and nap during the day. Our room got quite hot in the early evening 5-7pm but the staff was accommodating and brought us a fan. Any issues we had were...

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again Karl H Schaefers

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The room was clean but needs some painting. Decor needs to be updated. The rooms are due for a good makeover and the bathroom to be upgraded. Good room services. Nice beds. The staff is welcoming and helpful.

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Karl H Schaefers

Toronto
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This hotel has all of my "must haves" for a good hotel. Quiet. I was on third floor (looking towards lake) and heard no noise from inside or outside hotel, even with people returning from Aurora trips at 2 a.m. Comfortable firm bed. Dresser with 4 drawers and beside each bed a night table with drawer and additional shelf. Safe...

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again Karl H Schaefers

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Located a short walk into central Yellowknife. Good rooms and nice restaurant offer good range of local foods. Was even able to walk to Snowking festival located on the frozen lake. Not a lot to see in Yellowknife so only stayed a few days.

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Karl H Schaefers

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stayed for 3 nights at this property. From the initial booking, to a phone call to change dates, to the easy & convenient shuttle from the airport at midnight, the staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room on the 8th floor with a terrific view, was quiet, spacious and cleaned well every day. The very minimal shampoo was...

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Castraval54, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. We appreciate the time you have taken to write us and we hope that we soon have the opportunity of welcoming you again at our hotel. With best regards, your team from the Explorer Hotel. regards Karl H Schaefers

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Best place to stay in Yellowknife. I had the chance to try all of the hotel there and this is by far my favorite one. Always clean, great service, the food at the restaurant is very good as well. It's well located, you can walk up the town or down where the old town is situated. Some rooms gives great...

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback regarding your stay at out hotel. We are very pleased that your stay had been to your satisfaction and have forwarded your comments to our team. We hope that we soon have the opportunity of welcoming you again at our hotel. With best regards, your team from the Explorer Hotel Karl H...

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice rooms, and friendly staff. but the kitchens close at 9pm so if your flight is delayed don't expect to get any food. There is a couple of vending machines with snacks but if you don't have enough change.... however there is an ATM along side and some of the machines take notes. Traders bar is a tad expensive but...

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We look forward to seeing you again

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Explorer Hotel

Address: 4825 49th Avenue | Box 7000, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3, Canada
Region: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Price Range: ₹ 9,240 - ₹ 9,865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Explorer Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 187
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“Rooms at back facing lake have prettier view; I found mine very quiet even though on third floor.”
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“Avoid the room close to the escalator. Got a room at the end of the corridor.”
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“Select rooms that look north and away from the elevator”
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“Levels 3, 4 or 5.”
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