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“More room for improvement” 3 of 5 stars
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14 MCC Road, Calabar, Nigeria   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Calabar
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“More room for improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Compared to other hotels that I've been, this one is overly expensive. I had poor access to internet and unnecessary stuffs like a podium in my room. I avoided the only chair in my room because it looked infected with bugs.
Their restaurant was an ok place to hang out though. With friendly staff and good food, I might go back to the restaurant, but NOT the lodge..

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Nice hotel with very friendly and courteous staff. The rooms were clean and void of damp. very nice Nigerian dishes especially the ones local to the Efiks but the service at the restaurant was very very slow. I recommend you pre book your meals from your room before going to the restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The hotel looks great from the outside, but inside it's a confusing maze of corridors, stairways, and a non-functioning elevator. The restaurant serves food slowly that is edible but not much more. the check-in process is absurdly bureaucratic, divided into many tiny steps across two different desks. Calabar is such a nice town, there's got to be a better hotel in town.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Campania, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Channel view hotel is not near a channel.

1. Staff. Very friendly and welcoming each day as we left and returned from meetings. Room did not have carpet and were cleaned daily. Other reviews stated issues with items being stolen, we have several armed military guards patrolling the grounds so that helped the staff to re-think removing items that did not belong to them.

2. Rooms. Dated rooms that provided a firm night's sleep. Flat screen TVs in each room with satellite service. Safe that could fit a 15 inch MacBook and other items were available for use. CAUTION about the hot water heater and bath tub!!! The hot water heater is grounded to pipes and to the tub. If you start the water and check the temperature while barefoot than you will get a 220volt shock. Either turn the water heater off via a wall switch outside the bathroom or start the water once in the tub. The shower is not really a shower since the sprayer hose has about a 1 meter length, so you will need to take a knee or sit down.

3. Grounds. Breakfast was included in our rate and either a buffet or menu service was provided each morning. Just make sure you have time because the orders can take from 15-45 minutes. WIFI was available in all rooms but can be slow while a lot of users on online. Calabar will loose power and the hotel has a backup generator so I would recommend a small flashlight.

Pool with bar. A small pool with bar is available nightly and bar staff is friendly and plays music.
Night club. A medium size nightclub is connected to the hotel and is busy on Wednesday and Friday nights.
Shawarma stand in the parking lot with beef, chicken, and pork wraps.
Pastry shop with meat and chicken pies and break for everybody. Easy to get a bottle of water or soda and open all hours of the day.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Spent 1 month here while working in Calabar, it has good facilities and excellent service. I was put up at the Metropolitian by my company and then later the Axari hotel when I first arrived but had cause to shift on both occasions due to poor service.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

It was horrible. I wouldn't even think about recommending this to someone else. The place looks great. but you have to spend your time protecting your stuff rather than enjoying your stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Calabar, Nigeria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010 via mobile

If you don't mind your belongings being stolen then you can stay here. The food is well cooked and reasonably priced, there is also a mini bar in the room. The location is central which makes getting a taxi easy if you don't have a car. On the downside, so much theft takes place and the management handdover the housekeeping staff to you if you want Police involvement.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Channel View Hotel

Address: 14 MCC Road, Calabar, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Cross River State > Calabar
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Calabar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31

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