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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is the best in Calabar - clean and hospitable, good food and fairly regular internet. The music at the poolside can be loud but manageable. Safe and secure. Small very basic gym. Good pool and overall location.

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you Farah for your kind review of our establishment with regards to our cleanliness, hospitality, safety and location. We really appreciate your feedback and are greatly honoured to be veiwed as the best hotel in calabar. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best wishes!

Abuja, Nigeria
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Wasn't a very bad hotel. Rooms are okay, the bar wasnt bad at all, reasonably priced, the restaurant had decent food and the lobby wasnt too noisy, although they have a kinda lounge that gets a bit noisy at night just at the lobby. The Lawn Tennis Court was great.

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay with us. We are glad to know that our facilities were of good use to you and most importantly that our services are reasonably priced, however we apologise for the noisy lounge and look forward to hosting you again soon. Best wishes!

Abuja
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Once you are able to understand it's just a transcorp hotel and not the Hilton, it's easy to appreciate. Our room was okay had the layout of a premier inn. Our meetings held at the Jade room which could do with a face lift. Some extraction equipment could also be useful for dispelling the smell of food on the ground...

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Hello Gbemi, Thank you for taking time out to review our establishment, we appreciate the feedback. We are also pleased to know that our human resource, who is Charity in this case, was amazing and accomodating as it is our mission to provide an environment that you can call a home away from home. We sincerely apologise for the little...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Reasonably priced, clean, secure, everything works in the room, the room service team delivers food in good portion and quality, the price of food is fair. One of the best in the area. Its good value for money. Good and working wifi, Nice clean swimming pool, nice pool and friendly service. I will recommend it

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

We appreciate your candid feedback in notifying us that your stay with us was quite comfortable. This has confirmed that all the resources, man power, services and perhaps the upgraded facilities put in place by the management to serve you better really served its purpose. We look forward to hosting you in the nearest future.

Lagos
Reviewed October 24, 2016

I stayed here for two nights btw Oct 21 and 23, 2016 I has always known this hotel as Metropolitan Hotel (Metro) from way back when I was in the city's university some three decades ago; so it was only natural that this was the place I was going to stay. Compared to how it was then a lot had...

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and also for acknowledging some noticeably good highlights during your visit such as; smooth check-in, neat homely room and our buffet varieties. It clearly indicates that you are observant. We apologize for the hotness of the protein you ordered, also regarding the air-conditioner, with the assistance of the porter you can always have it...

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Their facilities and services still top notch to my surprise. They had a small sewing kit, toothbrush and toothpaste in the room, there was a good selection of tea and coffee but no milk. Lodged at the pool side chalet. The chicken & chips was affordable and great. The bed looked like it was arranged and its a little high....

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review of your recent visit to Transcorp Hotels, Calabar. We appreciate your commendation of our food, room amenities and facility. We apologize for the poor room illumination, on your next visit; we kindly ask that you call the guest relation desk on “extension 6” to have any difficulty you may experience fixed....

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The Transcorp Calabar must have once being a very good hotel. Now, it's sorta struggling to maintain a once glamorous status. It's simply falling short. That's not to say it's bad. It's a clean, serene and comfortable place. The room toilets are its best feature. The food was alright and the pool and its surroundings relaxing. There is working Wifi...

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Hello Mr Faismoh, thank you for taking time to review our establishment. We at Transcorp Hotels, Calabar appreciate the feedback because it hepls us understand how to serve you better. We apologise for our shortcomings and not meeting your standards in some areas, but i promise you that upon your next return you will notice an uplift in aesthetics and...

Reviewed October 18, 2016

Calabar used to be serene, I never expected the chaotic state it has gradually become. The hotel offered me the much-needed escape from the disarray. The WiFi was very poorly The room was without a safety deposit box, I had to request for one The porter was excellent The front desk service was below average for the standard of the...

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Femi, Thank you for choosing Transcorp Hotel, Calabar and for sparing time to write this review of your recent visit. Your review is worthwhile and very useful in helping us improve our services where we have shortcomings. Thank you for commending our cleanliness and functional amenities. We are happy to meet your standards on these departments. Also please accept...

Wilmslow
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to staying at this hotel as a regular at the Abuja hotel, but this was a very different experience. The whole property feels tired and a little depressing. The breakfast room in particular was very dark and downbeat. My room was OK, but the bathroom pretty shabby and its well overdue a refurb. The bath didn't come...

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to send us your feedback. Kindly accept our sincere apology regarding inconveniences experienced during your stay. The renovation project in Transcorp Hotels has recorded remarkable results and we will continue until we achieve a composed atmosphere. The approach encountered during your stay falls below our culture and standards and we guarantee you that all our...

Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Really nice place. I had visited previously and wasn't disappointed both times. The room was neat and AC fully functional. The pool was very neat and well maintained. The buffet breakfast was really good. I enjoyed the grilled bacon so much. Room service was quite good as my room was cleaned and towels changed daily. The gym does need a...

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Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Transcorp Hotels, Calabar for your honeymoon and also sparing time to write this review of your recent visit . Your review is worthwhile and valuable. We appreciate your commendation of our food, service and room amenities. Your observation of the need for a treadmill in the gym has been noted and will be addressed. Best wishes.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Transcorp Hotels is fully owned by Transnational Hotels PLC, owners of Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja. Transcorp Hotels, recently acquired by Transcorp PLC is the biggest and most prestigious hotel in Calabar and Cross River State as a whole. The 132 room hotel is a premier destination in Calabar, which is fast becoming the destination city for vacation and conferences in Nigeria. The hotel is located in the heart of the city of Calabar and is a well known landmark in the community for local and international visitors for business and pleasure. It also provide outstanding conferencing facilities, fine dining, 24hours room service, fitness centre, lounge, bar, swimming pool, tennis court, complimentary airport shuttle, complimentary high speed WIFI internet access throughout the hotel, pastry shop, laundry shop etc. Thank you for choosing Transcorp Hotels, Calabar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Transcorp Hotels

Address: 10 Murtala Mohammed Highway | Calabar Municipality, Calabar 540001, Nigeria (Formerly Metropolitan Hotel)
Location: Nigeria > Cross River State > Calabar
Price Range: $56 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Transcorp Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“I used the pool side room and i love it , Very spacious in comparison with an average European hotel room size”
 of 5 bubbles 658ralpht, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“If you want to have a very good view of the city please request to stay in the upper floors of the old wing.”
 of 5 bubbles jerrykadiri, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Pool side Chalet, quiet but the route to this rooms look very discouraging”
  • spacious toilet
  • Bed
  • that bowl has all you need
  • Reading table and tea table
  • Television
 of 5 bubbles oseni_debola, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Insist on having room 606.. Good outside view and the AC fully functional.”
 of 5 bubbles obinnam2015, Feb 9, 2016 | Read review
“Staying in a room on the 6th floor enabled to get a great view of the firework display”
 of 5 bubbles africana, Jan 10, 2016 | Read review
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