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Wilmslow
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank Adeniran T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to unprofessional service at a previous hotel I checked into Transcorp calabar to continue my business trip. This is what hospitality should feel like. Their room was very comfortable, neat and all amenities provided. Their pool is world class and service prompt .I really enjoyed my stay except that their gym didn't reflect the standard of the hotel(no treadmill!).try... More 

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1 Thank Ekwunife I
Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay in our hotel. We appreciate your comments on our services and facilities. The facilities in the gym are currently being refurbished and arrangements to provide a treadmill is on the top of our prioritry list. Transcorp Hotels, Calabar is committed to providing quality and satisfactory services, and shall... More 

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I'd give them a lower scoring anywhere else in the world, however for being outside a major city they're okay. Food is not great and overpriced, room are standard but I was upset to come back one day after 4pm and still have my room uncleaned. The good news, they've got a beautiful pool outside and a somewhat okay (but... More 

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

Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay in our hotel. We appreciate your comments on our facility. Measures have been put in place to preclude delay in tidying our rooms and other issues experienced. We wish you the best in your day to day activities and look forward to hosting you in the nearest future... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Many surprises in this hotel . A good place to stay if you can wait systematically at least one hour after ordering your dinner, at the restaurant or in the room. Nice place to stay, if you can sleep close to a noisy night club, if you are not surprised during the night by unexpected calls, or not ordered wake... More 

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

Thank you for sparing time to send us your feedback. We appreciate your acknowledgment of the food quality and cleanliness of our hotel, kindly accept our sincere apology for the delay, noise and inconveniences experienced during your stay. We guarantee you that our team of management is currently working hard to rectify and correct this impression. We wish you the... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My first impression was disappointing based on the brand name and my expectations. The corridor on my floor was leaking and had a bucket right in the middle. Furnishing was okay. Breakfast buffet did not have had much variety. The pool area was fantastic and service there was efficient. Staff are quick to assist. One major turnoff is the accumulation... More 

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

Dear Olu, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay in our hotel. We appreciate your comments on our facility. Measures have been put in place to forestall further leakages and other issues experienced. Transcorp Hotels, Calabar is committed to providing satisfactory services and shall continue improvement for guest comfort. We appreciate your patronage and look... More 

Bayelsa State, Nigeria
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I was there last weekend and I enjoyed every second spent there. There is great improvement I must confess. My room orders didnt even take upto 30mins to get to me unlike before when it would take 1-2hrs. The breakfast was complimentary and there were lots of varieties. So much to eat at a very cheap rate. The staff are... More 

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1 Thank Obinna M
Transcorp Hotel... C, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

We thank you for your repeat visit to Transcorp Hotels, Calabar and for taking time to share your experience. We further appreciate your acknowledgement of the facility improvement so far. The issue of shower has being addressed. Transcorp Hotels is committed to value creation and shall continue improvement for guest's satisfaction. We appreciate your continuous patronage and look forward to... More 

Africa
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71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

My family and I have lived in Nigeria for a while, but this is the first time that we have visited the celebrated Calabar. As soon as we arrived at the airport, we were met with a steel band which quickly took me back down memory lane of the Carnival in Notting Hill. When we arrived at Transcorp Hotel, I... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to share your experience. Your review is worthwhile and valuable. The issue of scanty buffet and repeated menu is noted. Your commendation of our lobby, rooms and restaurant live music is also appreciated. We wish you a prosperous new year and look forward to hosting you in the nearest future. Regards from Transcorp Hotel Calabar More 

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75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Was in Calabar for a business trip in December...this appeared to be the only large name chain...personally wasn't impressed. Compared to the Abuja transcorp Hilton, this was more like a guest house. Very basic but okay for a short stay. The restaurant was okay...pool bar also okay. Nothing stood out but this will do if you are in Calabar for... More 

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1 Thank Mohammed M
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 restaurant and the Emerald pool bar. Transcorp Hotels is committed to adding value and continuous improvement for our guest's satisfaction. We wish you the very best of 2016. Regards More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are old, Service is not good.. I have to remind 2 times for towel, which actually should be there by default. They have a pool side which is OK for drinks and dinner. Location: the location is good for business purposes as its near government house.

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Thank Mukul S
Nuhu S, Guest Relations Manager at Transcorp Hotels, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Transcorp Hotels, Calabar. We appreciate your feedback on our room and services, measures have been put in place to forestall future recurrence. We assure you of our continuous upgrade and improvement towards delivering world class service. Once again, your feedback is worthwhile. We look forward to hosting you in the nearest future. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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 Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $59 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Transcorp Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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