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“Nice hotel with friendly staff” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Channel View Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Calabar
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice hotel with friendly staff”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rachel O
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta
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145 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Daniel G
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Camarillo, California
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank enmoyer
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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: The royal deluxe rooms are real value for money.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ubong E
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Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Max B
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Calabar, Nigeria
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Julia O
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paris
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

Unfortunatelly our stay at channel hotel was paid by our company and we were not able to change it due to the appointments previous booked at the hotel. there is nothing functioning properly. The hotel is in all blocks under rennovation, even the kitchen. Staire full of debris and lift better not to take it due to the continuos power failure in Calabar. Rooms are very sad and there is not value for the paid price. No accessories, bulbs broken, poor fittings, squalid accessories. No prompt respons from room service, house keeping which never answered the calls and I had to pass trough the reception, delay on services. Food at restaurant with terrible test. No dishes for expatriated and the nigerian dishes, according with my business associates, were poorly done with mix up os spices and basic elements. Towels in the bathroom are strog like sandpaper. Lack of information at the front office. I was in a room were also rats were accomodated. I was moved in a better room under the roof but was not possible to sleep due the lack of congrete slab. Only a poor ceiling was devided my hear from the roof sheets and the rain heating the roof sheets made with is noise my sleep impossible. I was moved to another room. The WC was so near the wall that was not possible for me to seat on it and the jacuzzi, of course, was not working. Getting pressure from water taps was an utopia. No drinks in the frigobar in the room. One nigth I tried to call room service or reception since I was a little feeling of food. No aswer. I went down were I found the waiter sleeping on the restaurant on top of the buffet table. Believe me a terrible stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank pierdelouis
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Property: Channel View Hotel
Address: 27 MCC Road, Calabar, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Cross River State > Calabar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Calabar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 100
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