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Reviewed June 30, 2010

On th surface this hotel appears very plush, and I''m sure the newer parts are lovely but on my first evening I disturbed a rat scruttling round the bathroom. They moved me to a second room, for me to be sitting on my bed a night later and yet another rat ran across the bedroom floor. A colleague also saw a rat in a corridor run unser a room door.

They upgraded me to a better room for my remaining two nights, but not without a bit of an argument as they wanted to charge me more but relented.

The resturant is amusing as they bizarrely operate two menus, much of which is not available, specially at breakfast. I ordered 'vegetarian fajitas' and got exactly the same food as the 'asian stir fried vegetables' and oddly came with deep-fried noodles. They insisted this was definitely a fajita!

Friendly enough staff and the rooms are comfortable if you find a rodent-free one.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank melita666
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Reviewed August 5, 2009

I stayed at this hotel from 4th-5th August 2009. My room was about $150 a night. Check in was ok. My room was on the newly renovated block. Quite decent, with flat screen TV.

The room service lady was particularly friendly and eager to please. The room had a fridge, a reading desk and table. The bed was ok with pretty beddings. Knowing how difficult it is to find a decent hotel in this country, I would rate my experience as satisfactory

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled on business
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2  Thank MissMot
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Reviewed January 8, 2008

I was in Calabar for a week and stayed at Channel View.
Nigerians are extremely courteous, and I found this behavior
exhibited in the staff. They will accomodate as much as possible
whenever possible.
The main lobby is small but pristine, comfortably furnished and large enough to accomodate the moderate traffic. Opposite the registration desk is a large flat screen TV displaying world news continually. Check-in was quick, friendly, and efficient.
The hotel was clean throughout and looked to be recently built.
While a multitude of stairs provided access to other floors, there
were no elevators.
The studio room I had was more spacious than expected,
clean, and well furnished with a comfortable double bed, TV,
room refrigerator, comfortable furniture, coffee service, and
adequate air conditioning. Rooms were not sound proof because of a small gap between the floor and one series of
outside window panes.
With apparently new fixtures, the bathroom served its purpose
except for the weak water pressure in the toilet and shower
(gravity-fed water), resulting in the toilet inadequately flushing at times.
The small dining room boasted of a unique and immaculate
beauty. Unfortunately for foreigners, the Nigerian menu left only a little room for a few American, British, and French dishes.
Security was excellent! Hotel staff manned each floor 24/7, and
the two main gates were manned by either staff or Nigerian soldiers constantly. A thick concrete wall surrounded the property.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled on business
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4  Thank Godstraveler
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Reviewed September 5, 2007

This is an expensive hotel with very little to show for it. The room was the equivalent of $130/night. They wanted a deposit of $170 (as stated in dollars on the room rate sheet), but when I gave them $180 they gave me such a poor exchange rate that they wanted another 2000 Naira. I ended just paying in Naira. There are no smoke dectectors in the rooms, and the exits from the hotel are not lit. I followed the emergency staircase down and found that they had stacked banquet chairs in the hallway leading to safety. The window in the room leaked, most of the sockets didn't work, the toilet was coming off of its stand, and the faucets weren't secured to the sink. There was no water pressure to take a shower. I don't know what the alternatives are, but you should check them out before staying here. The best I can say is that the security guards in the hallway were friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2007
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5  Thank AFumiere
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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2015, traveled on business
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