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Transcorp Hotels

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good hotel but there an aisle with a discotheque at the ground floor. You can hear the music and feel the vibrations up to the highest floors. Avoid the place if you are travelling for business and need rest, but probably good if you come for entertainment. Do never trust the staff if they tell you that the discotheque is...

Thank non B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Hotel, but Poor communication by a Desk Staff without a name tag.Lovely ambience, nice Room, just sad that the hotel staff are not as courteous and this doesn't typify the Transcorp brand. Nostalgic to be in Calabar

Thank ededet e
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Transcorp hotel stands for an international grade quality. the room meets this standart (for this area of the world). however, the food and service is bad. it must get a new menu, with a new cheff. there is not other option!

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

Hello Ido, Thank you for your candid review of our establishment as your feedback means a lot to us. Yes we pride ourself in international quality service delivery in hospitality, having said this we deeply apologise for the bad food and service experienced during your last visit. We assure you that our dishes will be better prepared for you upon...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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.

Thank Farah C
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 16 January 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.

1Thank ceejay a
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!

Reviewed 14 November 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...

2Thank Gbemi A
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 3 November 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

Thank Ralph T
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.

Reviewed 24 October 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...

1Thank jerrykadiri
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 21 October 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....

1Thank Abdulwahab O
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 19 October 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...

Thank Faismoh
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...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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)
Region: Nigeria > Cross River State > Calabar
Price Range: $74 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Transcorp Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I used the pool side room and i love it , Very spacious in comparison with an average European hotel room size”
658ralpht, 3 Nov 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.”
jerrykadiri, 24 Oct 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
oseni_debola, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Insist on having room 606.. Good outside view and the AC fully functional.”
obinnam2015, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Staying in a room on the 6th floor enabled to get a great view of the firework display”
africana, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
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