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Would have been really nice, but...

On the day my group and I went to Tinapa, two things went wrong. First, we got stuck on the boat... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Subomi P
Beautiful and Interesting (Christmas period!)

We had fun with the family at the Water Park, the mall and also in the Monorail train that gives... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Jeffrey O
Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible15%
4 Nov 2018
“Really nice visit ”
27 Mar 2018
“Heart broken”
Tinapa Free Zone, Calabar 540213, Nigeria
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This place is really nice. The lake side is the most beautiful one, much nicer than the one of the marina. The staff is great. The area is beautiful. The food is good. You have a water park, very cool. 100% recommendable for friends, couples,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 28 March 2018

To think that this place which made me so proud the other time I visited could become so dilapidated in a short time is unimaginable. But it has happened. How can one even explain this? Sad sad

Date of experience: February 2018
9  Thank Victor O
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Tinapa was supposed to be Calabar’s main attraction, but I guess the government has been doing a bad job of maintaining it. No activity at this place except the games arcade. And the hotel of course still exists.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank aadedayo
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Tinapa in August and was really saddened at what the place is now. The place seems deserted with almost all the shops closed. The government needs to fully utilize the facility and make it more operational again!

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Babatunde A
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

It's sad. Very sad. Great infrastructure turned monuments. From the miserable games arcade to the intended shopping malls - it makes you weep if have any empathy with the sector. The hotel "Tinapa LakeSide" is limping. The water works, enter at your own peril. Of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Doxa I
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The place is practically empty save for the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel, the water park, and the newly commissioned monorail. It is so sad that management has allowed such a lovely space rot.

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank TitiDokubo
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Horrible place run down by the management and state government. The whole place looks like a haunted city. Was really disappointed because i really looked foward to seeing the famous Tinapa...Guess i got the memo late!

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank KAY_0900
Reviewed 8 May 2017

On the day my group and I went to Tinapa, two things went wrong. First, we got stuck on the boat ride from the Marina as the tide went out and our propeller started spinning in sand. We waited for a bit and thankfully continued...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Subomi P
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had fun with the family at the Water Park, the mall and also in the Monorail train that gives you an excellent view of the whole area encompassing Tinapa. The facilities for Business meets are also very nice and though out of town it...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We got to Tinapa after our retreat and it was like a ghost town. Tinapa is full of potential and needs the right attention from the government.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Gbemi A
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