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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Rooms are not cleaned every day, you spend 1h30 minutes to get your coffee in the morning, internet is almost not working (no signal in the rooms), the TV is not working, water is not available all times (always prepare your bottles). Looks nice outside but crappy service inside.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Visitor2013
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

I think the previous review is unfair in that it seems to presume that Katsina should offer up the same qualities that might be expected in major cities either of the West or of the more westernised areas of Nigeria. Katsina isn't a place that is visited by tourists or, to any great extent, by business.

I spent about three weeks here while getting settled into Katsina as a place to live and was happy to be there.

The motel has a generator which usually works when NEPA goes out. It has a bar which serves a full range of soft drinks which are sometimes cold and it is close enough to the Katsina Club for it to be possible to go out in the dark and seek beer!! The rooms were clean and the staff were friendly and helpful to a fault. The toilets flush almost without exception.

To my mind this all makes it a great place to stay in Katsina.

Settle in and enjoy. It costs less than half the price of The Liyafa Palace which is right out on the edge of town (but which does, sometimes, have an open pool) and is much less than half as up itself!!

If you're there, head into town and see the city: it's well worth the effort - a wonderful place to spend time with some of the finest people I have ever been lucky enough to meet. If the club is closed and you need a beer then get a machine driver to take you out to mami's market.

PS When I say I was there in June 2011 that 's a lie - it was earlier than that by a couple of years but that's not an option!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank janeyk419
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

Had to take a few business trips to Katsina recently and tried various hotels. The Katsina Motel comes top of the list, but it’s not really much of a choice. Reasonably new buildings set in a largish compound it looks quite attractive. Prices for a normal room come down to NGN 9,000 after some severe negotiations. Rooms look ok initially, but quite a few things don’t work. Stayed in two rooms, and something was always broken, either the AC or the water heater. The bathroom floors look pretty disgusting as they seem to have some fungus problems.

On the plus side, the bed was comfortable although the sheets were not what one could call clean. Food for breakfast was ok, but definitely would stay away from the restaurant for anything else. Ate there once and it was horrible. Dried old chicken on rice that was flowing with oil. Also there is no alcohol. There is a decent place 5 minutes away called Fadama Hotel where you can sit outside, have a beer and eat some great fresh chicken and fish.
Given the two other hotel I tried in Katsina this was the best one, but don’t expect very much.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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5  Thank Africa_Travels
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