Stayed at the Presidential for 5 days on completion of business in Port Harcourt. Although the hotel is advertised as 5 star it is far from it. Some parts have been renovated and look fine at first glance, but this simply makes the rest of the hotel look worse.
The staff were mostly rude and unhelpful, with the Rivers restaurant particularly bad if you ask for service while all the staff take 'their' breakfast at 0730. You cant even get tea or coffee served, never mind cold milk or fruit juice. The bar area is rather over priced and full of 'working girls'.
I will say the management team do try very hard to make up for the failings and are friendly and offer good advice on the city. Would not select to revisit if it was my own choice rather than my company.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Presidential is located in the heart of the Garden City - Port Harcourt 'Capital of Rivers State', Nigeria, less than an hour drive from the international and domestic airport, along Ph-Aba expressway a stone throw from Port Harcourt Libration Stadium. Being centrally situated within the business districts and the main shopping areas of the city, Hotel Presidential is an ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel's five star status is reflected through its 241 tastefully furnished and functionally equipped Rooms and 53 spacious Suites including Presidential, Governor, Royal, Luxury, Executive, Senior, Junior and Family Suites for those who prefer that extra touch of luxury. The value of the Hotel is supplemented by our conference and banqueting facilities comprising of three Conference rooms and five banqueting halls: Port Harcourt Room, Royal Banquet Hall, Main Banquet hall, the Atlantic hall with a capacity over 500 persons as well as The Tent that can host up to 2000 guests; all of them just perfect for holding conferences, conventions, seminars, workshops, weddings and other events. Our hotel features a variety of restaurants offering a wide selection of international cuisines and distinctive styles ranging from African and Asian to Lebanese Cuisine specialties. A wide range of drinks with a high level of comfort and service is provided in our bars, offering our guests privacy in conversation and relaxation, ideal for entertaining friends or meeting with your business associates. Moreover, you can enjoy the Platinum Night Club that opens on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Additional services include concierge, 24 hour room service, laundry, business centre, free car park comfortably accommodating over 200 cars and car hire service service. Sporting facilities like gymnasium, tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool are also available. Portraying our image as the biggest and the oldest five star hotel in the east of the Niger Delta, we provide the best security with warm hospitality and impeccable service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Presidential Hotel Port Harcourt