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Central Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kano
Pretoria, South Africa
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“Good Hotel”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

This was my first stay in the Central Hotel and it is evedent that the hotel is in the continious process of being upgraded.The Swimming pool is a good feature with good food at the adjacent Chinese restaurant.Breakfast is included in the rates and with proper management it has increased slightly during the three weeks I stayed there in October.The restaurant needs attention to detail and will take a while to function to cater for all meals.

Room Tip: The lifts could be a problem as far as noise
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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West Sussex, UK
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

The Central Hotel reopened in 2012 after being closed for several years for refurbishment. I stayed for a couple of weeks in August and there were very few guests so it was difficult to see how it was going to survive - it is a big hotel and needs a lot more guests to make it pay. Part of the building was still at an early stage of refurbishment, and the swimming pool looked as if it would never be used again. I came back in October for three weeks, and it had improved a lot. The restaurant was functioning much better for breakfast (although they have trouble keeping the food hot) and the large swimming pool is open again - I used it every day. The number of guests is picking up although it has a long way to go to reach the critical mass. The Chinese restaurant on the same site is very good for dinner. It is a good place to stay and I'll be back!

Room Tip: The lifts are sometimes unreliable if the power goes down so a room on the first floor of the main b...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Central Hotel was renewed last year. It is a good place to stay. Clean and comfortable room with hot shower. When I stayed, they started free buffet(breakfast). I really enjoyed and remembered 20years ago.

Room Tip: Rooms in the central tower (reception is on the ground floor of it) are recommended. Very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2009

The Central Hotel's only redeeming point, is it "Star Wars" type bar and outdoor seating area. Probably the only place you feel clean, surrounded by bar girls and bottle caps, in the entire hotel. This place is real dirty. Not probably to the staff's fault, but somebody chopped the money (stole) for maintenance. Wow, if you want to say you stayed in one of Africa's worst hotels, stay here.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 March 2008

quite a nice place though an old hotel

  • Liked — comfortable
  • Disliked — some rooms needed working over.
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Central Hotel

Property: Central Hotel
Address: 1 Bompai Rd, Kano, Nigeria
Region: Nigeria > Kano State > Kano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kano
Number of rooms: 113

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