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Central Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kano
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1 review
“New look of Central Hotel”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

the last time i stayed in the Hotel was 2012 when the Hotel reopened newly it was awesome in fact the best in the north. To my amusement i stayed in the Hotel September 2013, there perfect efficiency in terms of services, hospitality, quality restaurant, 24 hour power uninterrupted light, best bedding to world standard. it was a home away from home and a test of experience i will never forget.
The swimming pool and the fitness center is one of the site i will ever remember.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Rooms are clean, water is hot & the staff is pleasant and helpful. Lobby is pleasantly bizarre with a 'library' of old British books (?ex-British Council). Breakfast is underwhelming. You are served with liver and chips - but I asked for different food which arrived without fuss. Restaurant staff enormously pleasant. Chinese restaurant next door (you don't have to leave the hotel compound) is fine.
I'd stay there again by choice.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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kanopeople, General Manager at Central Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Breakfast has greatly improved, and there is a breakfast menu onto which you place an order. Thank you Clownface and expecting to see you soon!
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Germany
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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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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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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
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kano
Number of rooms: 113

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