Hotel Review: Axari Hotel, Calabar

An executive/ single room at Axari hotel

An executive/ single room at Axari Hotel

Axari is a medium-sized hotel about 15 minutes drive from the Calabar International Airport.  It is a reasonably-priced hotel – single rooms cost N13, 500 per night and the rooms are clean, large and decently-furnished.  I’m not sure you can find such a room at that price in Lagos. 

The bathroom at Axari hotel

A bathroom at Axari Hotel

Axari hotel has got a restaurant, a swimming pool, a gym and a conference room and the room I stayed in had a fridge and quite a few DStv channels – definitely more channels than I am used to seeing in Lagos hotels.  While the rooms are okay, I have to say that the service wasn’t among the best I have come across in hotels in Lagos or even Abuja.  I ordered a meal via room service and it took over an hour to arrive.  I might as well have ordered food from Lagos.  When I asked about being connected to the hotel’s WIFI, the person I spoke to at reception appeared not to know what I was talking about then said she would call me back in twenty minutes.  The call never came.

the writing table in the room at axari hotel

The writing table in the room I stayed in at Axari Hotel

In spite of all this, all the people I came across who had stayed at Axari said it was a nice hotel.  It’s either they lowered their standards because they were in Nigeria or I have higher standards than I realise.  All the same, if you’re new to Calabar and not sure where to stay, Axari wouldn’t be a bad choice.


Address:  Murtala Muhammed Highway, Off Zone 6 Roundabout, Ikot Ansa, Calabar.


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