Port Harcourt isn’t exactly a tourist hot spot, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get its fair share of foreign travelers. Since the city is the center of Nigeria’s oil industry, plenty of business travelers are regularly in and out of town. If you happen to find yourself heading to the city, for whatever reason, there are many hotels that will make your stay comfortable and smooth. Here are our picks for the best business hotels in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Swiss International Mabisel
Located just a few minutes from several corporate offices like Shell and Chevron, the Swiss International Mabisel is perfect for making quick trips to important destinations. It features several room options, including diplomatic suites (pictured above) and presidential suites that have a separate living and working area. All rooms come with a minibar, air con, complimentary WiFi and a flat screen TV. For large parties, the hotel has comprehensive meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 180 people, along with a business center. Of course, the hotel isn’t all about business — there’s a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and trendy lounge for enjoying a drink with colleagues at the end of the day.
Golden Tulip Port Harcourt
This international business hotel is located in the Government Residential Area of Harcourt, putting it close to a variety of attractions in the area, including the Polo Club, the Air Assault Golf Course and Genesis Deluxe Cinema. Golden Tulip was renovated in 2015 and features an outdoor pool, full-service spa, fitness facility, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the public areas and rooms. There’s also a fantastic business center, along with four conference venues which can accommodate up to 160 people. The onsite restaurant, Anioma, is one of the best in town, and the Bubbles Bar & Coffee Shop is a great place to have a casual meetings with colleagues. Last but not least, there are 102 luxuriously furnished rooms, including a fantastic presidential suite that’s well worth the extra money.
Le Meridien Ogeyi Place
If you’re looking for a bit of luxury on your business trip, look no further than Le Meridien Ogeyi Place. The Le Meridien brand is known across Africa for its upscale accommodations, and the location in Port Harcourt doesn’t disappoint. There are 86 deluxe rooms on the premises, which are all decorated in tasteful African decor. The hotel features three meeting rooms, with a capacity to host 86 guests. The Ororo restaurant and bar is also top notch, features a view of the city’s polo grounds, and specializes in authentic Nigerian and international cuisine.
Though it’s located off the busy Aba Port Harcourt Express Road, this hotel actually offers a bit of seclusion from the hectic outdoor environment. Rooms are clean and spacious, offering free Wi-Fi, large work desks, and spacious sitting areas for when colleagues come over. The onsite pool and tennis courts are some of the best in the city and are shaded by numerous palm trees. Downstairs, the Platinum Club bar tends to get busy with expats on nights and weekends. Guests at Hotel Presidential certainly won’t go hungry with the numerous onsite restaurants that feature everything from Nigerian, to Lebanese, to Chinese.
De Edge Hotel Port Harcourt
This stylish hotel is run by a South African hotel management company and specializes in upscale luxury for business travelers. De Edge features 80 luxury rooms, all including Wi-Fi, swank bathrooms, large desks, and plush furniture. Travelers looking to stay in shape will enjoy the ultra-modern fitness center, spa, and large on-site swimming pool. For getting down to business, there’s a well-equipped conference hall as well as a restaurant and bar for entertaining clients.
Novotel Port Harcourt
The Novotel brand is popular among African business travelers for a reason. The chain features stylish modern amenities at affordable rates, and this location in Port Harcourt lives up to the name. Rooms are super spacious throughout the hotel, and there are six meeting rooms onsite with a capacity to hold up to 140 people. For relaxing with colleagues, there’s a restaurant on site which serves international cuisine, along with two bars that specialize in tropical drinks with a Nigerian twist. When you’re done doing deals, there’s also an 18-hole golf course along with a large outdoor pool.
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