Not a lot of people people realize that Port Harcourt was named after Lewis Vernon Harcourt, the then secretary of state of the British Commonwealth by Lord Lugard, who served as Nigeria’s Governor General at the time. The city has lots of history, from its days as a colonial hub till today, where it serves as the defacto capital of Nigeria’s oil industry.

Port Harcourt is a warm, vibrant city, offering visitors an opportunity to be immersed in the rich cultural heritage of the Ikweres, the Ijaws and the Kalabaris. If you’re planning a visit soon, these are our top hotels in Port Harcourt.

1. Le Meridien Ogeyi Place

Le Meridien Ogenyi PlaceAddress: 45 Tombia Street, GRA Phase II

This hotel, part of the Le Meridien Friachise of the Starkwood Hotels & Resorts Group, sells its offerings as a fusion of Local Port Harcourt culture and International Sophistication. Le Meridien draws from its rich European heritage to offer a new perspective of the city to visitors to Port Harcourt. Lodgers can watch a game of polo in Port Harcourt, right from their hotel rooms, getting the chance to choose from among 85 tastefully furnished rooms.
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2. Novotel Port Harcourt

Novotel Port Harcourt Address: 3 Stadium Road, Rumuomasi

Novotel is an International hotel chain with over 400 hotels around the world. Novotel’s Hotel in Port Harcourt is located in the centre of town, near offices of international businesses and oil majors. The Port Harcourt International Airport is just a twenty-minute drive away from this hotel in Port Harcourt, with the Airforce Base, just five minutes away, as well.

Novotel Port Harcourt has five large meeting rooms that can be used for conferences and events, in addition to 117 comfortable and well-furnished rooms. The well-stocked bar and beautiful outdoor terrace area is another reason why Novotel is one of our favourite hotels in Port Harcourt.
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3. Best Western Premier Port Harcourt

Best Western Premier Port Harcourt Address: Km 16, Aba expressway, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Best Western is a hotel in Port Harcourt, located on the Aba expressway, at the heart of the central business district in the city. Business travelers lodging at this hotel will find the hotel’s business centre quite useful, in addition to it’s spacious rooms and top-notch service and courteous staff.

Rooms in Best Western vary in size and offering, but hold the promise of high speed wireless internet access and a secure environment. Lodgers are encouraged to take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool to unwind during their stay at the hotel.
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4. Golden Tulip Port Harcourt

Golden Tulip Port Harcourt Address: 1C Evo Crescent, GRA Phase II

Golden Tulip’s Hotel in Port Harcourt is a four-star, international business friendly hotel. Located in the serene Government Reservation Area (GRA), this hotel, offer a warm welcome to visitors to Port Harcourt with services like meeting rooms, high speed internet access, proximity to the airport, bundled together with a spa and a swimming pool.

Golden’s Tulip's promise is to offer tranquility and comfort to the business traveler who makes use of their services.
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5. Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt

Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt Address: Aba Road, GRA Phase II

This hotel in Port Harcourt, has over the years, maintained enviable standards of service to its clients. Hotel Presidential is located in Port Harcourt’s Government Reseravtion Area (GRA), close to the cinemas, stadiums and company offices.

With it’s bar offering a variety of drinks, a large shopping area, a 30m long swimming pool and 241 rooms and 53 beautiful suites, the hotel holds the attraction of a presidential treat for all its customers.
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6. The Elkan Terrace

The Elkan Terrace Address: 12B Abacha Link Road, GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt

First time customers at Elkan Terrace Hotel in Port Harcourt are met with the impressive Terrace Bar on the hotel’s first floor which stocks assorted wines, liquor, spirits and cocktails. And there is more – the hotels’s location in GRA Phase III, means lodgers escape the noise in the centre of the city, while retaining access to the lively landmarks around the city.

Elkan Terrace Rooms are large, spacious and comfortable and the excellent customer service makes a stay here all more worth the cost.
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7. Claridon Hotels & Resorts

Claridon Hotels & Resorts Address: 273/274 Aba Expressway, Rumuogba

The Claridon Hotels & Resorts, located in the heart of Port Harcourt, is a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. The hotel offers a friendly welcome and serenity and yet, access to the major attractions in Port Harcourt City.
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8. Southern Star Hotel & Towers

Southern Star Hotel & Towers Address: 1 Achinewhu Close, Eliada Estate, Port Harcourt

With its magnificent superior and deluxe rooms, Southern Star stands out from the numerous hotels in Port Harcourt by offering lodgers an opportunity to relax in a serene and comfortable environment.
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9. Juanita Hotels

Juanita Hotel Address: 47 Herbert Macaulay Street, Amadi Flats, Old GRA

Juanita Hotel is located in the picturesque Amadi Flats in Port Harcourt and holds a special attraction for golf and tennis players, as it is located a mere five minutes’ drive from the Port Harcourt Sport Club.

The hotel rooms are cozy, showing off an impressive collection of African art. Facilities such as a gym, bar and swimming pool make this hotel all so much more irresistible.
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10. Sparklyn Hotels and Suites

Sparklyn Hotels and Suites Address: 101B Brookstone Close, Off Prof Abowei St, GRA Phase 3

Sparklyn Hotels and Suites leverages on its impressive ensemble of staff and facilities to offer its customers a unique, unforgettable experience.

Three restaurants serve sea food, grilled cuisine and Continental/Chinese cuisine. A fitness room takes care of lodgers’ fitness needs and the outdoor swimming pool completes the pristine relaxation experience Sparklyn offers.
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So, there you go. Our pick of the top ten hotels in Port Harcourt for you to choose from. Enjoy your stay.