Port Harcourt Travel Guide – Where To Go, Stay, Dine & Wine

Apr 4, 2011
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Overview of Port Harcourt city

Port Harcourt named after Lewis, Viscount Harcourt, Secretary of State for the Colonies, was originally known as “Igwe Ocha” and was founded in 1912 by the British. The area was traditionally inhabited by the Ikwerre and the Ijaw. The initial purpose of the port was to export coal from Enugu.

Port Harcourt is a major industrial centre as it has a large number of multinational firms as well as other industrial concerns, particularly business related to the petroleum industry.

It is the chief oil refining city in Nigeria, oil being one of Nigeria’s most important commodities and the main foreign exchange earner.

Port Harcourt is the capital city of Rivers State, which is very rich in tourist attractions with its long expanses of beautiful coastal sandy beaches stretching from Opobo through Brass to Koluama.

With numerous long and winding creeks, streams, and rivers as well as forests with their associated shrines and wildlife, the tourism potential of Rivers State is yet to be fully tapped.

The city is also blessed with numerous world-class hotels, restaurants and it’s always lively at the weekends, especially for fun seekers.

 

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Manorgrove House Hotel, Port Harcourt

Manorgrove House Hotel, Port Harcourt

Manorgrove House Hotel is a well-maintained, cosy and secluded hotel that offers maximum comfort and security. Manorgrove House Hotel prides ...
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Le Meridien Ogeyi Place, Port Harcourt

Le Meridien Ogeyi Place, Port Harcourt

Le Meridien Ogeyi Place is a luxury hotel offering ultimate designer decor, high-quality amenities, excellent personalized service and superior attention ...
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Dannic Hotel Port Harcourt

Dannic Hotel Port Harcourt

Dannic Hotel Port Harcourt offers all the conveniences of an international hotel complemented by traditional Nigerian hospitality. Dannic Hotel in ...
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Polo Suites, Port Harcourt

Polo Suites, Port Harcourt

Polo Suites offers well-maintained boutique hotel with a wide range of services for both leisure and business travellers at affordable ...
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Bougainvillea Hotel, Port Harcourt

Bougainvillea Hotel, Port Harcourt

Bougainvillea Hotel offers well-equipped and elegantly furnished en suite rooms, lounge, restaurants, beautiful recreational facilities and flawless service. Bougainvillea Hotel ...
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Best Western Premier Port Harcourt Hotel

Best Western Premier Port Harcourt Hotel

Best Western Premier Port Harcourt Hotel offers luxurious hotel accommodation services perfect for both business and leisure travellers. Located in ...
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Juanita Hotels, Port Harcourt

Juanita Hotels, Port Harcourt

Juanita Hotels is a new up scale business hotel and conference venue where guests can experience exceptional services and luxury ...
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Novotel Port Harcourt Hotel

Novotel Port Harcourt Hotel

Novotel Port Harcourt offers 2 suites, 117 apartments, 29 non smoking rooms, 2 accessible rooms, internet access, restaurant with terrace ...
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Asia Town Restaurant, Port Harcourt

Asian Town Restaurant, Port Harcourt

Asia Town Restaurant is a high-class modern restaurant and event centre located in Forces Avenue, Old GRA, Port Harcourt. This ...
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Jevinik Restaurant, Port Harcourt

Jevinik Restaurant, Port Harcourt

Jevinik Restaurant is a popular restaurant in Port Harcourt. The restaurant offers delicious and sumptuous authentic Nigerian cuisines in a ...
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ORORO Restaurant And Bar, Port Harcourt

ORORO Restaurant And Bar, Port Harcourt

Located on the ground floor of Le Méridien Ogeyi Place, ORORO Restaurant & Bar offers some of the best cuisines ...
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