I haven't actually stayed at this hotel but I have been there twice. The first was fir after dinner cocktails and I was absolutely charmed. We had world class drinks by the pool and the waiter was knowledgable and solicitous. A visit worthy of four stars. The second time however was less enchanting. It was a year apart and the place seemed a little run down and abandoned. This time it was for a buffet lunch which was okay, but nothing special. There were three of us and I picked up the tab, which I considered not great value for money. The hotel is in a very decent location so I know it will continue to be in business but if I had to rate it overall by world class standards, I would give it a very excellent 2.5 to three stars. Maybe the rooms could bring it up to 3.5 but of this I have no knowledge.
The location of the property is upscale and secure. I found the amenities to be average, rooms not that big. Decent and comfortable bed, a security guard on each floor, live music at the pool, breakfast buffet daily for a fee; I was not disappointed, but it was not what I had expected either.
reading the review on this hotel prior to my travel was discouraging as a reviewer claimed to have been robbed in his room. but arriving presents a different view on security as rooms have adequate security features, guard per floor, strict access from hotel main entrance. back to my experience. the rooms are well decorated but toilet seats and bath should be refurbished. Buffet was good. breakfast was okay for me but they should have a toaster outside without waitresses going inside to deal. pool side ideal for relaxation and meeting new people.
Stayed 3 days in this hotel, with a good service and nice african buffet which can be recommended if you like spicy food, The oxtail pepper soup is exellent. The Pizza bar serves good pizzas and burgers if you don't like the spicy african food.
The rooms are nice and clean and the pool is nice in the evening
Was at the Juanita Hotel for 5 days on a business trip in November 2013.
I hadn't been to Port-Harcourt in almost 13 years so I really looked forward to visiting. The Hotel makes a good attempt at professionalism. It is well located in the Amadi Flats area of Port-Harcourt which is one of the few remaining serene environments in the city.
It provides easy access to most parts of town but note that Port-Harcourt has a depressing traffic problem almost all through the day. Just make sure you stay near where you have business.
Rooms are spacious and well equipped with a TV, not very stocked mini-bar and good water pressure in the bathrooms. There is also a very nice sit out by the pool, a small indoor bar and then a gym and restaurant
A few downsides are that there are no elevators, so you have to walkup the steps even though there are only 3 floors in the hotel. The breakfast menu is poor. Very little option and then not quite tasty honestly.
Overall, I hear it is one of the best hotels to stay in in PH. I will recommend it to anyone having business in that part of town