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Visiting Owerri | Places to Visit and Amazing Things to Do in the Serene Capital of Imo State

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Welcome to Owerri

The cultural powerhouse and entertainment capital of Nigeria thanks to an influx of hospitality money, Owerri has exploding tourism and entertainment scene that will keep your yansh engaged far past dawn. If you’re headed to Eastern-Nigeria, you’ll have no choice but to jump right in.

Are you planning a visit to the Eastern Heartland? With its sightseer fascinations, epicurean delights and unrivaled hospitality, Owerri enchants first-time visitors and long-time residents alike.

How to get to Owerri?

If you are planning to spend your next holiday in Owerri, the best way to get there is by Land, though faster and more comfortable by air.

Owerri is served by Sam Mbakwe Airport which is about 14 miles (23 km) South of the city. The airport is served by Aerocontractors, Air Nigeria, Arik Air and Air Peace offering daily connections to Lagos and Abuja. The city is also connected by road directly to Port Harcourt, Aba, and Onitsha. Some major roads within the city are Douglas Road, Weathral Road etc.

And you can always move around comfortably in a Bolt ride, and see all the tourist attractions around town. Visiting Owerri? Believe me when I say that there’s something for everyone.

And while you are here, here’s how to have all the fun you can get, places to visit and enjoy your stay. Whether you are visiting Imo State for business or pleasure, you will need to ensure that you have a pick of the best hotels in Owerri and have an interesting itinerary too.

Hotels

Imo Concorde Hotel

If you are looking to find accommodation at leading Owerri hotels, Concorde Hotel should be on the top of your list of options. 
The hotel has 245 well-furnished rooms, including 18 royal suites, one concorde suite and one presidential suite with air-conditioning, cable TV, writing desk, bedside lamps, internet access etc. Address: New Owerri, Off Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.


All Seasons Hotels
Set in the new business district of Owerri and arguably one of the top hotels in south-east, the hotel has 124 exquisite rooms and suites designed to make you feel at home every seasons for all reasons. Address: 5047 – 5049, All Seasons Avenue, off Port-Harcourt Road, New Owerri, Owerri

Rockview Hotels

Rockview Hotel Owerri exudes luxury and opulence and is suitable for business meetings and leisure travels. Free WiFi is also available. Each room in the hotel is fitted with air conditioning, a fridge, a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom. At Rockview Hotel Owerri, complimentary breakfast is served daily.

It is a 4-Star rated hotel located at Plot CP/2-C-5, Government station layout, Owerri, Imo state. It boasts a towering structure with a fascinating exterior colour combination of ash and amber plus a location that is both central and strategic.

Church

All denomination have their churches, branches situated all over Owerri and its accessibility is everything to write home about. We have it all ranging from Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal, Cherubim, etc.

So no matter what your denomination is, plus if Catholic & Anglican ain’t your thing or you feel like just worshiping God in a simple way, House on the Rock or Salvation Ministries is there for you.

Club, Best Nightlife spot

Owerri is widely known for its remarkable nightlife. With five tertiary institutions in the city, it is populated with a large number of young people and so the clubs and lounges are never empty.

Orange Room, Owerri

Orange room is regarded as the coolest hangout destination in Owerri. It is located off Goddy Onuoha Crescent, Off Sam Mbakwe Avenue, Owerri. If clubbing and adventure are some of the things you love the most, then, Orange room will be a perfect place to pass the night on a weekend. The Orange room is open throughout the day, however, visits during the night are most fulfilling

NV lounge, Owerri

NV lounge is characterized by class. If you are hoping to meet some celebrities during your visit to Owerri, you should hang out at the NV lounge. While planning on visiting this club, don’t forget to go along with your cameras as you are definitely going to meet countless celebrities that you might want to take selfies with.

Owerri is a perfect hub to unwind even at nights.  The nation’s hospitality capital lives up to standards that suit her night lovers. With a large number of pubs, bars, nightclubs, parties, concerts, hotels and restaurants.

Las Vegas Club of Titanic View Hotels.

Las Vegas Club is a nightclub in Owerri with a Bar & Restaurant. This is the best place to have a lavish and pleasant nightlife. The hub is a new world of Style and Luxury. This is the right spot for unparalleled late-night clubbing and hangouts for party lovers. Nightlife in Owerri is not complete without Las Vegas Club. 

Restaurants

Renny’s

The restaurant serves fast food with a wide range of continental and African dishes from fried-rice to ‘soups ‘n’ swallows’. With sizzling hot dishes and a wide variety of local drinks, Renny’s fast food would surely blow your mind and leave you wanting for more. Contact: 45 Ekwema Crescent, off Wetherall Rd, Owerri. 


Old English Bar & Grill
This is a top restaurant that offers a variety of Igbo dishes like Anu Nchi na ewi, Oha soup, Nsala soup, Ukwa, Egusi and bitter leaf soup as well as fresh fish pepper soup. It also offers continental dishes with delicious flavours and fresh ingredients.  Old English Bar Grills & Lounge is at – 14 Item Street, Ikenegbu Layout. Near Diamond Bank, Owerri.


Fast Food, Shawarma, Suya Best Joints.

Sharwarma at Everyday Super Market

The Shawarma joint at Everyday Super Market beside Cherubim Junction is one of the oldest and most popular shawarma spots in the city. Everyday Supermarket Office in 133, 133, Iknegbu Layout, Owerri Municipal, Imo, Nigeria (near by Opp.GTB,Off,Wetheral Road,Cherubim Junction).

You are guaranteed of getting your money’s worth. A very good alternative is the Shawarma Island at The Grand Cubana, Owerri.

Spicey Suya

Located at Shirley’s mall, 33 Ekwema Crescent, Ikenegbu, Spicey suya is both a regular restaurant and the no 1 suya spot in Owerri. If Suya is one meal that you can’t go a night without having, then, you might just have to make it to this restaurant every single night that you will be spending in Owerri. Also, if you are looking to mix up with the locals in a very relaxed environment, Spicey Suya is the place you should visit.

Cabyhub

While traveling with your car or sending it ahead (if you are traveling by air) may seem like a great and cost-effective idea, it might not be the best option. Owerri is a dense city with many public transportation options – Taxis, Buses and Cabyhub rides.

Aside from the fact that not all the roads are well constructed and might damage your car, you do not want to waste your time looking for a hard-to-find parking spot. So take a bus or Cabyhub ride into the city, or from the airport.  The Cabyhub should take you to anywhere you want in Owerri at a very affordable price. Cabyhub happens to be the best online Taxi service right now in Owerri, So unrivaled! Address: L.G.A, Jubocs Mall close to West Brook hotel off Port-Harcourt road, Area P, New Owerri, Owerri

Oh and before you Leave | Amazing Things To do, Places to Visit.

  • Shoprite, Owerri Mall
  • Check out the controversial Statues at the Odimegwu Ojukwu Center
  • Rolling Hills, Okigwe
  • Oguta Lake
  • Ngwu Spring Natural Water, Nkwerre
  • Imo Palm Plantation Complex
  • Nekede Zoo
  • Assumpta Cathedral
  • National Museum, Owerri
  • Mbari Cultural and Art Centre
  • Owerri Mall
  • Owerri Amusement Park
  • Dan Anyiam Stadium

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