This is one of the older hotels in Nigeria. Must be over 45 years old, at least.
Though there is a serious effort at maintenance, one sees through the beautifully conceived architecture that the old plans are being married to new innovation/technology: good attempts, but far from being seamless.
The room was good, the air conditioner was noisy. The swimming pool is big, but the water was not welcoming, besides there were some rusted bits (fence, rail?) around the entrance to the pool area.
We had taken our food along, so we didn't use their restaurants.
In all, it was value for money (50% discount in force then), and the staff were very polite, cordial and helpful.
I stayed in this Hotel from 1st to 6th December, 2014 and just had to quickly revive the Hotel so others can beware.
The plus is that the hotel's location is in Ikeja in a central place. Outside that, every other thing sucks. The Hotel is old and needs a major renovation though some bit of renovation is being seen here and there. Please take the stairs instead of the Elevator except you are ready to risk your life. The Elevator is very old and outdated and makes so much noise. Also, the electricity is not stable hence you could get trapped inside the Elevator. There was power outage for almost 2 hours and no formal apologies to the Guest. From Rumours only we learnt that there was a fault which was being looked into.
The swimming pool is opened to the public for a fee hence it gets so crowded you won't want to use it.
Don't think you will get a warm bath. In my room 124, only cold water runs in the tap. My room mate and I had to keep calling for hot water to be brought to us and we had to wait some 45 minutes to get a response after several reminders.
The food is all local dishes with not many choices. The Staff are not accommodating and not pleasant.
I don't recommend this Hotel for Non Nigerians and Non Africans.
Having read previous, mostly negative, reviews of the hotel, I was anxious to know how I would fare on my ten-day business stay. I was pleasantly surprised. I was in a ''luxury'' room and, though not sumptuous, it was comfortable, with a/c, a large bed, desk, fridge, flat screen TV and a decent en suite bathroom. The room was very clean, and supplied daily with bottled water and a newspaper. The best thing of all about the hotel though is the staff. The managers, waitrons, cleaning staff and security guards all are incredibly friendly and service oriented. The breakfasts provide a great opportunity to sample Nigerian food. My only wish is that they can sort out the wifi (paid for with vouchers) so that it can be accessible in all the bedrooms; I had to sit by the pool (olympic size, by the way) to get online. I also loved the book shop in the hotel; packed with books and open all hours. Regarding the price, it was not cheap but all hotels in Nigeria seem to be highly priced, so I would say this provides good value for money given that factor.
I could not believe my eyes on getting to our suite! It's a sore spot!! This property should've been renovated a decade ago!!! Archaic couches, old and noisy AC, dented litter-bin, white-turned-brown towels & bathrobe (I couldn't even touch them, even though they were washed clean; they were too old), very old bath tub, leaking fridge... you name it, it's in there. There was even a note on the bathroom door that said if you need to purchase a new bathrobe, it cost N4,000. Now, that is the height of shamelessness (it means the management also knows that guests wouldn't be comfortable with the one provided. How can you buy a bathrobe for use in a hotel???)
On a brighter note, the room service was excellent. African dishes were great- 110%. Staff were courteous, environment was clean. Hotel has a bar and a pool. The security of the hotel was also ok. Private cabs on standby for transfers to anywhere (dial the number provided on the phone directory) and hotel is located close to the airport. I would've loved this place as they have many good things about them but the sight of our room ruined everything, I wish the management would get some conscience and renovate it soon. Awwww!
The hotel is OK, a fair hike from the international airport, it is in need of severe maintenance and re-decoration, it is really weather beaten.
The staff are really great nothing id too much of a problem.
The food is OK, from a European perspective, but some of the Nigerian food is excellent especially if you like hot peppery food, my compatriates thought the local Nigerian cuisine was excellent, as I am a wimp I lept with the 'safety food'
Big plus from the UK side, they have Hienz Tomato Ketchup, HO brown sauce (Result!!!),mayo the whole nine yards.
Rooms, weatherbeaten, Aircon noisy, and not working well, basiclly vert tatty all round, reasonably clean.
Again the staff very friendly, always wanting to help.
Security in the hotel excellent,outside pool, OK see better days though.
All in all an OK hotel but the owners need to invest and upgrade the hotel