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The Federal Palace Hotel
Ranked #5 of 138 Hotels in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Stayed 3 nights with my wife in November. This hotel promises so much but delivers very little. First of all check-in was easy and straight forward but after that I had to complain about the strong smell of cannabis in the corridor for 3 nights and nothing was done about it.....Very terrible!!
Also no iron or ironing board in the rooms, upon request I was told I needed to pay for my clothes to be ironed....Seriously???
Then the issue of random people just roaming the hotel and it's environs just made it seem like a public place than a 5star property.
Lastly...the buffet served every night was just below par compared to other 5star properties I have stayed in Lagos.

I honestly feel the hotel can do more to improve what I have mentioned above as it promise to best one of the best in Lagos as It has fabulous grounds and location.

Room Tip: Sea view room is a must
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This tops the list of hotels in Lagos for me.

Courteous staff, clean rooms, excellent amenities, good food n wide variety too. Breath-taking view (from my room), awesome background music to soothe your soul. Did I say courteous staff?

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed in this place three nights whilst on business in Lagos.
Very friendly atmosphere, and a lovely decor. When entering there, after a busy day, one feels like out a noisy city like Lagos.
Rooms are comfortable, and wide. The view of the ocean is beautiful.Staff very friendly and professional.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
Thank Mhkebe
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Mhkebe
Thank you for your review of the Sun Federal Palace Hotel & Casino following your recent stay. Indeed the hotel offers tranquility in the heart of the city and we are fortunate to have the gardens and the waterfront views that we do. We are glad that you found the rooms comfortable and the service professional. We look forward to welcoming you back when next you are in Lagos. Kind regards, David Kliegl.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was a long term guest whilst on a business trip to Nigeria. The Federal Palace is by far the best hotel in Lagos. It is situated in the heart of Victoria Island (the CBD) yet you would not know it. The hotel has large immaculately kept gardens which border the lagoon and as such you are shielded from the noise of Lagos. It is hard to believe that you can find peace and quiet in Lagos but this is the place!

The facilities are first rate. The pool is large and ideal for swimming lengths. The tennis courts are in excellent condition. The gym is well equipped and air conditioned with plenty of cold water and fresh towels. The public spaces are ideal for business meetings with the comfortable seating spread far enough apart so that you can conduct your meeting in relative privacy. Ideal for a business traveler.

The restaurant menu is extensive so there is something to suit all tastes. I would recommend the Prawn Suya - the prawns here are the size of small lobsters! The breakfast buffet is amazing - a huge selection.

The rooms are very comfortable and well laid out. Very spacious with good views into the port. The are kept spotlessly clean by the very friendly housekeeping staff. The laundry service is very efficient and the standard of the ironing is very high.

Most pleasing of all is the attitude of the staff. Everyone is extremely polite and welcoming. They take genuine pride in their work. There is always a smile on their faces and nothing is too much trouble. The managers from every department are leading their people well - always in the background and leading by example which is infectious.

Thanks Federal Palace for making my long stay such a pleasure. I would highly recommend this hotel. I will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for the sea view
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Barnaby
Thank you for your review following your stay at the Sun Federal Palace Hotel & Casino. We were delighted that you have found so many facets of the hotel, gardens and grounds, food and service enjoyable, especially as they all stood the test of time. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back when next you are in Lagos. Kind regards David Kliegl

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I stayed here with my family for 3 nights and it was a lovely experience. My children loved their swimming pool - designed for all ages with very shallow areas for children and the deep end for experienced swimmers. The swimming pool slides were such fun even my wife and I look forward to reliving the experience. The hotel is built by the sea and atmosphere here is beautiful. You can just walk around the greenery by the secure seaside - especially after a meal since there is an access directly from the restaurant. Let me summarise the experience:

Location
Right in the heart of high brow Victoria Island and very easily accessible

Checking In
Very easy and professional

Rooms
Nice, neat, cosy etc. Very comfortable beds and pillows. I find their rooms too cold - even when the ACs are off - personal quirk, I am sure some people will love this

Security
Excellent

Restaurant and Food
Great meals. Awesome ambiance. My children loved every bite

Internet
Available. Fast. Free

Facilities
Many more than you may choose to use - especially if your stay is short. I am in love with their swimming pool

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the ocean - preferably from the 4th floor up. The view can be amazing!
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Enrique_U
Thank you for your rave review of the Sun Federal Palace Hotel & Casino following your recent stay. We were delighted to read your rave complimentary comments about all the aspecst of the hotel and the swimming pool. Good food, comfortable bed, great service and fast internet are all important components of the services on offer and we are glad that the entire family used and enjoyed them. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Sun Federal Palace Hotel & Casino when next you are in Lagos. Kind regards, David Kliegl

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Additional Information about The Federal Palace Hotel

Address: 6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos, Nigeria
Region: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 138 Hotels in Lagos
Price Range: $212 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Federal Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the commercial hub of Lagos, Nigeria’s Federal Palace Hotel is tailored to international corporate standards. Conduct a boardroom meeting within the walls that witnessed the signing of Nigeria’s Independence Declaration or manage your daily business affairs in the convenience of one of the eight boardrooms. The Federal Palace Hotel caters for corporate travellers who value consistency in excellence. ... more   less 
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