Enugu is not a holiday resort or a business center of any significance so the fact that there is a hotel of some quality is a blessing in itself.
The grounds are pleasant with pool, good tennis courts, 9 hole mache golf course and a small (brown) lake. The hotel is surprisingly big and has conference facilities.
The room gives the immediate impression of being well used and that feeling does not go.
The room has a fridge with one small bottle of water. There is a kettle for with tea and coffee and milk creamer. The electrics are a little suspect with the plugs sparking when connected to the kettle or laptop charger. The desk is mounted to the wall and you can see yourself at work with the mirror in front of you. The aircon is noisy so best to switch off when you go to sleep.
One excellent feature is the light. Lots of it - so many hotels think you like the half light ambiance.
The bed was two single bases with a double mattress on top. A bit of a hammock at times but ok overall.
The bathroom is ok if you are prepared to run the taps a bit to get the brown sludge out of the system. old and threadbare towels.
There are no lifts so if you are on the top floor be prepared for the exercise. The obliging staff will help you with any heavy luggage.
There are quite an array of shops and services - 'gangster' hats and massage took my attention.
The conference room was poor. Pillars prevented the room from having decent seating. Rats visited us during the event.
Food was ok. I have not got sick (touch wood) and I was able to find something I liked. The staff were so charming and willing to please that you could forgive them for any failings of the menu. The dining room has a good view over the pool, grounds and brown lake (no jet skiing though!)
If this was not Enugu in the middle of Nigeria the rating would be worse but the effort that the resort made with what they have makes this the premier hotel to stay in Enugu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nike Lake Resort is situated on the banks of the Nike Lake in Enugu. A short 15 minutes drive from the local airport and only 10 minutes from the city centre. It offers breathtaking views in a very secure and tranquil environment. You will find at this beautiful serene resort everything you need to make your stay a memorable one! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nike Lake Hotel Enugu