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Bogobiri House Lagos
Ranked #10 of 135 Hotels in Lagos
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I have to agree with an earlier review of this hotel and say it doesn't live up to its potential
It's a charming and eccentric guest house and I loved the art on the walls, plus compared to other places in Lagos, it's (relatively) well priced. It had free wireless which is always a bonus. The staff are helpful and friendly which provides a comforting haven after braving the Lagos traffic all day.

However, I didn't have warm water for a decent shower and the breakfast was hopeless. I tried to have dinner there 2 evenings, and none of my first choices were available. If you're looking for a place to stay that has charm, is clean and that isn't as high-priced as the chain hotels, I can certainly recommend it. If your expectations are higher, you might be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Very African!the art and decor is great.the music.the drinks.not pricy at all.saw a few live performances here as well.its worth a visit.definite must!!i totally love this place.definite re visit.a couple nice things to buy from the gift shop as well.

Stayed: July 2012
Thank Deji T
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I want to love this place and give it 5 stars because it has all the potential. The art and decor are really original and create a nice atmosphere and the staff are fairly good. But, like most hotels in Nigeria, it is a massive let down, especially considering it costs $200-a-night. Bad things: there was no hot water, the aircon didn't work, the breakfast consisted of some stale bread and cheap jam and instant coffee with condensed milk. Sorry, it's just not good enough! For the money you spend some quirky art and bohemian vibe just isn't enough if you can't provide the very basics given such a huge fee. If it was $50-a-night I'd accept all the faults.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Wahala-o
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

I did not stay at the hotel. I had a lunch buffet during a bus tour of Lagos.

It seems to be a popular spot for the locals. They have free wireless throughout the property. It is a great spot for business meetings.

I thought the food was good. African buffets are different than American buffets. American buffets are more abundant. We ran out of food at our buffet lunch. I should have eaten first instead of taking photos. Is you snooze you lose.

I was most impressed by the African Art and creative of the place.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SkychiTravels
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Have read a lot about Bogobiri Hotel and decided it was time to try this place out on my next trip to Lagos especially after my usual place of stay was unavailable. Bogobiri Hotel is right in the center of the city in the Ikoyi District and the first thing that struck me was the lack of outdoor space which was very much not as expected especially from what I heard or saw in pictures. Despite this however they make use of the little space they have quite well with outdoor sitting arrangements and shops. The hotel is a beehive of activity on certain days so not ideal if you are seeking a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The African art work that is everywhere brings a rustic sense of feeling to the hotel. The rooms are clean, toilets average and food average. The staff were friendly and always ready to be of assistance. Its generally a nice place to stay but nothing to compel me to visit again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 February 2013 via mobile

When traveling over here I end up either at an overpriced 5 star hotel that falls short of my 5 star standards or at a place where I've got my own mosquito net and pad lock. This is the first African boutique kind of hotel that feels Africa, yet it's still totally clean and comfortable. Good service by reel people, rather than the usual where you feel like you have servants that are just really bad at there jobs. Live bands downstairs. All around good vibes.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank Jakesterb
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

this place is great, Ive stayed at the bla-bla Ibis hotel and the really fancy Wheatbaker resort just down the street. Both are fine but as far as feeling like you're actually in Nigeria and not some sterile airport hotel the Bogobiri House is the place to go.

Most importantly the staff is super friendly, the vibes are areasom and the rooms are nice and clean. Send your business to them, you wont regret it.

Room Tip: Room 9 is the kings room, check it out!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Thank dointhings
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Address: 9, Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road,, Lagos, Nigeria
Region: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Spa
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Lagos
#5 Spa Hotel in Lagos
Price Range: £55 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bogobiri House Lagos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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