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“Very comfortable boutique hotel”
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The Wheatbaker
Ranked #1 of 130 Hotels in Lagos
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“Very comfortable boutique hotel”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This is my first trip to Nigeria and mainland Africa. Therefore, for my first trip it was imperative to get a safe and comfortable hotel. For a city hotel, The Wheatbaker was surprisingly small, but for the better! The service was personalized which staff ready to help when asked. It had all the amenities and was a nice clean safe haven after spending a full day in Lagos for business meetings. Overall, this is a very good clean hotel.

Value - In terms of value, I find the rates quite expensive for the size of the rooms. For the price I paid, I would have expected bigger rooms (I was in the standard room). While they had bigger rooms, their corporate rack rate for the standard rate (which is their entry-level room) was in the $400 range! However, the lack of decent business hotels in the Lagos area definitely puts supply and demand to the test.

Sleep Quality, Cleanliness - No complaints here, the rooms were impeccable. Slept like a baby

Security - This is something which I feel I should point out. At the hallway entrance leading to bedrooms, there is a security guard stationed there. Definitely helped to make me feel safe and secure.

Room Service - Clients should note that the restaurant closes at 10.30 p.m. My flight arrived late at night, so I couldn't use the restaurant as it was closed. Room service can be improved. The ham and cheese sandwich was ordinary and it took a long time to arrive.

Location - It is located in Ikoyi which is a very safe and convenient location, not too far away from the CBD.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Thank P T
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear PT

Thank you for your valuable and detailed feedback following your recent stay at The Wheatbaker, Lagos.

The team and I have carefully noted all your observations and will certainly use them to ensure our offering to you remains of a high standard.

We hope you will choose to stay with us again in the future!

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
General Manager
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Houston, TX
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Boutique Hotel in Lagos!! Service was impeccable. We had dinner there first night and while the food was not awesome, the service more than made up for it. We also has drinks and snacks by the pool. I am definitely returning if in Lagos! Food at Radisson was better but the service there lacked.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Dear Beachfiend

Thank you for taking the time to provide input following your visit to The Wheatbaker, Lagos.

We are pleased that you were able to provide the Service standard you deserve and will continue to refresh and improve our quality in our restaurants offerings.

We look for ward to welcoming you back again on your next trip.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

The Wheatbaker is AMAZING!!! I loved every moment, the service was great and the rooms impeccable. Lagos is a marvelous city but it can be tiring, the Wheatbaker is a welcome break if you need to get away. I loved my time there! There are no spectacular views but to be honest you don't feel like you're missing out. Outstanding experience

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Dear Ntombizamasala

Thank you from The Wheatbaker Team for taking the time to provide your observations following your recent stay with us at The Wheatbaker, Lagos.

I am very pleased you found our service and rooms of the standard you expect and look forward to welcoming you back during any future visits to Lagos.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

The new Wheatbaker in Lagos is by far the best option now in the city. Good rooms, albeit fairly small, clean, good wireless, excellent breakfast and very good service from the staff. It will get good competition from the new Intercon soon, but it can stand its ground.
Well done in market that needs more professiona business hotels.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Dear Bulgenes

Thank you for making the effort to provide feedback on your stay with us at The Wheatbaker, Lagos.

Your comments are much appreciated and have been carefully noted to ensure we improve.

We hope you will choose to stay with us again.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
General Manager
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I have been to the wheatbaker hotel for about a month in total in the last 9 months, and what a brilliant place. The Nespresso machine in each room and the brand new fittings, not to mention the great big bath makes it the perfect place to stay if you have to spend time in Lagos.
The food is excellent, and I would recommend the line fish. Breakfast is pretty much the same every day, but of good quality.

Room Tip: They are pretty much all the same.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear Nicholas K

Thank you for your constructive comments following your recent stay with us at The Wheatbaker.

It is very useful for us to have such input as it greatly assists us in constantly striving to improve and refresh our offering.

We hope you will choose to stay with us again soon.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
General Manager
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

I have recently stayed for a couple of weeks at the Wheatbaker. Simon, Gerald and the whole team made the stay extremely enjoyable. No sign of the tiredness that one so often sees and experiences at other hotels in Lagos. Fantastic, new and fresh, with great service to back it up. Keep up the good work!

Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear Willem R

On behalf of the Wheatbaker Team, may I thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

We are not only grateful for your encouraging comments but also for your patronage which is never taken for granted.

We know that our Guests have many options and will always try to go the extra mile for each and every one of of our valued customers.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

If i had the money i would stay at the Wheatbaker everytime. It is owned and managed by Legacy hotels with a competent management team. The hotel is located centrally in Ikoyi. The rooms are extremely well appointed, immaculate and luxurious with blisteringly fast wifi internet connecitivity. The food is very good but standby for extremely high prices in the restaurants.

There is a nice pool area but similar the bar area is quite small and a little cramped. The gym is really good with modern equipment. there is an abundance of private secuirty guards both inside and outside the hotel, i felt safe at all times. They have a monster on site 'cat' generator, so when the mains power cuts (as it always does in Lagos about 30 times a day), the inconvenience is minor.

If you can get a cheap rate, go for it.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this review, 18 February 2013
Dear Hotelguru85

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us here at The Wheatbaker, Lagos.

We have carefully noted all the points you have raised in order that we can ensure discerning Guests such as yourself receive on the best we can offer.

The Team and I look forward to welcoming you back to Lagos soon.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
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Property: The Wheatbaker
Address: | Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Region: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
#1 Business Hotel in Lagos
#1 Spa Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Wheatbaker 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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