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Lagos Airport Hotel
Ranked #88 of 130 Hotels in Lagos
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Much better than other reviewers had led me to expect!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

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.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Kaduna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Lagos Airport Hotel has really improved tremendously from my last experience.The rooms are renovated with new clean toilets curtains and floor tiles.I met some guests of UNDP holding a programme in the hotel with some foreigners.
The hotel has greatly improved and i am impressedwith the current management for the transformation.The room rate are very reasonable with full buffet breakfast.I will recommend the hotel to anybody intending to visit Lagos at convenient rates.

Kudos and keep it up !!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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4 Thank usmankaduna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

Awful.
My room smelled like the previous occupant had been a horse.
There were frequent power cuts.
Poor internet access with frequent drop outs.
The Bed was lumpy, smelled and the floor covering was in poor shape.
I tried to exchange some currency but the lobby staff were unable to help.
Restaurant was very slow....over an hour for a simple cheese and ham sandwich, with only one other table occupied.
Room service , means you can eat in your room but you must fetch it yourself.
Would not wish to stay here ever again.

Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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5 Thank Humphreythebear
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London
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2013

I was in this hotel becos it was mistakenly booked for me with a colleague, and I paid dearly for it. Having arrived from the UK on the 29th of January evening, we were checked into the hotel. Normally, I would have been at Joseph Court / House of J / Proteas, but since it was just for the night before embarking on my journey out of Lagos the following day, I made a nasty mistake by deciding to stay in that shabby hotel. I was having headache, and the following morning, I went to the restuarant for breakfast prior to taking Nurofen. I could not use the hot water kettle because it was not fit for human use ! The breakfast lasted less than 12 minutes, and on getting back, there he was, the room cleaner looking and acting suspicious in a state of shock on seing me. I noticed my jacket on the bed with the inner pocket out, and alas, my wallet was GONE!!!

Checked conducted, he was the only person seing on the CCTV to have entered the room. He denied being in possession of my wallet and ALL the content therein. He was locked up at the local police station for 2 or 3 days, but he denied stealing my wallet. The management did everything human possible to find the wallet, but I eventually left the left the hotel on the third day when there was no head way. No compensation whatsoever. Thanks goodness it contained just foreign currency and bank cards but not my passports.

The hotel was never in modernised at all. How they still manage to operate and sustain same is beyond imagination. But then this is Nigeria. So my candid opinion is that you stay there at your considerable risk.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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3 Thank Segun A
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Abuja
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

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!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank NIMOTA I
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Newcastle
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328 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

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

Room Tip: Pretty much the same standard all round.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank howie999
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Stayed twice quite a while back. The first time I stayed in the main building. Okay room, the only fault was a dirty bathroom. Room service was good and had a range of international and Nigerian food.

Second time we stayed in a bungalow off from the main building. Big, had air con was well lit. Had room service again and despite being quite far away from the main building they still came quickly. Recommend for a quick overnight stay if your flight is in the morning.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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4 Thank Tobais P
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Property: Lagos Airport Hotel
Address: 111 Obafemi Awolowo Way | Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Region: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #88 of 130 Hotels in Lagos
Hotel Class:3 star — Lagos Airport Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 222
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