I can't imagine that any hotel in Lagos will be luxurious by western standards, but the Protea Kuramo Waters does a decent job all things considered. The rooms are kept lean and bed linens are laundered daily. Furnishings are relatively modern. The Internet and TV were fairly reliable, but keep in mind that as with any hotels in VI, these services are fed from satellite rather than cable, so are subject to weather interference.
The bar and restaurant, while somewhat limited in selection, had some good items and some not so good. The chicken and jollof rice was tasty and the minestrone soup was excellent, however the chicken wings were scrawny and tasteless and the steak sandwich was a bit light on the steak. It kind of depends on what you get.
The pool is clean and usable, however the fitness center is practically worthless. There is a single universal machine that is so poorly maintained that you are as likely to get an injury using it as you are a workout. If you are planning on an extended stay and fitness is a priority, you best try your luck at the Eko.
The location has the benefit of being on a quiet street, so rooms are mostly free of traffic noise and lights from passing vehicles, however outside of the hotel gate there aren’t any restaurants, shopping, or night spots, so having access to a driver is key if you will be here for any length of time.
I can't argue with other opinions that the desk and food/beverage staff could be a little more attentive, however if you are direct but cordial and let them know your needs, you will be taken care of.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stunning boutique hotel arguably offers the finest accommodation in downtown Lagos. Conveniently situated right in the heart of Victoria Island's hotel district, everything is near at hand, with Kuramo Waters and the Atlantic Ocean being in easy reach of the hotel. Designed for the discerning traveller, the hotel offers fine dining in elegant surroundings while the secure location ensures peace and quiet from the surrounding hustle and bustle of the city. In the normal Protea Hotels tradition, nothing is ever too much trouble to ensure our GUESTS enjoy all the facilities needed by today's traveller. If you use a little bit of street savvy, Lagos can offer you a number of unique experiences. It has more night clubs and live music than just about any other West African city and is chiefly known for its music. The late Fela Kuti came from an outer suburb of Lagos. Sunny Ade, king of juju music, still calls it home as does the Afro-reggae specialist Sonny Okosun. Sunny Ade's club,Ariya Night Club, is in Yaba and is worth a visit - as is the open-air Jazz 38 where, if you've had the foresight to bring your own musical instrument with you, you might score an invitation to jam with the band. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Lagos