As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, Lagos is well suited for exploring west Africa at its most vibrant and hectic. It’s also a major business hub that draws travelers from allover the world. While the city might not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of a luxury getaway, the city has plenty of high end offerings to appease any traveler, whether they are there for business or leisure. Here are our picks for the best luxury hotels in Lagos, Nigeria.
Radisson Blu Anchorage
This stylish modern hotel is certainly one of the best bets for luxury in Lagos. It’s also in a prime area with outstanding views of Victoria Island and Ikoyi from the lagoon it sits on. The hotel takes advantage of its setting and has a large outdoor pool area by the water, a wet bar, and a golf bar complete with a putting green and driving range. Continuing with the water theme, the hotel also offers a private jetty with a 4-hour boat ride for visitors looking to relax on the water. The 170 rooms at Radisson Blu are super spacious, modern, and were designed by Christian Lundwall, a well-known Swedish hospitality designer. Most of the rooms also have expansive views of Victoria Island. Downstairs, the four-story lobby is quite impressive and features a swanky restaurant along with the aptly named “View Bar.” Next to the bar, you’ll find two classy restaurants, the Voyage Restaurant and Surface Bar & Grill, which are known for having some of the best cuisine in the city.
The Moorhouse Ikoyi – MGallery Collection By Sofitel
This luxe hotel is part of Accor’s Mgallery Collection, a wing of the company that’s dedicated to designing a hotel that’s inspired by a story and is often full of incredible art. The Moorhouse Ikoyi keeps to this standard and is decorated in tasteful Nigerian artwork and pottery throughout the lobby, dining room and two bars. There are 94 luxury rooms on site, each filled with trendy artwork, flat screen TVs, and couches and chairs to relax in. The upscale restaurant is known for its seafood and excellent selection of Nigerian fare. It’s also located in the business district, making it a convenient option for business travelers that don’t want a typically sterile business hotel.
The Federal Palace Hotel & Casino
This massive complex is one of the largest hotels in Lagos and offers an onsite casino, as you might have figured out by the name. It’s also on some of the best real estate in the city, located on the western edge of Victoria Island, which offers incredible views of the Lagos Lagoon and other islands. You’ll notice the peacocks wandering around the lush grounds, adding a sense of exotic flair to the hotel. While the rooms are pretty standard for a high end hotel, it’s the amenities that people come here for, which includes three stellar restaurants, an 18-hole mini golf course, a game room, a jogging track, tennis courts, a wine bar, and of course, the casino. There’s also an Olympic size freshwater pool with water slides, day beds, and a separate kids’ play area. Needles to say, if you stay at the Federal Palace, you probably won’t want to leave.
This hotel isn’t near as large as the Federal Palace, but it makes up for it with fabulous styling and top-notch service. The hotel has a well-deserved reputation in Lagos for offering chic comfort, stylish rooms, and excellent attention to detail. You’ll find plenty of contemporary art inside the elegant lobby that overlooks the pool, which includes industrial tin that has been re-worked into stunning designs. Rooms at the hotel are also upscale, including beds that are furnished with faux metal headboards, leather, couture fabrics and stone. You’ll also find fresh cut flowers, beautiful linen, a Nespresso machine, and high end toiletries. If you want the best pampering in Lagos, it’s hard to go wrong with The Wheatbaker.
Three Arms Hotel
This fantastic boutique hotel is one of the best offerings in the middle of the exclusive Ikoyi neighborhood and features 22 cozy rooms. The grounds of the Three Arms Hotel are exquisitely decorated with Victorian furniture and elegant fixtures throughout. The outdoor pool is great, and there are numerous lounge chairs available for soaking up the hot Nigerian sun. As for the rooms, they are also nicely decorated, and come with a minibar, flat-screen TV, and an ample sized office desk to get some work on. Visitors will also enjoy the onsite restaurant, which offers plenty of Nigerian dishes along with tasty international fare.
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