This small restaurant hotel less than a mile from the airport is recognisable by its vine-strewn walls and ornate peacock...
This small restaurant hotel less than a mile from the airport is recognisable by its vine-strewn walls and ornate peacock gates. It’s a single story colonial bungalow set in grounds planted with sago palm and bougainvillea.
There is a small dining room to service the hotel but it’s quiet and can feel uncomfortable unless you’re dining in a larger group. A much better bet is the thatched poolside cabana to the fore of the property.
The menu is a mixture of pizzas, pastas and burgers. and fresh local seafood can be brought in with advance notice. The cabana has deep armchairs, a well-stocked bar, TV screens for big games, and it’s fringed by small palms — ensuring it remains cool even in the humidity of the midday sun.
Set on the banks of a hillside in the quiet suburb of Henshaw, the views over the hilltops and palm trees that surround are impressive; in the evenings the sun descends in a glowing red haze and black kites circle overhead. The bar plays soft rock classics and guests relax beneath a series of tiled pagodas.
It’s not perfect — the pool is a little greener than one might hope — but manager Udom Cowan and assistant manager B.I.Bassey are friendly hosts and the crowd is normally a mix of Nigerian local faces and a smattering of expats.
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