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The Blowfish Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   17 Oju Olobun Street | Off Bishop Oluwole Street, Lagos 2347066, Nigeria
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Ranked #5 of 67 Lagos B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights during a business trip. The location is good (in the heart of the Island), but you need an experienced taxi driver who really knows town to get you there easily which was not a problem for me. They were installing an ATM machine right outside the hotel on my arrival,so hopefully it is up... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I actually live in the outskirts of Lagos but I spend my weekends at The Blowfish Hotel. The rooms do vary in size but they are clean and comfortable. The new wing behind the pool is my preferred room and the bathrooms are quite nicely appointed with large showers, (the rain showerhead is a nice touch). However, the reason to... More

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I stayed three times in the Blowfish in Lagos. The hotel is in Victoria Island, the safest part of the city. The staff is young and very friendly. When you get there the second time, they remember you. In my case even by name. The hotel has nice rooms with free Wifi. The best rooms are in the new building... More

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Nigeria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

First locating the place was not easy for the cab driver! Stayed here two times for a few days on business each time.The rooms vary in size. They are not to spacious, but clean and comfortable. Surprisingly there was no tea or coffee making facility in the room. Small bottled water was supplies along with bathroom amenities. Room service was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This gorgeous boutique hotel is my personal and favourite spot in Lagos, "it has everything" is an understatement, the architecture and interior is colorful and cozy and you could spend a whole day there without feeling it, whether it be by the pool, at the famous Italian restaurant 'La Veranda' or at 'Purple' in the lobby, the service is extremely... More

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Cheshire, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stayed here on business for 12 days and can say that it makes the difficulties experienced elsewhere in Lagos that bit easier to overlook. Excellent rooms, food and service. Gym is not on the premises but the security staff will walk you back and from the gym located 50m down the road. Full access to good quality wifi. An excellent... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have stayed here 4 times while on business in Lagos. I'd recommend the rooms in the back, as they are more spacious. Try to avoid a room right over the parking lot, as it can be noisy. The pool is pleasant, as is the poolside pizza restaurant. I'd recommend this to someone who is tired of cookie cutter chains.... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I stayed there twice and each time it was a pleasure. It's a very good hotel in Victoria island in which we sleep very comfortably and we eat very good. the staff is very helpful. the price is very cheap comparing to the other chains hotel but the problem is to go to the center of Lagos which is a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

When visiting Nigeria many people will be picky while booking a hotel; safety, clean rooms, good food and comfort will definitely be appreciated more here than in other places of the world. I must admit I was a little unsure about the fact I could not be booked in a well-known chain like Radisson Blu as where I'd stayed before.... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I stayed here with a friend and i wasn't impressed at all. After ordering for food, it took them longer than they said for the food to arrive, they didn't have any Nigerian dish on their menu, their phones could only call front desk and the waiter kept forgetting to bring things. I ended up having my chips without ketchup.... More

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Walid-El-Zyr, General Manager at The Blowfish Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mme. Thank you for the time spent in our hotel, and for the review highlighting the areas of improvement in our services. We recently started a Nigerian menu, where you will have a Nigerian daily dish to be served at lunch and dinner. With regards to the mistakes of the waiter, I already briefed the restaurant manager about it,... More

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Address: 17 Oju Olobun Street | Off Bishop Oluwole Street, Lagos 2347066, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blowfish Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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In the heart of Victoria Island, the Blowfish introduces the world to you. A showcase of forward thinking and bold design.One of the decidedly modern hotels in Lagos. And though deceptively minimal, theses interiors are anything but cheap – Quality seems to seep from every detail. Conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island center, steps from everything. Whether you are in the mood to shop or just stroll through the lively neighborhood, everything is within reach. ... more   less 
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