we stayed at dom manuel for three nights in july 2012. in general the place is quite nice and offers a piece of quiet in the otherwise tourist-crowded town of lagos. the whole structure is clean and well-kept, staff was polite and accomodating. also, rooms are provided with free wi-fi, which was cool, although it stopped working from time to time.
however, i'd like to mention a couple of things we did not quite like:
breakfast quality was not more than average.
once we asked for a knife at the hotel bar because we wanted to cut some chorizo and cheese we had bought at the supermarket, and we were given one only after complex negotiations. what's wrong with borrowing a knife? if I had wanted to stab someone, i'd brought my own knife anyway!
at our arrival, there were some other people checking in and we had to wait for about half an hour before we were led to our room. Between bringing people to their rooms, Jessica was also busy at the hotel bar and answering other guests' requests. Apparently the hotel's policy is to take as much time as possible for every guest in order to make him feel comfortable, which is OK. But if more than one arrival is foreseen on one particular day, there should be more than one person available to welcome guests and manage other reception jobs at check-in time. Once you eventually made it to the hotel after a long day (as it was in our case) you really deserve to be checked in quickly and you definitely don't appreciate waiting any longer.
I don't know how often this happens but I think hotel owners should consider this last point with care especially because this affects the first impression hotel guests get.
Altogether I think the price is a little bit too high for what is being offered. We enjoyed our stay but were certainly not overwhelmed.
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