It's tough to find decent - and decently priced - hotels in Lagos, and you could do worse than the Bogobiri. But it's no longer what it's cracked up to be in the guidebooks or on some of the reviews here.
True, Bogobiri goes for African cachet, with art on the walls and a mini restaurant that hosts local musicians. But the rooms are in desperate need of a face-lift, and management no longer seems to care.
In mine, the furniture was worn, the bathroom fixtures were falling apart, the closets looked dirty, and I had to fix the Venetian blinds myself to make them work. Halfway through my stay, the bed literally collapsed; a receptionist said it could not be fixed because it was a weekend. There were no lamps except one very bright, ugly ceiling lamp.
Bogobiri's staff is nice and helpful, and the dining room has a good vibe, with live music on weekends and a nice mix of people. But the food is very average and service is glacial.
Perhaps most shocking are the rates. What you pay at Bogobiri would get you a decent room in cities like Paris or even New York. Except that in those cities, you can use credit cards: At Bogobiri, the machine always appears to be out of order, so you find yourself withdrawing massive stacks of cash at the nearby banks on Awolowo Road.
All in all, it's not terrible, but it has the feel of a budget hotel, which it most definitely is not. Better to spend even a bit more and get a nice hotel.
Finally, a general word of warning: Quite a few reviews about Nigerian hotels - on this site and elsewhere - are quite transparently fraudulent.
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