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“Very Pleasant All Round Experience” 4 of 5 stars
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The Federal Palace Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos, Nigeria   |  
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Ranked #5 of 117 Hotels in Lagos
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant All Round Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Federal Palace and held our business reviews in their conference facilitates.

Rooms are spacious and clean. Bathrooms need a bit if attention to upgrade things a little.

Reception and communal areas are nice wide open spaces, something that's nice to have when you are in Lagos for a few days, with the grass in the front, that leads to the water (harbour entrance), making you feel like you are not in this exceptionally built up city.

Food has been enjoyable.

The conference area is well situated and while our room has no windows and is a little stuffy as a result, we have been comfortable and happy.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Lagos, Nigeria
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

From the day we set out to hold my niece's wedding reception at FPH, we were amazed at the helpfulness of FPH staff... nothing was too much for them to accommodate for us.
They worked tirelessly to ensure we got everything we asked for. The food was superb, beautifully laid out and hot! The waiters and waitresses immaculately turned out and they served us to the very end (and the reception, which started at 1.30pm went on till 11pm)! The marquee was spotless and nice and cool! I really cannot rate it any higher in my mind or in this review. FPH, you did us proud, thank you so much.
For ANYONE who wants a small, intimate, wedding in Lagos, in a lovely setting, with good food and good service AND chilled champagne, FPH is the place I'd strongly recommend!
I can also recommend the pool area... Superb!!!

Room Tip: Unfortunately, I didn't get to sleep in the honeymoon suit ;)
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Mr WorldtravellerJ

Thank you for posting a review of the Federal Palace Hotel & casino following your recent stay.

We were delighted to read that found the hotel and the facilities on offer to your liking. There are power points located next to the bed which power the bedside table lamps. We would be happy to provide adaptor plugs should you require power for additional devices.

Your comment regarding the “lady friends” is noted. I would like to assure you that we have an excellent surveillance departments and that the “friends” are closely monitored as any solicitation is totally unacceptable to us.

Thank you for your recommendation, I look forward to welcoming you back to the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino when next you are visiting Lagos.

Kind regards

David Kliegl
General Manager Nigeria
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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I was a bit worried when I was told that I will be staying in this hotel. This was because I usually see the tall run down building from the outside. But I was suprised to see a new hotel building within the compound when I arrived. I spent 5 days in the Hotel during an exhibition within the hotel and I must say it is definately one of the top 5 hotels in Lagos. The room was clean, well decorated and spacious. The Pool and garden area is awesome and can get quite busy in the weekend as it's a popular attaction for children. The negative things about the hotel is that it only has one restaurant which I think is inadequate for such a big hotel, also the one or two 'lady friends' who came be found hanging out in thee bar on weekday nights and the lack of power sockets next to the bed(All the sockets in my room were around the Tv and and working table). There are also a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.

I will highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Victoria Island.

Room Tip: All rooms are non smoking, ask for a room close to the elevator if you need to smoke as there is a b...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Mr WorldtravellerJ

Thank you for posting a review of the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino following your recent stay.

We were delighted to read that found the hotel and the facilities on offer to your liking. There are power points located next to the bed which power the bedside table lamps. We would be happy to provide adaptor plugs should you require power for additional devices.

Your comment regarding the “lady friends” is noted. I would like to assure you that we have an excellent surveillance departments and that the “friends” are closely monitored as any solicitation is totally unacceptable to us.

Thank you for your recommendation, I look forward to welcoming you back to the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino when next you are visiting Lagos.

Kind regards

David Kliegl
General Manager Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Our daughter's wedding reception was held in the marquee because she wanted the backdrop of the hotel grounds in the wedding pictures. It helped of course that the recently renovated hotel has had the gardens beautifully landscaped into an ethereal experience with the Lagos Port and lagoon providing an unforgettable vision of nature. Add to this the fantastic service we got in the planning of the event.... Special discounts on the 'dodo' the bride wanted, hot TASTY meals (and I emphasise that because absolutely everybody commented on how exceptionally tasty the food was!!!) The ambience, the decor, the service was beyond excellent. A Huge thank you to all the brilliant people who made it so unbelievably fantastic.

Room Tip: I will let the honeymooning couple comment on the room quality.... When they emerge ;)
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Alero R

Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding and thank you for your review of our banqueting services following your daughter’s recent wedding reception at the Federal Palace Hotel.

We were delighted that you, and your guests, enjoyed the wedding reception.

Kind regards

David Kliegl
General Manager Nigeria
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Marseille, France
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49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I would like to stay that my stay was above expectations!
Very nice welcome at check in by Michael who got me a nice room with a view when i told him , it was my very 1st stay!
Breakfast is varied and tasteful!
Staff is committed and eager to help ! It was a very nice stay in busy Lagos

Room Tip: Room 526 is quiet and has a very nice view !
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear CFF13

Thank you for posting a review of the Federal palace Hotel on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are glad that you have enjoyed your first stay and the splendid view over the water.
We do hope that you will enjoy many more stays with us in the future.

Yours sincerely
David Kliegl
General Manager Nigeria
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copenhagen
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50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Lovely, relaxing hotel in a city which is challenging. Reception staff helpful, room large and clean. Pool lovely and refreshing.

That said, the food and drink were alarmingly expensive. Very good breakfast

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear Fabphil

Thank you for recently posting a review of the Federal Palace Hotel following your stay with us.

We are pleased that you found the hotel clean and that you enjoyed the facilities on offer, particularly the swimming pool and the breakfast. The pool and the tennis courts certainly provide relief from the hustle and bustle of Lagos.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Federal Palace Hotel when next you are visiting Lagos.

Yours sincerely
David Kliegl
General Manager Nigeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Gorgeous Hotel. Resort Style. Loved the olympic size pool Perfect water day and night. Cool water slides. Mini golf. Great sea view . Tennis courts. Gym is small but has everything you need. Food on expensive side. Room service pricier than eating in restaurant.
$U.S.15 for a small cocktail! wow. Wasn't expecting it to be expensive in Nigeria. . Gorgeous green gardens with peacocks milling about. Breakfast buffet is worth getting up for. Never got sick once here. Had to stay here for many days on a business trip. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. Area outside hotel is not much to see. Very busy crowded and dirty. There is a mall with cinema walking distance from hotel. Went to a Chinese restaurant 5 mins from the hotel - excellent food. Free fast wifi mostly everywhere. Would def recommend this hotel. Nice comfy bed! Electricity shuts off now and then but nothing major. Sometimes the shower sprouts brown rusty water! No spa/salon in here.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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david_kliegl, General Manager at The Federal Palace Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear Calvares04
Thank you for your Tripadvisor review of the Federal Palace following your recent stay. We are glad that you enjoyed all the facilities on offer within the hotel and grounds, especially our peacocks. As a business hotel, we understand the importance of fast reliable internet and a quality night’s sleep in in a good bed.
Once you leave the hotel property, you are truly in the heart of Victoria Island and the hustle and bustle of a busy city.
Yours sincerely
David Kliegl
General Manager Nigeria
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Address: 6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 117 Hotels in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Federal Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the commercial hub of Lagos, Nigeria’s Federal Palace Hotel is tailored to international corporate standards. Conduct a boardroom meeting within the walls that witnessed the signing of Nigeria’s Independence Declaration or manage your daily business affairs in the convenience of one of the eight boardrooms. The Federal Palace Hotel caters for corporate travellers who value consistency in excellence. ... more   less 
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