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Southern Sun Ikoyi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   47 Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria   |  
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Ranked #4 of 71 hotels in Lagos
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“Best hotel in Lagos by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

It's impossible to find or say anything negative about this hotel. I arrived 3 days ago and will be here another couple of days - wish I could stay longer. You're greeted at check-in by professional and courteous staff who can't do enough to make check-in as pain free as possible. Rooms are modern and clean, beds have the most comfortable and pristine bedding, the restaurant serves great food and the ambiance of the entire hotel is wonderful. The gym comes complete with a dedicated personal trainer and the security and safety of guests is second to none. The free and fast wi-fi was excellent. Well done to the staff and management of Southern Sun Ikoyi. Keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 7th floor or above are best. You get very little noise and the view's great.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
East Orange, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

The stay of our six member family was a wonderful experience.
I was pleasantly surprised that the hotel compares favorably both in terms of infrastructure and services with most of the five star hotels that we have visited in the US including the Hilton hotels.
The African type hospitality and friendliness of the hotel staff is far superior to the ones obtainable in the western countries.
The food including the breakfast is far richer in quality and variety than obtainable in most western countries, as well.
The security setup of the hotel is reassuring.
The stay of the hotel is almost thrice as expensive as for comparable hotels in the western countries BUT the same goes for similar hotels and other services in Lagos, Nigeria. Also, an Indoor Pool is desirable and the outside pool could be larger.
The internet service was wireless, free, easily accessible and consistent throughout our six day stay.
I will definitely recommend the hotel to my friends and family who may be visiting Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

On the 24th of December we were treated to an excellent and joyous cocktail party by the poolside organised by the Manager Lawal Afolabi. It was beyond expectations. We lack words of appreciation. My best Xmas ever!

Room Tip: Very hospitable staff. African hospitality.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Fairly standard hotel, but a good option for Lagos. Seems overpriced, but when compared the alternative options it's not too bad. Guess best compliment is that it could be a hotel anywhere else in the world.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

A Excellent Hotel to stay , great rooms , excellent food, great service , very courteous staff, that really look afar your need. Overall a very nice locality .

I'll really like to recommend this hotel for stay when ever you are planning your visit to Lagos,Nigeria.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

In a city where rates for poor hotels are very high the Southern Sun is actually a very good option. The food, rooms (although small) and service quality are all up to an international standard and makes the exhorbitant rates easier to swallow. Probably the best in Lagos at the moment.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abuja
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Great staff, quality service, welcome drink at reception made us feel pampered, staff just wants to run to your aid, pricy but we got a good group discount

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Southern Sun Ikoyi

Address: 47 Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
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Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Lagos
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Ikoyi 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Sun Hotel Ikoyi LagosAddress 47 Alfred Rewane Road (Kingsway Road)Ikoyi – Lagos Nigeria.Location Southern Sun Ikoyi is strategically located in the GovernmentArea of the City. It offers the corporate business travelers an excellent accommodation and irresistible Services. The hotel is situated within a few kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean (popularly called Bar Beach), 5km from the City Centre and 30km from the International Airport.Accommodation Southern Sun Hotel Ikoyi has a total of 195 rooms tastefully furnished with luxurious amenities and offers various segments of rooms to meet our clients’ needs. The Hotel rooms are categorized as follows: 86 Standard Rooms 75 Executive Rooms (One Double Bed) 22 Executive Rooms (Two Double Beds) 5 Junior Suites 4 Suites 2 Executive Suites 1 Paraplegic RoomAll the above mentioned rooms are non-smokingGuests Rooms All rooms are fitted with the followings: Air-conditioning Flat Screen 32” LCD TV DSTV and Local Channels Hitv Channels High Speed Complementary Internet Access WIFI internet connectivity IDD Telephone System in rooms Safe Deposit Boxes Electronic Door Lock Tea/Coffee Making facilities Fully Stock Mini Bar Hair Dryer Iron/Ironing Board (on request) Work Desk with LampExecutive Floors The Executive floors (8th & 9th) offer our esteemedguests exclusive services as follows: Executive Lounge Complimentary:o Continental/Buffet Breakfasto Fruit Basket on Arrivalo Bottle of Wineo Newspaperso Bathrobeso Slipperso Loffa Business & Secretarial Services Turndown ServiceFamily Children under 3 years and below stay and eat freeServices Our Hotel Services include: 24 hours effective and efficient security system 24 hours, 7 days a week room service Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services Secured Environment Free Parking Business Centre with state-of-the-art facilities Daily Secretarial Services Fitness Centre with modern equipment ATM Services on site WIFI internet connectivity throughout the Hotel High Speed Internet Access Outdoor Swimming PoolConference/MeetingOur professional Staff will assist our Corporate and Business Clients to plan their meetings/functions. Our meeting rooms are fully equipped with state-of-art-facilities.Restaurant/Bar Our Restaurants our open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and offer elegant Nigerian and Continental dishes to the delight of all guests. Restaurant Capacityo Main Restaurant - 80 Seatso Mezzanine Lounge/Bar - 20 Seats Operation Hourso Breakfast - 6.30am – 10.00amo Lunch - 12.00pm – 3.00pmo Dinner - 6.00pm – 10.00pmSports/Recreation * Swimming Pool Fitness Centre Gym Sauna/Steam RoomUseful Information The Hotel does not operate Airport Shuttle, but could assist our guests to make arrangement with a reliable Car Rentals on request. Rates are inclusive of Full Continental/Buffet Breakfast 5% VAT and 10% Service Charge.Interested Placesin Lagos Ikoyi Club – Established 1938 is just 5 minutes walk from the hotel and it offers various sporting facilities. It has about 15,000 members of high profile people in Nigeria. Muson Centre – meaning Musical Society of Nigeria. Is 10 minutes drive from the hotel and most musical concert are staged at the Centre. Bar Beach – is located 5km drive from the Hotel. This is the main beach on Victoria Island, Lagos. The Bar Beach is named historically after the sand bars on long the Lagos Coastline. Silverbird Calleria – Is situated on Victoria Island, a 10 minutes drive from Southern Sun Ikoyi. Shoprite – Is located along Lekki Expressway, is 20 minutes from Southern Sun Ikoyi. Eleko Beach – Is about 45minutes drive along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. It is one the most popular among the beaches in Lagos. It is very busy during festive and public holidays.Language *English and three (3) other major Nigerian Languages –Yoruba, Igbo and HausaCurrency Naira(Local)Credit Card Visa and Master CardsElectricity 220vTime Zone GMT-1Climate Tropical Climate all year round with temperature of 25c and 40c.Major Airlines South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Egypt Air, Kenya Airways, Delta Airlines, Arik Air, Turkish AirRates are Inclusive of:  Full Buffet Breakfast 10% Service charge Other Added Values are:  Wifi/Internet Service Two bottled water in Room Daily Gym, Sauna and Steam Swimming Pool Free Car Parking ... more   less 
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