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“My husband stayed here for one night while flight was canceled.” 5 of 5 stars
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Southern Sun Ikoyi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   47 Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria   |  
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Ranked #2 of 81 Hotels in Lagos
Austin, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My husband stayed here for one night while flight was canceled.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Food was amazing! Staff were polite and courteous. Room was clean, sanitary, comfortable bed, pristine restrooms. Cost is a bit high but well worth it. Quiet, quaint, felt as if I were back home in states and not in Lagos. Many thanks to giving my husband a nice stay.
Only thing is because airlines was paying for room they also paid for a meal. Since my flight was early morning we were going to leave before breakfast buffet. So we requested dinner buffet which took some convincing. After I explained the meal was getting paid for by airline regardless, it didn't matter if it was breakfast or dinner. They agreed and we sat to eat. Also water is bottled only and it wasn't included with the meal. It had to be paid separately. So who eats a meal and drinks no beverage. Not cool.
Love and peace,
Access USA

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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ssih, Manager at Southern Sun Ikoyi, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear Gbenga,

We thank and appreciate you on your comments and contribution and we are previledge to have you stay with us. We are so glad we were able to make your stay very comfortable despite your cancelled flight.

We want to assure you of our high committment to excellent quality and service, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back.

We wish you well.

Best regards
Udeme
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  • 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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Doha, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I've been to so many hotel all over the world and your hospitality is the best right from the entrance, very well behaved porters and doormen who understand first impression with the guest counts alot.
Many thanks to the team working at the restaurant for the humble and experience atmosphere they create!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ssih, Manager at Southern Sun Ikoyi, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Bernard,

Thank you so much for your comments and contributions we are glad we had you around and were able to meet your expectations.

We are committed to sustaining quality service delivery you have experienced. Please do not hesitate to let us know what you will need to making your stay even much more memorable on your next visit.

We wish you well.

Best regards
Udeme
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Lagos, Nigeria
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We arrived in Lagos and travelled to Southern Sun where we arrived a little shell shocked to say the least. Five days later we leave completely relaxed and confident that if Mark and his fine team can achieve and maintain this level of hospitable excellence we will be happy staying in Lagos for some months come November....
Our reception, the porters and concierge , our room, housekeeping , guest laundry , our experiences in the Restaurant and Bars and other areas of the hotel have been so very good.
I do commend Mark for his help , kindness and hospitality and recognise that he is an exceptional General Manager , heading an exceptional team offering exceptional hospitality to their guests. Thank you, we will be back

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I'm the CEO of a German Company and travelling since 7 years in Africa for different Projects. This is one of my favoured Hotels especially to do business. Everything is very professional, Internet very fast, top Boardrooms, friendly and well educated staff, excellent food. I was staying during the weekend and saw also families with kids and every body was taking care about the kids.

Joerg Ploetz

>Dear Mr. Loxley,
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> I trust you are doing well.
> I like to say thanks for your warm welcome in your Hotel and I was
> enjoying my visit very much. Never times I expected a so professional
> Hotel like yours in Lagos. If you need my support for help in Germany,
> you are every times welcome.
>
> Best Regards
> Joerg

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ssih, Manager at Southern Sun Ikoyi, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Mr. Joerg,

It was a previledge having you stay with us in our hotel. We are equally pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality and facilities.

We are committed to making sure that this experience is sustained and exceeded.

We also look forward to welcoming you back here with us on your next visit.

We wish you well.

Best regards
Udeme
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

It has been almost two years since my last review on this hotel, and I am amazed at their ability to easily surpass the expecations of their guests and delight them. The front office staff remain some of the friendliest faces in Nigeria and the service levels are still high. Food is great especially the breakfast. I am particularly impressed by Ms Ubong (PR Manager) who effortlessly ensures my reservations are made and follows up with a call after my departure to enquire about my stay and possible areas of imporvement.The hotel certainly is my home away from home!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ssih, Manager at Southern Sun Ikoyi, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Larry,

Thank you for your comments and contributions, we are previledged to have you stay with us. We are delighted that we were able to meet your expectations and are glad that one of our many fine Management staff made your stay even more memorable.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

Best regards
Udeme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

What a fantastic hotel to visit in Nigeria, with well trained staff. Had a nice reception, proffesional potters n a great experience at d restaurant with the help of the friendly waiters n ever willing to help Mr Lawal the asst food and beverage manager, who is always ready to assist customers with choice of meal in a proffesional manner.looking forward to have another wonderful experince in this hotel when next I visit the country.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ssih, Manager at Southern Sun Ikoyi, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Morenike,

I want to say a big thank you for your comments and contribution. It is well appreciated.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

We wish you well in your endeavours.

Best regards
Udeme
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Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Southern Sun is one hotel where you can get the best dishes and lots of varieties to choose from. there buffets is simply the best . the staffs are at your beck and ready to assist in whatsoever you need while having breakfast lunch or dinner. i recommend this hotel for to any business traveller.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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ssih, Manager at Southern Sun Ikoyi, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Mr. Oma,

Thank you for your comments on our page, we appreciate your response to our service. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best of food and other services to meet your desire.

We wish you well.

Best regards
Udeme
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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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
#3 Business Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Ikoyi 4*
Number of rooms: 195
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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