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“Comfortable Boutique Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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1, Sir Micheal Otedola Street, Lagos, Nigeria   |  
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Ranked #10 of 73 Hotels in Lagos
South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable Boutique Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stayed here one night, and was quite happy with it, although I thought it was a bit expensive for a boutique hotel (USD275) For the same price you can stay at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel with a bigger room and nicer bathroom. Service and Staff is really friendly at the this hotel, and the food is not bad either. They have a nice and clean swimming pool, exactly what you want in the heat of Lagos. Apart from the price range - I would really recommend this hotel, especially if you arrive late at night from the airport - about 20min drive which in Lagos, is equal to a 2min drive

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

House J is a decent place to stay on business in Lagos - friendly atmosphere, above average but costly food (great ice cream parlor across the road), nice bar. Got a huge room this time but eaten by mosquitoes overnight with sleep otherwise limited by noisy generator in adjacent premises - management have offered an alternative room. Other guests have complained of noisy disco nearby. Will stay again.

Room Tip: ask for a room in the front portion of the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have just returned from a work trip to Lagos where a colleague and I stayed at House J for the first time. I can really recommend the hotel and I enjoyed my stay there far more than in the big chain hotels I have previously stayed in on VI. The hotel is small and split over 2 sites in the same street.

The rooms are spacious and furnished to a good standard and not with the corporate uniformity that the chain hotels have. I thought the food in the evening was excellent and not very expensive, certainly not by Lagos hotel standards. The bar has a good range of drinks and is open around the clock. The wifi worked fine.

The staff are very friendly and generally very accommodating and helpful, especially the gate staff. My colleague had a problem though as he needed to swap the wifi registration from his phone to his laptop. This for some reason just could not be done, which was a great pity as it caused him lots of difficulties.

It has a very good location in Ikeja and is a short drive from the airport, which is great when arriving on late domestic flights. I certainly felt very safe there. We went to a bar up the road a couple of times, watched the football, and found the locals there very friendly. It would have been good to have known earlier about the pool, which was on the other site, although having said that we wouldn’t have much time to use it.

All in all, a great place to stay and I’ll certainly go back there on my next trip which will be in the summer.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Very well maintained hotel and rooms and it feels so safe.
also the staff is very very nice and the best part was when the chef decided to cook for us something vegetarian specialy.I really look forward to staying In there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 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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Douala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel is very reasonable for Lagos and if you stay at the annex at number 11 it's very comfortable with a pool, reasonable food and good service.

Located in the Ikeja GRA it is close to the airport and the Ikeja industrial estate.

It is built around a courtyard with the pool in the centre.

There is a small gym and a good bar.

The grilled fish is usually extremely good!

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the newer annex at number 11.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

...and last weekend, Friday / Saturday when the need to stay the night before my flight to London in Lagos arose, House J was the place to be. I have always been in the front building, until the last weekend when I was booked into a room at the new complex at the back ! OMG...The management thus made a nasty mistake, as there is no way I am gonna settle for anything but the new complex anymore.

If you want to have the very best of HJ, asked for a room in the new complex at the back. Period. The only problem is that you have the bar at your beck and call to start with, and you will be more than tempted to go for a swim non- stop, all night long. The swimming pool is right in front of you...all services as perfect as ever...and of course, I ll be back. Meanwhile, thanks for the great service.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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 May 11, 2013

I spent two days in House J during the recent book fair in Lagos. I was really impressed with every aspect of the hotel. Service was excellent , staff were friendly, food quality and variety was great and the design and décor of the room was the best I have seen in Nigeria. Most guests were European and I made some good new friends in the bar – which has a great ambience. I can recommend this hotel as an excellent alternative to the overpriced branded hotels in the near by area.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Additional Information about House J

Address: 1, Sir Micheal Otedola Street, Lagos, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Lagos
#8 Business Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
House j Hotel Lagos
j Hotel Lagos

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