We are British but live in Cyprus. We were very impressed with the hospitality shown to us at the Kakanfo and would recommend this hotel without reservation if you have reason to stay in Ibadon. We stayed in a an executive double which was huge and had plenty of space to entertain our friends (and our 2 year old daughter) when they came to visit us. The hotel room was clean and had running hot water and there were two airconditioners in the room as well as two flat screen TVs with access to BBC world and CNN. When a couple of minor of things went wrong with the shower they were fixed immediately by the technical staff. All the staff were exceptionally polite and friendly and very well dressed, many in spotless traditional African dress. This was old fashioned service at its best - nothing was too much trouble for them. The quality of the food was good, it was freshly cooked and we had the choice of room service (24hrs) or the use of the resturant. We ate from the Indian menu which was as good as you would get in a good quality Indian resturant in the UK. The food was not cheap even by european standards but to get good quality food in Ibadan is the exception rather than the rule so it was well worth paying for it. The helpings were also very generous. There is a service charge added to the bill which resolves the problem of tipping. Parts of the hotel were under refurbishment including the gym and the outside pool area which when finished will add to the attraction of the hotel.
Prices at the hotel are as stated on the website and there is no attempt to charge guests extra. Even the dollar/naira exchange rate given by the hotel was reasonable.
All in all we were delighted with the standard of service and the ambiance of the hotel. Don't hesitate to use it if you are in Ibadan or the surrrounding area. The location is good and due attention is paid to security.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kakanfo Inn is a prestigious hotel and conference centre offering excellent comfort and first class facilities. We are located in Ibadan, approximately 50 minutes drive from Lagos; the financial capital of Nigeria. We have been providing top quality service since 1988. The hotel has 14 Suites and 68 spacious double rooms. You have an option of 5 categories of rooms designed and equipped to suit your needs. ... more less