I was a bit sceptical about this hotel as the photo's looked so stunning and, from previous experience, hotels normally turn out to be much 'shabbier' in real life. It was a pleasant surprise when we got to the hotel that the hotel, room and pool area are EXACTLY as you see in the photographs and on the website.
The staff were very friendly and helpful - supplied us with some very basic provisions when we arrived close to 1am in the morning and offered to drop us to Lagos one day [but we got lost in town and missed her!]
The hotel is settled among a number of villas but its still a very quiet location; stunning view from our balcony of the pool area and then the sea. It seemed for the first couple of days that it was only my friend and I and another couple who may have been on honeymoon [we didnt get the opportunity to speak to them though]. It was so peaceful that at times we thought we were the only ones in the hotel!
My only suggestions would be:
Hire a car
Although the little town is not far away, there is quite a hill to negotiate and when you've just had hip surgery, it can be a bit difficult! It's particularly hard when you've gone to visit the local Spar to get provisions and have to try and get back up the hill! Plus, the bus service, especially on Sunday, is a bit haphazard. We waited nearly 1.5 hrs for a bus into Lagos while some people got into taxis and others just gave up!
Wifi access is only available in the lobby area. Being able to access the internet from either the room or the pool area would have been good.
All in all, I had a wonderful time and would definitely visit this hotel again. In fact, I've told the other half that's where we're off to in 2014!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ApartHotel Vila Luz – Lagos, a small resort facing the ocean in Luz. Modern decorated with disabled facilities the apartments are fully equipped with kitchenette and bath. Balconies with sea views. large exterior pool, bar, lounge & reception. ... more less
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