Returning from upcountry by car and being scheduled to fly out of Lagos later in the afternoon, did the organizers of the Nigeria Travel Week book me a dayroom at the Blue Lodge Hotel to freshen up and change into my travel clothes.
Check in was instant and so was being shown to my room on the first floor. The room was clean, lights worked as did the air condition and most important, the water in the shower was hot and the pressure high. It turned out that the shower cabin in fact had body jets too, which were most welcome, having stepped into the shower all sweaty after a morning of travel by car.
I had three hours before my departure transfer and managed to get some work done as the WiFi worked well.
This was not a fancy branded hotel but it was right at the airport and it took me only a few minutes to the departure terminal, two reasons for me to return there in the future. The prices too were a distant cry from the branded airport hotels, another important reason why the Blue Lodge Hotel ticks all the right boxes.
Thanks to the reception staff who were not just friendly but able to answer a couple of questions without seeking help from higher up.
Great and rather unexpected positive experience!
The room was neat, room service could be improved on. The dining room could be upgraded. There was no swimming pool, this was a big minus. The location is relatively peaceful, and is very close to the International Airport.
Spent a night at the Blue Lodge, enjoyed the stay. Large double room, very decent and clean. The staff were very helpful and kind, which was really reassuring after a long journey. Restaurant is open 24hrs, which is super for late night travellers; food is a bit expensive though. I definitely recommend this hotel and will stay here again.
On our recent visit to Nigeria, we stayed at this hotel and to our delight, had a very enjoyable experience. The room was very clean upon arrival and spacious. Definitely worth the price. Breakfast in the morning was great and worth the cost as well.
Having travelled quite a lot of times across Africa, I have been more and more sceptical about hotels close to airports and their services, because of a sense of complaisance. However, the staff at the Blue Lodge Hotel were outstanding and always ready to help with any query I had. While out on business one needs a bit of empathy in the services offered and they outdid themselves in that department.
The communication flow with the hotel reservation staff was efficient and we didn't have to call so many time to know where and how the process will be when we arrive in Nigeria. The concierge made sure that my room was always clean since I had a step over before venturing in couple states and then should return for a longer stay. And, even better was that I liked my room on arrival and they made necessary arrangements that the room I was fond of was open for my return in Lagos. I've really appreciated that simple touch like offering the guest a good read before showing him his room.
Those simple actions means a lot for travellers and I love to read, so well done! This is one of the best selections to choose from if you've got business to attend in Lagos and don't want to seat in the traffic while making your way for a flight out.