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“Middle of nightlife”
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Riomar
Ranked #47 of 50 Hotels in Lagos
London, United Kingdom
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“Middle of nightlife”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Was totally shocked when the bus arrived at this hotel as we assumed it would be a lot bigger than described and not as cramped as it was. However we received a nice greeting on arrival and although our rooms wasn't ready we could leave our baggage with the receptionist and take a stroll to get our bearings.

The hotel is very out dated and requires a facelift but as we were here only a few days it was just fine. Wi-Fi wasn't the best but we managed. We even got given a balcony view which overlooked the building opposite us but the view over the buildings was nice.

This hotel is in the heart of everything so be warned. If you want a quiet evening this is not the hotel for you as there are plenty clubs/bars all around as this is in the heart of town.

During the day the shops are amazing and truly unique so make sure you have a little tour.

Overall this hotel was ok and we may just use it again as it was so convenient to get to and from town you couldn't get lost.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very good location in the centre of Lagos. We had a nice street view room with balcony. The building is old but recently refurbished. Breakfast could have been better. When getting there by car, study the map first not to get lost in those narrow one-way streets which may lead you onto a walkway. There are only 6 parking places outside the hotel, so if they're occupied, you would probably have to look for one outside of the 'old town'. Good location equals noise - expect people walking by the hotel and shouting during the night.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We, a family of three stayed in Riomar Hotel for 8 days. The room was suitable and was serviced every day. Staff were seen every morning cleaning all areas well. Reception staff were exceptionally helpful. Breakfast was basic but all items were fresh. Morning chorus was supplied by the sea gulls. The Hotel is in the centre of the Old Town and the area is busy and noisy until late into the night. All in all a really good value stay. Lagos is well worth visiting and the Riomar is bang in the middle of the action. Harry

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

the hotel was in a good location to the beach and the shops and resturants however the hotel does need a big update. it could be cleaner and the bathroom was very dirty and old decor. breakfast was average but be varied though and the signal for the wifi is very more as you go to higher levels. the room had a balcony that had didnt have much of a view and it can get very noisy at night.

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Property: Riomar
Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 83, Lagos 8600-681, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #47 of 50 Hotels in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riomar 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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