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Nicon Luxury, Abuja
Ranked #51 of 80 Hotels in Abuja
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Seriously overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2009

This hotel used to belong to Le Meridien and is still mistakenly called Le Meridien by the locals. The building is huge, with the top floors mostly not in use. Hallways are enormously wide and the rooms are very spacious but have more emptiness than furniture. Very european-style bathroom and general room set-up. All 'no disturb' signs and some of the amenities still carry Le Meridien logo. There are safes in the rooms but they need to be unlocked by the hotel staff. Big swimming pool, gym (with just a few machines), sauna and tennis court. Good breakfast and all-day dining arrangement. There are conference facilities and secure parking. The hotel is next to the International Conference Center of Abuja.
Reception staff seemed rather unfriendly even though the hotel is rather over-priced, the laundry was delivered back only after two requests, airport pick up service was not provided even though confirmed two times. The complimentary internet connection is a joke and needs some serious fixing.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Missouri, U.S.A.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2009

I recently stayed at the Nicon while in Abuja for the holidays. It had it's good and bad points:

The Good: friendly staff (they always responded to our complaints), beautiful views (I could see Aso Rock from our room!), room service (great roast chicken and chips/fries!), great shower (if you like to take really hot showers like I do)

The Bad: air conditioning (barely cooled the room), a little outdated (carpet, bed), bad shower (no curtain so the floor gets wet quickly), too expensive

Overall, the Nicon Luxury is too expensive but is adequate. It would not be my first choice but I would consider it as an alternative as choices are limited by American standards.

  • Liked — the views of Abuja
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2008

Called the nicon luxury but I couldn't find the luxury here. very expensive as with all hotels aiming at the overseas visitor but does not offer value - even by Nigerian standards. Rooms are large, dirty and smelly. food here is best avoided. Last time i was in Abuja i stayed at the Hilton and will make sure i stay there again next time. pretty much the same price but much much better.

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Nicon Luxury, Abuja

Property: Nicon Luxury, Abuja
Address: Plot 903 Tafawa Balewa Way | Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Abuja State > Abuja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Abuja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nicon Luxury, Abuja 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
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