My Nigerian Colleague chose the Trafford Hotel for me over the downtown alternatives. Although Trafford is out in the pleasant and quiet Gwarimpa district, about 10 KM from the center of Abuja, the positives significantly outweigh the extra travel time.
First, the staff is excellent. They truly seem to care about their guests. Whether checking on an appointment, purchasing a power supply or introducing me to a local person who had lived in the US, they did an excellent job.
Second, the hotel is new and in excellent condition. My room was very comfortable with excellent lighting, a good television, a firm bed and plenty of power outlets. Only poor lighting in the bathroom was not up to western standards.
Third, the small restaurant served good, reasonably priced food. Whether eggs and toast for breakfast or Nigerian pepper soup for dinner, each dish I ate was well made. There is also a small but pleasant bar, and a good fitness center to help work off the calories.
I will be planning to stay at the Trafford in Abuja again.More