I was a bit apprehensive when I approached Bogobiri nearly three weeks ago on a rainy Sunday morning having arrived from Abu Dhabi for my first time in Lagos. The outside did not reveal what the inside had on offer!!! My check in was smooth and trouble free and Ugo was on hand to check me in despite it being her off day. Initially checked into a room which had a slight problem with the AC and then was moved to another room just for the day but I made it mine for the next three weeks. The room was spacious with a cane two seater and two single seaters and a large glass table which was more than enough for my work which I had plenty to complete in three weeks. The place is owned by a superb Nigerian - Chike who stays on site and is an Aston Villa fan!! The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the food on offer was excellent value. The hotel gets crowded on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as there are various bands that play lively music which varies from Afro to Reggae. There is an extension where musicians come and play their different instruments but to me Bogobiri will be visited again when I come back to Lagos. It also helped that my office was at Banana Island - so travelling was nice and smooth and a few minutes away.
Bogobiri is known as a boutique hotel - small with 16 rooms or thereabout and each one is furnished well. There are lots of drawings adorning the walls and also some fantastic furniture carved from tree trunks. As hotels come in Nigeria, the rates are pretty high but then when you have to have generators etc installed, then I suppose the rates are acceptable. The room was cleaned daily and laundry done as well on the same day.
You meet a cross section of Lagos society during the evenings as the bar at Bogobiri brings in the regulars.
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