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Bogobiri House Lagos
Ranked #15 of 130 Hotels in Lagos
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26 reviews
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“Disappointed, after having read the reviews and staying there”
Reviewed June 11, 2009

After reading the reviews on TP of this I thought I had found just the place in Lagos. Unfortunately, I’d have to strongly disagree with all the 5 star reviews. The rooms (I checked out two) are large but not very comfortable or well maintained/equipped. The common area is small, smoky, and the table tops are sticky with beer residue (when I checked in, I got a whiff from the lobby area and it smelled like a pub – not that I’d mind, but not if that is the only common area outside your room). The art is good, but frankly I wouldn’t care if it was there or not – I was looking for a good place to stay. I had planned on staying for a week but checked out the next day and moved into a proper hotel. The food, though pricy for a guest house, was very good but very limited options. Water/Beers/drinks were just as expensive as the larger hotels. Lastly, the generator (a nuisance in all thing Lagos, but more so in not so tall building) can be heard in all rooms on the back end of the hotel – not a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 16, 2009

This hotel is something different, and is on a quiet road, with a real feel of an African Art gallery.
I was stunned by the quality of Art both outside and inside the building and was particularly impressed with the steel horse outside , and the front door whilst welcoming is obviously secure.
You access the hotel through a small front garden with parking to the side and go straight into reception and the bar area.
This area kept my interest for quite a while, looking at the pictures and photos as well as sculptures in the bar.
There is wi-fi Internet access through the hotel in bars and the rooms.
The whole building keeps interest and for followers of African art is well worth seeing even if you just pop in for a drink.
Bedrooms also are spacious and clean, with comfortable beds but there are limited rooms in this hotel, and so yu have to book in plenty of time as it was full when i visited.
Prices for Lagos are extremely reasonable for accomodation, meals and drinks and the security is good and friendly .
All in all I look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 4, 2008

This Lagos boutique hotel was a great find. It was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was generally good. Its a great oasis of calm and comfort in the hustle and bustle of Lagos.

The food was very tasty though could be a little spicy. Most evenings there is live music which was just so lovely. My room was beautifully designed with lots of local art on the walls

It only has 10 rooms so I would advise you book early. I highly recommend this hotel to someone who prefers the smaller hotel with character rather than the big chains

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  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Bogobiri House Lagos
Address: 9, Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road,, Lagos, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Spa
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Lagos
#5 Spa Hotel in Lagos
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bogobiri House Lagos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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