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“Upmarket, clean, good food, good service, good facilities” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Federal Palace Hotel
Ranked #5 of 131 Hotels in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Upmarket, clean, good food, good service, good facilities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2011

I recently stayed at the Federal Palace Hotel with my husband. I was there only for a few days so i could view schools and apartments as we intend to move there in April on a 2 yr contract. I was really impressed with this hotel definitely worth its star rating! The breakfast selection is large as well as the buffet dinner they offer. It has a comfortable bar area and outside tables. The rooms are a decent size and come with all the added extras to make the stay comfortable. My husband has stayed at 3 hotels on Victoria Island and this is by far the best.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank JLJackson
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Beirut
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2010

I lived in Lagos for a while. Now I go back and forth at least 5 times a year. Federal Palace has lifted the bar up. This hotel has shown people what a great hotel is supposed to look like. The rooms are not so big but rather very comfy. Clean and neat. The swimming pool is great. They have the best casino in Lagos.The view of the lagoon is great. Although not so great on the 2nd or 3rd floor. Now, about the yellow water. I did realize the water was yellow for about 3 days of my 8 days stay. But its ok. All in all, the hotel is the best place to stay in Lagos.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank johnktravel
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DC
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2010

I recently spent about 10 days in the Federal Palace and found the hotel to be a wonderful departure from the average West African hotel experience. The room was clean and well appointed, the restaurant and bar were both very good and they just opened what must be one of the nicest hotel pool complexes in Africa. The service was attentive, the staff accommodating and I didn't have any problems with my credit card. Wireless and wired internet connections. Their fitness center was decent as well, though I didn't use it. There's also a casino in the hotel that I didn't make it into.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank SuessBD
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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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76 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2010

I enjoyed my five nights at the Federal Palace Hotel. The staff went out of their way to greet and help everyone, the place is pristine, and the food is great. The hotel hosted a Jazz Festival during my stay and it was relaxing to hang out at the pool. The hotel geatures a large pool, long waterslides, an 18 hole mini-golf course, trampolines, fitness park, and play area for the kids. The gym is one of the nicest i have seen in Africa at a hotel and overall the hotel was impressive and i would highly recommend it to others. The bath water was still yellow and the wifi was weak, but it didnt feel like i was in Africa here.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lthammari
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Cornelius, North Carolina
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2010

This hotel is much better than the Eko Suites. The food was good and the workout facility above average. This is a pricey hotel with small rooms, but it is very comfortable. The tap water does have a slight yellow discoloration as reported by a previous Trip Advisor guest. Bottled water is provided in each room at no charge. If not for the water issue I would rate this hotel very good.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cashman83
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Kokkedal, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2010

Do not pay with credit card as the hotel (or employees) abuse your credit card. They draw the amount of your stay numerous times as they make "manual" transactions and copy your details.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank HHD729756
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Bergen, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2010

My stay in this hotel was terrible. Apart from the yellow hard water in the bathtubs, they actually served me rotten fish. When i complained, they said i had eaten part of the fish and therefore i had no grounds to complain. How would i know it was bad if i never tasted it? Even the waiter who took away the plate tasted it and said it was bad, but the cook i spoke to said it was flavouring. I wonder what kind of flavour would produce a rotten taste in fish? They could not even apologize.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mary99415
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Property: The Federal Palace Hotel
Address: 6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 131 Hotels in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Federal Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the commercial hub of Lagos, Nigeria’s Federal Palace Hotel is tailored to international corporate standards. Conduct a boardroom meeting within the walls that witnessed the signing of Nigeria’s Independence Declaration or manage your daily business affairs in the convenience of one of the eight boardrooms. The Federal Palace Hotel caters for corporate travellers who value consistency in excellence. ... more   less 
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