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The Island Hotel
Ranked #39 of 130 Hotels in Lagos
Bangalore
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29 reviews
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“Not the best !!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

When you say "Best Western", has some standard expectations that you could expect. That was not the case here, the let down was on the room, very damp hence was smelly, Did not fell good at all for the 2 nights that i stayed. Toilet was also not that good. Its a old property. Expensive.

Positives - Big room, Good hotel staff, prompt and quick. Breakfast was sufficient and has a decent spread. Good service.Clean restaurant. Veg options very limited.
Would avoid staying on my next trip.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

While I could never fault the friendliness and help from the staff, the hotel is way below par. The bedrooms have only the tiniest windows but unfortunately only looking inward to the internal (covered) courtyard where meals can be eaten. I had to change rooms 3 times due to things from the tv to the wifi not working or due to the bathroom not having a functioning shower. Each time they were accommodating, but this is not a luxurious establishment by any means. The rooms themselves, due to a complete lack of natural light, are either very dark or make you feel like you are in some kind of interrogation room such is the harsh brightness.
Meals were mediocre and on one day they ran out of burger buns completely, something I would have thought was fundamental.
Located directly across from what is intended one day to be reclaimed land on a beach or the style currently dominating Dubai at the moment, but right now it is more akin to a construction site. Completing this atmosphere was the emptied pool looking quite derelict.
I really wish I had spent less time here, but there is nothing nearby and walking alone is not recommended anyway.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 22, 2011

I moved here for 2 days from the overpriced and dated Sheraton Ikeja. Was surprised to find a refurbished place with nice, clean rooms. Stone floors, no nasty carpet. Marble bathrooms, nice design. Staff very helpful, restaurant makes good African food. Breakfast and fast wifi internet included in rate. Famous Nigerian actors were here shooting a movie during my stay - nice distraction. Hotel is in the middle of Bar Beach, walking distance to Michael's restaurant and Silverbird for those not afraid of walking (I felt safe but it is dusty). Only glitch was that none of my credit cards worked for payment, so better travel with a wad of cash if you come here.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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HRManagerBWL, Manager at The Island Hotel, responded to this review, March 10, 2011
Good Day
It was our pleasure to have you here,we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed our wonderful view of Bar Beach. We hope to see you again and also appreciate the kind comments

Tayo Dongo
HR Manager
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Property: The Island Hotel
Address: Plot 1228 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos 234, Nigeria (Formerly Best Western The Island Hotel)
Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 130 Hotels in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Island Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 142
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