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“Oasis of tranquillity in the Lagos jungle”
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The Wheatbaker
Ranked #1 of 133 Hotels in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Any frequent traveller to Lagos will admit that getting time-off the abrasive hustle and bustle of this unique city.

This hotel provides just that. whilst this will not be the best hotel you'll have staid in (especially given its associated cost), you will not find a better place to rest in Lagos.

The staff is friendly, food is good, rooms are big and the bar has a nice feel to it, with the up-and-coming local yuppies pouring in for drinks after hours...

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear MatFab

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent stay with us.

We are pleased that you were satisfied with our efforts to provide only the highest standards of Service and Quality to all our valued guests.

I hope you will choose to stay with us again soon.

Regards

Simon Grindrod
General Manager

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel! The standart is the same as a lagacy hotel one and even better.
This is my second stay here! it can sound weird but the smell of the hotel is just hummmm( lemongrass smell).
And the staff is just awesome! The food is really good( even the buffet)! The chef is South african, all the wines, you even have Savannah dry( its dry but you can drink it;-)).
The gym is fine, it is a Pity the spa is indicated but not working at all.
The rooms are nice, clean.
The manager is really a nice persin, he talks to his clients often.
The grill room( restaurant) is really good but too expensive for what they serve...
The security can be better, personally i found it too simple.
There is always an expo of an artist on walls.
And a Jazz band every friday as well on the swimming pool side.
Overall, i really like the place!
if in Lagos try it!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank balkissa d
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Balkissa D

Thanks for your informative review following your stay at The Wheatbaker, Lagos.

Let me assure you that we are intending to open a world-class Spa at the hotel before the end of this year.

Equally let me put your mind at rest regarding the security measures we have (both visible and less visible) to protect our Guests. Most international companies have assessed and verified our security systems in terms of their very strict global risk criteria. We have passed each one of these inspections.

I do hope you will choose to stay with us again.

Regards

Simon Grindrod
General Manager

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Wheatbaker is one of the best hotels in Lagos > they have managed to create an exclusive environment with a professional service (which i have found rare in Sub Saharan Africa)i have been welcomed personally by the top management which is unique and served good quality food> the meat must have come from South Africa > all hotels appear expensive in Lagos but this is one that is worth paying for because of the the service and quality of the food . well done

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Balogun A
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Balogun A

Thank you for your very kind review. The Team and I are committed to ensuring you receive only great service and comfort here at The Wheatbaker.

We hope you will choose to stay with us again in the future.

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Simon Grindrod
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I had been to Lagos once before, but had been unhappy with my accommodation. This time around, various clients I was visiting unanimously recommended the Wheatbaker, so I went ahead and booked without doing further research. When I checked in, it became instantly clear why everyone had pointed me towards this hotel. It is not only easily the best hotel in Lagos, but the Wheatbaker delivered some of the best value for money I have received at any hotel, anywhere, in eight years of frequent business travel.

There is no doubt that Lagos can be a tricky city to navigate, but this is easily forgotten on the hotel premises. Everything works (wifi, 24h roomservice, pool, gym, forex), staff is friendly and attentive, requests are met quickly. One gets the sense that the team consciously sets out to dispel preconceived ideas about how things function (or don’t) in Nigeria. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The way the local cultural scene is incorporated into the hotel’s building and culture is a nice touch: from rotating art presentations on the walls of the lobby to regular cultural events on its premises. While in some ways the Wheatbaker is a world all of its own amidst a harsh urban environment, in other ways it makes a conscious effort to weave itself into the local fabric, and during my stay the hotel seemed used by locals and visitors alike for meetings, events and functions.

My only complaint is that they did not have my breakfast cereal of choice (plain muesli), and if that is one’s biggest gripe, one has found a true gem. Verdict: don’t stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: The usual: further away from the elevators is better.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank JoostOB
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear JoostOB

Thanks very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We understand that the patronage of Guests such as yourself is never to be taken for granted. The Team and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and will ensure we have plain muesli amongst our selection of muesli's when you next visit!

Once again, many thanks

Simon Grindrod
General Manager

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The wheat baker has got it right for lagos.
Service from the staff is the best in lagos, always friendly and offer proper customer service
The management are always visible and care
The food is of a high standard and when eating with locals and travellers a good mix of food and travellers can happily taste the local specialities.
Rooms are incredible clean
And on top of that prices are fair for lagos
Just improve check in and out efficiency
But well done team

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Manwering
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Dear Manwering

We are grateful for your feedback following your stay at The Wheatbaker, Lagos.

Whilst we are pleased you found our Service and Standards satisfactory, I noted with interest your comment regarding speed and ease of Check-In and Departure. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the experience of our Guests and improve the electronic banking and credit card platforms in terms of reliability and speed.

We appreciate your trust in us and hope we can again welcome you to The Wheatbaker if you visit Lagos again.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
General Manager

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

As a regular visitor to Lagos it is always a pleasure staying at the WheatBaker and experiencing the homely environment that they continue to create. From the GM to the receptionist all staff are friendly, efficient and provide a personal service without compromise. The rooms are clean and modern, the restaurant is great and the fitness center provides all you need. If your looking for a good 5 star hotel in Lagos, this is the no.1. Will be returning again soon!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Adam T
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Dear Adam T

The Wheatbaker Team and I thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay with us.

We take the comfort and satisfaction of every Guest very seriously and are committed to being the best we can be in an increasingly competitive hotel market.

Please be assured that we will strive to maintain and improve our Service offering and hope you will once again trust us with your next hotel stay in Lagos.

Once again, many thanks for your patronage.

Sincerely

Simon Grindrod
General Manager

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Probably the best in Lagos,located in Ikoyi very close to Victoria Island
Communication to VI and to 3 Mainland Bridge very good
Good Service , good food, clean and expencive :-)
Two restaurants and bar,
You will find all what you need .
Parking available
Security 24/7

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Darek L
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Simon G, General Manager at The Wheatbaker, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Dear Darek L

The Wheatbaker Team and I thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay with us.

Your comments assist us in maintaining the standards expected by international visitors such as yourself who now expect world-class standards from Lagos hotels.

All of us here at The Wheatbaker understand that you have many other hotel options to choose from and will always strive to ensure your expectations are exceeded in terms of Personal Service, Facilities, Cleanliness, Security and Value.

Thanks again

Simon Grindrod
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Additional Information about The Wheatbaker

Address: | Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria > Lagos State > Lagos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Lagos
#1 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
#12 Best Value Hotel in Lagos
Price Range: $340 - $436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Wheatbaker 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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