The Center of Excellence, which also happens to be the epicenter of most economic activities of the country, Lagos State houses quite a large number of 5-star hotels. Even with the existence of slums and ghettos in the region, Lagos State is still among the top developing states in Nigeria. Developed areas in the state include Ikeja, Victoria Island, Lekki, Ajah, and many other places on the island.
5 Star Hotels are situated in environments that match their standards and this is why you won’t see many of them on the mainland of Lagos. They are mostly based on the Island. This does not mean that Lagos Island is the only developed part of the state, but unlike the mainland, it has fewer under-developed regions.
Judging from the fact that Lagos State is a region known for very high economic activities with a significant influence on the GDP of the country, we should expect to see a lot of accommodation, hospitality, and transportation activities in the state. This is where hotels come in. Business tycoons travel from overseas into the state and will definitely need where to stay and relax.
The concept behind hotels in Lagos does not apply only to businessmen. You could need to go on a vacation or host a meeting or conference in an environment different from your regular. Lagos Hotels will help do the trick. There are a majority of 5-star hotels to match your class and taste, ensuring that their clients enjoy their stay and have a “Home away from Home” feeling.
In this article, I will point out the top 5-star hotels in Lagos State. You can try them out on your next visit to the state.
Lagos Continental Hotel
Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos as it was formerly called is one of the many 5 star hotels in Lagos State that define luxury at its peak. The structure of the hotel is enough to give you an impression of what to expect from its features and services. It is located at Plot 52A, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
There are so many unique features of the Lagos Continental Hotel. It features a fitness center, terrace, 24-hour front desk, restaurant, and outdoor pool. Aside from all these, guests can experience the pleasure of sea views on the terrace. It is the perfect definition of a magnificent structure.
Every morning, guests are served breakfast tagged “Continental Breakfast”. You should have an idea of what Continental dishes look and taste like. If you don’t, you might want to visit Lagos Continental Hotel to soothe your continental cravings. Popular points of interest near Intercontinental Hotel Lagos include Mega Plaza Century 21 Mall, Lekki Market, and Red Door Gallery.
Eko Hotels and Suites
Eko Hotels and Suites is one of the most prestigious 5-star Hotels in the states. Its name was coined from the indigenous name of Lagos State, Eko. The hotel has a range of facilities and services including an outdoor pool, barbecue and children’s playground, spa center, private parking, free WiFi, etc. In addition to this, you can enjoy a variety of local and Continental dishes at the hotel restaurant at any time.
Every room has a flat-screen TV. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking out at the sea or pool. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries, and a hairdryer.
Eko Hotels and Suites is located at 1415, Adetokunbo Adekunle street, Victoria Island, Lagos. It has a 20km distance from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, making it closer than the Lagos Continental Hotel. A shuttle can be provided upon request to convey guests to the airport. This shuttle service is free.
The Federal Palace Hotel and Casino
Located at 6-8, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, the Federal Palace Hotel is known for its proximity to popular beaches on the island. It is 1.4 km from Mega Plaza Century 21 Mall, 1.5 km from National Museum, Lagos, 1.6 km from Lekki Market, 1.9 km from Red Door Gallery, and 2.7 km from the City Heart, Ikeja.
We can tell from this that the Federal Palace Hotel is the closest to the local and International airports in Lagos when compared to Lagos Continental Hotel and Eko Hotels & Suites. Tourists and Business Visitors will encounter no difficulty in finding a place to Lodge during their stay in Lagos State.
Every morning, the Kitchen serves a buffet breakfast to its guests. You can enjoy both European, Continental and African cuisine at The Federal Palace Hotel in addition to all these, the Hotel has a Casino spot for betting and gaming lovers to showcase their craft and earn money while doing so.
The Wheatbaker is one of the newest 5 star hotels in Lagos that has joined the league of prestige in a very little while. It is located at 4, Onitilo Road, sometimes called Lawrence Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Ikoyi VGC is an area known for its peacefulness and tranquility. Here, you are 100% safe from the noise and chaos going on in the state.
It is 30km away from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. This is quite a distance, but you can request a shuttle service from the hotel to come to pick you up at the airport if you will
be lodging there. Also, if you are returning to the airport, the shuttle will be provided upon your request. This service is 100% free irrespective of the apartment/suite you have booked.
You can also enjoy International, Local Cuisine at the On-site restaurant, and complement it with a range of drinks at the hotel bar facility.
Sheraton Hotel, Lagos
Sheraton Hotel is located at 30, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja. It is actually one of my favorites when it comes to class and luxury, best of 5 star hotels in Lagos. The proximity to the Local and International Airports is unmatched by any of the Hotels mentioned previously. Most times, the drive between the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Sheraton Hotel is just 5 minutes.
The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant, with free WiFi access on the hotel premises. At Sheraton Lagos Hotel you will find a tennis court and a fitness center. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a shared lounge, and shops (on-site). The property offers free parking.