Does the daily struggle of Lagos, Nigeria make you want to hop on a plane for a weekend getaway? No need! With more of the populace rushing back to the most populous city in Africa for the Christmas holidays, it can only mean one thing, traffic, full bars, long queues and tight spaces, not fun right? If you’re itching for some respite from this day-to-day struggle, we’ve got the perfect solution for you, a staycation! There’s no better form of therapy, especially during this time of the year as it’s an opportunity to retreat, mentally regroup and rediscover the magic that makes locals and visitors alike fall in love with this vibrant metropolis. So while the “I Just Got Back’s” begin their annual migration, consider rewarding yourself with an urban staycation instead. Trust you will find yourself falling in love with Lagos all over again.
While it may feel strange to book a room in the city where you live and work, sometimes staring at four (beautifully decorated) walls that aren’t yours is just what you need to refresh the spirits. (Having a fully stocked mini-bar and ah-mazing en-suite bathroom can’t hurt, either). So, rent a suite, pamper your sore muscles with a Thai massage, order room service and relax at any of these hotels in Las Gidi.
NO. 1: Intercontinental Hotel Lagos
Intercontinental Hotel Lagos is a 5-Star hotel lying in the popular high-brow area of Lagos, Victoria Island. With a splendid view of the city and exquisite suites, it’s the perfect place to unwind. With a world-class spa, you can use your staycation wisely with a much needed facial and after, lounge by the outdoor pool. You’ve also got four restaurants that serve local and continental meals and a personal favourite, the Milano Restaurant offers a fine Italian experience while the Ekaabo restaurant serves a buffet of Nigerian, Italian, Chinese and Indian specialities. When you’re done, enjoy cocktails at the Ariya Terrace and your weekend is complete!
No. 2: Rennaisance Hotel
No. 3: Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel
No. 4: The George Hotel
Situated in the affluent vicinity of Ikoyi, the George Hotel provides you with exceptional levels of luxury in a serene environment. Its amazingly alluring structures and lodging facilities are decorated with lush essence, adding a western feel to the entire experience. It boasts facilities like a swimming pool, a terrace, fitness centre and a cocktail bar. The George also has the Da Vinci Bar & Restaurant where local and continental cuisines, professionally handled by seasoned chefs are served.