Are you coming to Lagos for a meeting, seminar, conference, rally or any other event but don’t have a place to stay?
Well, I bet you will be thinking of the hotels to lodge in right now. Whatever be the case, it is important you understand the nature of the place you so as to help you make informed decisions before making any hotel reservations.
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Lagos is a mega city with a major problem of traffic congestion challenge. Yes, a crazy one.
It is divided into Mainland and Island while the state capital is located at Ikeja which is part of the Mainland.
Other popular places in Mainland are Yaba, Festac, Ikorodu, Isolo , Mushin and many others.
On the Island, there are Victoria Island (V.I.), Ikoyi, Lekki, Ajah, Lagos Island and others.
If you are visiting Lagos for the first time, I trust you will have mixed feelings after being there for a while.
But my aim is to reveal to you the cheapest hotels in Lagos so that you can have a memorable stay in the city.
Lagos Island which is home to many beaches in Lagos is connected to the Mainland via 3 bridges – Eko Bridge, Carter Bridge and Third Mainland Bridge. This is the location of major banks’ head offices, worldclass shopping malls, clubs, supermarkets, foreign missions and other multinational companies.
Cheapest Hotels in Lagos
Lagos is not like every other Nigerian state because of its traffic congestion problem, so anyone who is coming to this town will have to understand this.
Because of traffic congestion in the day, people tend to leave their homes as early as 5.00am to get to the office. On getting to the office at 5.30am – 5.45am, they will take a short nap before starting work at 8.00am.
I know this will sound rather funny to many readers while it will be strange to others, but this is done in a bid to avoid the crazy traffic of rush hour periods of 6.00am to 9.00am.
In this review of the cheapest hotels in Lagos, you have to understand that hotel accommodations are really very expensive in Lagos especially on the island areas.
Cost of living in Lagos is often compared with that of London and New York. Therefore, unlike when I discussed some really cheap hotels in Port Harcourt and Abuja, the cost of hotels in Lagos are a little higher especially in highclass areas of the state. Now let’s review them one after another.
1. Nevada Inn Hotel and Suites: This is one of the cheapest hotels in Lekki area of Lagos. Lekki is regarded as an area where the richest Nigerians (politicians, musicians, footballers, actors and actresses) acquire property and live in Lagos.
It is located at 3 Aaron Irabor Street, Agungi, Lekki. Some of the services of the hotel include swimming pool flanked by sun loungers for sunbathe, well air-conditioned rooms with flat screen, suite bathroom, intercom and dressing table.
The restaurant and bar serve both local and continental drinks and cuisine. It also has a pool bar, a well-equipped gym, laundry services (on request), parking lot, and events facility. Rooms go for N13,000 here.
2.Inglesias Hotel: It is situated at a serene and cool place in Surulere. Inglesias Hotel is located at 13 Martins Street, Ojuelegba, Surulere.
This hotel provides Wi-Fi for all its guests for free Internet browsing. Each room is well air-conditioned with a refrigerator, a flat screen TV with satellite reception and en-suite bathroom. Inglesias Hotel also provides car hire, laundry services and airport pick up but these services attract extract charges.
It also has a business center, swimming pool, secure parking lot, 24 hour power supply enabled by a standby generator, and on-site bar and restaurant. Rooms here go for N8,000 only.
3.The Paradise Hotel and Suite: The Paradise Hotel and Suite is located at 1 Olabode George Street, Victoria Island.
Victoria Island is another highclass area of Lagos which is home to the head office of most financial institutions and foreign high commissions in Lagos.
This hotel provides Wi-Fi for all its guests for free Internet browsing. Each room is well air-conditioned with electronic room keys, a big flat screen TV with satellite reception and en-suite bathroom.
Just like Inglesias Hotel, The Paradise Hotel and Suites also provides car hire, laundry services and airport pick up but these services attract extract charges as well.
It also has a secure parking lot, guests are guaranteed 24-hour power supply, offers cocktails and light snacks, and on-site bar and restaurant.
It is one of the cheapest hotels in Lagos considering its location, V.I. Rooms at The Paradise and Suite go for N12,000.
4.Ree-Danielles Hotel: This hotel is located at 6 Emmanuel High Street Ogudu, Kosofe. It has Wi-Fi services for its guests, well-furnished rooms with wardrobe, sofas, TV, fridge and an air conditioning.
It offers both African and continental dishes in its restsurant. They also have bars for guests where they can enjoy various wines and liquors.
It has a conference hall, airport pick up services and laundry services which attract additional costs.
Ree-Danielles houses a fitness center and rooms go for N10,500.
5. Fleece Guest House: Fleece Guest House is situated at 7 Oduduwa Way, GRA, Ikeja.
It also provides free Wi-Fi services for guests. Each room is well air-conditioned with suite bathroom. It is just about 20-minute drive from Murtala Mohammed International Airport.
The rooms have flat screen TV with cable services, meals ordered from on-site restaurant and provides guests with light snacks and drinks.
It has a secure parking lot, and laundry services are also available but attract additional costs. Rooms are given at N12,000.
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6.Maria Suites: It is located at 25 Fatai Irawo Street, Ajao Estate, Oshodi, Isolo. It is one of the cheapest hotels in Lagos.
It has 30 well-furnished suites with wardrobe, sofas, TV, fridge, and an air conditioning.
It offers both African and continental dishes. They also have bars for guests where they can enjoy various wines and liquors.
It has an event hall, airport pick up, storage room and laundry services which attract additional costs. It prides on 24-hour power supply. Rooms go for N7,500.
7.Vision Palace: This is located at 6B Oludegun Avenue by Airport Junction Mafoluku, Oshodi.
It is located in a well-secured environment. The rooms are spacious, fitted with wardrobes, sofas, fridges, en-room bathroom, air-conditioners and TV with cable services.
It also offers car hire, expansive parking lot, on-site bar and restaurant services. Rooms here go for N7000
8.Ikoyi Fairview Apartments: Situated at Ikoyi, one of the places where highclass individuals live in Lagos, you can be sure this hotel will meet your high expectations with less cost.
Ikoyi Fairview is located at 89 Lafiaji Way Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi. It provides Wi-Fi services in its premises. The rooms are very spacious and well-furnished with flat screen TV, private rooms, air-conditioners, and the rooms are designed with self-catering services.
It also has onsite bar and restaurant and hot tub/Jacuzzi for your relaxation. Ikoyi Fairview Apartments also offers laundry services but it attracts additional pay and it has a spacious parking lot.
Rooms at Ikoyi Fairview Apartments go for N12,000. It features on my list of cheapest hotels in Lagos.
9. AES Luxury Apartments: It is located at Plot 2204 Eugene Ndubuisi off Ajagu Close Festac, Amuwo Odofin.
It is located in a cool and serene part of Lagos. AES Luxury Apartment has free Wi-Fi facilities for guests, and the rooms have air-conditioners, a wardrobe, en-suite bathroom, lampshades, and chairs.
For your foods and drinks, you can order that right away at the restaurant and bar in the hotel. Just like every highbrow hotel in Lagos, AES Luxury Apartment offers banquet activities, laundry services, car hire, airport pickup, and spacious parking lot.
This hotel is just 30-minute drive from Navy Town Barracks. Rooms here go for N10,000. Yes, AES Luxury Apartment is worthy of being on my list of cheapest hotels in Lagos.
10. Joshed Model Hotel: This is another nice hotel in the Ikorodu part of Lagos.
Josed Model Hotel is located at Elemu Oke-Eletu, Ijede-Ikorodu Road, Ikorodu. The rooms are very spacious and well-furnished with flat screen TV (with satellite reception), air-conditioners, en-suite bathrooms, and refrigerators.
It also has onsite bar and restaurant. Joshed Model Hotel also offers laundry and car hire services but these attract additional pay and it has a spacious parking lot. Rooms here go for N5,000
Lagos State has by far the highest number of hotels in Nigeria. The unprecedented explosion of hotels in the state is occasioned by regular influx of foreign nationals into the city for business opportunities, tourism, medicals and vacation hence, Lagos’ Murtala Mohammed International Airport boasts as the busiest airport in West Africa and the 3rd busiest on the continent.
Also, the migration of many Nigerians from their localities to Lagos in search of greener pastures has contributed in no equal measures to the hospitality business in Lagos.
The list of cheapest hotels in Lagos is countless, but this is a review of “neat hotels” that will meet the expectations of both my foreign and local readers.
The major challenge facing people living in Lagos is traffic though the authorities have made serious efforts to reduce traffic congestions in the city.
Consequently, if you are visiting Lagos for a seminar, workshop, event, appointment, or meeting, make sure you check into a hotel close to the venue, else you may spend up to 5 hours in traffic in a distance of 5km.
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Lagos is not like every other state in Nigeria, NO! Most parts of the state are developed and everyone is living in the world of their own.
Nobody visits Lagos for the first time without having to complain about traffic, so you must consider the part of Lagos you are visiting before searching for the cheapest hotels in Lagos.
Before you get to take that flight from New York, Paris, Johannesburg, Nairobi, London, Enugu, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano or Calabar to Lagos, make sure you don’t miss the fun of visiting the beaches in Lagos (Lekki, Elegushi, Koramo, etc), shopping at Shoprite or Ikeja Shopping Mall, seeing movies/drama at SilverBird Cinema, Muson Centre and/or National Theatre and finally, doing other fun things at other fun spots in Lagos. Catch you!!Click here to see the latest Jobs opportunities in Nigeria.
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