margaret2.jpg

Hi there!

I'm Margaret, a female traveller from Nigeria, and welcome to my personal blog , TheAjalaBug.com.

Here, I document my adventures in travel and life experiences generally. Hope you get inspired!

Review of Protea Hotel by Marriott Benin City

Review of Protea Hotel by Marriott Benin City

Protea Benin operates with the highest standard of hospitality, serving loads of corporate clients and business travellers like myself. "My definition of a good hotel is a place I'd stay at" Robert De Niro.

Lodging at Protea Hotel in Benin City is fast becoming a tradition anytime I am in the town. I frequently lodge at the hotel and I will definitely return there. I love the hotel for the following reasons:

- It is a standard, comfortable 4-star hotel 

- The staff are impressively polite and offer exceptional customer service

- The restaurant serves amazing food. Absolutely no complain

- I love the space and decor

- The rooms spacious and the linens are always kept clean

- Beautiful and relaxing outdoor area

- Topnotch hospitality

Prices of the Rooms (double occupancy)

  1. Standard rooms  US$232

  2. Executive rooms US$252

  3. King Suite            US$352

Like we say, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Let's take a tour of the hotel below. 

  As I walked into the hotel, I was offered a glass of chilled juice. I was blown away because even the 5-star hotels in the big city are yet to adopt this culture or level of hospitality.

As I walked into the hotel, I was offered a glass of chilled juice. I was blown away because even the 5-star hotels in the big city are yet to adopt this culture or level of hospitality.

  I'm not sure I like rugs in hotels

I'm not sure I like rugs in hotels

  Such beautiful decor

Such beautiful decor

  The dining area

The dining area

  The executive room

The executive room

  The executive room

The executive room

  The executive room

The executive room

  The front of Protea hotel

The front of Protea hotel

  The pool and relaxation area

The pool and relaxation area

 I still can't get over the lightnings. They are so beautiful

I still can't get over the lightnings. They are so beautiful

  The reception area

The reception area

  This is a big plus. This hotel understand that it has showers installed in the rooms and not bath top, hence they provided shower caps. This is commendable.

This is a big plus. This hotel understand that it has showers installed in the rooms and not bath top, hence they provided shower caps. This is commendable.

  The standard room

The standard room

  EMOTAN statue: The great Emotan was a market woman who used to trade in food stuffs around the 15th century at the Oba Market and later given the task of enforcing market rules and checkmating security matters. History also has it that she assisted Oba Ewuare reclaim the throne as Oba of Benin after several years in exile

EMOTAN statue: The great Emotan was a market woman who used to trade in food stuffs around the 15th century at the Oba Market and later given the task of enforcing market rules and checkmating security matters. History also has it that she assisted Oba Ewuare reclaim the throne as Oba of Benin after several years in exile

Areas for improvement

  1. The internet

  2. Coordination among the waiters

Final Thoughts

The standard of Protea Benin City appears to be comparable or even higher in some instances than its pears in the big cities. I found the staff of the hotel to be highly professional and service focused.

Did I mention that I got an upgrade?! How could I have forgotten that. On my last stay at the hotel, the standard rooms were fully occupied, so I was upgraded to the executive room. In Nigeria?! How cool.

I will never hesitate to recommend the hotel. Have you lodged at Protea Benin City before? Kindly share your expereince with us.

Thanks for reading always and staying tuned!.

Margaret.

The national war museum | My historical quest in Abia state (Part 1/2)

The national war museum | My historical quest in Abia state (Part 1/2)

24 hours in Accra with a structured Itinerary; Ghana (Part 2/3)

24 hours in Accra with a structured Itinerary; Ghana (Part 2/3)