Hotel Moorhouse | Mgallery by Sofitel (Accor hotels)
I love that moment when I am knackered and my bed brings me all the comfort my body desires; the sleep quality at Moorhouse is incontestably magical. Mgallery by Sofitel is a palatial luxury boutique hotel, located at the business district of Lagos and recommended for a short stay business or private trip.
Moorhouse is one of those hotels I looked forward to experiencing in the past. Mid 2016, a colleague said to me "Hey Meggie, any plans after work"? Let's go somewhere you would absolutely love, for drinks. Truly, I was pleasantly surprised at the interior design; the African artistic inclusion drew me in and I wished I could stay for a night.
Fast forward to 2017 and an opportunity has presented itself for us to explore and showcase Mgallery. Sadly, I wasn't as impressed as I was in 2016, but...... I still loved the fact that the hotel has remained aesthetically pleasing and different from the regular hotels.
The Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Course is the closest attraction within 1KM to the hotel. Now to the details of the hotel, see below.
Mgallery by Sofitel is a Western styled, African designed luxury boutique hotel which has 94 rooms. The design of the hotel reminds me of Hotel Lavilla 126 in Dakar.
How I lost my breath again? This is no surprise knowing how much I love art and crafts. Most of the designs at the reception are owned but available for sale by Reuben Ugbine. More than the artistic inclusion are the polite staff. They were so calm that I almost faulted it. LoL.
THE RESTAURANT (L'AQUARELLE)
I am yet to dine at a more calm restaurant. I was extremely delighted by the cool and calm ambience of the restaurant. It has a beautiful view of the pool. The restaurant serves international cuisine and the food was delicious though the staff were a bit slow at serving. My bread rolls never came till I was done with lunch. Sincerely, I won't fault them much because we arrived a bit late for lunch.
THE POOL AREA
THE ART GALLERY
The bar was stylishly designed with natural light in the day and dim lighting at night. We rescued some red wine from a bottle and chatted away with Gabriel Tadros , the GM of Mgallery by Sofitel. For someone like me that loves lodging in hotels and pretty much knows all there is about hospitality, we had a nice and purposeful discussion about the Accor brand.
Mgallery has rooms categorised into Superior Room, Deluxe Room and Executive Suite. Sincerely, the comfort of the different rooms appear the same except for the size.
There are eight meeting rooms available from being very basic rooms to theatre styled rooms to proper meeting rooms and to a board room with projectors, boards, conferencing facilities and a few with a garden behind for break out time.
Though petite, it is functional with a shower area.
Prices of the Rooms (double occupancy)
Superior room N57,950
Deluxe room N62,000
Executive suites N80,000