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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!

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

There are two Ibis hotels on Airport road, one is a proper boutique hotel, Ibis Airport hotel under the Marriott group,  while the other is Hotel Ibis Royale with no affiliation to the Marriott group. I encourage you to stay at Ibis Airport Hotel, if at all.

Short story.....

I had the opportunity of staying at Ibis hotel when they newly opened. My company had booked for a training for two days. It was going well until my Samsung dual camera got missing from the conference room when we were all out for lunch. Gosh! I cried a river. No one took responsibility, neither was my camera replaced. 

Fast forward to 2017, my aunt came visiting from London and on our way to the island, we noticed the traffic was terrible, so I suggested a sleep over at the hotel which is about 10mins from the airport. On arrival, it felt painful to see how much the hotel had run down. 

From the reservation desk, I was already disappointed. Sluggish customer service. To add insult to injury, they gave us the worst room I have ever set my eyes on. Obviously, I rejected it and we were offered a little more bearable room. Truth be told, I almost told my aunt that we should endure the traffic and head to my apartment.

  Ibis Hotel

Ibis Hotel

Facilities that you would typically require at a top boutique hotel are available. A few below.

  1. A pool

  2. Conference rooms

  3. A gym

  4. In-house restaurant

  Oh that's my aunt at the pool side and me the paparazzi you don't see at the back.

Oh that's my aunt at the pool side and me the paparazzi you don't see at the back.

  My uncle at the gym. Actually, we were all touring the hotel.

My uncle at the gym. Actually, we were all touring the hotel.

 IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

  IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in LagosThe dining area. Breakfast is buffet and complimentary for ONE. An additional person will cost 4,500 or so. Lunch and dinner are buffet for N7,500 or so. Ridiculously expensive!.

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in LagosThe dining area. Breakfast is buffet and complimentary for ONE. An additional person will cost 4,500 or so. Lunch and dinner are buffet for N7,500 or so. Ridiculously expensive!.

The dining area. Breakfast is buffet and complimentary for ONE. An additional person will cost 4,500 or so. Lunch and dinner are buffet for N7,500 or so. Ridiculously expensive!.

  IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

  IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

  IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

  IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

IBIS Airport hotel | Hotels in Lagos

PROS

  1. Proximity to the airport

  2. The food is good

  3. Rooms come with complimentary breakfast (for one though)

Hotel tips

  1. Ensure you stay in a room with the pool view

  2. Don't be shy to turn down a room that's not up to your standard

  3. Check that the a/c is working before you accept a room

  4. If the room smells funny, don't be shy to turn it down

  5. If the side rooms to your room are under construction or non-functional, turn your room down. Be safe and get value for your money!.

  6. The lift is ridiculously small, so ensure your bags are not extremely big

  7. Do not rely on the toiletries there, carry yours.

Lest I forget, we just walked in and paid for a room which was about N25,000. No booking platform used because it was an impromptu stay. Not sure I will be going back there. It wasn't a pleasant stay.

You are the reason I am here. Thank you for READING, SUBSCRIBING and SHARING!.

Margaret.

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