The George Hotel review
The George Hotel is an exclusive high-end hotel that provides personalised service to its guests. It is located in a safe environment; a choice area of Lagos. The hotel caters for a variety of diners including vegetarians. It is the ideal hotel for business travellers who seek privacy, serenity and exclusivity. This hotel is highly highly recommended.
Myself and Oto were invited to spend the weekend at The George, themed the Millionaires Experience, and we were met with world class service. Prior to this weekend where we had the opportunity of staying at the two bedroom penthouse suite, I always visited the hotel to have lunch with my colleagues and in some cases, went for drinks with a friend on Friday nights. The hotel oozes of luxury but every penny spent either on accommodation or the food appears to be worth it.
Home is where you are most comfortable, right? The George is home!. The ambience is brilliant but more than the ambience, service, style and comfort is its people. We were welcomed with a warm smile at the reception, though not with a glass of wine!. As always, I was in awe of the interior decor, more specifically, the art display. The George has some of the finest pieces of arts that depict ‘The Renaissance’ (a period in European history) from renowned artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo etc.
We had fine dining at The George and I was most impressed with Chef Micheal, who came/went around to introduce himself and find out if the guests were satisfied with their meals. Such level of dedication from the staff is enhanced with the leadership of the General Manager, Mr Gordon Gorman. I salute his passion and level of experience. I constantly watched him ensure that his guests were comfortable and satisfied with the service.
Of a truth, I have experienced personalised service in hospitality. The hotel is topnotch and quite private; It is most appropriate for business travellers. I have always felt special there and this weekend was no exception.
We will be returning at every chance we get.
Prices of the room:
Two bedroom penthouse N495,000
One bedroom penthouse N250,000
Classic suite N195,000
Executive room N155,000
Classic room N125,000
Prices of the food:
Buffet (with drinks) N17,000. Update: Buffet on weekdays is N12,900 (without drinks) and over the weekends it is N17,900 (with juice and wine).
Drinks range from N3,000 and above
Like the old saying in marketing, a good product sells itself. My pictures will do me the honour of taking you round the property.
The Hotel and Reception
The hotel was tastefully finished and targeted at high net-worth individuals or top executives. Each of the rooms is designed to offer you sophisticated comfort and luxury.
The hotel has 61 rooms ranging from classic rooms, executive rooms, classic suites to penthouse suites with private balconies where you can catch stunning skyline views of Lagos (like my profile picture).
All the rooms and suites are equipped with the latest technology, fine linen and luxurious amenities. Every room is sumptuously designed with a touch of luxury.
The George Art Collection
I have travelled a lot and stayed in luxury hotels but I have never seen a hotel with so much fine pieces of art like The George. They are displays of of art works from renowned artists such as Paolo Veronese, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titan and Pisanello, Raphael.
The George’s signature fine dining restaurant called da vinci serves a variety of European and African cuisines. On the first day of our stay, I indulged myself in the African cuisine for lunch and we were treated to a French cuisine at night. Chef Micheal delivered exceptionally.
The next day, we were treated to a fine dining experience. We were served a 4-course meal with a brilliant selection of good wine, jazz music and enjoyed breathtaking views of the pool area from the restaurant.
The intimate setting caters for guests who seek privacy, exclusivity and an elegant bespoke fine dining experience.
There is a fully equipped gym overlooking the pool at the back of the building. There are treadmills and stationary bicycles amongst others.
The design of the pool is so classy. The poolside, which I love, is perfect for relaxation, catching up with friends, and finally swimming.
My highlight was most definitely the food (especially the hors-d’oeuvre finger food) and the great company. It is no doubt expensive and exclusive but the service appears to match the price.
Lest I forget, all the rooms have an amazing view. On the left, you get a bird eye view of the city and on the right, you have a view of the swimming pool.
I am grateful for the opportunity to experience The George and I encourage you to experience the haven of tranquillity when you can.
Service is exceptional, professional and personalised
You feel at home and special
Highly private and exclusive
The rooms have a great view
High quality linen, creating quality sleep
All the rooms are fully equipped and furnished
Located in a very safe environment
The cuisine is amazing and the chef caters to all needs including vegeterians
All world class facilities (conference rooms, swimming pool, gym etc) are available
Excellent outdoor pool area and gym overlooking the pool.
There was no iron in the rooms (well, in the room I stayed in)
I love luxury that welcomes me with a nice glass of wine :). It will be nice to welcome guests with a nice glass of wine.