Westown Hotel

I’ve always loved hotels since I was a kid. Infact, one of my dreams is to own one. I already know what it’s going to look like, its name and pretty much already run it in my head.

Good thing about hotels is they not only serve the purpose of accommodation, but food, meetings, clubs for some and it could just be a place to hang out.

Westown hotel is or used to be a favorite secret hang out spot for a friend of mine, and I almost feel bad for exposing it.

It is a business hotel with about 82 rooms, that has been opened for 4 years.

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When you go in, you immediately realize that it is a quiet hotel, and they would like to keep it that way. Besides who doesn’t love a bit of peace and quiet especially in a city like Lagos.

They also have 5 meeting rooms/halls and a banguet room (which seat from about 110-500 depending on the arrangement), 2 restaurants (continental & chinese), a swimming pool which is on the 10th floor and 2 bars.

The decor of the the hotel is very subtle but classy at the same time with neutral colors all over the place. They have a piano in their bar, but I was told only stay in guests are allowed to play it.

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I was lucky enough to get the Manager Mr Nse to show me round before I had lunch.

He showed me two rooms, the governor suite and the executive suite which can be found on the 8th floor. They were absolutely lovely, and the rates aren’t bad either. They cost N79,000 per night, (252 GBP, $390, & 347 Euro) on weekdays and N50,000 per night ($246,159 GBP, 220 Euro) on the weekends. Yes, you read it right, the prices come down on the weekends as a sort of promotion.

The Executive suite

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The executive suite


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The business suite


After taking a tour of the place, I went to have lunch at their continental restaurant called ‘ose’.

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They offer both a set menu, and a buffet. Unfortunately their lunch buffet doesn’t start till 2 so I couldn’t try that.

I ended up getting their pasta, and even though there was a misunderstanding on the type of pasta I wanted, and I was served the wrong one, the food wasn’t bad.

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For me, the most redeeming quality for this hotel is how quiet and serene it is. You forget about the hustle and bustle of Lagos till you go back outside. So if you’re looking for a place to getaway in Ikeja, or that is close to the airport for people who don’t reside in Lagos, this is definitely a place to consider.

Useful info

1. Parking is available for 24 hours and its free

2. You don’t have to be a stay in guest to eat at the restaurants or use the bar

3. Cash and cards are both accepted.

4. Check in is 2pm and check out 12pm

5. Wifi is available

6. They have a fitness center

7. Reservations can be done online via their website

8. Room rates start from N40,000 – N100,000 ($197/127GBP/176 Euro – 440 Euro/319 GBP/$493)  depending on the type of room you want.

9. You can check out their website here, or follow them on twitter

Enjoy the rest of the pictures and you can find contact details below.


Review Summary

Food – 7/10

Staff – 8 (The manager was extremely friendly)

Decor – 9

Vibe – Casual & chic

Good for – Lunch (casual & meetings), Business meetings, seminars, special occasions.


Address

7, Sheraton – Opebi Link Road, Ikeja. Lagos. Nigeria

Tel – +234-1-7742757

Email – reservations@westownhotels.com