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When one visits a new country, either for relaxation or for business, it is to be expected that one would find the best, the most comfortable, and luxurious hotels the country has to offer. And in the case of the country Nigeria, where else could you possibly find the best hotels than in her two most important states; Lagos and Abuja.

These two states –one being Nigeria’s capital (Abuja) and the other being her most populous and famous state (Lagos)-are known for being the go-to places for anything luxury and modern. From housing the headquarters of various large and international corporations, the best schools, the most luxurious home options, etc., the two states could, in some sense, be regarded as the best the country has to offer.  And as we are currently about to find out, they also house some of the best hotels in the country.

So, if you are a tourist looking for some relaxation in the Giant of Africa, a business mogul here for some business and also down for some enjoyment, or even a Nigerian citizen hoping to find the best hotels the two states have to offer, here, in no particular order, are some of the best hotels in Lagos and Abuja.

1.     Phoenicia Suites

Phoenicia Suites

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The Phoenicia Suites, which is located at 4 Cape Town Street Wuse Zone 4, Abuja 900288 Nigeria, is a relatively upscale luxury hotel designed to cater to the needs of any visiting traveler. It is a boutique hotel that prioritizes making itself feel like a second home or a home away from home for its customers. This is why it comes with services like free high-speed internet services, laundry services, a bar or lounge to relax in and meet new people, and even a restaurant that offers a lot of exotic, indigenous, and intercontinental dishes. All of this is to make the suite feel like a place you can just go to with nothing but your suitcase. Just pack your bags, book a reservation, and go enjoy yourself!

2.     Federal palace hotel and casino

Federal palace hotel and casino

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This particularly luxurious hotel features a lot of modern and swanky services like valet parking, a large-sized pool for some relaxed swimming, free and high-speed internet services, a bar/lounge, baby-sitting services, fitness centers to keep you in shape even after gorging yourself on their exotic dishes that are also available via room service, and, of course, a casino, if you’re the gambling type. It specifically caters to the needs of corporate visitors with a thirst for excellence comingled with luxury. Hence, if you’re the business mogul type on a business visit, then the Federal Palace hotel might be the perfect fit for you.

This hotel can be easily found at 68 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

Fun fact: The Nigeria Independence Declaration was signed within the very walls of this hotel and in one of its very exquisite boardrooms. How cool is that?

3.Transcorp Hilton, Abuja

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Located in the very center of the capital of Nigeria (Abuja), this hotel is strategically situated close to government offices, and diplomatic and business districts. It features an impressive 667 state-of-the-art art-deco style rooms, all designed to enthrall the visiting customer. Some of the other interesting features it offers include, comfortable pools with great views, a bar/lounge, smoking rooms, badminton and tennis courts, free parking spaces, a casino for some light gambling, fitness rooms with dedicated personal trainers, banquet rooms, business centers, on-site ATMs, amongst others. Apart from these, the hotel can boast of a 1,200-person capacity state-of-the-art conference room and about twenty meeting rooms if you’re also there for some business.

Situated at 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St. Maitama, Abuja Nigeria, the hotel is a mere short walk from other popular locations like the Central Park, An Noor Mosque, Bukka restaurant, etc

4. The Wheatbaker Hotel
The Wheatbaker Hotel
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This has been regarded by many as one of the most luxurious and relaxing hotels the city of Lagos has to offer. It is a particularly great option for travelers looking for a nice romantic get-away spot and some relaxation without all the stress of work and duty. The hotel proudly boasts of a host of services which include, but is not limited to, allergy-free rooms, free breakfast, a nice and dedicated concierge, free parking spaces, soundproof rooms, pet-friendly services, fitness centers, pools, a minibar, 24-hour front desk, etc.

Located at 4 Onitolo Road (Lawrence Road) Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria, it is also a conveniently short distance from restaurants like Pizza Loco, Danfo Bistro, Zolene restaurant, etc.

5.    The Envoy
The Envoy

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      The envoy is situated at the very heart of the nation's capital (Abuja). It is a trailblazer in terms of the quality of services it offers.  It does the seemingly impossible as it perfectly combines function, style, and luxury into a beautiful mix that doesn't disappoint. Some of the services it offers that enable this huge feat include, shuttle bus services, car hire services, stylish pools, art-deco rooms with state of the art facilities, free breakfasts, secure parking capabilities, meeting rooms, and conference centers, workout gyms, business centers, laundry services, amongst many others you would have to experience for yourself.

Al so important is the fact that it is situated near the Nnamdi Azikwe International airport, Abuja. To be precise, it is located at 305 Diplomatic Drive Central Business District, Abuja Nigeria.   

6.     Sheraton Lagos Hotel
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   Perhaps the most popular hotel in the entirety of Lagos state, Sheraton is an extremely swanky hotel located at 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. Sheraton Lagos boasts of a very impressive 325 guest rooms loaded completely with state-of-the-art facilities that are built solely for the satisfaction of their customers. The interesting thing about this hotel is the fact its services are tailored to the need of every possible user. This means that whether you're there for purely business reasons, leisure, or even a little mix of both, you are assured of quality services (at least that's what the reviews say).

  This luxury spot also lays claim to a couple of services that might delight the customer. Some of these services include exotic culinary dishes prepared by experienced chefs, full-service spas, workout gyms, fitness programs designed by Core performance, tennis courts, etc

7.     Fraser Suites, Abuja
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   Another avant-garde luxury hotel on this list is the Fraser suites located in the very heart of the bubbling state that also doubles as the federal capital of the country Nigeria –Abuja state. This is a particularly great hotel and has received nothing but great reviews from a majority of its customers due to its quality of service, and the pristine location the hotel is situated in.

  It contains, in total, 126 International Gold-standard level suites. What it lacks in quantity of available rooms, it makes up for in the quality of each of its 129 residences. Each of its residences effortlessly combines luxury, style, and function into a relaxing mix the hotel has come to be known for. It also boasts of a plethora of services which include outdoor pools, fitness centers, high-speed internet access, business centers, banquet room, bar/lounge, etc.

   As for its location, it is situated at 294, Leventis Close Central Business District, Abuja Nigeria.

 8.       Intercontinental Hotel Lagos

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This is another very popular hotel located at Plot 52, Kofo Abayomi St. Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. This location places it in proximity to important sites like the Central Mosque of Lagos, Red Door Art Gallery, Alexis Gallery, and the Cathedral Church of Christ.

It features exquisite delights like floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook spectacular views, whirlpool bathtubs, large pools, VIP room facilities, free on-site breakfast, free and secured parking spots, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned room, etc. Essentially, if you are looking for a hotel to relax in, and with some great views, then Intercontinental Lagos Hotel is the right place to go.

 9. Nordic Hotel Abuja

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  Nordic hotel is an exquisite boutique-Esque hotel that offers quality lodging services in safe and immaculate surroundings for anyone who happens to be in Abuja and needs hotel services. This hotel is a break from the usual in the sense that it makes use of Scandinavian designs, and then combines that with other exquisite and luxurious services to create an environment optimized for comfort, style, and, of course, function.

 Apart from the rather unique Scandinavian aesthetics, it makes use of, the lodge also features a host of services which include, but is not limited to, fast and reliable internet connection, free parking spaces, workout rooms/fitness centers, well-maintained pools, banquet rooms, laundry services, Ironing services, meeting rooms, etc.

It is located at Blvd, Plot 1332 Shehu Yar'adua Way, Abuja Nigeria.

10.    Eko Hotel & suites
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   The Eko Hotel and suites is a very popular 5-star hotel located in the very heart of Victoria Islands, Lagos. Because it overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Eko Atlantic city, it should be of no surprise that the hotel is especially known for the splendid views it promises to all of its customers.

  Its amazing four multi-story buildings, completely embellished with white, are located at Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street Pmb, Lagos Nigeria.

To conclude, there are a plethora of hotel options that could cater to the needs of anyone visiting both Lagos and Abuja. Although a majority of these high-quality hotels, can be deemed relatively expensive, we all know if you're looking for quality services, then you have to be willing to pay for it.

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