As part of the Wakaholic Hotel Exploration, I visited Epe Resort, a gorgeous luxurious haven sited in a serene area away from the hassle of the city of Lagos. The resort is located 50mins away from the 2nd Lekki Toll Gate (by Chevron) and the roads are in good condition.
If you are looking for a refreshing weekend away from home, Epe resort is the perfect place for you. It is also ideal for corporate and religious retreats where you can escape from the stress of the city life for some bonding time with your colleagues, friends and family.
Epe resort has a total of 40 rooms, with 14 superior rooms, 18 deluxe rooms, and 8 Luxury Garden Suites. It features a restaurant with an external Barbeque and Alfresco dining area, a swimming pool and kiddies jungle-gym, a tennis court, mini soccer and volleyball, 80 seater conference room with audio and visual equipment, 15 seater boardroom, 24-hour electricity, CCTV, Fire detection and water treatment. The resort has ample parking space and complimentary WiFi access available in all areas.
It was Christmas season and the reception was beautifully decorated in the spirit of the season.
I arrived on Christmas Eve and was ready to experience Christmas differently.
At the reception, you will appreciate the display of some of the finest work of art by the very talented Bruce Prins. Born in South Africa, Bruce Prins is the General Manager of Epe Resort. He spends most of his leisure time painting, sketching or writing.
Everyone loves a good night sleep and Mybed collection by Sofitel makes that possible in Epe Resort. I stayed in the beautiful Luxury Garden Suite with a patio overlooking the lush garden. The bed was top-notch and pleasurable for a good night rest.
The rooms at Epe Resort are all en-suite, clean, tastefully furnished with dark wood, flat screen TV with premium DSTV channels and they come with patios overlooking the garden.
Room rates (as at December 2017)
Superior Garden Room – NGN 43,000 ($119)
Deluxe Garden Room – NGN 53,000 ($147)
Luxury Garden Suite – NGN 60,000 ($167)
I told you about the amazing artwork by Bruce Prins. Some paintings can be viewed in the restaurant.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant. It included a decent spread of continental and African cuisines.
Christmas day lunch was phenomenal. I had chicken pepper-soup, jollof rice with fried plantain and snails. For dessert, I had a combination of red velvet and chocolate cake, fruits and a glass of cosmopolitan cocktail drink.
The highlight of my meal was the fish. I love the way fish is prepared at Epe Resort.
The Roof-Top Bar
Do not leave Epe Resort without watching the sunset from the roof-top bar. It is absolutely gorgeous.
Here you can catch a view of the Lagos lagoon and appreciate nature around you.
The Swimming pool and Tennis Court
The Conference/Board Room
Epe Resort has conference and meeting rooms furnished with state of the art facilities. It is the perfect location for corporate and religious retreats, as well as seminars and conferences.
Epe Resort is located at Epe-Itoikin Road, Opposite Lagos State Drivers Institute, Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Final thoughts on Epe Resort
Other than the absence of a gym and the spa (which is still under construction), there were no cons on this trip. The service and facilities at Epe Resort are impeccable.
The following services can be arranged on request
- fitness trainer
- movie theatre
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