Prior to my visit to The George Hotel, I always thought it was a luxury apartment, like any other high-end luxury apartment you would find in the Ikoyi neighborhood, but I was wrong.
The George is a 61-room luxury hotel with classic rooms, executive rooms, classic suites and penthouse suites with private balconies where you can catch stunning skyline views of Lagos, Nigeria. It also has a fine dining restaurant, gorgeous pool area, well-equipped fitness center and rooms with global TV channels, meeting/conference rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment that can sit up to 100 people.
The George Hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel; providing World Class service and value to guests. It is a safe and beautiful hotel with free access to Wi-Fi in all areas. The cuisine is astonishing, the service exceptional, and the staff well-trained and very hospitable. It is the ideal accomodation for travellers who desire privacy, serenity and exclusivity.
At The George Hotel, hospitality is the watchword. The warm reception by the staff and ease of checking-into rooms is exceptional. Upon arrival, I met with the lovely Kofoworola who was professional in her approach, yet charming in her disposition. The General Manager, Gordon Gorman also came to extend his warm welcome. It was so rewarding to discover Gordon’s passion and enthusiasm in delivering World Class service and value- talk about personalized service!
The George Art Collection
Unique to the George is the rich display of some of the finest pieces of art that depict ‘The Renaissance’. The George Art Collection displays work of art portraying renowned artists such as Paolo Veronese, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titan, Pisanello, Raphael etc.
Lunch at The George
Lunch was an opportunity to enjoy a variety of European and African cuisines as well as some champagne. Worthy of commendation is the service from the Waiting Service Team at The George. The staff at The George Hotel are well trained and exceptional in service delivery. This was undoubtedly the best service I received from a restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria.
Private Gourmet Dinner
It was ‘French Night’ and Chef Micheal delivered one hundred percent. I started the evening trying the Cosmopolitan Da Vinci cocktail, made of Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry, and lime, with some delicious hors-d’oeuvre to go with it.
The fine dining experience was remarkable. 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.
How I Got my Beauty Sleep at The George
At The George, I had my ‘beauty sleep’ and woke up refreshed and ready to hit the gym. Margaret (The Ajala Bug) and I stayed in the two bedroom penthouse suites and woke up to the most amazing views. The serenity of this hotel is incredible.
For a moment, I thought I was away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Lagos, as this property provides an escape from everything. The George is sited at an appreciable distance away from the road, thereby shutting out noise associated with movements on the road. The greenery is a sight to behold.
Breakfast was served in the room. I had the full English breakfast with eggs, boiled potatoes, sausages, mushrooms, toast, hot chocolate, and a variety of fruits. Like they say, “Breakfast Like a King”.
Sunday Brunch at The George is phenomenal. This service cost N17,000 and includes a rich display of European and African cuisines and the live-band performing some soul music. This is where the affluent love to dine and it is no surprise why The George is exclusive and in a class of its own.
My Final Thoughts on The George
- The hotel may be pricey, but it is definitely worth the service you get. The service here is world class, personalized and impeccable.
- Even if you cannot afford a room in The George Hotel, you can always visit the hotel to try out the food, the legendary Da Vinci cocktails, and Sunday brunch.
These were the highlights of my stay at The George Hotel.
Contact The George
Address: 30 Lugard Ave. Ikoyi, Lagos
Phone: +234 01466 3664
Room rates (as at November 2017):
- Two bedroom penthouse – N495,000 ($1,364)
- One bedroom penthouse suite -N250,000 ($689)
- Classic suite -N195,000 ($538)
- Executive room -N155,000 ($427)
- Classic room -N125,000 ($345)
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