My Review of Staying at The Moorhouse Ikoyi

The Moorhouse Ikoyi

The Hotel Moorhouse Ikoyi Lagos Mgallery by Sofitel is a stylish hotel conveniently located in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, Nigeria. It is ideal for both business and leisure travellers as well as residents of the city who desire a refreshing weekend away from home. There are up to 4 conference/meeting rooms, a fitness room with massage therapists on request, an outdoor swimming pool, an art gallery, a wine bar and a gourmet restaurant.

The highlight of my experience in The Moorhouse Ikoyi was my bed and the food. On a scale of one to ten, they rate an easy 9 for the quality sleep i experienced at night.

 

The Reception

Complimentary glass of zobo drink given to me on arrival.

The hotel has 94 rooms made up of:

Superior room- NGN 57,950 ($190)

Deluxe Room- NGN 62,000 ($203)

Executive Suite- NGN 80,000 ($262)

The Room

I stayed a night in the deluxe room at this stylish hotel, in December 2017. The high point of my experience at The Moorhouse Ikoyi was my beauty sleep, thanks to MyBed Collection by Sofitel. 
The bed at Moorhouse is one of the best I have slept on. My room had thick dark curtains, the pillows were soft and intensely pleasurable, the bed absorbed every move I made and the linens complimented it perfectly. 
Sleep was such a delight, and I loved it.

The legendary bed at The Moorhouse
The Deluxe Room

 

The hallway

The Food and the Restaurant

The hotel offers breakfast and lunch buffet selection and this service cost NGN 7,500. It includes a decent spread of African and continental cuisines served in the clean and fine restaurant overlooking the pool.
I enjoyed every meal i ate in the The Moorhouse. Though the options were limited, the food was tasty and good.
Lunch
At the entrance to the restaurant is a book that showcases the Mgallery by Sofitel collection of boutique hotels and arts.

The Lounge

The lounge at The Moorhouse Ikoyi is tastefully decorated with beautiful work of art. It is ultra cosy with such a delightful ambience. The staff in the bar are responsive and extremely polite.
Mr. Bright, who waited on Friday, 1st December 2017 would have to be my star of the day. He was warm, courteous and quick to respond to our needs.
The General Manager, Gabriel Tadros was great too. We had a very nice evening with wine and food as we networked and discussed extensively about the AccorHotels.

 

I had peppered prawns with fries for dinner

The Gym

The gym at The Moorhouse Ikoyi is small but neat and functional.

 

The Pool Area

The hotel is stylishly designed with lots of greenery which can be well appreciated from the pool area. The ambience is serene and gorgeous and retains some of the old Ikoyi charm and beauty.

Had my morning tea by the pool. It felt like home.
The pool was under maintenance

The Art Gallery

The Meeting/Conference Rooms

The Exterior
The entrance

My Final Thoughts on The Moorhouse Ikoyi

Pros

  • Visit The Moorhouse Ikoyi for the bed. It is divine!!!
  • The hotel is conveniently located in a quiet area in Ikoyi.
  • The hotel is styled with exotic wood accents which provides a “home away from home” feel.
  • The food is tasty and very good.
  • Complimentary WiFi is available to guests in all areas
  • The rooms are clean and the air-conditioning works fine.

Cons

  • The hotel is currently understaffed, making service slow.
  • The pool was not available for use when I visited.
  • Some areas need to be refurbished, e.g the rugs in the hallway and the rooms.
  • There was no hot water running in my room.

There you have it! My Review of staying at The Moorhouse Ikoyi.

Have you stayed at The Moorhouse before? Share your experience here.

 

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8 comments

  1. Moorhouse have been around for years. It is good to know they still provide value to guests. Good review, Oto. I do have some hotels I can recommend for review. I will send you an email.

  2. The hotel looks good and neat. The 👎🏼 happens most of the times when traffic is very slow in hotels like understaffed manpower, pool not servicing guests etc. Gimme some of those peppered prawns and fries🍤🍟 for lunch 😂😂

  3. I love your candid review about the hotel, stating the pros and cons. Seeing the hallway made me suspect it’s an old hotel. All the same, that description of the bed makes me wanna get in there! And the peppered prawns looks good.

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