Hotel check: Southern Sun Ikoyi

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What’s it Like?

Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel is an impressive synergy of stylish sophistication and luxurious elegance, with a blend of modern trends and rich textures. With your first step into the hotel you are guaranteed to be welcomed into an atmosphere inspired by an impeccable decor.

Where is it Located?

The hotel is situated between the plush residential area of Ikoyi and the new upscale business district of Victoria Island in Lagos. It is within a few kilometres of the beach, 10 km from the old city centre, and 30 km from the international airport.

How Many Rooms?

 Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel has a total of 195 luxury rooms. The luxury rooms are spread across different categories: 86 Standard Rooms, 97 Executive Rooms, five Junior Suites, four Suites, two Executive Suites and a room dedicated or the physically challenged guests. All the rooms have LCD Screen TV; a security key card system for doors; tea/ coffee station; digital safe; two bottles of water daily; two shirts pressed on arrival; fully stocked mini bar; hair dryer; bedside reading lamp; work station and, my favourite – the complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. As with all the rooms, the junior suite has an inviting decor with classic contemporary lines complemented by crisp linens and fabrics.

Banqueting and Conferencing 

The hotel has a suite of well-appointed meeting rooms that are suitable venues for holding seminars as well as business and private functions. The Oduduwa Hall is the biggest conference room. It seats 80 guests for a full banquet dinner and 100 guests in a cocktail setting. There are also smaller rooms: a board room for small business meetings for 12 guests and two others which seats six guests each.

Leisure Facilities

Southern Sun Ikoyi prides itself with a well equipped Gym, Sauna, Steam Room, and a Massage parlour, and after a long day spent doing business or enjoying your leisure hours, the inviting pool terrace of the hotel beckons you to take time out for a rejuvenating dip in the pool or simply relax while sipping sundowners.

Leisure Activities

The Prestigious Ikoyi Club offers Golf/Tennis/Squash/Badminton, etc., for guests of the hotel.

Restaurants and Bars

The food is great! The Restaurant serves daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and yet still caters for an à la carte menu when required. Sunday Champagne brunch is also a product of the restaurant whose rich spread of food has sold itself to numerous families, friends, groups and hotel guests.

Verdict

Southern Sun Ikoyi is designed to provide the best hotel experience by combining a renowned local hospitality and charm with modern facilities that meet internationally recognised standards. With an uncomplicated, common sense approach to excellent value accommodation, friendly and attentive staff, visitors are guaranteed a feeling of ‘A Home from Home’. If asked to describe the hotel in one line, I would say ‘affordable indulgence’.

Contact

Address: 47 Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi

Tel: +234 1 2800630, +234 1 2805200

Website: sounthernsunikoyi.com

Lanre Fagbire