Almost all hotels in Nigeria demand payment before issuing a key. This is true even at the Sheraton and Hilton. Typically, you will be asked to pay 125 percent of the hotel cost, which will be returned when you settle the bill at the end of your stay. If you remain for more than one night, you must maintain your credit. However, paying this deposit with a credit card exposes you to future fraudulent use of your information.
- The Transcorp Hilton in Abuja is a five-star hotel and one of the best in Nigeria. It is similar to good hotels in other developing nations, but much below the quality of four- or five-star hotels in Europe or North America. If you do decide to go to the hotel bar, be aware that the single ladies who seem to be interested in you are probably likely “working.” Many hotels that cater to foreign customers are like this.
- The Meridian is a good option in Port Harcourt. It’s a little pricey, but you’ll get your money’s worth.
- The Sheraton Hotel and the Kuramo Lodge on Victoria Island in Lagos are both four-star establishments. You may also stay at the Eko Hotel & Suites, which is located next to Kuramo Lodge. It’s a popular destination for both tourists and foreigners.
- You may get an air-conditioned accommodation in Kano at Tahir Guest Palace, Prince Hotel, or one of the numerous local hotels. Kano’s Green Palace Hotel is fantastic. It is spacious, not as secluded as the Prince, and just has a nice atmosphere.