Airport hotels are strategically placed properties and are among the best options for anyone looking to catch a flight or make a quick trip. A stay near the airport typically means a pick for convenience sake and for many a weary or stranded traveler, the airport hotel is often a dubious notion at best, as generally, the airport hotel is often regarded as an austere torment for the most transient of travelers -a wallet draining means-to-an-end for travelers with canceled flights or a series of corporate group meetings.
Fortunately, there have been improvements over the years and newer transit hotels with enhanced technology and business services, eye-catching style, and amenities previously seen only at upscale resort properties are now emerging. Below, Jovago.comhighlights seven domestic airport hotels –all within ten miles of an airport- that are superb options for travelers around Nigeria.
Ilorin Airport Hotel & Suites
Well located at Air Force Junction, Off Airport Road Gbagba Area in Kwara State, Illorin Airport Hotel and Suites offers comfy bedding, satisfactory decor and is a favorite with business travelers visiting Ilorin. Although a budget hotel, it offers a gym, an onsite restaurant and bar, each room features an air conditioning, a flat screen TV with cable subscription and an en suite bathroom. Guests also enjoy a variety of meals at the restaurant. Outdoor dining is available. The hotel houses a well-equipped gym where guests workout.
Lagos Airport Hotel
This 277-room atrium-style luxury palace is an impressive location for discerning business travelers, holiday makers, leisure seekers and corporate executives seeking relations. Comprising of one monarchical, several presidential, executive suites and also located on Obafemi Awolowo Way, near the Lagos State Secretariat, it not only offers easy access to both the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, it also has a 24-hour gym that is ideal for jet-lagged road warriors.
An multifaceted hotel with an aim to provide hospitality at its best, guests at this Benin hotel are drawn not only by its luxury guest rooms and extensive facilities; they can also enjoy nightly entertainment at the Amity Bar located on-site, or unwind after a hard day at their standard swimming pool or ultra-modern gym. Located opposite the airport exit gate in Edo State, Constantial Hotel is a convenient location for travelers and its easy accessibility, an attraction for locals. Also, one of the first hotels to combine elegance with luxurious amenities in Benin City, it offers secure and tranquil environs and excellent service.
AES Luxury Apartments
Guests at this luxury Abuja hotel are provided with access to apartments ranging from Single to Studio, all exclusively and tastefully furnished. Amenities including 3 restaurants, an Olympic size swimming pool, 3 bars children’s pool, hairdressing and beauty salon, supermarket, gym, fashion shops, clinic, 24 hours room service, meeting rooms for 15 to 40 persons and banqueting ,conference halls with a capacity of between 100 and 150 persons, a nightclub and exclusive signature restaurant, make AES luxury a favored upscale oasis . It location is in close proximity to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport.
Airport Valley Resort
Set along Abakaliki Expressway in Emene, Enugu State, Airport Valley Resort is just 5 minutes away from the Enugu airport. Featuring a contemporary residential style with an overall effect that is like staying at a friend’s pad, it is a favorite for most short term visitors. The resort is a bit pricey but worth it for the excellent location and service. There is no need to leave the hotel for meals as there is an onsite restaurant as well as a bar.
Tiffany Hotels & Towers
The top-ranking Tiffany Hotel & Towers provides upscale lodging within the immediate vicinity of Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa. The environs feature breathtaking landscape, all rooms are WD&C (Wine, Dine and Connect) enabled, the interiors are vibrant rather than gilded and stuffy, and there is a restaurant and bar with one of Port Harcourt’s famous chefs. Comfortable rooms and personalized service make it a great option for anyone who can afford it.