How many Hotels are in Nigeria?

Have you ever searched for a serene place where you can relax, have fun, catch up with news, basically stay in your own space without distractions and worries from an outside source?


Well, a hotel can do that for you! Hotels in Nigeria have now grown in standard and quality to give you that comfort and serenity that you crave in order to make life easier for you. There are several hotels located in different places across the country, from the five star-hotels to the low ranking hotels, they are all there to give you comfort and a place to run to when you need to visit a new place or even when you need a break from stress.

According to our findings, there are over 2000 hotels in Lagos state alone. One can therefore wonder how many hotels can be found in the whole of the country. It calls for a proper census to be done to find out how many hotels are in Nigeria. The list ranges from the popular ones such as Eko Hotels and Suites, Transcorp Hilton, Southern Sun Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel to the unpopular ones like The Hub hotel, Lagoon side hotel and more.

These hotels have received their fair share of popularity and distress, as they have been known to improve in standard over the years while some have diminished in standard as well. The hotel business is one that is really interesting as there a number of things involved in hoteling such as events management, interior design, hospitality, perception management to name just a few. Hotel business requires a lot of investment in time, resources and more importantly people.

In a report by Financial Nigeria, Nigeria has the highest number of hotel rooms in Africa as at the year 2016, closely followed by Angola and Egypt who have about 7,560 and 6,660 rooms respectively. This shows that there are many hotels in Nigeria. Also, hotels in Nigeria have been known for their amazing cuisine, from their intercontinental dishes to the local dishes. The local dishes in Nigeria have been described by both foreigners and indigenes as one that is unique because of its spicy nature and its exquisite taste.

A list of our top 10 hotels in Nigeria would also help in understanding the number of hotels in the country. They are:


Eko Hotel and Suites

Known for its serenity and its event hall, Eko Hotels and Suites is one hotel that stands out in Nigeria. It has been used by different organisations and individuals for weddings, conferences and even beauty pageants. 


Intercontinental Hotel

This hotel is also known for its wonderful accommodation and its event halls. It has a pool and fitness and spa facilities, laundry services and one of the most rated facilities. 


Transcorp Hilton Abuja

The hotel is known for its proximity to the international airport Abuja. It’s about 40mins from the airport and boasts of luxurious rooms to satisfy customers’ needs. 


The Wheatbaker

The hotel is made up of world-class spa, swimming pool, the grill room bar, air-conditioned rooms and suites. Visit: The Wheatbaker


The Federal Palace Hotel

This hotel mixes a blend of the old and new from its reputation as a reputable hotel in the past. It brings a fresh dimension into the future and it is known for its comfort and top notch facilities. The hotel has a collection of excellent amenities such as sophisticated casino, outdoor swimming pool, terrace and restaurant, garden and multi-purpose meeting and event halls. 


Best Western Starfire Hotels

The hotel boasts of top notch facilities as it is known for its several branches across Nigeria. It is known for its event halls and its world class services. 


Sheraton Abuja Hotel

The hotel features a variety of unique restaurants and bars; bakery shop, fitness facilities, swimming pool, business centre, beauty and barbing salon. 


Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort

This hotel is located in the beautiful city of Akwa Ibom, and it offers sophisticated accommodations, world-class resort amenities including a golf course, unique dining options and wonderful services. 


Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel

The hotel is known for its luxurious rooms and suites with first-rate facilities. It has a well-known restaurant where different people come to taste their exquisite cuisine. 


The George Hotel

Known for their polite staff and their banquet halls, this hotel has changed the way hoteling is done in Nigeria. With an amazing pool to boast of and a bar that offers the best products. This fast-rising hotel is one to watch out for. 

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