The eloquence of The George Hotel is evident from the moment you walk through its doors. You are welcomed with a friendly smile and a grand bouquet of fresh flowers perched under an impressive string chandelier. The George Hotel embodies all the qualities you would expect from a sophisticated high-end hotel, with impeccable service, modern facilities and luxury amenities.
The design of The George has been carefully thought out, bringing the classic elegance of the Renaissance era to modern day Lagos. The exquisite artwork is strategically placed in the lobby to capture your attention, and on each of the floors, reminiscent of an art gallery. Wandering down the corridors of each floor you are greeted with an exhibition of artwork by a different Renaissance artist.
The rooms capture a simple yet elegant ambiance with simple touches of vibrant red. But what really matters are the details. The incredibly comfortable robes and slippers waiting for you to slip into, the luxurious bath products and amenities by Africology, and the L’Occitane gift set waiting by your bedside after the turndown service. These are the details that matter, that catch your attention and ensure you that you are going to be pampered throughout your stay.
Beyond the rooms lay the peaceful surroundings of the pool. For a moment you forget that you are in Africa's most populous city and fall into a state of bliss. The fitness center discreetly overlooks the pool, tempting anyone working out to take a refreshing dip.
The Da Vinci bar, aptly named due to the artwork by the legendary artist adorning the walls, also overlooks the pool, the perfect background for a meeting with friends or business associates. The Da Vinci Restaurant is a sanctuary for food lovers. Their breakfast buffet is a gourmet selection of everything your heart may desire, from a selection of fruits, cheeses and deli meats, to a selection of egg dishes, pancakes, sausages and so much more, all presented in the most beautiful way. But their Sunday Brunch carries the crown. All the dishes are presented magnificently, from salads to desserts, full of temptation.
The gourmet a la carte menu is designed to impress from the succulent lamb chops to the Norwegian smoked salmon roulade.
The mix of influences from all over the world, from Asia to the Caribbean, can be experienced when eating the light and crispy poppadoms served with the chef’s own recipe of tomato kasundi (a mouth watering tomato, mustard, and herb salsa).
The starter of salmon roulade served with mesclun salad, slow cooked vine tomato, passion fruit dressing was topped off with the freshness of balsamic and cucumber jellies.
The main course of Jamaican spiced grilled lamb chops accompanying by fruity cous-cous, braised cabbage, daikon confit, rosemary-raspberry jus and chili oil is fusion at its best. The chili oil adds the right amount of spice for any palette, while the cous-cous stuffed pepper keeps you eating more.
Last but not least the white chocolate mousse delight with chili, green apple sorbet, strawberry-basil stew and champagne jelly was a treat to say the least. Shying away from chili with chocolate is not what one should do. Here the chili was the perfect addition to the sweet white chocolate mousse. The apple sorbet was the highlight, the refreshing coolness of the sorbet acted as a palette cleanser leaving one ending the meal fulfilled and smiling.
The George certainly does not disappoint. Careful thought and love has been embodied into this 61 room boutique hotel, which is passed onto each customer. They ensure that your experience at The George is unforgettable. Your senses are enlightened and delighted, an escape from your daily surroundings and chaos of life in Lagos, The George is there to rejuvenate you.
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