About Lagos, Nigeria Lagos is a port and the most populous city in Nigeria. It is the second fastest-growing city in Africa and the seventh in the world. The population of Lagos according to the Lagos State Government, was 17.5 million. These figures are however disputed by the Nigerian Government and judged unreliable by the National Population Commission of Nigeria. The latest reports estimate the population at 21 million, making Lagos the largest city in Africa.Lagos is a metropolitan area which originated on islands separated by creeks, such as Lagos Island, fringing the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon while protected from the Atlantic Ocean by long sand spits such as Bar Beach, which stretch up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) east and west of the mouth. From the beginning, Lagos has expanded on the mainland west of the lagoon and the conurbation, including Ikeja (which is the capital of Lagos) and Agege, now reaches more than 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-west of Lagos Island. Some suburbs include Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry, and more local councils have recently been created, bringing the total number of local governments in Lagos to 57.
Hotels That Guests Love in Lagos Hotel Marina Rio “The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the hotel was very clean and in a great locale, two minutes walking within beautiful seaside town of Lagos. I will definitely return to Hotel Marina Rio.” Hotel Marina Rio “The staff were over the top friendly and helpful. Ms Luz at the front desk was worth her weight in gold for the service she provided. Looking out over the Marina and harbour, a short walk from the charming city centre with first rate facilities in the hotel this is the place to stay. We met other travelers in Lagos who had stayed elsewhere and kept coming back to this hotel. Easy to find.
Good location for parking and wandering about town. Terrific restaurant just down the street. Great breakfast. Hated to leave.” Hotel Marina Rio “Spectacular location overlooking the Lagos marina. Well worth the small extra supplement for the view, as the other side of the hotel overlooks a large bus parking area.” Vivenda Solmar “This hotel is great value for money! The location is great-one of the best beaches in Lagos is 5 min walk. And there are 2 good restaurants near the beach where you can have lunch and dinner. The apartment is simple but clean and has everything you need.” Tivoli Lagos “The location was excellent as we were right by the marina. We had a buggy for our 1 yr old so hotel was easily accessible and didn’t have a steep hill like other areas in Lagos. The buffet breakfast was amazing and had a wide variety of foods to choose from. The breakfast staff and also the room cleaning staff were really nice to us.”