REVIEW - IBIS HOTEL IKEJA - BUFFET!!!

WHERE I WENT
In my Monday Chit- Chat post I mentioned that I had dinner at Ibis Hotel, so here's the review! I was looking for where to have a good meal on my birthday and on the day Biodun suggested Ibis Buffet... I knew I had seen the building on Toyin street one time but I had no idea there was a buffet, and whenever I hear buffet, I am happy! All you can eat tinz! LOL. Toyin Street is in Ikeja. Toyin street seems to be the happening place these days oh...new spots opening there, left right, center! Ibis recently opened the Ikeja branch and the buffet starts for 6:00 pm, everyday. 

AURA - LOOKY FEELY
It was very nice, the environment was quiet, I only visited the restaurant part of it. They have conference rooms, bedrooms and all that jazz hotels have, there's even a swimming pool! However the restaurant was not secluded, as people coming out of conference rooms and such would walk through. So that wasn't really nice. Nevertheless, it was clean, smelled good, and it wasn't rowdy one bit. This is definitely nicer than the Ibis in Northampton. You can see through the pictures. I didn't really like the female toilet...lol. It wasn't a nice background for taking instagram pictures jor! it was too small but it was clean :)
FELLOW REVIEWERS
I went with Bobo, Biodun, Shade, Sasha, Tolani , so it was just the 6 of us! 5 ladies vs 1 guy. You know how things like that end up nah, we (girls) went out of the restaurant to take photos to improve our instagram career, isn't that why we were there? while Bobo sat alone, happily I might add! LOL



HOSPITALITY
The lady that attended to us was very warm and friendly, but she was always warning me not to take pictures *tongue out. I wore her out. LOL. The other members of staff were lovely too. The receptionist welcomed us properly, all smiles. The chef asked about my opinion of the food and encouraged me to "try this one, and try that one"... my belly almost burst! He was a great chef! Kai... I should have worn a bou-bou if I knew I was coming to this kain place.
WHAT I HAD
The menu was majorly African; pounded yam, efo riro, chicken stew, pepper soup, jollof rice, chicken curry sauce... I cannot remember everything I had, because I wasn't paying attention to the names. But generally I had the fish peppersoup, Rice, Efo Riro, Salad, Fruits, Coconut cake, Sex On The Beach, Water. I'm definitely sure I had those. The rest of what everyone had you can view in these pictures... I intend to make your mouth water! LOL 
MY VERDICT
Sisi: "I loved the food, everything I tasted was well prepared and delicious: my favorites were the fish pepper soup and the dessert, that creamy coconut thingy. You definitely have to taste both whenever you go there...oh la la! I shall be going back there soon"
Bobo:  "Not as assorted as I would hope for in a buffet but, the taste is right on point. My favorite part was dessert"
Tolani: "Really great evening, we ate here in October as we celebrating my friend sisi yemmie's bday. The staff were so lovely and accommodating  The food was so good and a lot of varieties, the pounded  yam and efo riro was excellent! Well done chef. In sum, the food was excellent and really good value for money. I will be returning there soon with my stretchy dress so I can eat more. he he he"
Biodun: "I'm glad I recommended this place for sisi and bobo cuz she would love it, the serenity, display of colours, warm reception and of course good food. I wanted her to enjoy her day to the fullest especially with good choice of food and a good place where that her camera can do wonders. I'm glad she loved it!"
DAMAGE DONE
The buffet costs 5000 Naira per person excluding drinks. So the minimum you're going to spend is probably 5500 Naira per person, it depends on the drinks you have. I had Sex On The Beach (just cos of the name), we had water, I think Shade had a fruit Punch, Biodun had water, Bobo had the Martini Bianco and Sasha had the Mojito. Not bad not bad. See the bill below. Hope that helps?
LOCATION
23 TOYIN STREET, IKEJALAGOS NIGERIA. I know there's another one closer to the International Airport.
HOW MANY LOVES?

Have you been to Ibis Hotel in Ikeja? What did you think? And if you have other awesome places you've been to, please recommend in the comments section below. Thank you! 

24 comments

  1. hiya, do they have their buffet everyday? and what time does it start?

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    1. They have it everyday and it starts 6:00pm

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  2. Lmao @ instagram career. great review! I am always passing the hotel, but never went inside. I guess its going to change now.

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    1. Please go inside, hopefully you will have the same experience as I :)

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  3. You really had fun ooh. So real and inspiring. You make me feel like rewinding to my spinster days. I really love your blog Sisi and you are always on my mind . The last time I was in UK, I actually looked out for that bathgel you said you were "mizzing" . I saw it at Wilkinson,s store. The milk of magnesia too was seen at Boot,s Pharmacy . If you don,t mind, I can help you get them when next I am coming to Nigeria .

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    1. Ha ha ha... I'm making the most of my spinster days oh. Awwww you're so kind! We shall talk more :)

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  4. Hello Sisi, you are so real and inspiring. I really made me miss my single days. I really love your blog and I am going to refer this post to a friend now!!!. she is honeymooning in Lagos. I had you in mind the last time I was in UK and I saw that shower gel you were "mizzing" . I saw at at Wilkinson's. I also found the milk of Magnesia at Boot,s.

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  5. You really had fun ooh. So real and inspiring. You make me feel like rewinding to my spinster days. I really love your blog Sisi and you are always on my mind . The last time I was in UK, I actually looked out for that bathgel you said you were "mizzing" . I saw it at Wilkinson,s store. The milk of magnesia too was seen at Boot,s Pharmacy . If you don,t mind, I can help you get them when next I am coming to Nigeria .

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  6. sis I,Biko take ur time o,ha,enu mi de water ni office. will definitely take my hubby there o.


    'depeju

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  7. I have seen the exquisite building on Toyin but never been in.
    I am sending the link of this post to hubby right away........:)
    Thx Sisi Yemmie

    Visit www.thematronwrites.com for your interesting stories and gist.

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  8. when i been see 37k...I was a little shocketh(I was wondering if the food had some disease protecting power ah) until I saw it was a 6person buffet. . Anyhow, the place looks classyyyy

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    1. ha ha ha...fear catch you abi? The place is actually neat and classy

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  9. Will def try this place when next I am in Naija!

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  10. There is another on airport road. Just a few to choose from and it costs N4,500

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    1. really? and it's just as good?! whoop! Thank you

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    2. Not as good as the pics from the Ikeja one on your blog

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  11. Omg! Last time I was in Nogeria, I was looking for a nice buffet...the food looks great and the price is not bad too. Great review...taking notes for next time ;)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  12. The manager at ibis @ airport road is a racist

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  13. Pls how can I make a reservation 4 4people.thanks here is ma no.08088981782

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