Radisson Blu, Anchorage Hotel is strategically located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. It operates under the global Radisson franchise and, has been existent for a while. It is rumoured to be owned by one of Nigeria’s legendary moneybags.

As most Lagosians would say: “it is all about packaging”; packaging is everything. The hotel’s beautiful lighting at night and its structure sure affirm its compliance to the mantra. However, an actual experience in the hotel was an eye-opener confirming that the hospitality business goes beyond aesthetics and prime locations.


  1. Location- easily accessible
  2. Beautiful lighting combined with the effect of the seaside scenery


  1. Space constraint, giving guests hard time in parking. There is usually a spill-over into the major access road that causes traffic bottleneck.
  2. Tattered table napkins
  3. Insufficient food variety especially on its hyped Sunday buffet, when compared with hotels of equal standing
  4. Water shortage- I recall I once had the experience of unavailability of water for usual morning rituals of bathing and brushing. Long story short, a housekeeper was sent to my room with a bucket of water and a satchet of pure water to “epp” my condition. We pray this has been relegated to history!
  5. The quality, taste of the food was average.
  6. It would also help for the staff to be friendlier, adding a personal touch. This would go a long way to advance the rating, improve patronage of the hotel and attain the service gold standard.

On the K’n’K wow-meter, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel gets a 4/10.



  1. I agree with you on the shortage of ample parking space (as is common with many “island” hotels) which results in guest/visitors having to use the access roads as car parks.

  2. How many hotels have good food? I rarely eat hotel food. It is expensive and food isnt made with love

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