The Le Meridien hotel story started off with the golf resort and we’ll conclude it with the rooms and restaurants.
Le Meridien, Uyo has about 163 with most of them being king rooms. I stayed in a twin room and was able to jump from bed to bed. 🙂
I absolutely love hotel beds. Egyptian cotton sheets, soft pillows and I could lay in bed all day.
View from my window. It was a rainy day.
The bathroom had both a shower and a bath tub (separately), so it was up to you to decide which suited you best.
After checking in, I did a quick tour of the place and my ride was a golf buggy as the hotel is quite huge. If you choose not to take a buggy, then I suggest you pace yourself while walking; however I strongly recommend not walking.
One thing you notice about Le Meridien is that it has art everywhere and splashes of colour in the decor.
It’s apparently also a kid friendly hotel with rooms where parents can drop off their kids to play in.
Le Meridien has 7 restaurants/bars – The Rising Sun (for breakfast only), Akwa Ikpa (The Marina Restaurant), The Bird Table, The Vista Restaurant, De Terrace Golf Club Restaurant, Piano Bar and Rotunda Bar.
Each restaurant has its peculiarities but they are quite enjoyable if you keep and open mind. If all fails, order what you know.
The Piano Bar
This also doubles as a night club. They also have karaoke services available and it is a lot of fun.
It is located on the first floor of the hotel and opens every Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm.
The Rising Sun
I think the name is quite apt as it is only open for breakfast and is set up buffet style. The options are also quite vast so you’re sure to find something from Nigerian to continental meals to help start your day off right.
If you get a window seat, you’ll have a gorgeous view of the grounds.
It is located on the first floor of the hotel and opens from 6.30 am – 10.30 am daily.
Akwa Ikpa (The Marina Restaurant)
This is a few minutes drive from the main hotel but still within the premises. It overlooks the Marina and barbequed/grilled food are a specialty here. They also have games such as ludo, snooker, chess and ‘ayo’ to keep you busy while you enjoy the cool breeze from the marina. I hear you can get boat rides on the marina but we didn’t do this. The idea is for you to feel like you’re dining in the jungle.
We had dinner on the balcony and it was quite enjoyable.
They are open Tuesdays – Thursdays from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
I won 🙂
The Vista Restaurant
This is their buffet restaurant where you can have lunch and dinner. They serve both Nigerian and continental dishes. I like the bamboos used as part of the decoration of the restaurant.
For lunch: 12.30pm – 3.30pm & Dinner: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
This is found in the lobby area of the hotel. There is usually live music there in the evenings and you can just kick back and enjoy a couple of drinks and snacks. Casual meetings are also held there.
It is open from 7am – 11pm daily.
De Terrace Club
This is the restaurant at the golf course. After a round of golf, you can relax, let your hair down and enjoy a meal or two. If you don’t play golf and still want to dine there, you’re welcome to do so. There are buggies that can bring you from the lobby area.
They are opened from Wednesday – Modays, 8am – 6pm.