- Written by Chammy
- On: 13/10/2015
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How could we have discovered great lands if we dare not travel? Nike Lake Resort is one of those places, located in an area called 'Nike' within the Enugu metropolis. In ancient times, the area was dominated by the Nike people who were often regarded as the strongest and most powerful within the area. This, has undoubtedly cast a blanket of reverence on the Nike lake and made it more popular than other lakes in the region.
Enugu's biggest attraction to visitors is the Nike lake Resort, which is managed by Zimbabwe-based management group African Sun Limited. Located eight kilometers outside the city, it is a haven of peace, wildlife and relaxation, perfect for business travellers or for the growing number of tourists within Nigeria who now have the means and ability to travel around the country.
Just down the road from the new airport, which will bring not only domestic but also international visitors. The hotel poised to become an ideal destination resort. Like the city, it is steeped in history. The ground on which the hotel was erected in 1981 was the site of the headquarters for the igbos during the tragic civil war but it is now home to traditionally inspired buildings that exude a sense of calm.
Although, these days it's more associated with global sports branding. The word Nike means 'with strength' or 'power' is the Igbo language and it's easy to understand why such an evocative name was chosen for this great historical site beats me.
The lake itself is the main focal point of the hotel and the rooms either have a garden or a lake view in a secure and tranquil environment. Each of the 216 comfortable rooms and suite has DSTV (Satellite TV), air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a mini bar. There are 23 classic rooms, 175 superior rooms, 9 executive suites, 2 diplomatic suits and a Presidential suite,all have private balconies where guests can sit and take in stunning views.
Additionally, there are 10 self-catering villas that are often rented out to expatriates working on local projects, comprising 5 bedroom bungalows and 5 bedroom duplexes. It's the perfect place to spend long periods of time, as there's gym and large swimming pool, a Hi-tech business center, a curio shop in the lobby, a restaurant and 24 hour bar.
Fortunately for the day visitor, the hotel offers a pleasant buffet lunch on the outside swimming pool terrace, a picnic area with thatched huts, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and a children's playground. Rowing boats can be hired on the small green-tinged lake, which is surrounded by walking tralls where visitors can enjoy the birds and tropical forest.
Their business centre has three boardrooms and a substantial convention hall, the largest east of the Niger River. It is fully equipped with projectors, videos PA systems, microphones and all other necessities for creating the perfect conference environment. The Nike lake Resort is only 15 minutes from the new Enugu international Airport and 10 minutes from the centre. As one of Nigeria's hidden gems. It's a definitely worth visiting soon before it becomes one of Enugu's 'in places'!
Furthermore, Nike lake Resort is a popular resort or hotel equipped with 216 well-appointed and furnished room suites, suitable for all tastes and budgets. Situated on the banks of the Nike lake in Enugu, it offers breathtaking views in a very secure and tranquil environment. All the rooms and suites have either a garden or a lake view and each room provides the ultimate in comfort and luxury that you can expect from an African sun Hotel.
The resort prides itself on being able to Carter for any type of guest that stays the night, with any request never being too much.The lake view restaurant has a maximum capacity of 180 people and serves a variety of mouth watering dishes from around the globe, for breakfast a full English buffet is available at lunch time.
The lake view restaurant offers an a 'la carte' menu and for dinner a fabulous buffet is on offer for all the guests at the Nike lake resort. Their Heineken bar serves a variety of wines, and beers 24 hours a day.Another advantage added to Nike lake resort is that it's a refuge from home.