Living in Abeokuta Ogun State – Neighborhood Guide
Abeokuta is both the largest city and capital city of Ogun State. It is a suburban settlement sitting on the east bank of the Ogun River, 48 miles north of Lagos by railway or 81 miles by water. As of 2006, Abeokuta and the surrounding area had a population of 44,088.
Whether you are looking to settle, do business or simply unwind or explore, Abeokuta has got you covered. It houses a variety of schools, hotels, markets and fun places that makes your stay both comfortable and remarkable.
SCHOOLS IN ABEOKUTA
There are quite a number of schools in Abeokuta that provides the kind of education and upbringing your kids deserve. Here are a few we think you might like:
● NOBELHOUSE COLLEGE
Nobelhouse College is a full boarding, International school with superb facilities located at Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop Estate. Their curriculum is British-based with a blend of the Nigerian curriculum. Its vision is to produce pupils that exhibit the qualities of academic excellence, integrity, honesty, self-discipline and stewardship.
● ALABA LAWSON GROUP OF SCHOOLS
ALGS is a private co-educational school located along IBB Presidential Boulevard opposite Simeon Adebo library, Kuto, Abeokuta. It is run from crèche to Senior Secondary School and committed to raising the next generation of dependable and patriotic professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders in every sphere of life.
HOTELS IN ABEOKUTA
Whether you are simply looking for a comfortable place to put up or a good environment to hold your business meetings, conferences or event centers for you celebrations, Abeokuta offers a wide range of hotels with varying prices to suit you. We have taken the liberty to highlight a few of them:
● GREEN LEGACY RESORT
Located at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential library complex, Presidential boulevard way, NNPC bus stop Oke Mosa, Green Legacy Resort is easily one of the best in Abeokuta. It is a luxurious 4-star hotel with world class facilities that is idea for both business and pleasure.
The Green Legacy Resort houses over 100 rooms ranging from standard rooms to diplomatic suites and crowns it with the Ambassadorial Suites. Each of these rooms comes with top notch facilities which include, king-size beds, refrigerator, intercom system, air conditioning, wireless internet access, flat screen television with access to a variety of local and international channels, en-suite bathrooms with state of the art bathtub and shower system, and hairdryer. It also offers top class hospitality facilities including grand outdoor pools, a bar stocked with the finest wines and spirits with a comfortable lounge, a restaurant that offers local and international cuisines with additional services of a daily complimentary breakfast, security arrangements with the use of surveillance cameras and well-trained security staff, uninterrupted power supply, a standard gym, adequate car-parking spaces, event hosting facilities and tastefully furnished conference room.
● PARK INN HOTEL BY RADISSON
This convenient city center hotel is strategically located in the Kuto area, near several government offices and a number of transport options, including taxi and bus services. It offers a variety of room choices with amenities like room service and toiletries. You can satisfy your stomach’s craving with the local and international cuisine at the RGB Bar and Grill. There is also a pool, a gym and free parking services. You are sure to enjoy your stay.
● CELIA’S SUITES
This hotel that is beautifully simple in its innovative design is perfect for guests looking for a serene and relaxing environment to unwind. Consisting of 20 rooms decorated in contemporary style, this hotel located in the heart of Abeokuta offers guests access to 24hour power supply, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, indoor and outdoor bars, a standard gym, and so much more to make your stay as comfortable as you wish.
MARKETS IN ABEOKUTA
There are a lot of markets in Abeokuta but you might be interested in visiting this:
● LAFENWA MARKET
This major market is located on the Abeokuta-Imeko road and offers different groceries and household items. It is open every day of the week thereby providing you full access to purchasing your daily needs.
You can also visit Dangrave Mall on Ibadan road or Modu Shopping Mall, Eleweran, Ibadan road for your household items and electronic appliances.
FUN PLACES IN ABEOKUTA
● THE BEIGE CLUB
This classy cub is situated in the premises of the Continental Suites. It is a great pace to unwind and chill out with friends. Anyone who wants to have fun should visit this cub for a remarkable experience.
● OLUMO ROCK
The city of Abeokuta was named after its affiliation with this rock making it a must-see during your visit. The rock is 137 meters tall and it is a great pace to relax and appreciate the scenery. There is a cable car available to take you to the top of the rock if you are not open to the idea of climbing. It is a good spot for a picnic with friends and family.
With all these places waiting to be explored, we can assure you that your stay in Abeokuta won’t be anything short that memorable.