The Yellow Lagos Meia Praia is a stylish adults-only hotel with panoramic views across Lagos’ sandy beach.
This hotel offers 2 pools, 2 restaurants and 2 bars, as well as a luxury spa that specialises in made-for-2 massages.
Thanks to the hotel’s design, ocean vistas can be seen from almost every angle – including the pool and most of the room balconies.
Based on 693 reviews
- Official Rating
Stylish adults-only holidays, designed for two
- Contemporary style
- Great settings
- Top dining scenes
- Relaxed atmospheres
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Adults-only hotels
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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2 outdoor pools
Both the pools are framed by wooden decking and there are comfy cushioned sunbeds to lounge on with a drink from the pool bar.
Open for breakfast and dinner with flavours of the Algarve as well as international favourites. You can enjoy your meal indoors or out on the terrace.
The spa has an indoor pool, Jacuzzi® and Turkish bath as well as rooms for treatments such as massages and body wraps.
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Good but could be better with a little more effort.
The hotel is a very nice hotel. Very new looking with excellent decor. The food in the dining area was fine normally four hot choices with two of these being fish, at two serving areas. There was always a good choice of salads and a cold buffet if that is what you wanted. A strange layout as depending on where your room was you would need to go up a floor to then go to reception to go down to the dining area. Again the hotel at night looked lovely with the partitions lit up and the corridors lighting up in various colours. The staff were very good and would assist you whenever required. A couple of small points that could be improved. The waiter service in the bar in the evening could be a bit quicker. The slabs around the pool area move quite a bit they could be made permanent If using the pool bars use the bar on the lower level as you get a larger choice for lunches and so on. The closest shop is about a five minute walk and is part of a lads house,however you can get most essentials there, water,fruit,crisps and so on. There is plenty to do if you decide to go into Lagos, lots of bars and restaurants. The hotel is very quite,so if you are there to chill out the the location is ideal. I would definitely return to the hotel if they could improve the points above and some of the other points in other reviews.More
Alex M, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Had a excellent time at this very posh ultra modern hotel with a great Spa where we had a number of treatments. We were very happy with the food and the staff were always extremely helpful and friendly. Evenings were quiet which is fine if you like that however I am sure that most guests would appreciate a little more evening entertainment though.More
Gareth D, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Beautiful hotel, fantastic, friendly service
Just back from a week's stay at this hotel and absolutely recommend it. We booked a holiday to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were looking for a relaxing, child-free week with a little bit of luxury and this certainly fit the bill. First impressions on arriving at the hotel are stunning... large, open-plan lobby/bar area, lots of clean white, airy space and high-tech look with a screen wall behind the reception desk displaying a shifting, colourful pattern. Staff were very friendly and informative. We had paid on booking to upgrade to a superior suite and I can honestly say it was well worth the money. It absolutely made our holiday. The suite was stunning... large bedroom with open-plan bathroom area including bath and separate wet-room style shower, large comfortable bed, tv, low dresser unit and coffee table and chairs in the bedroom area... plus a separate living room area with coffee table, sofa and chairs (and tv) and an open-air dining area opening out onto the piece de resistance, the large, private terrace with coffee table, sofa and chairs, sunbeds, parasol and a private swimming pool, with views out over the front of the hotel (overlooking the main pool area) and to the beach/sea. There is lots of wardrobe space in the suite, with wardrobes in both the bedroom and the living room area and the air conditioning is very effective. As with many hotels, the key card needs to be inserted into a slot on the wall to turn the power on and when you open the sliding doors onto the terrace, the A/C shuts off. The advantage to the suite is that you have sliding doors onto the terrace from both the bedroom and the living room, so you can open one door to access the terrace and leave the other shut, meaning the A/C in e.g. the bedroom can stay on and keep the room cool. The terrace is an absolute boon and a lovely, quiet, relaxing place to spend the day. It's a real sun-trap, has beautiful views and the private pool is fabulous... it's just big enough to swim a few strokes in and being able to climb in and out of the pool to cool down whilst enjoying the sun is wonderful. We spent a lot of time on our holiday just relaxing in private on our terrace and it made for a wonderfully quiet, relaxing, private break. The only slight downside to the superior suite is that the terrace is not as private as it could be... there is actually a further floor of rooms above the superior suite level and the balconies of these rooms overlook the superior suite terraces, which is a bit of an odd design choice. However, in practice, the balconies on the floor above are usually not in use during the day (as people are probably down enjoying the main pool) and so we very rarely found anyone overlooking us during the day. The main pool area is very pleasant and the pool is great to swim in and there are lovely design features like a shallow paddling area, bridges overlooking a waterfall from the main pool, and steps up to the pool terrace are a shallow paddling area too with water flowing down the steps. We had no problems finding a pair of sunbeds on the occasions we wanted to spend time by the main pool and, from our vantage-point on the private terrace, could usually always see at least a few empty sunbeds throughout the day. There is also a small pool at front of the hotel together with a small snack bar serving a decent-enough selection of foods (paninis, fries, salads, ice creams etc) and occasionally hosting specific events (arranged by the entertainment team) such as BBQ and sangria lunch. The pool terrace-level Fresco bar also offers food at lunch-time however the menu here is limited to pizzas, salads and a few pasta options. The food in the hotel generally was pretty good - the main "Kitchen" restaurant offers a great selection for both breakfast and dinner. The food is self-service with a wine waiter service at dinner (can't say I agree with a previous review that a 5* hotel should offer waitress tea and coffee service at breakfast!). There are staff on hand to ask if you need anything and the quality of the food is very good. Lots of different bread rolls and pastries at breakfast, tea and coffee, various fruit juices, sparkling wine (fab for making bucks fizz!), cold meats, smoked fish and cheeses, a selection of fruits, yoghurts and cereals and also cooked breakfast ingredients (sausages, bacon, grilled tomatoes, beans, scrambled egg, hash browns, pancakes, and also fried eggs and omelettes cooked to order). The dinner selection was good also: there was a soup option every night, various cold starters including various salad options, local pasties etc, cooked prawns, rice dishes etc etc. For the main course there was usually at least 3 or 4 meat/fish options and various vegetables - always including some variation of carrots and greens - usually two potato options, and rice or pasta. We did find the veal option a little tough on one or two occasions, although it had been perfectly tender on other nights. But generally we really enjoyed the food, and there was also a wide selection of desserts, both cakes/pastries and cheese board options plus a selection of ice cream flavours. By contrast, the one night we ate in the a la carte restaurant was something of a let down. The starters were delicious and the atmosphere was lovely, however we waited a long time for our main course (30+ minutes) and my main course steak was undercooked (I'd asked for medium, what I was served was very definitely rare) and not particularly flavourful and the vegetables lukewarm. The waiters also never returned to top up our wineglasses (something which happened regularly in the main restaurant) leaving us to serve ourselves. It was not a terrible experience, but rather disappointing as we'd booked the meal as a special occasion. There is also a spa on-site which we really enjoyed. We booked ourselves in for a couple of massages, both of which were really well done and fabulously relaxing, and the spa also includes a gym (which we didn't try), an indoor (heated) swimming pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. The prices for the spa treatments were reasonable (and there is one treatment each day offered at a reduced price) and includes 2 days access to the other spa facilities (gym, pool, sauna etc). The staff at the hotel are really friendly and helpful, and the bar staff in the ground floor Sensorial bar in particular are lots of fun. Drink prices are about average for a hotel of this standard. The layout of the hotel can be a little confusing as it is set out on varying levels, and some levels can only be accessed from certain other levels (e.g. the south pool/snack bar area can only be accessed by lifts/stairs at the far end of both wings of the hotel). However, the layout has clearly been designed to allow each room a measure of privacy, view and sunshine and overall the design works quite well and it's not all that hard to get the hang of the layout. Location-wise the hotel is a good way out of Lagos town centre. We made the mistake of trying to walk into Lagos on our first day (having arrived late the night before, in darkness, and not realising quite how far out of town it was!) and it is a real trek. It's a good 20-30 minute walk, in the baking sun with no shade. There are trains and buses that run past the hotel into Lagos but the timetable is sporadic. A taxi to/from Lagos costs around 7-8 euros each way and this was our preferred option. The town of Lagos itself is very nice with a beautiful marina and lots of bars and restaurants both around the marina and in the town centre, together with lots of little shops and a selection of gift stalls along the promenade. There are also lots of booths offering various excursions - e.g. grotto tours, fishing trips, kayaking trips etc - departing from Lagos marina. The hotel is also very close to the beach - you can see the beach from the hotel pool terrace and it takes literally 3-4 minutes to walk across to the beach (there are also a couple of snack bars on the way to the beach). The beach is lovely - broad, soft sands and shallow surf, great for paddling, and there are various parasols etc available for rent, together with a few pedalos/kayaks etc a short walk down the beach. The entertainment offered at the hotel is very much on the understated side, which is in keeping with the fact that the hotel primarily takes guests on the Thomson Couples programme, where guests are generally looking for a relaxed, adults-only holiday and are not necessarily looking to join in with lots of activities. The few daytime activities organised tend to be food/drink-related such as cocktails demonstration (performed by the very entertaining Tameh (sorry, I've probably spelt his name wrong!), cheese and wine, the aforementioned BBQ and sangria lunch (which included live music from in-house musician Khalil) and there is a selection of outdoor games equipment, such as boules, golf putting etc, set out by the south pool snack bar (though I never saw any mention of organised activities involving these, they were just left out for guests to choose to make use of). The Thomson entertainment coordinator Stephanie was very personable and came over and chatted quite a bit to guests who chose to attend the activities and tries hard to strike a balance between promoting the activities and letting guests relax and join in if they want to, rather than chasing people to attend. The evening entertainment which we saw was a mix of occasional guest musicians (we only saw part of one and, honestly, weren't all that impressed) and the in-house musician Khalil who, quite frankly, was fabulous. He played his evening sets on the outside terrace of the Sensorial bar (overlooking the pool terrace) and we enjoyed several relaxed but entertaining evenings listening to him perform - he has a great voice and range and is an accomplished guitar player, performing a wide range of music from every genre with a mixture of guitar playing and backing tracks. He positively encourages requests and is happy to chat and engage with guests. All in all, a fabulous, beautiful hotel with great facilities and friendly staff and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.More
Alipeeps, Mirfield, United Kingdom
Not perfect but close!
Stayed at this lovely hotel for a week in late August. We chose to pay a little extra for a sea view room and it was worth it. We had requested a quiet room with the sea view and that is exactly what we had. The room itself was a very good size and well appointed. The bed was huge, the bath a feature and the shower was torrential..........! The balcony was large and gave us a superb view of the beach and Lagos which was equally as good at night as during the day. The mood lighting in the corridoors was interesting and lit the room numbers up nicely. Almost without exception the staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful (even helped with my ice bucket challenge!!!) Special mention should go to Audrey and Isa on reception and to the head waiter in Browns restaurant. Whilst on the subject of restaurants, before going we were concerned because of the many comments on trip advisor. However though not 5 star the Kitchen buffet restaurant provided a good selection at both breakfast and in the evenings and is definitly not deserving of all the critism it has received. We ate twice at Browns where the food was fabulous. The set menu was excellant value offering 5 courses and a bottle of wine for 35euros per head (less 15 euro each if you are on half board) We were there for our wedding anniversary and we had a lovely surpise brought to our room which was a real treat. We never had a problem finding a sunbed even late in the day. The pools were clean and refreshing. The hotel is located just a 5 minute walk from the most fabulous beach and we enjoyed many happy hours walking the fine sands collecting shells and visiting the town of Lagos which is well worth a visit or two. We had the feeling that the hotel was taking note of peoples comments and working hard to improve. We are not quite sure that they warrent the 5 star rating but.....they are getting there. We certainly very much enjoyed our week of peace and relaxation and we would recommend the hotel to anyone who enjoys the same. For the price we paid we believe we got good value for money.More
Mrs_Smiffy2013, Wickham Bishops, United Kingdom
Rooms 10 out of 10
All the staff made our holiday nothing was to much trouble thank you our reps from Thompson's 10 out of ten for Jezebel & Ayesha, Hotel in a very good location for the beach and not to far into Lagos town which we loved lots of shops and restaurants to visit, and local history to see. Sorry but this is what we would like to be changed coffee for breakfast was bad and the milk was long life sweet we had that in England 30 years ago to find milk we could have in our coffee and on our cereal we had to go into Lagos to the supermarket and buy then we bought good coffee and made it in our room, the wine was not our taste we like Chardonnay witch is fruity and not very dry like the wine we tried in our hotel and in Lagos Restaurants so wish they imported more choice. And finally the food was good for breakfast but evening meal not 5* choice I love pasta for change but no sauces to have on it just dry so we was disappointed with the choice but apart from that rooms location and staff plus breakfast very good and if the hotel had a mini bus that took guests into Lagos every 3 hours or so as the local transport links some times do not turn up train and bus, Taxis are good but can Coast you if it's both ways four times a week or more, but thanks for fantastic weather Location staff and rooms spotless Lindsey and Rob Rotherham South YorkshireMore
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