If you have ever wanted to visit the Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, then you may be pleasantly surprised to know that the hotel belongs to former First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan.
Her hotel is one of the finest and most luxurious hotels in Nigeria; continue reading if you wish to learn more about it.
Patience Jonathan is the wife of former Nigerian President – Goodluck Jonathan; she also served as a permanent secretary in Bayelsa State. She started her career as a teacher at the Stella Maris College, after which she moved to the banking sector and served as a Marketing Manager.
She established the first community bank in Port Harcourt – the Akpo Community Bank. In 1999, she was transferred to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education. She served there until her husband became the Deputy Governor of the state!
In 2012, she was appointed as a permanent secretary of the state governor in Bayelsa State; this appointment was quite unusual considering she had not taken any civil service appointments for 13 years. Some people even complained that it was a national embarrassment; there were rumours that she got the position only because of her husband!
If you want to behold the sheer magnificence of Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, then you need to look at it from afar. It is located in the heart of Bayelsa state capital – Yenagoa. If you are a first-time visitor, then you will really love the experience of visiting this hotel.
It can also be described as the most prestigious hotel in the oil-rich state of Bayelsa. The five-star hotel sprawls over the land surrounding it and is definitely the choicest castle in the whole of Bayelsa. Even the former President Goodluck Jonathan uses this hotel as his castle. The security measures have thinned down since he left office, but it still remains one of the most secure hotels in Nigeria.
According to PunchNG, this hotel is worth over N10b. Therefore, Patience Jonathan’s hotel is one of the most expensive hotels in Nigeria. This presidential fortress is a clear sign of magnificence. When Goodluck Jonathan was a president, you could even find soldiers and armoured vehicles there.
Patience Jonathan’s hotel is not a fortress anymore; everything changed when the People’s Democratic Party lost elections in 2015 and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress became the president of Nigeria.
The Plaster of Paris walls will surely draw your attention and you will totally love the sweet fragrance all around the hotel`s lobby. The entire hotel has about 200 rooms that go for between N15,700 to N367, 500. A standard room will cost you N 5,700, if you need a deluxe room, then be ready to pay N31,500. The junior suite will cost you N56,700 and if you prefer an executive room, be ready to pay N75,600.
The presidential suite in this hotel will cost you N315,000 and to occupy the Royal Suite, you should be ready to pay N367,500.
All the room are fully furnished with air conditioners, TV, Wi-fi and satellite channels available for occuP@nts. Do not forget that all rooms also have nice toilets. The only significant difference between the rooms are the beds and spaces.
You can always get intercontinental and local dishes for N 2,000 and more. In the Paradise Bar, you can get a great variety of drinks like fruit juice, gin, whiskey, wine, beer, etc. The beers in the bar cost between N500 to N600.
Every guest of patience Jonathan’s hotel can enjoy the fantastic city`s skyline. You can also visit a beverage centre or business centre with full access to fast internet. According to rumours, the first lady is very involved in the managing of the hotel and is usually available to supervise operations.
One more thing, if you need to get the most expensive room in this hotel, you will need to book fast and early because it is almost always occupied! Aridolf is one of the best hotels in Nigeria, you will not find anything like it in even some of the most luxurious European countries.
Patience Jonathan`s hotel in Bayelsa State is one of the most luxurious hotels in Nigeria. It is a five-star hotel which can be compared with the most fascinating hotels in Europe. Being a wife of the president comes with great benefits, however, you can hardly find any other wife of an ex-president with a fully operational five-star hotel!
If you want to enjoy this hotel, you will need to pay at least N16,000; do not forget that you will also need to eat something there, so budget at least N2,000 for food.