Crocodile Hotel Kaduna Review and Detailed Guide

Updated: Mar 15, 2023
By Aisha Zakari
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Crocodile Hotel Kaduna is a stone-excavated boutique hotel conveniently situated on a tranquil one-way street in the city of Kaduna, Nigeria. The three-star boutique hotel prides itself on polished decor, excellent room and customer service, and top-notch facilities. The boutique hotel was built and declared open by Omotayo Patricia Okunsanya (alias Nee Ajayi) on the 20th of July, 2011 although owned by Chief Terry.

The accommodation of rooms and suites of the hotel is distinctively created to provide guests with style, high-end luxury, and relaxation. To ensure guests are relaxed and sleep blissfully, the rooms feature cozy beds, fluffy pillows, soft sheets, and throw pillows. To provide extra suaveness and pleasantries, the rooms are equipped with modern conveniences like air conditioning, TVs, fridges, intercoms, storage spaces in closets, and charging ports. Indeed, it was very pleasant and comfortable.

The hotel is impressive both in and out but it doesn’t have leisure facilities for guests to enjoy and always come back. There is no fitness center to help guests stay and keep to their routines during their stay. There is no swimming pool to help attracts guests and more customers for a more hospitability business. Lastly, there is no spa to help guests feel relaxed through massages. 

But there’s an indoor restaurant at the hotel and it serves African and Intercontinental dishes that are delicious. It offers dining options, buffet services, and 24-hour service to the guests staying at the hotel. The restaurant pride itself in serving dishes that are freshly made and flavorsome. 

They provide boardroom tables as they have a conference room and banquet hall for occasions. The tables come in rectangular and round shapes. In addition, the hotel offers banquet halls depending on what occasion you want to use them for. 

All this, coupled with comfortable rooms, suites, and conference rooms makes Crocodile Hotel Kaduna an ideal place to stay while in Kaduna for a business meeting or simple relaxation.

Crocodile Hotel Kaduna

Quick Facts:

  • Address – No. 15 Kanta Road, Kaduna 
  • Contact – 08055075151, 08070479999
  • E-mail address – [email protected][email protected] 
  • Opened – 20th July 2011
  • Rooms – Standard, Double Suite, Studio, and Presidential
  • Number of rooms/suites – 30
  • Number of floors – 3
  • Restaurants – 1 (Ground Floor)
  • Bars – 1 (Ground Floor)
  • Halls – 1 (Ground Floor)
  • Swimming pool – 0
  • Spa – 0
  • Fitness center/gym – 0
  • Laundry services – Yes

Rooms and Suites

There are 30 rooms and suites across 3 floors, so each of the floors has a total of 10 rooms. Each room is spacious, elegant, and personalized. The stairs leading to the rooms on each floor are adorned with paintings and a large mirror. The attention to detail is noticeable to anyone.

The rooms are named after cities and states in Nigeria making them knowledgeable and interesting. The rooms available on each floor are Standard rooms, Double suites, Studios, and Presidential curated and embellished to the comfort of their guests. 

room and suits in crocodile hotel kaduna

The first floor has names like Bonny, Badagry, Shagari, Iyamo, Zuru, and Nguru which can respectively be found in Rivers, Lagos, Zamfara, Edo, Kebbi, and Yobe states.

The second floor comprises hotel room names including Osun, Gwagwalada, Lampese, Panyan, Makarfi, Obudu, and Kaduna which are cities in Abuja, Edo, Kogi, Kano, Cross River, and Kaduna states respectively.

The third floor includes names like LA Orangun, Shaki, Mokwa, Ife, Donya, Ankpa, Daura, Otuo, Kwajaffa, and Igara which are found in the following states Osun, Oyo, Niger, Osun, Kogi, Edo, Borno, and Osun states of Nigeria.

The majority of the names of the hotels are from Edo state as the owner, Chief Terry hails from the heartbeat of the nation, Edo state, Nigeria. 

The Standard rooms feature a king-size bed, sheets, pillow, throw pillows, a convenient room, a center table, and chairs. The walls are furnished and decorated with curtains to give it a homely feel.

The Presidential suite’s living room area is embellished with high-end furniture, a center table, chandeliers, a center rug, and lovely curtains. The inner room features a king-size bed, sheets, pillows, throw pillows, a large wardrobe, and a convenient room. Indeed, it gives a presidential feel and touch. 

rooms and suits in crocodile hotel kaduna

Everything in the room is decent, and spotless, with functional amenities neatly arranged making guests feel welcomed and comfortable.

What I Like

My Crocodile Hotel Kaduna experience kicked off with a tricycle from my place, which took about 15 minutes. Once I arrived at the building, the first thing that hit me was the entrance and lobby. 

The outer entrance features a parking lot that is too small and might not take as many cars. The attention to horticulture and artwork gives it a beauty of its own that makes you want to click some photos. 

Also, the inner entrance was accentuated with outdoor decorations of various ornamental plants and a wooden artwork of a crocodile. It depicts what the hotel is called: Crocodile Hotels. There is a historic story about crocodile called “Kada” in Hausa, which stands for Kaduna, its people, and the language. The hotel didn’t stray too far from norms and culture.

Although, there were parrots that happen to be caged. But I was told with time, the owners want to train them to be able to welcome guests on arrival. That would be beautiful if it were to happen. 

When I walked into the lobby, it was straight-on hospitality. I met a staff member who was very welcoming and friendly. The lobby featured tiled terrazzo, a design area, and was well-furnished with comfortable chairs to serve as the waiting area. There’s even an area where you can polish your shoe for free. Interesting. 

A vital part of the hotel that makes it interesting is the timbers surrounding the hotel. I liked how it was accentuated in every corner of the hotels but I was still curious as to why. 

I asked Mr. Musa Maikarfi about it and he explained it to me. The hotel is surrounded by wood and timber gotten from the existing trees on the land before the construction of the building. I was shocked yet mesmerized at the same time. I couldn’t help but imagine how many years those timbers and wood are aged. Although aged, they still look fresh due to treatment by staff and officials. 

Another thing I like about the room is how elegant it looks. The room is adorned with a king-size bed, white sheets, a seating area with chairs, and storage spaces in closets. It also features free Wi-Fi, a functional intercom, air-conditioning, and flat TV screens. The walls are well-painted with beautiful curtains to give it a homely and welcoming ambiance. 

The bathroom but small and everything functioning. Bathroom amenities included a water heater, toilet roll, towel, towel hanger, and a toilet that flushes. But I do recommend you bring your care products like shampoo, body soap and wash, lotion, and toothpaste. 

One last thing I like at the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna is how neat and spotless the rooms are. Asides from being spacious, the rooms look decent with a sleek design. With a room like that, I would fall asleep almost immediately.  

What I Dislike about Crocodile Hotel Kaduna

The hotel is situated in the city center of Kaduna State. Kaduna is generally hot in most parts of the year.

But it is worth noting that what I dislike about the hotel is that it does not have a swimming pool, no gym or fitness center, and no spa. I am sure not every hotel boasts of these leisure facilities and customer-side attractions but in a state as hot as Kaduna, having a swimming pool either indoor or outdoor will boost customers and guests for them. 

As far as service is concerned, this is my only negative comment. 

Good to Know

The hotel offers 24-hour room service, which means you can use the intercom or go down the lobby area to either complain about something or order your favorite dishes any hour of the day. The hotel also provides laundry services to its guests.

The Crocodile Hotel Kaduna has its parking lot. There is also a bar and outdoor relaxation for guests who want to simply enjoy the evening and want to have a good time with other guests. Although the bar is non-functional since the COVID-19 lockdown in no time, the bar will be up and running again for guests to enjoy their stay. 

The hotel does not provide its guest with a fitness center or gym facility, swimming pool, and spa. But with their hospitability services, your stay will be an unforgettable one.

Restaurants in Crocodile Hotel Kaduna

restaurant at crocodile hotel kaduna

There is an indoor restaurant at the hotel that serves both African and Intercontinental dishes.

The minimum price of food is N1500 for noodles and chips, and for others, the starting price is N3500.

The restaurant interestingly is named after different animals you commonly see around. There are names like Elephant, Lion, Giraffe, Zebra, and even its own name, Crocodile. The restaurant’s ambiance is cozy with well-painted walls and paintings sitting beautifully on the wall. 

restaurant at crocodile hotel kaduna

There is also a buffet complimentary service for guests but the hotel decides on what to give its guests to make them feel welcome. The hotel also offers open restaurants to guests and visitors who are not lodging in.

Hotel Amenities in Crocodile Hotel Kaduna

Apart from the restaurant, the hotel has other hotel amenities that will make your stay safe and comfortable.

There is 24/7 light and water service, TVs, air conditioning, intercoms, 2-standby generators, and even CCTV cameras. Other facilities include projectors, speakers, and audiovisuals.

Fun Things to Do Near Crocodile Hotel Kaduna

The hotel is conveniently located 21.9 km away from the Kaduna Airport which makes it easy for guests flying in to head there for some quick relaxation. There are restaurants and relaxation spots like Byblos Restaurants, Habil Cafe (known for mouth-watering and excellent breakfast dishes), Crocodile Club, and Jodeci Lounge within 5-9 miles. 

These are the fun things to do around the hotel if you are one to explore a new city on arrival. Oh, you can even go out for a night stroll. The hotel is situated on a one-way street that is serene and exudes tranquility. 

Final Thought

From start to finish, I loved my experience at the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna, It is an impressive hotel that offers guests hospitality, luxury, and top-notch quality time and relaxation. If you’re someone interested in customer service, beautiful scenery, finer things, and lovely food, then look no further than the Crocodile Hotels & Restaurants. 


Is there free Wi-Fi at the hotel?

Yes, the hotel offers Wi-Fi service that connects around the building and the restaurant.

Is there a parking lot available at the hotel?

Yes, a free parking lot is available at the hotel for 20 cars. 

Is there a shuttle service available?

Yes, there is a shuttle service available. You can easily find a bike or tricycle to enable you to move from place to place.

Can I polish my shoe at the hotel?

Yes, you can polish your shoe at the hotel and for free. 

Does the hotel have a conference room for business meetings?

Yes, the hotel has a conference room that can take 60 people. 

Can I cancel my reservation if I change my plan?

Yes, you can cancel reservations but within 24 hours only. 

Does the hotel offer any tour packages?

No, the hotel does not offer tour packages.

Is there a smoking policy at the Crocodile Hotels Kaduna?

There is a smoking policy at the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna. Generally, there’s no smoking but if you must, it is in the condition that neighbors are not to be disturbed and that you use the staff floor. 

What is the location of the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna?

The Crocodile Hotel is located at No. 15 Kanta Road, Kaduna State.

What are the types of rooms available at the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna?

The Crocodile Hotel offers a variety of rooms including Standard rooms, Double suites, Studio, and Presidential. The rooms are spacious and furnished with basic amenities like TVs, air conditioning, intercoms, fridge, etc.

Does the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna have a fitness center?

No, there is no fitness center or gym at Crocodile Hotel Kaduna.

Does the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna have a spa?

No, there is no spa at Crocodile Hotel Kaduna.

Is there a swimming pool at the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna?

There is no outdoor or indoor swimming pool at Crocodile Hotel Kaduna.

What is the check-in/check-out time at the Crocodile Hotel Kaduna?

The check-in at the Crocodile Hotel is 7 am, while the check-out time is 12 noon standard. Staying late till 2 pm attracts 50% fees and staying longer than 5 pm attracts 100% of the original fees paid. 

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