The Story Behind NICOTEL APARTMENTS, Abuja.




      NICOTEL APARTMENTS is a new “Proudly Nigerian” short-stay Apartment whose rooms are named after areas in Abuja: Maitama, Jabi, Garki, Asokoro, Wuse, Gudu and more. The Co-founder Gbemi Babatunde was motivated to start the company with her husband Akinniyi Babatunde after a friend of hers asked her if she was trying for a girl after her 2 boys and she replied no, that she was fine.

       In her own words, “My friend replied aaaah sorry oo, so you will always go for your children’s wedding out of your comfort zone, traveling to wherever the bride’s family reside and attending your own event from a hotel just like your guests.” She continued by saying she was sorry Gbemi would never experience the excitement and buzz in the air when friends &  family visit the house days before the wedding as this usually strengthens the bond between the families and is obvious during the ceremonies.

      According to Gbemi Babatunde, “I wouldn’t know if she said all that to make me change my mind about trying for a girl, but it lit a bulb in my head and it sure did birth a business idea…”

      Instead of feeling sorry for herself, Gbemi figured there would be women like herself who have male children and would have to go to their children’s wedding like their guests would. So she turned the narrative around. Her husband (Civil Engineer) and herself (Interior Designer) had a discussion, bounced off different ideas between themselves, tried sourcing for capital and a year later, they came up with a place that has all the trappings of a hotel in a home setting. A place where travelling groups can have all the privacy they desire, exceptional comfort at its best, premium room service, cook together in a fully equipped kitchen, have fun together in the living room (Central Area) and also have friends and family visit them there, which would translate to strengthening family bonds, hence the NICOTEL APARTMENTS vision…, “Strengthening bonds among travelling groups”.

          According to the Babatundes’, “It feels great being able to recreate the excitement and bonds that come with having events in your comfort zone.” God sure uses the sticks the world throws at you as a ladder. 





With rooms for as low as N22,000 per night, NICOTEL, is where you should be. 





Why Nicotel?

  • Cozy and serene environment
  • 24 hours power supply and security services
  • Self-catering in our fully equipped kitchen with SALAD MASTER POTS
  • Free wifi
  • Shuttle services to and from the airport and around town
  • Room service and more. 

We also have a meeting room with projector and flipcharts which seats 12 people for just N10,000 per hour. 


For bookings:

Click RESERVATIONS AT NICOTEL    or  Call  09087440059. Follow on IG: Instagram@nicotelapartments


  1. Whaooooo !!! My last visit to Abuja in March 2018 was awesome.

    Nicotel Apartment is a place to be, good environment,clean rooms and cool.

    1st hand meal… Timely and world class staffs.

    Color combination of all the interior decoration is superb.


  2. I give God praise for you,it can only get better, awesome God is not done with you yet,two are better than one and they have a good reward for their labour.


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