Celebrate the day of love with your special someone in these top 5 Ghanaian hotels.
If you have plans of spending on a getaway you must ensure you get a presidential treat at least when it comes to your hotel choices-of course the amount of money you have will determine what you get. But if you really want to be treated like a president in a hotel check out these ones.
The Movenpick Ambassador Hotel is a 5-star hotel set on six hectares of a beautiful green garden in the central business district of Accra. Movenpick is known for its luxurious and high-end culture as well as the guests that patronise it. It consists of 260 rooms with great interior with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, laptop-sized safes, tea and coffee makers. Some of the rooms include executive lounge access as well as suites that offer balconies and dining rooms. Guests are offered a free buffet breakfast which is served at the vibrant restaurant with a terrace sitting.
There is also a café, a newly refurbished cocktail bar known as the One 2 One bar, a bar by an outdoor pool and other amenities including a shopping emporium, spa and an exercise room. Most guests speak well of the staff and the hospitality given, nevertheless, it can be improved. For a taste of the presidential treatment, you would have to cough up USD 364.50 or its cedi equivalent per night.
The Royal Senchi
The 4-star Royal Senchi Hotel is the first of its kind at Akosombo in Eastern Region of Ghana with 84 guest rooms offering the best in luxury and hospitality. Royal Senchi’s serene atmosphere makes it a hot spot for lovers and strategic for business meetings, conferences and leisure. It is also a family-friendly hotel offering a fantastic pool and play spaces for children. Royal Senchi offers upscale dining with a restaurant for that purpose, a palm lounge for the cocktail lovers and a bar that provides light snacks or just a beer for customers. You also get an excellent view of the largest artificial lake in the world, the Volta Lake from your clean and spacious room. It is the perfect spot for relaxation and breaks from the hustle and bustle of the city. The prices for a standard room at the resort range from $257 to $308 or its cedi equivalent for a single night.
Zaina Lodge is relatively new to the hospitality industry in Ghana yet the hotel has chalked some giant strides in the sector. The lodge is located in the heart of the Mole National Park in the Northern region of Ghana and it’s accessible mainly by the road that is after you arrive at the Tamale Airport. Zaina offers its Ghanaian patrons and foreigners alike a taste of the much-talked-about safari lifestyle right here in Ghana.
According to a reader and our photographer, Mel who was there a few weeks ago on a business trip, hotel guests stay in chalets facing the watering hole at the bottom of the hill with chalet decorated with locally made artefacts and artworks. The huge rooms boast of very comfy beds, robes and slippers, a giant shower as well as locally made soap for bathing. The Safari tours are divided into three parts; driving, a.m, walking and canoe Safari which is conducted by tour guides who have vast knowledge on the reserve. Safaris leave in the wee hours of the morning, around 6 a.m, and include coffee and breakfast. Safaris also depart again in the afternoon around 3 or 4 p.m. The refreshing drinks they offer guest upon arrival is presidential to say the least and everyone who has been there continuing to praise the gesture. If you’re willing to pay Zaina lodge a visit one of these days then be ready to pay 961 Ghana cedis for the night which also comes with breakfast. Enjoy this thrilling adventure with nature and wildlife.
Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel
We present the Kempinski Hotel as the fourth hotel that treats you like you are the president or a head of state. Kempinski which opened its doors to the public in 2015 is set in a contemporary glass and concrete building behind the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park. It will take you about 11 minutes to walk from the Accra International Conference Center to the hotel and a 2km drive to get to the lively streets of the Osu Oxford Street. The rooms at the upscale hotel feature hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and artwork by Ghanaian artists.
There are sitting areas, desks and safes, spa, gym, rooftop swimming pool plus minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs in the building. You get free breakfast as part of your package and eating and drinking options include three chic bars and a modern Mediterranean restaurant with an open kitchen. If you a lover of art then the Gallery 1957, an art museum in the hotel is the place to be. For 1,622 cedis, you can make Kempinski your home away from home and feel presidential.
Peduase Valley Resort
Peduase is also another newbie in the hospitality sector and gives the others a run for their hard cash. The resort is near the Peduase Presidential Lodge, near Aburi, which is about 30-minutes’ drive from the Kotoka International Airport. The hotel has 38 spacious air-conditioned rooms overlooking its outstanding greenery; they offer the highest standards of exclusive, luxurious hospitality for your comfort, relaxation and business purposes. Peduase has been described as the new hotel of choice and its experiences in this area is highly sought-after. It boasts of a stylish multipurpose ballroom, two elegantly appointed board rooms and a spacious conference hall with suitable seating capacity and the latest audio-visual equipment. Their location in the hilly mountains of Aburi overlooking the capital city is one of its best-selling points.