Ghana's Win Limited to Soccer, Not Its Hotels
With the recent World Cup game win over the U.S. causing high spirits for the people of Ghana, we're thinking now is the time if ever to look into this country's hotel situation. The Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra is arguably the country's best hotel with its 5-star status, although they still can't seem to afford having their own website.
But just as we started getting into the spirit of booking a hotel in Ghana, warnings began appearing that had us rethinking our world cup fervor-turned tourism interest. For a 5-star it appears that the Labadi Beach Resort falls short. Although the staff is described as friendly, they are also described as slow and hard to find. Take the UK Telegraph's words for example:
I plumped for the country's smartest hotel - The Labadi Beach - and concluded that more than a few days there would drive me mad. It is sumptuously furnished, well-appointed (air-conditioning, TVs, minibars, gym) and the grounds are exquisitely landscaped. But the service is desperately slow, there is nothing to do and no one you would really care to talk to (expats, Korean businessmen, mercenaries, and the odd, maverick tourist like me).
More reviews show evidence of "shoddy" rooms, no TV reception, and mosquitos galore.
It's too bad, we were pretty excited for a minute there, of our future jaunt in Ghana. But we're actually Brazil fans anyway.