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Rooftop Views Found in Ghana

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  Site Where: Barnes Rd., Accra, Ghana
February 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM | by | ()

You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is actually quite a lovely place. There are beaches! There's nightlife! Museums! Rich history! But you'd never know it if this was the view out your hotel room window.

And here's a fun fact: supposedly, the word "Accra" comes from an Akan word meaning "ants", which is in reference to all the ant-hills around the city. And if you were staying in the Novotel Accra City Centre, you may look out your window and think that those little anthills had grown into ginormous anthills and have taken over the whole entire city and you might get scared. But don't worry, it's just a lil' bit of construction in your standard anti-view, blocking out everything there is to see.

This shot of the Novotel view comes via bagaball, who, we assume, was probs disappointed when that "4 star hotel ideal for a holiday or business trip to Accra" turned out to have a view like this. He was likely even more disappointed when he learned that he would not get to glimpse giant ants because those giant piles of dirt were not giant anthills.

Rates here average around $186, though TripAdvisor reviews suggest that this may not be your best bet in Accra, whether views are important to you or not.

[Photo: Bagaball]

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