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Kempinski Plans A Sunny Accra Stunner

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  Site Where: Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue, Accra, Ghana
December 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM | by | ()

When thinking of the most luxurious places on the top of our list for traveling and soaking up a little slice of paradise, the Ghanaian capital of Accra doesn't jump out. That might need to change after Kempinski opens its newest hotel next year, called Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra.

The Munich-based luxury hotel chain is claiming stake on central Africa's seaside city with plans to welcome guests as soon as April. Located in the heart of the city in close walking distance to the State House, museums and the main sports stadium. The 269-room hotel will be focused around an central local cedar garden that is overlooked by various private decks and balconies.

The warmth of the African sun is a key decor element for each of the rooms. Local artwork and wood carvings pay homage to the country's heritage, while the luxurious baths and complimentary WiFi will keep with the European standards. Hardwood floors trimmed with lush textiles will not only stay cool in the tropical climate, but prove to be very African.

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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]