For my first trip to Africa, I was looking for a nice place to stay, near the beach. Donna from La Paradise was great about responding to emails, so that's where I headed. The hotel is located off Labadi Road, five minutes walk from Tawala Beach, and a five minute taxi ride from Labadi Beach.There are plenty of taxis available, both through the hotel and just walking along Labadi Road. You can also get one of the regular trotro buses into Central Accra for just a Cedi if you fancy travelling local-style. The Inn is in a pleasant residential area, with lots of little cold stores along the street, and friendly people (one bloke I bumped into let me use the gym in his yard!) It's also just a couple of minutes walk away from the famous Jokers Pub, where interesting times can be had!
I was very impressed when I walked into the compound - it looks picturesque, with plenty of greenery, an outdoor patio, and a little swimming pool, all behind secure walls and a gate which is manned 24 hours. Some cats and a parrot too, for the animal-lovers among you. The setup is good: rather than just a room, you rent an apartment, with a bedroom, sitting area with TV, kitchen (with stove, kettle, fridge and utensils provided) and bathroom. The ac and wifi are good, and during the week I stayed there were no problems with electricity or water.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful for the whole week, the rooms were cleaned every day while I was out, and the atmosphere was always pleasant and relaxed. It was great to meet Donna and Victor, the owners, who are very likeable and welcoming, will give you the lowdown on Accra, and can recommend places to visit throughout the country and help you out with drivers. The food was lovely; you have the choice of cooking for yourself in your kitchen, or choosing from the hotel menu. If the latter, you can sit outside in the downstairs patio next to the pool, which has a DSTV-enabled TV for the sports fans; or on the upstairs patio, which has a great sea view. Everything is good value, and guests are permitted for no extra fee.
All in all, a smashing, chilled-out holiday with no real negatives. I'd definitely recommend La Paradise Inn, and hope to visit again soon.
- Also Known As:
- La-Paradise Hotel
- La-Paradise Hotel Accra
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have available 10 serviced self-catering apartments of one bedroom and 1 apartment of two bedrooms. Also available 2 en-suite double bedrooms. We are located in the Osu area close to all the Accra amenities as: Oxford Street commercial area and Labadi Beach. 24Hr Security. ... more less
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