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“Great small hotel in Pokuase area” 5 of 5 stars
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Joy Family Lodge
14 Pokuase-Amasaman Road | Fise Junction, Accra 00233, Ghana   |  
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Ranked #44 of 150 Accra B&B and Inns
New York City
Senior Contributor
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great small hotel in Pokuase area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Great small hotel in Pokuase area (about 1 1/2 hrs away from DT Accra). The rooms are great and feature AC, a small fridge, and bathrooms with a shower.
The patio area is a like a small green oasis. The staff is nice and helpful (especially James). We enjoyed having dinner and a Guinness in the garden after a long hot day.
On a separate note, I drink coffee in the morning, so I decided to bring my own french press and ground coffee. The staff gladly boiled water for me. Bring your own supplies, if there are things that that you "can't life without".

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lagos
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Joy Family Lodge is an excellent hotel for a peaceful timeout/vacation. I made my enquiries/reservations over the internet via mail. Response time was wonderful. Got to Ghana and it was a warm welcome right from the terminal (where they cam to pick me) to the hotel and throughout my stay. Entire staff very friendly and homely, always ready to answer my enquiries about Ghana. I really enjoyed myself with my wife

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

Joy Family is a solid enough hotel, but there's no reason to come out to Pokuase unless you're visiting someone or doing business in the immediate area. It's about an hour away from downtown Accra, over a very rough section of road near Achimota that has remained unpaved for several years now. There are many better-situated options in downtown Accra itself if that's your destination. However, if you are interested in visiting the Pokuase area, Joy Family is clean and relatively inexpensive, with hot water and internet access available.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2008

Would love to write a review for this hotel. Booked it as our 1st place in Ghana during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. Arranged pick-up at the airport, and when we couldn't find anyone, I called them, only to find out they had given our rooms to somebody else.....

At 11pm, having landed after an 8hour flight from England, we were not impressed. We arranged an alternative with some of the touts hanging around outside the airport, but I was very unhappy with Joy Family Lodge.

It may be the greatest hotel in Accra, but make sure you're rooms are not given away.....

  • Liked — It was on the internet
  • Disliked — They let our rooms to others before we arrived, but didn't tell us..................
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

From the first day I arrived at the lodge I can tell that this was a perfect choice. The staff were so friendly and hospitable and treated me like one of the family. Being an American I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the rooms , western style toilet and the best tasting Talapia I have ever had. After being there for 3 weeks it started to feel like a home away from home. The lodge is in a town called Pokuase and is about an hour from the main city of Accra but if you are just looking for a nice place to stay while you are doing some volunteer or mission work this is the place to be. If you forgot to bring something from home, don't worry, they will get it for you.

  • Liked — The great hospitality of the staff and cleanliness.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 14 Pokuase-Amasaman Road | Fise Junction, Accra 00233, Ghana
Location: Ghana > Greater Accra > Accra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Accra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Joy Family Lodge, a distinctly different family run hotel located in a quiet village of Pokuase, about 35 minutes' drive from the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. My name is Ohene Bonsu and I run the lodge with my wife, Abena Adobea. With its stunning African Decor, vibrant color schemes, tranquil garden, and personalized, homey services, the Joy Family Lodge provides complete privacy and relaxation for tourists, business travelers and NGOs. The Joy Family Lodge - Pokuase's Premier Lodge! ... more   less 
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