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“We did`n want to leave” 5 of 5 stars
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Cocoa Village Guesthouse
Lake Bosumtwi, Kumasi, Ghana   |  
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Ranked #2 of 35 Kumasi B&B and Inns
Missoula, Montana
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“We did`n want to leave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We felt ourself at home from first minute we arrived. That place was a highlight of our trip to Ghana. So peacefull, so beautifull, very relaxing. Chic, and creative disagn in bungalow, very clean, food fresh and homey, just like from your mom`s kitchen. Stunning view. We swam in a lake. Water in the lake warm and clean. Owners of that place very interesting people and can give you a lot of information about local culture, places to visit. You can walk to villages, hike, kayak, swim, rest. Please, stay longer than one day. At least 3 to a months. One week is a good choice. Owners: Tasha and Matias financially support education of local kids, Tasha also teaching kids write and read english, she also writes a books for a kids. The place has very happy feel to it. We would come back for a month next time. Road is not perfect, but remember you are in Ghana. Excellent choice!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This place is about 2 miles further down a rutted track than you think it can possibly be and badly signposted, but push on past Rainbow Village and you'll find it. We arrived lateish to find that the power was out. We were fed a delicious supper though and apart from my partner's bizarre midnight mosquito paranoid panic ("THEY'RE INSIDE THE NET!!" - no bites found in the morning) slept well and peacefully. Woke to a beautiful view of the lake, very peaceful and a lovely breakfast fed to us by an equally lovely lady called Acosia, who was very helpful in arranging us onward travel to Cape Coast. Very disappointing lack of discount though, considering the lack of power, apparently the "decision maker" was in Accra....

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Excellent food and nice accommodation. Stayed in bungalow one which was an en-suite double room. Weather was great. Food at the bar was lovely and reasonably priced. Didn't swim in the Lake but apparently doesn't contain Bilharzia but we didn't take the risk. Getting to Cocoa village requires getting to the Lake then going down a very bad pawed road - most taxi drivers will complain bitterly about this and will probably charge you more. We paid 50 cedi from Adum, central Kumasi to the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed at this guesthouse with a group of twenty over a weekend in August; which meant some moving around with mattresses for the very friendly owners, but in the end everybody had a place to sleep. First of all: this place is beautifully located on the lake and the whole set-up looks simply stunning, but beware: the road to (remotely located) Cocoa Village is in very poor shape, but well worth the bumps.
The bunk-beds are not the most comfortable, but the ones in the chalet-style room are fine. The food is tasty and well-worth the (very long) wait: at the time of our stay one of the owners was struck with malaria and the staff seemed a bit lost without their captains, which resulted in a lot of chaos when other large groups came over for dinner in the restaurant. However the girls in the kitchen worked very hard all night and eventually all dishes got served, after doing laundry for our entire group all day.
Sadly on the final day a thief, presumably from one of the neighboring villages, was caught red-handed in one of the rooms. Although this event did cast a shadow over the otherwise serene peace on the compound I'm confident it is still a safe place to stay, just something to keep an eye on for the owners.
The final verdict is thus 'almost spotless'; a great place to get away from the nerve-wrecking life of Kumasi with good views, friendly staff and stunning views.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TomazKon, Owner at Cocoa Village Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you very much for review. The road is not the best on the world but every year we are working on it (it is hard to resist to the nature, rainy season take her tax) . We are planning to extend our facility for a few new bungalow in the future and we already set-up the security guard.
Thanks again.

BR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed here one night with 15 other college students. It was great to through the villages of the local people. This guesthouse provides for their guests, but does so without disturbing the local tribes. A young couple from Sylvania owns and lives at the place. The service was great especially because the owners took the time to prepare the food (Great food that's rare to find in Ghana), dine with us, and address any questions. They have a great relationship with the locals and even host events and workshops for the village children that go to school right by. The place is simple and relaxing and I totally recommend it.
~Anthony Guzman
Texas, US

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

really nice place for real relaxation,after a truly busy Kumasi is this the place where you can have the peace,like in paradise.I stay there 4 night and staff took care of all of our needs and really made us feel welcome.
Have a good team, which is the opposite of many other much more expensive hotel in Ghana.
Staff is working good - it is clean and tidy - and to assist and advise in in all respects.
I personally can only praise and and recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Celje, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great guesthouse, located near to a beautiful lake. Quiet, romantic place, perfect for enyoing some peacefulness. You can also meet local people from a small village, ride horses, visit school, go around the lake. Very kind sfaff and good food. Definitely worth visiting.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Lake Bosumtwi, Kumasi, Ghana
Location: Ghana > Ashanti Region > Kumasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Kumasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cocoao Village Guesthouse is small hotel located in Ghana near Lake Bosumtwi close to the city of Kumasi. Hotel is located in the metorit crater surrounded with hills and cocoa plantations. Two independent bungalows with bathroom are available. In each bungalow four/three people can stay. In wooden stake house three separate rooms are available. In each room 4 beds are available. Camping in tent is also possible. Restaurant is located next to the lake shore and offer endless pleasure in romantic sights from the lake. In the morning fishermen's from near village can be observed at their daily work or simple enjoy in dinner on the sunshine. Every moment of your stay will be accompaniment with magic colors of the lake and their surroundings, songs of the exotic birds and scene from everyday villager’s life.We are located close to the small village and we are arranging different experience from visits in the near village and show the way of life in the real African village, villager farming show, 500m near are horse ranch and riding are possible, swiming in the lake is superb option, we are organizing pirogue riding with fisherman’s from the village, we are organize trip around the lake and varietey od tours aroung Ghana (round Ghana tours, Mole national park trip, ...). ... more   less 
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