I stayed here 3 nights in January 2014. Staff were mostly polite and friendly. The room (on the ground floor of the old building, near the pool) was comfortable enough though somewhat spartan (no bedside table; no hand towel or face cloth; no tissues, very bright/glaring white lighting, etc.). The air conditioning worked and was quiet. The bed was comfortable enough, though creaked loudly at any movement. The room was generally quiet - some loud music from a nearby hotel some nights but not late or in a way that kept from sleep. The wireless internet in the room worked roughly half the time, though when it wasn't working I was able to get access in the restaurant area.
The outdoor restaurant area is being demolished or refurbished; there is an indoor air conditioned restaurant in a new building. The breakfast is very simple and basic, and the one night I got dinner at the restaurant, it was truly awful.
Be careful when paying the bill; they had told me at checkin that they would be able to take a credit card, but at checkout they said that there was an additional ~5% fee for using a credit card, and then they would only charge the credit card in USD not in Cedis, and set the dollar charge based on an outrageous exchange rate (roughly 19% worse than the actual market exchange rate). So get cash beforehand and pay the bill in cedis.
I rate 3 stars only because I'm not sure that there are other alternatives that are any better.
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- Raybow Hotel is one of the finest hotels Western Region has produced. Extremely popular with foreign and local business travelers. It has arguably the best customer service and value for money accommodation in Takoradi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raybow International Hotel Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, Africa