The Hillburi is a very beautiful place full of thoughtful design and someone's imagination is clearly at work. We hadn't been there for a while. While we were on our way back from New Abirem, we decided to stop there for a bit to eat. Unfortunately to our surprise we saw neatly manufactured drivers' license plates which read:
-5ghs per person-
We asked the security personnel if that was 'real' and he said yes. My husband asked, 'If you are coming to have lunch you have to pay to get in?" The reply from the security man was 'Yes'. I asked him to go in and confirm with the front desk. He did and it is true. Hillburi is now a 'Members only' environment.
1.) It would have been nice if the establishment had 'started in that fashion' when they originally opened.
2.) The owners have the right to do this in this in 'Ghana' but it seems a bit outlandish for folks that want to grab lunch and go home.
3.) It really turned all seven of us off and I was glad we didn't drive all the way up the hill for the lunch and we were just passing through.
4.) If the management/owners haven't done so already, can you please put this important information on your website.
5.) We have been there before and I can't remember it being a members' only establishment. All the books for travel and leisure should be sure to note this to all members of society (from backpackers to honorable this and honorable that). Bradt book, Frommers, Luxury Link, Expedia and the NAWA "No Worries" guide please make note so potential travelers will know before going up the hill.
Members only? Wow. What a shock.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled up the majestic Akwapim mountain range in the Eastern Region of Ghana, only forty five minutes drive from the capital Accra along the Aburi high road is Hillburi, a spectacular resort that affords breathtaking views over the evergreen valley and plains surrounding the area. Hillburi is a family oriented destination that takes the bustle out of cosmopolitan living. It provides a place where people can escape to from the daily grind; a place to relax, unwind, enjoy good food and take in its idyllic setting. Children have a place to be themselves and have fun with variety of leisure activities, parents have a place to sit back and put their feet up! The scenic beauty surrounding Hillburi makes it the ideal location for corporate events, private gatherings and weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hillburi - Aburi Hotel Aburi