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“Oak Plaza East Airport property: Clean hotel still trying to make improvement”

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Oak Plaza Hotel East Legon
Ranked #15 of 262 Accra B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 23, 2010

Note: At time of writing there were TWO Oak Plaza hotels, and people do get them confused. I am staying at Oak Plaza East Airport, whereas their other property is East Lagon.

The airport location is fairly new - less than 9 months old. So while the property is built and functioning, I suspect there are a few kinks they are trying to work out still. For example: The fitness center, advertised on their website is not ready yet; Using credit cards other than Visa is a manual, time-consuming process; My bathroom was missing a shower curtain and rod. Overall, these are minor issues.

The swimming pool is pleasant but rarely used by other guests. Rooms are clean, and well-kept, with basic non-brand name toiletries. Flat screen TV with ~10 channels. Beds are FIRM, and the a/c is amazing; you would never know it's nearly 100 degrees outside. Internet is hard-wired in rooms; I was able to make Skype calls with no problems. Wi-Fi also available with generally good service.

Food is offered in the lounge or restaurant. A fair variety of food and drinks are available. Breakfast was complimentary, and featured generally the same hot food each morning. The food was hot, and delicious, just didn't change much day-to-day. The lounge has sandwiches and drinks available with cozy couches, American 80s pop, 90s hits and recent r&b music. We commented about all the "fun" music in the lounge.

The price for the hotel was quite high when compared to local cost of goods. But, prices are consistent with other hotels in the area. The limited hotel industry is making some big bucks until more competition arrives.

Staff were pleasant, friendly and quite social, and added value to the stay.

Location: It's near the airport. A few minutes drive to the small Accra mall, further for everything else. There are no other businesses immediately in the area. Roadway in front of the hotel is under major construction/expansion, and for now has plenty of traffic.

Overall, I rated this hotel a 4-star, recognizing non-U.S standards of hotel ratings. In other words, this is closer to a 3-star in the U.S. I would return to this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 24, 2009

I have stayed at the Oak Plaza Hotel a number of times now. During my last visit I noticed some improvements (flat screen TV's in the rooms, etc.)
The rooms are very spacious and stylish, and provides you with everything you need. The mini bar is always stocked with soft drinks, beers, water, nuts and chocolates. The staff is very friendly and always ready to assist where they can. The hotel's shuttle is reliable and they have always ensured that I am picked up from the airport on time, or dropped off at my requested time.
The wireless internet access at the hotel is free and generally provides a good connection.
The selection of meals in the restaurant are a bit limited, but at least the food is good.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled on business
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oakplazah, Guest Relations Manager at Oak Plaza Hotel East Legon, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2016

Dear Karoh,

It was a pleasure to have you with us and thank you for your positive feedback about our hotel. Do follow us on social media for exciting promos. We look forward to hosting you on your next travel to Accra.

Sylvia Commey
Guest Relations
Oak Plaza Hotels

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Additional Information about Oak Plaza Hotel East Legon

Address: 2 Nai Tetteh Street, Accra, Ghana (Formerly East Legon Hotel)
Location: Ghana > Greater Accra > Accra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 262 B&Bs / Inns in Accra
Price Range: $115 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oak Plaza Hotel East Legon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Oak Plaza Group of Hotels where we go beyond the ordinary to satisfy and make you feel at home. We offer unsurpassed standards of African hospitality and attention to detail with our exceptional services and impeccable state of the art facilities, chosen conveniently near the Kotoka International Airport. We are accustomed to the requirements of a King or Queen. Whether on business or pleasure, we provide you with all the necessary amenities to make your stay both enjoyable and fruitful. ... more   less 
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