For my last week in Ghana after volunteering for a few months, I wanted both to relax and actually be a tourist in Ghana. The Rising Phoenix worked great for that! The cliffside rooms right on the ocean were great, the beach was nice for sea glass and shell searching (and I even went in for a swim one day, though I had to avoid some plastic in the water), the restaurant had a big menu that was able to serve most things most days - tasty vegetarian food (and tiki hut-like roofs!), and I liked the kittens that were living right outside my room on the path. It is walkable to some Accra attractions (Centre for National Culture- AKA the art market, Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Park) and easy to get to a cheap taxi for others, though you have to go through a quite poor area for a bit to get out of the hotel area. The room was simple, with paint, sheets, and curtains looking a bit past their prime but it was clean. Friendly staff. And yes, the Ghanaian guys at the bar did talk to me, but as a single woman travelling alone, I actually found that the guys here were a bit less hassle-y than in a lot of the country. There was an issue with water for a while - not just not running, but no buckets of water in the bathrooms either (I had to keep requesting it). But all in all, I'd definitely recommend this to another traveller heading to Accra for a mini vacation inside the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rising Phoenix Magic Beach Resort is a budget hotel, vegetarian restaurant, bar, and ecotourism center. Located on the cliff of the ocean with breezy views. It is also a live music and disco center. ... more less