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Golden Tulip Accra
Ranked #15 of 92 Hotels in Accra
London
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“Good, but only because the company is paying...”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

I stayed here for a week on business and while the hotel is pleasant enough, I would be annoyed if I was paying for this out of my own pocket. To start on the positives... The pool area is really nice, especially in the evening when there is usually some live music on and a big screen showing any football (with the commentary off) next to the bar area. Dinners were very good (I didn't have the buffet so can't comment) while the breakfast buffet is also enough, with a large pancake/eggs station. The rooms are fine, though only one complimentary bottle of water for the week is a bit of a joke. Furthermore the hotel is missing a trick if it wants to maximise its revenue: why have a mini-bar with bottles in it and then have no bottle opener?

The gym is quite small and going there unfortunately created an issue for me. After running on the treadmill for an hour I went to get some water from the dispenser to drink while I warmed down. But they don't let you fill up your own bottle. Even if you say you only want to put a small amount of water in. And they really let you know this if you happen to do so. Whether this is some strange health and safety reason or they just don't want people to have access to free water anywhere in the complex, I don't know, but there was no need for the attendant to be quite so rude about it.

Other than the rude staff member and the price, I would happily stay here. However, I am sure there are cheaper alternatives available, especially for those paying for it themselves.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Bertha d, Director of Sales at Golden Tulip Accra, responded to this review, May 13, 2015
Dear Sir,

We appreciate your feedback on our hotel. We assure you the points of concern you raised have been addressed and improved.

With kind regards,
Golden Tulip Accra

Bertha de Graft-Johnson
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

The room is clean and good, equiped with all you need during your business travel. Ideally located near airport so you can avoid city traffic. Stayed many times, most convenient, friendly staff, cosy & good resturants. Pool side musical evening good for relaxing.

Room Tip: Pool side view is good.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Bertha d, Director of Sales at Golden Tulip Accra, responded to this review, May 19, 2015
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your positive comments about our hotel. We are happy you had a pleasant stay.

With kind regards,
Golden Tulip Accra

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place is an absolute joke, unfortunately my company puts us here for over night and day rooms.
Rooms are never ready, often TV's not working, broken showers, and rooms smell bad, it's pot luck if you get a no smoking room despite asking for one.
Reception is extremely slow with no friendly welcome or goodbye.
The place is an absolute joke thinking they can charge the prices they charge for the service they provide. Glad to be leaving. That's Africa!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Bertha d, Director of Sales at Golden Tulip Accra, responded to this review, May 19, 2015
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. Concerns raised have all been addressed.

With kind regards,
Golden Tulip Accra

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I only stayed one night so this is a limited experience. First impressions are good. Good architecture and spacious clean interiors but check in and out is a little slow. I only had breakfast which was a fairly good buffet in a nice dinning hall. Good furniture and decor and subdued but adequate lighting.

The buffet had a good selection o breads, fruits, cereals, hot food and juices but I found the bread to much like fluffy supermarket bread. No real wholemeal bread. Service of tea and coffee is quick and they seem reasonably efficient.

The room was a reasonable size and comfortable but the bathroom is small and basic The bed was very comfortable and the pillows adequate. The complimentary items of soap etc were below average quality which for the price is surprising. False economies like this can put people off. Also the the quality and size of the towels is less than expected for the price.

The complimentary room wifi is only for 6 hours so in the morning when you want to check you mail it is finished. This is another false and annoying economy.

The tea/coffee is provided with creamers rather than real milk in the fridge or packets of milk/cream. This again is cheap. The TV channels were a poor selection with no business news channels.

The pool area is very smart. Very nice looking pool with excellent night time lighting and the whole look of the area is a good mixture of greenery, seating and a nice background of the building which has excellent architectural features.

Overall I think the place is overpriced and they seem to miss the point about luxury. When you pay 4 star prices you expect the details to be right. Making small savings on complimentary items gives a feeling of cheap miserliness when your pocket has been emptied of cash!

Cleanliness was good. I didn't see and of the problems with insects that another guest mentioned in his review.

Locations is very near to the airport and good for business customers.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Bertha d, Director of Sales at Golden Tulip Accra, responded to this review, May 19, 2015
Dear Sir,

We appreciate your feedback on our hotel. We are pleased with your positive comments and areas of concern have all been addressed.

With kind regards,
Golden Tulip Accra

Bertha de Graft-Johnson
Sales & Marketing Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Stayed here a while back.Hotel very expensive.Not worth the money.Get better hotels for a lot less than half the money.Breakfast ok.Meals and drinks expensive.Rooms ok but have stayed in better in lower rated hotels.Handy for city centre and markets,local beaches.Swimming pool fine.Wwouldn,t go back for the price you pay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bertha d, Director of Sales at Golden Tulip Accra, responded to this review, May 19, 2015
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We regret we were unable to meet your expectations. We assure you that there have been much improvement to offer value to our guests.

With kind regards,
Golden Tulip Accra

Bertha de Graft-Johnson
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed here just one night on arrival in Ghana for a business trip that took me to Takoradi the next day. It is a very clean hotel with bar and restaurant and adjoining casino. I would stay here again as it is convenient to the airport and the "oil business" district.

Room Tip: Only stayed one night so I don't know much about the place. No surprises for me, though.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Bertha d, Director of Sales at Golden Tulip Accra, responded to this review, May 19, 2015
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We very much appreciate your positive comments and are pleased you had a pleasant stay.

With kind regards,
Golden Tulip Accra

Bertha de Graft-Johnson
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

At $375 per night I was anticipating a great experience, but it was not to be.
The facilities are dated and very poorly maintained. Everywhere the decay and neglect is noticeable as you move around. And the service is no better.

in my room, a stale smell prevailed and fixtures and fitting were either broken or not working e.g. in the room, showerhead was broken and several lights were not working, in the restaurant a third of the lights were not working and one had to search for a table with sufficient lighting.

In summary a rip off!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Bertha d, Director of Sales at Golden Tulip Accra, responded to this review, May 19, 2015
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We regret we were not able to meet your expectations. We assure you your concerns have all been addressed and facilities have been refurbished since your review.

With kind regards,
Golden Tulip Accra

Bertha de Graft-Johnson
Sales & Marketing Manager
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Property: Golden Tulip Accra
Address: Liberation Road, Accra 16033, Ghana
Location: Ghana > Greater Accra > Accra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Accra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Accra 4*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a safe and quiet suburb of Accra, the hotel is only 5 minutes (2km) drive from the airport and 10 minutes drive to the city centre and business district. A free airport shuttle bus is available for the convenience of guests. The hotel with its African style has a lovely ambience and is delightfully landscaped over spacious grounds. Special culinary themed cuisine and events provide guests with variety and lively entertainment. Whether for business or leisure, Golden Tulip Accra is the place to be. ... more   less 
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