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“Great to be on the ocean”
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Afia Beach Hotel
Ranked #38 of 92 Hotels in Accra
California
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381 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great to be on the ocean”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

I don't have much to add to what has already been said by other reviewers. The one thing that I found very strange was that this was the first time in a very long time that we were in a hotel where there was a charge for the use of their Wifi. Although the cost was only about $4/hour, it was somewhat off putting to be on a timer when the other hotels even in Ghana were not charging at all. Other than that, quite adequate. And certainly very convenient (easy walking distance) to Independence Park where the president gave his Independence Day (March 6) speech.

Room Tip: Request ocean view!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ontario Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stayed here when I first arrived in Ghana (Accra)- and again for the last few days. It was a very comfortable spot- with nice Ocean views. (ocean view room a must). It was nice to sit on the deck with the breeze blowing at the end of the hot days.
The restaurant was very good- and the included breakfast was very good. Simple but good.
The location was very convenient in Accra- yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Room Tip: Ocean view a must!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Only, somewhat bad thing, was the fairly high prices, Afia is, other than that, Amazing. It has this remoteness that you can't forget and can't hate. A/C in the rooms, wide arrange of foods (mostly western), hardworking staff and very friendly. Even the security made sure i was safe personally on the beach while i was out on my laptop around 10:30pm. Okay, liveable rooms, and available 'pay by the minutes' internet. We had a great time there, just not together. lol

Accepts US currency.

Room Tip: Double rooms are very big compared to singles.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a slightly faded hotel on the beach, with reasonable food and bar and aircon internet room.
The individual chalets are a bit shabby, particularly some of the bathrooms, but adequate and come with mosquito nets, aircon and fans.
There is no pool, but there is a tennis court.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the beach.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I agree with the writers who have commented on the food at the hotel. Great food with a good amount of spice! The hotel staff were very friendly - and the rooms were fine. Simple accommodation, but with hot water and adequate water pressure. The beach is nice, but Ghana is not a beach paradise. If you are planning a beach holiday to Ghana, you should probably reconsider. Low expectations of beaches makes the beach experience even better. There is a very lovely boutique in the hotel that sells amazing craft-work that you will not easily find going around the country.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2012

The Afia Beach Hotel is in a very convenient and peaceful location. It faces onto the relatively clean (compared with many others in Accra) beach which was safe enough to swim in. The room was a little worn, particularly the bathroom, but for the price was very good value and fully functioning. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

The restaurant serves good but comparatively expensive food in a nice location.

The main improvements would be more landscaping to the beach-facing garden and better access to the beach, which at the time of visiting was a bit of a scramble up a bank of rock and sand.

As non-chain West African hotels go, this is one of the best I've encountered.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

I stayed there for one week in a beachfront room. Friendly staff, clean everywhere and everything worked, like Internet, AC, TV, Warm water.
The beach can be dirty, as the waves just show us how dirty we all are. Armadas of yellow dressed people came every three days to clean the mess up. So it depends, on which day you walk on the beach.
I appreciated the cultural mixture between tourists and Ghanaians. People who prefer their white linen environment and crystal wine classes should step out and go to a upmarket international place, but if you like to feel a bit of Africa and don't mind to go jogging on the beach, it's a good place for a fair price.

Room Tip: Take the Oceanfront rooms
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Afia Beach Hotel
Address: No. 2 Liberia Road Extension Osu, Accra, Ghana
Location: Ghana > Greater Accra > Accra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Accra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 3 acres of lush tropical landscape, Afia African Village is a quiet oasis in the vibrant city of Accra, Ghana. The serene oceanfront environment makes Afia a peaceful retreat from the daily activity of life in this busy city. Situated on the Gulf of Guinea, in a gentle bay sweeping from Ghana's Presidential Castle to Jamestown Fishing Harbour,Afia African Village is ideally located to meet the needs and interests of business travellers and tourists alike. The hotel has been sensitively designed to take full advantage of the expansive ocean views and cooling sea breezes. Its traditionally styled architecture evokes the very essence of Africa. Within Afia African Village is Afia Beach Hotel,Tribes Bar & Restaurant and Afia Gallery.These three components have created a synergystic experience that has made Afia African Village a popular destination for all visitors to Accra. A Short drive (5 mins) to "Oxford Street" - Accra's main shopping and entertainment area and only 10 - 20 minutes (depending on the traffic) to Kotoka International Airport. ... more   less 
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