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“Don't stay here if you want a bed that doesn't collapse or any level of courtesy from the staff”

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The Almond Tree Guest House
Ranked #6 of 6 Elmina B&B and Inns
London
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“Don't stay here if you want a bed that doesn't collapse or any level of courtesy from the staff”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We arrived and were asked to pay the money for the room in advance. Only once they had our money did they reveal that they were still repairing one of the beds. After an hour we carried a bed from another room ourselves. We neednt have bothered since the noise from the carpenters down the hall meant we couldn't sleep anyway. Then the other bed in the room collapsed; the manager explained that this normally only happened to fat guests and that we should have been fine. He did not apologise. Awful.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This quaiet house a bit out of center but only few minutes walking distance from tha main road (Elmina Accra) lools better from outside than inside. Rather dark interior and pretty much used don't make a good impression.
Bathrooms are clean and nice but not always working properly!
Breakfast is nice and included in the price.

Room Tip: in case your toilet does not work search for other ones - in the corridor leading to restaurant
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Almond Tree. We were there for 2 nights in the hottest month of the year (March). The staff was really friendly. The power went out the first night a few times and after it did this they moved us to a new room with more reliable power. Their restaurant wasn't open for dinner during the season we were there but breakfast was included in our room which was nice. They also have a nice shady terrace area. It is about a 10 minute walk from the Elmina town center, and has a really good restaurant right across the street.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The hotel has 3 levels of accomodation, priced differently. We had the medium one, taht costs 100 cedi (~$50) wich is a rather high price in Ghana. The room was clean, but the furniture seemed old and the entire look of the room was dull. There was no AC or hot water (usually available at this price or lower price in other Ghanaian hotels/guest houses). The door at the bathroom was not closing. The reservoir for the toilet was not working, so we had to use a bucket for flushing. On the Ghanaian standards, this is still not a bad hotel, but it is very overpriced.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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El Mansura, Egypt
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were tight on schadule and couldnt put early reservation, we reached cape cost afternoon and we kept looking in local trip guide most of places were already full,
we were passing by Almond tree guest house, and dropped down from the taxi to ask for place, and we found places, we toke 2 rooms!
price was really good, the place is kinda dark, but we liked the hibbie and african decores, photos and articles on the wall, also break fast was great! we stayed only one night.

it is problem is that it is far from the city, so you need a cap, and in night mostly you wont find any if you dont have already phone number of taxi drivers you may stay for late!

Room Tip: rooms are named after famous characters as bob marley, rooms on 2nd floor are better; they can sea t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank dresso89
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Made reservations based on Trip Advisor reviews after not being able to get reservations at places recommended by friends. Wondered a little why I could get a room there and not other places but that all disappeared when we walked in. It truly is a little oasis in the heart of Key West. While close to Duvall St it is very quiet. The pool area also serves as the location for breakfast and a free happy hour. The rooms were great and not at all outdated as stated in one review. There was a separate sitting area and an incredible bed. We could walk to everything yet it did have free parking. I'd return and recommend it highly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

...but then, we had a hard time finding good value for money in Ghana -- not sure why.

The owners (transplanted Jamaicans) are friendly, and the hallways are decorated with fascinating artifacts and articles about the African diaspora. But the room was unimpressive and dimly lit, no hot water or TV reception, the breakfast uninspired, the location disappointing (far from town and barely within view of the beach) and the service so-so. When we asked for blankets we were told, "What do you need blankets for? Just turn off the air conditioning if you're cold." (Fair enough, but whatever happened to "the customer is always right"?) As for the supposedly famous Caribbean cuisine: the restaurant was not serving at 7 p.m. and the desk clerk sent us stumbling along the dark highway to what was basically a rest stop at a petrol station with surly service and only fried rice on the menu (a surreal experience).

I wish I could like the place better, because the owners are nice and the concept is interesting, but it badly needs a makeover and better trained staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Almond Tree Guest House
Address: Elmina, Ghana
Location: Ghana > Central Region > Elmina
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Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Elmina
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Number of rooms: 2
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