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Ankobra Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Axim
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Jewel in the crown”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good place for relaxation and ideal for a hermit. Lodging and food above average. Staff very helpful and friendly. Place is goes dead after sun down. Not ideal for partying types. For modern day kids take some video games to keep them occupied. All in all if you want your island from a hectic world excellent place to hide.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Accra, Ghana
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The beach is big and clean, with nicely placed loungers under the coconut palms, the rooms are well-maintained and nicely decorated and the food is good. Best of all, everything works (plumbing, AC)! My favourite beach resort in Ghana so far. One thing to improve: we would have appreciated internet access (wifi), at least in the restaurant if not in the rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

The Ankobra Beach resort is a beautiful place situated at a great beach! The managers do care a lot about environment and run interesting projects considering environment. The food is excellent and always prepared and served with love. The bungalows are very comfortable, spacious and very well equipped (exactly as they are shown in the pictures of their homepage. It is also a very nice place to stay with children. They have a playground. The reception offers a little library (books mostly in german) and a lot of games.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Beautiful_Ghana
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2012

. At Ankobra Beach Resort, my husband and I REALLY really relaxed and rested. The beach is beautiful with a short walk along it to Axim. Our bungalow was very comfortable and private with artful touches. We had just completed our first rather demanding week in Ghana, and the three nights we spent there felt like a honeymoon getaway with perfect r&r before our upcoming and final week of travel. The first day there, we just rested, read, ate, swam and walked into Axim. The second day, the resort helped us hire a driver to go the location to paddle out to Nzulezo - the stilt village, followed by a tour of Fort Apollonia with its small but very informative museum. We ate all our meals at Ankobra Resort and enjoyed the classic/ timeless feel of the place and the diverse menu. The staff was friendly and incredibly helpful with sorting out travel logistics. The manager/couple was also very friendly, while at the same time respecting our privacy. The staff, in fact, are participants in a development training program for residents of the nearby village. This is just one of the many local socially responsible projects initiated by the resort managers Ines and Klaus Aurnhammer. The food was great. The recorded music in restaurant was great, too. Coming from the US, I found the water there more powerful than I was used to, and my husband who likes to body surf did a bit of that but not enough. Our last afternoon at Ankobra, Ines pointed out a modest hike up a hill that provides chaises at the top and an impressive view of the meeting of the ocean and Ankobra River. We are recommending Ankobra to friends who live in Accra as a great getaway for them, too.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2012

If you are looking for peace and relaxation, then look no further than Ankobra. We have visited and stayed at this resort many times, sometimes staying for a few days or just staying for a luxury lunch for a treat on the way home.

Beach is great and kept clean and pretty private, with showers and ive always managed to get a bed as they put plenty out to accommodate the guests. The sea can be a little raw but hey when its the first land it's seen since the South Pole then you can't blame it. Plus depending on time of year of course. Its great for surfing and ive swam in it many, many times.

The rooms are good. You can book a room with a fridge, aircon and tv. They are on the hut theme and can be a little dark but you can forgive this for the theme and ambiance it gives, plus they are lovely and clean which for me goes a long way. Bathrooms are also lovely and clean.

There is one restuarant which has a good menu with a good selection of foods. The staff were proffesional and friendly and I like the way you can tip at the end of the stay. The owners are also friendly and knowledgable, you can't help but warm to them and you do get the feeling they love the place and have pride and it shows.

What I like about this place is you can get to know the staff as they stay, which tells me a lot and it means you can get a good rapour with them, plus it's a good atmosphere which I really like.

We had to leave Ghana for a while but we are back. Although we are not indirectly in this area, if we do I can guarentee Ankobra will be definitely on the must go to list.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Viseu, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2012

nice place,nice staff and excellent food,good place to stay 1 week

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Accra
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155 reviews
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

We stayed for a night and absolutely loved it! Amazing location, perfect for restoring energy after days of hard work. It is celan, comfortable and the management seems to have thought of many details you would not see elsewhere. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Additional Information about Ankobra Beach Resort

Property: Ankobra Beach Resort
Address: 1 Old Axim Road | Axim, Axim 0079, Ghana
Location: Ghana > Western Region > Axim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Axim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ankobra Beach The picturesque lodge Ankobra Beach offering 16 generously -planned circular bungalows lies on one of the most beautiful beaches of Ghana's west coast. This is, paradise found' for the discerning traveller in search of a time and place beyond the tired offerings of package deal tourism. The German management and their dedicated team aim to build a bridge between Africa and Europe. Relaxation, Lifestyle, Adventure, Professional Hospitality, excellent Dining and superb Service are a matter of course. ... more   less 
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