Electricity bills, water bills, school fees, house rent etc. The list is endless right? Immediately the month ends, these bills just begin to pile up and haunt us like the masked man in a horror movie. Although the end of month should come with some smiles rather than frowns because of salaries, this is usually the period when many workers in Ghana have ‘’headaches’’. With all the bills to pay, how can one even think of leisure? How does one even begin to plan some relaxation and time away to destress. Getaways or leisure travel is often regarded as a preserve for the rich and well-to-do in society and tourism in itself is also seen as a luxury rather than a necessity. However, after several months of hard work in 2017 and just before the ‘’End of Year’’ pressure begins to set in, you may need a weekend away from everything. This will help to relax and get back refreshed for the hard push till the end of 2017. This end of month presents the best opportunity to enjoy that relaxing weekend getaway. Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online travel agents take a look at a few modern hotels in Ghana for a relaxing weekend getaway right after pay day.
Lansdown Resort – If you want the ultimate mountain chilly experience, this is the place for you.. A serene atmosphere and proximity to the beauty of nature. The resort boasts a number of facilities including air-conditioning, meeting and banqueting facilities for social and corporate gatherings etc. The Lansdown Resort rooms offer comfort in a lush tropical setting. You may be tempted into permanently staying in the resort. This resort is fitted with a bath, wardrobe, flatscreen TV with cable TV service, tea/coffee making facilities, bottled water, hairdryer, telephone and mini-bar. Toiletries are provided. At The Lansdown Resort , you get to enjoy local and continental dishes at the restaurant with well trained chefs and waiters on hand to take care of your culinary needs. Mouthwatering delicacies can be enjoyed with the pool and beautiful vegetation in sight. A well stocked bar is available with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for guests. Breakfast is complimentary. The resort has a swimming pool where guests can enjoy a swimming session and a tennis court where the sportive guest can exercise. Airport and city shuttles can be arranged upon request. Also laundry and dry cleaning services can be provided at a charge. The Lansdown Resort is located in the Aburi Mountains. The Aburi Gardens is 20-minutes drive from the hotel. The Main Aburi Road is a 10-minutes drive from the hotel and the Accra International Airport is a 50-minutes drive away. Enjoy the Lansdown Resort at affordable prices starting from Ghc 600 a night.
The Palms at Prampram – Get the best vacation treat in Prampram at the Palms at Prampram Hotel. A perfect holiday home away from home. The Palms at Prampram is located in Sealane, Prampram-Ghana. The hotel is easy to find and boasts spacious rooms. The rooms at the Hotel are neatly painted and the floor is neatly tiled. It is close to the beach and has a large crystal clear pool. Rooms are fully air-conditioned and designed with an en-suite bathroom. Each room features a wardrobe/closet, flat screen TV with satellite/cable service, mosquito net, desk, telephone and a fridge. Tea/coffee making facilities and toiletries are complimentary. Free WiFi service can be accessed from all rooms. Full complimentary breakfast is served daily. The onsite Palms at Prampram restaurant serves a variety of nutritious local and continental meals well-prepared by a first class chef. Guests can order their choice of drink from the well-stocked bar as well. The Palms at Prampram features a mini golf park, darts, billiards and a pool table. There are security guards, CCTV cameras and a parking lot on site which ensures maximum security for guests. Services provided include laundry and dry cleaning at a surcharge and 24 hours room service. The hotel is a minute walk to the beach and 33km away from the Kotoka International Airport Accra. The first shopping center (Accra Mall) is 31km to the Palms at Prampram Ghana. Starting from Ghc 396 a night. Thank us later!
Maaha Beach Resort – Maaha Beach Resort is the perfect vacation getaway beach resort from Atuabo, Ghana. Top luxury Holiday Home. When it is time to pause and rediscover senses dulled by the incessant demands of life, Maaha Beach Resort is the place to be. The ostentatious 3-star Maaha Beach Resort Rooms are awesomely decorated with beautiful curtains and well furnished to suit guests. Each room is fully air-conditioned and fitted with LCD television,satellite cable service, telephone, refrigerator, a desk, a wardrobe, ornate lamps, in-room safe, shower, towels, a private bathroom and beautiful African painting. Complimentary toiletries and free accessible Wifi is provided in all rooms. 24-hour room services are provided upon request. The resort serves a complimentary nutritious breakfast each day. The on-site Maaha Beach resort restaurant facing the Atlantic Ocean serves well-cooked local and continental meals prepared with the freshest and finest food stuff by a professional chef. The well-stocked b Maaha Bar serves alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, champagne, wines and fruit juice made from the finest and freshest fruit. Guests can relax and enjoy their choice of drink by the crystal clear pool at Maaha. This beach resort in Ghana offers an outdoor pool and a year-round outdoor pool, barbecue, children’s playground and terrace. There are security cameras with good security guards protecting both guests and property. Laundry and car hire services can be provided upon request for a surcharge. Maaha Beach Resort Axim is a minute walk to the Anochi beach side and faces the Atlantic Ocean. Book this relaxing resort at affordable rates starting from Ghc 660.
Mole motel – Mole Motel Ghana is an ideal holiday home on the Mole National Park.
Strategically located, Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest national park, situated in the heart of the pristine Guinea Savannah Woodland ecosystem with low hills and escarpments. The Mole Motel has many things to experience, ranging from the craft shop, the rooms, the food and the safari experiences. The Mole Motel rooms are very airy for guest to relax and unwind and get a most-desired break from the worries and stresses outside. The accommodation consists of 15 luxury air-conditioned Deluxe rooms, 5 family rooms and a crystal clear pool that overlooks the vast expanse of the Mole park. The Motel boasts 24-hour electricity and water supply, a safari, airport shuttle and laundry for a surcharge. Each Mole Motel rooms is neatly painted and well furnished and is fitted with awesome African painting, fan, air-condition, an en-suite bathroom, a wardrobe and a flat screen tv with satellite cable service. The rooms are very spacious and well decorated with beautiful white curtains. Mole Motel serves complimentary breakfast each day. The Mole Motel restaurant offers a variety of nutritious traditional Ghanaian meals and continental meals well-prepared with the freshest and finest ingredient by a professional chef. The on-site bar overlooking the pool is well-stocked with alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks. Guest can enjoy their choice of drink by the poolside. Mole Motel Ghana has specially designed safari vehicles that take guest on safaris and community tours to the Larabanga mosque, Mognori village and Damongo market visit on Saturdays.
Volta hotel – Get the much-needed relaxation in the quiet and scenic Volta Hotel, Akosombo Ghana. An amazing hideout in Ghana, Volta Hotels is situated in a recreational environment at Asuogyaman, Akosombo in the Eastern part of Ghana. From the beautiful view of the Akosombo dam to the calming nature of the Volta lake, Volta Hotel Akosombo provides the perfect lodging for tourists and business guests alike. Each Volta Hotel room has air conditioning and is fitted with flat screen TVs with cable service, telephone, refrigerator, wardrobe, ornate lamps, coffee making facility, and a mini bar. There is a bathroom en suite with bathtub/shower and water heaters. Additional beds can be made available to all guests at a surcharge of 30$. Toiletries are however provided for all. Complimentary buffet breakfast is served. A variety of meals and drinks can be ordered from the on-site restaurant and bar. Guests who fancy taking swims have the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool at their disposal. The hotel offers laundry and airport shuttle services at a fee. Meeting and banquet facilities are available. It has a business centre on-site. Volta Hotels Akosombo Ghana is in close proximity to the famous Akosombo dam and the Volta lake. Dodi Island can also be located just around the hotel. Guests who want to go for a ride on ferries are always welcomed to do so at a fee. Enjoy the serenity of this hotel at very low rates starting from Ghc 616.
Tyco city hotel – Tyco City Hotel is the perfect luxury holiday destination outside Accra and Kumasi. Top Luxury hotel in Sunyani, Tyco City Hotel is situated in Sunyani, Ghana. The hotel boasts an ultramodern fitness centre, a conference facility, an outdoor pool and offers ample parking space. Free WiFi is provided for all guests at Tyco City. Each Tyco City Hotel room is spacious, painted in earth-toned colour, fitted with floor tiles, an ornate lampshade, an air conditioner, wall arts and designed with an en-suite bathroom. Some of the rooms in Tyco Hotel Ghana feature a mini sitting area designed with plush sofa. Breakfast is served daily at a surcharge. Local and continental meals are served at the on-site Tyco Hotel restaurant while a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are ordered at the well-stocked bar. Guests enjoy workout sessions at the well-equipped gym and swimming at the outdoor pool. Tyco hotel Sunyani boasts an event facility ideal for social and corporate gatherings. Laundry and airport services are provided upon request. On-site and nearby parking is available. The premises are guarded round the clock. Tyco City Hotel Sunyani is a 20-minute drive away from Sunyani Polytechnic and comes at affordable rates starting from Ghc 320.
Protea Hotel – This is a high-rated luxury 4-star hotel in Takoradi,Western Region of Ghana. Protea Hotel represents an attractive leisure destination with miles of white beaches. It is second to none, ranging from the stylishly contemporary to the opulently elegant. The 132-rooms at Protea Hotel represents an oasis of comfort and hospitality within close proximity to the Takoradi airport and seaport. The safe haven Protea Hotel boasts first-class conference facilities and up-to-date fitness facilities. Guests can splash out in the swimming pool during a relaxing weekend retreat. Protea Hotel boasts 24-hours electricity and water supply. Each gigantic room at Protea Hotel is awesomely decorated with classy curtains and painted in earth-toned wall colors to create a cozy feeling. Protea Hotel rooms are fitted with LED televisions, DSTV, self-controlled air-conditioning, work Station, complimentary coffee and tea facilities, minibar and the most comfortable, posture-pedic bed that provides uncompromising superior sleeping comfort, ornate lamps, telephone, refrigerator, bath, shower, wardrobe, beautiful African paintings and an en-suite bathroom. Complimentary Wifi is accessible in each room at Protea Hotel and 24-hour room service. Complimentary breakfast is served daily at Protea Hotel. The Euphoria restaurant at Protea Hotel serves a variety of nutritious local and continental meals well-prepared by a world-class chef. Guests can order for their choice of drink from the well-stocked bar at Protea Hotel Takoradi. The bar is fully stocked with alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, wines and fruit juice prepared from fresh and juicy fruits. Guests can relax and enjoy drinks by the poolside or the lounge at Protea Hotel. Protea Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Takoradi Airport and the City Center. Protea hotel is a 5-minutes walk to the beach and the Whindo River.
It’s sometimes not all about work and the money. Sometimes, you can enjoy some peace and fun for less. There you go. You can pick from any of these options across the country
Credit : Bennet Otoo, Jumia Travel