Airside Hotel

44 Patrice Lumumba Road, Accra, 00233, Ghana

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    Convenient for the Airport

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    Airside Hotel is a pleasant, modern hotel, a short drive from the international airport at Accra, in what is called the Airport Residential Area. They offer a free airport transfer by prior arrangement. The main city is only ten minutes away by car. There are 22 double rooms, two luxury suites and a family apartment.

    Unique Quality: Our room was in the same building as the main reception, and was very pleasant, with a nice blue and beige colour scheme, an en suite bathroom, a double bed, a fridge and a TV. There was a telephone in the room with IDD, which we used on the last day. The cost was not too exorbitant. There is also a business centre which offers photocopying, fax and internet.

    The grounds consist of a car park, a restaurant block with a bar and outside seating area, a children’s playground and a pool with sun loungers and changing rooms. In one corner there was a small building which advertised ‘Travel Agency’, but there was no evidence of it ever being open. The reception were able to change money (US dollars at least, I believe they were less keen to change Euros or Pounds Sterling), but did not offer postal service. There were a couple of cabinets in the main reception with some essential items for sale (toiletries, some light snacks such as chocolate bars and a few souvenirs/post cards).

    When we were there, they were building an extension to the main reception area, and some building work was noisy during the day. By the time we returned to the same hotel two weeks later, they had moved the entrance to a temporary site.

    Directions: 44, Patrice Lumumba, Adjacent National Service Secretariat, Airport Residential Area, Accra

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Nice environment

by florenceohale about Airside Hotel

Its a good hotel...any one would enjoy their services, i think its okay, and i definetely will recommend this to anyone Just okay..., and quite, minus the humming of the overhead planes.

Convenient for the Airport

by grets about Airside Hotel

Airside Hotel is a pleasant, modern hotel, a short drive from the international airport at Accra, in what is called the Airport Residential Area. They offer a free airport transfer by prior arrangement. The main city is only ten minutes away by car. There are 22 double rooms, two luxury suites and a family apartment. Our room was in the same building as the main reception, and was very pleasant, with a nice blue and beige colour scheme, an en suite bathroom, a double bed, a fridge and a TV. There was a telephone in the room with IDD, which we used on the last day. The cost was not too exorbitant. There is also a business centre which offers photocopying, fax and internet.

The grounds consist of a car park, a restaurant block with a bar and outside seating area, a children’s playground and a pool with sun loungers and changing rooms. In one corner there was a small building which advertised ‘Travel Agency’, but there was no evidence of it ever being open. The reception were able to change money (US dollars at least, I believe they were less keen to change Euros or Pounds Sterling), but did not offer postal service. There were a couple of cabinets in the main reception with some essential items for sale (toiletries, some light snacks such as chocolate bars and a few souvenirs/post cards).

When we were there, they were building an extension to the main reception area, and some building work was noisy during the day. By the time we returned to the same hotel two weeks later, they had moved the entrance to a temporary site.

Accra

by grets

"The capital of Ghana"

Accra itself does not offer the visitor a great deal in terms of sightseeing, but it is a great base from where to begin an exploration of the area. We were booked on a tour with a company called Imaginative Traveller, taking in some of the major sights in Ghana, Togo and Benin, a tour that was arranged through a local company called TransAfrica.

The text below is taken from my travel journal:

We flew to Accra from London Heathrow Airport with British Airways on a direct flight, which we paid £690 for each. One of the disadvantages of travelling over Christmas, is that it seems half the British population are also planning to do the same. The queue at Terminal Four did not look too daunting at first glance, so we joined what we thought was the end of it. Wrong. We were told to move along to the outside of the terminal itself, where a marquee had been erected to cope with the influx of passengers. We didn’t even get as far as the tent though, we were made to stand outside in the cold! After what seemed an eternity, we were finally allowed inside, we were called by flight number, to join another queue inside. The whole procedure took over three hours to reach the check in counter, as people whose flight departures were imminent, were given priority. So much for arriving early!

After a fairly painless seven hour flight, we landed at Kotoka Airport late at night. Having arranged an arrival transfer from the UK, we were expecting a TransAfrica representative to be waiting for us somewhere past immigration. With no obvious representation, we were approached by one of the taxi hawkers, who kept insisting that “if they were meeting you, they would have been here by now”, and “you need to take a taxi, they are obviously not coming”. We managed to resist their suggestions, when a man appeared, asking if we were going to Airside Hotel. We confirmed we were indeed going there, and he advised us to go with him. An argument ensued, as the original taxi chap was adamant that we should not go with this man, - in fact they began a tug-of-war with our bags and argued loudly in the local language! Welcome to Ghana!

As we are watching in utter bemusement, somewhat unsure about what to do, yet another man approaches us, this time with the reassuring question “TransAfrica?” Confirming that we are in fact to go with the man from Airside Hotel, he goes off to pay for the car parking. The transfer to the hotel takes a mere five minutes, and our West Africa adventure has begun.

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Wall painting in former Nkrumah Memorial HotelWall painting in former Nkrumah Memorial Hotel

Inside a Tro-TroInside a Tro-Tro

At the inner square of Ussher FortAt the inner square of Ussher Fort

Forum Posts

Getting around Ghana

by Johnblaze

Will be going to Ghana in December where can I reserve an STC bus ticket is there a website or phone number? Please let me know thanks.

Re: Getting around Ghana

by Odinnthor

There could be a website, but I am not aware of it. Personally I would rather take one of the multitude of Tro Tro's (any licenced transport other than a bus/taxi), usually van type transport. They go all over Ghana. The SDC busses I believe will drop you anywhere, provided you pay full price. Check this blog, scroll half way down and you will see the STC discussed in detail.

http://books.google.com/books?id=d2D0IQCQP9IC&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=Accra+STC+bus&source=bl&ots=Ij_yVD2wHz&sig=KEDYRsB4qbgWXeGF_aMEPUnuTsc&hl=en&ei=LBoDS9W0Fo-AsgPpu-i3BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CB0Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Accra%20STC%20bus&f=false

Check my Ghana page for further info....

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1276e2/e1c/

Check this airport tip as well....

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/63877/1f1ed2/9/

Re: Getting around Ghana

by Johnblaze

Thank you so much the information you have is wonderful. I guess I could probably take a van or something like that. Again thanks.

Re: Getting around Ghana

by Odinnthor

Glad to help....have a great journey.....d:o)

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