As seasoned travellers, the Movenpick could have been in any city of the world. That having been said, there was definitely a Ghanaian seasoning to the place, and one is never allowed to forget where you are.
The room was first class; very comfortable and with all the facilities one comes to expect from a five star hotel. I have stayed in 5 star hotels in Ghana before, and this is the first time that I believe they deserve them. The wifi system needs work, as it is typically Ghanaian and unnecessarily complicated. One had to register one device for a single code, and one can't use another device on the same code. I am sure there must be a simpler system available. I spent a lot of time visiting reception because of some connection problem or other.
The food in the restaurant was first class. They ran a buffet style dining room for all meals, and the breakfast was almost enough for the rest of the day. Even the BBQ by the pool with live band was good. But, in a land where one can live like a king on a meagre income, it was not cheap. In fact, it was disproportionately expensive when one considers the standard of living and average salary of the local people. However, to watch the waiters on roller-blades ply their trade by the pool was a delight. A great place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra is set in an urban oasis within the city centre/business district. This contemporary 5 * hotel is only 7km from the airport and provides your home away from home whilst in Accra with free Wifi and complimentary airport shuttle. The Accra Financial Centre, World Trade Centre, International Conference Centre and Government Ministries are all close by. The modern rooms and suites feature stunning garden or city views with complimentary coffee/tea facilities, 46” screen TVs, laptop sized safe and in room ironing facilities. Throughout the hotel guests can enjoy our African art collection showcasing over 2500 pieces of original art. For a little extra, guests can choose the Executive Club Floor with private check-in/out, boardroom and an exclusive lounge with balcony. Enjoy complimentary evening canapes with selected wines and champagne in an exclusive “home away from home” atmosphere whilst looking over the lavish gardens. A variety of dining options are available from light snacks, International buffets and A la Carte. Conference facilities on the ground floor feature a 736sqm ballroom with 5 adjacent meeting rooms, business centre and large pre-function area, ideal for organising your business or social events. You can work out at the state of the art gymnasium, or have a bracing dip in Accra’s largest outdoor swimming pool. The Emporium attached to the hotel, has a variety of shops and businesses including, a bank and cash machine, chemist, mobile phone/computer shop and a hair and beauty salon. “We speak your language.” ... more less
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