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“The worst hotel to stay ever!”
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Sanaa Lodge
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Cape Coast
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I had a horrible stay at the Sanaa Lodge. When we first arrived the presentation was terrible. Everybody thought we were at a rest stop. The pool water was merky. After climbing several flights of stairs due to the fact that there wasn't an elevator at the hotel, we finally got to our rooms. The bed was as hard as a rock aand we were literatly sleeping on box springs. The air-conditioner kept going off and we had to keep reseting it every 20 minutes. The refrigerator was broken and the website says that they have 30 free cable channels but we only had 2. In the tub, there were bugs crawling out of the cracks and when your in the bathroom when you neighbor is you can hear and see them use the bathroom through the suwage pipe hole.The internet cafe only had one computer and it doesn't even work. They lie about the fitness center online because there is none. the roosters wake you up and you can't sleep, and all the food there is extremely SALTY!!!!!! All i had for breakfast there was bread, butter, and instant coffee. The water in the tub is ice cold so it was hard to take a shower. They had an okay bar right beside the merky pool. I had a horrible time here would not reccomend it for anybody. If you want to make your stay here a little better, the Josephine is your girl. She was very polite and friendly but just because one person is nice doesn't mean it was a good stay. This hotel should probably be rated below 50 stars because they sure don't deserve one. I had a terrible time and if i ever go back to Cape Coast, Ghana I sure won't be staying there.

Room Tip: DO NOT stay in the 2nd room on the left of the 3rd floor.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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10  Thank TravelerGirl3201
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Sanaa Lodge is in serious need of upgrade. In the first room that I was assigned the air conditioning was not working. In the next room, the refigerator and the toilet were not working. The toilet was eventually fixed but I still didnt have a working refigerator during my stay there. The air conditioner was on an automatic 20 minute timer. So one has to reset the a/c ever 20 minutes which I assume was set up that way to save electricity- but it was definitely annoying. The bed was not the most comfortable but it was ok for my short stay. And there was a 12-13 inch television in the room with only 2 channels. There is a business centre downstairs near the lobby area but it was not working during my stay. The room was ok for one night, but if I was staying in Cape Coast any longer than that I would have changed hotels. On a more positive note- The room was clean and the hotel was in walking distance to the beach!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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6  Thank jrich00
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

The location is not completely ideal, it provides a beautiful view of ocean depending on your room location, but on a hill partly isolated from the coast itself.

The hotel itself was under slight renovations when we arrived, but what was finalized was more than adequate for our needs. The pool looked pristine, which was bounded by a cozy bar. The food from the restaurant was nothing short of delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and very easy to engage in conversation.

During the time of our arrival, there did not appear to be many guest at the hotel, so I can’t address if it is a good place to meet people, but this did allow us to cultivate a more intimate and personal relationship with the people that did reside at the hotel.

The rooms were relatively plain: contained a bed, desk, and air conditioner. The rooms seemed very clean. The bathroom was a bit small, but contained hot water. The internet connection in the hotel lobby was pretty slow.

There appears to be high potential for this location in the future, currently it is a very fine place to spend an evening after touring the Elimina Castle, or the Kakum. Not full of frills, but the Sanaa Lodge provided for a comfortable night stay.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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5  Thank pghodysseus
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Reviewed 19 February 2009

I cannot understand this hotel's top rating in the Lonely Planet guide. It overlooks the beach, yes, but over a kilometer of hangar rooftops and dug up empty lots. The hotel is clean, but our door to the balcony did not open, half of the lights did not work, the internet connection was iffy at best. At breakfast time the staff had the radio on ultra loud, and when we requested it be turned down, it was by the merest bit. At other times young men who seem to be locals working or not in the hotel were unceremoniously draped over the sofas in the lobby.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank lhp2
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Reviewed 24 September 2008

Such a sad little hotel just outside city but in nice open position, well placed for excursions to local important castles/forts and to reach famous Kakum National Park. Rooms adequate and clean but facilities generally had obviously seen better days
( pool water not inviting ) Poor range of food on offer in the restaurant despite the impressive menu; but quite well cooked and tasty enough. Charming, helpful staff. Near beach

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank UKNobby
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Reviewed 22 September 2016
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Room Tip: Rekommenderar att ta det stora rummet högst upp. Fin utsikt med stor balkong och trevligt läge. 225...
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Ove S
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Reviewed 2 February 2010
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Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
2  Thank ReizigerDordrecht
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Address: Cape Coast, Ghana
Region: Ghana > Central Region > Cape Coast
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Cape Coast
Number of rooms: 29
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