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Lake Bosomtwe Paradise Resort
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Kumasi
Reviewed 31 January 2014

The resort is actually not a luxury hotel; it’s a perfect haven for holiday takers. Certainly, a preferred choice for a weekend get way...I Enjoyed every bite of the experience with my wife and kid. Spacious rooms with American standard king bed ...very ok even to accommodate our son. . The new consultant/manager is friendly and has excellent customer relations. The overall Hospitality was very good for me and my wife.

Room Tip: "Rooms at the far end of the resort gives excellent lake views"
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank Ernie T
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

We had a few beers and sandwiches at the hotel served by a very polite, friendly and efficient lady. That was all fine.

Then we decided to 'do' the lake. That was a mistake!!!

We went to the prominently marked little building and were welcomed by several men. However, the petty fiddling started straight away with requests to donate to an allegedly operative lakeside tree planting scheme. They ask for anything up to 50 cedis - but as you might have guessed, the money goes straight into their pocket.

A 45 minute lake 'cruise' cost us the amazing sum of 120 cedis - which we thought was pretty steep, especially since the introduction implied that it would cost 40 cedis.

After our boat trip we discovered that the correct price is 70 cedis for a full hour.

If you go - and the boat trip is interesting - make sure that you don't pay any more that 35 cedis for 30 mins or 70 cedis for a full hour! Also, DO NOT make a donation to the spoof tree planting scheme.

This experience puts Ghana in a very poor light.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
19  Thank Barbie-Tony
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Bosomtwe (also spelled Bosumtwi) lake is a meteorite impact crater lake, form about 1 million years ago. The Paradise Resort is located along the shore of this 10km diameter lake and it is a spectacular setting.

The hotel itself is fairly average, with nothing to really distinguish it. Our room was generous in size and seemed clean, a mosquito net over the bed should have been provided as mosquitoes were very prevalent when we visited and other reviewers have noted this over most of the year. The real let down was the food was average and service seemed slow, the menu selection was quite limited. There was no internet available at this hotel.

A short walk along the lake shore brings you to the village of Jadak which has a large number of small shops and stalls along it's main street; but the majority of the shops were closed when we were there.

Room Tip: All the rooms have views of the lake and a small patio area outside the room.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Bob_White22
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

The setting is stunning, right on the banks of a 10km meteorite formed lake, with views of fishermen in their canoes from your bedroom window. The hotel is now used more as a conference centre and there weren’t many guests actually staying at the hotel. Eating outside may be romantic but the small flies and mosquitoes are fairly dense and it’s impractical at night. After having to eat in our bedroom one night, the staff agreed we could eat on our own in the conference centre. If you don’t mind waiting, they do excellent home-made pizzas.
Nice walks along the lakeside to Abono.
We visited Borbiri Butterfly Sanctuary the next day (90 mins drive but no traffic jams which you would get if you travelled from Kumasi.)
Hotel room was O.K.- had air conditioning, TV., bathroom with shower: electricity (although there were occasional power cuts around the lake) but slightly run down.. Although there were loads of flies and mosquitoes, we didn’t suffer from bites. Good location for bird watching.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank chilton
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Should have known by the name we were headed for trouble. The road to Paradise was unpaved, deeply rutted, narrow, dusty, overgrown and steep.
Two other guests were there,

The other lodges remained empty. We ordered dinner and were advised it would be half an hour until served. Peckish but understanding, we waited. During this time the twenty or so staff who were employed to look after the 4 of us sat down for an impromptu dinner and drinking session. It started fine but we realized that the boisterous - heading toward rowdy - group were more interested in serving themselves than the guests. Hunger morphed into headache. A few of the staff, sensitive to my condition, did the only logical thing. They pulled a few large drums off the stage and began to jam. Had I been at Woodstock, I certainly would have enjoyed Santana's drummer, Michael Shreve's, interpretation of Soul Sacrifice but I was not ready to take in the vibe at the time. After some serious complaining and cajoling we received our salad and sandwich, wolfed the meal down and headed back to our air conditioned room to find the air conditioner broken. Realizing that we were not at the Ritz, we accepted our fate and I sat down to work on the blog. Did you know that cratered lakes miles from civilization are not the most conducive spots to receive internet signals let alone WiFi? Now you do. So we curled up in this enormous bed in a slightly bug infested, under lit, warm, muggy room and went to sleep. On the bright side, the bathroom had hot water and decent pressure and one of the three TV channels broadcast Premier League football, so it wasn't a total write off.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank bburnett13
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

The hotel is fine. It is definitely not glamorous, but some of the reviews are surprisingly harsh. If you are used to simple accommodation, you will be fine here. Insects are definitely a problem, so bring netting with you. The rooms in the first two buildings closest to the reception are better kept up than those in the final building. Food service is shockingly slow and the food was not as good as other places in Ghana. The lake is of limited interest - and was the least favorite part of my two week trip around Ghana. If this is your alternative to staying in Kumasi, just be aware that the drive through the Kumasi traffic to get the sights, may make you wish you stayed closer to town.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in one of the first two buildings. Also, bring a torch as there are power outages.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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7  Thank jcrane66
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

I have been here on a number of occasions and have written very positive reviews. Have seen some considerable improvements since June 2010, but my last visit in October this year will be my last. Formerly pleasant staff are now surly, and rude. Food which was such a strength (slow but good) is now so poor I could finish my meal. The cost of bad food is very high. But worst of all was the service! No smiles, the man in the reception was trluy poor with no customer service skills whatsoever.

The rooms are really dated now, tatty curtains and dirty bathrooms. On reflection not much of the rooms has changed, but I suppose when the customer service is good one can be more forgiving about the facilities.

The grounds are still unique and well kept. The only redeeming point is the excellent horse riding facility run by the Green Ranch. If you are coming to ride, check out the rooms at the Green Ranch.

Paradise Lost, I'm afraid!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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11  Thank fmcfarter
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Address: Abono (near Kuntanase), Lake Bosomtwe, Kumasi, Ghana
Region: Ghana > Ashanti Region > Kumasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Kumasi
Price Range: £44 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake Bosomtwe Paradise Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Bosomtwe Paradise Resort- Kumasi Ghana hotel resort located on Lake Bosomtwe, 35 km south of Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The lakefront Ghana hotel is encircled by rugged mountains offering swimming, fishing, boating, hiking & more. Ghana attractions & travel information provided by Lake Bosomtwi Resort Hotel. Lake Bosomti tourism is a one of the major attractions in Ghana Africa. Enjoy shopping, museums, historic sites & Africa’s natural beauty. ... more   less 
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