During my recent trip to Ghana, I stayed at 3 of the popular luxurious places in the country; Labadi Beach Hotel, Oak Plazza and at the Holy Trinity Spa & Health Farm at Sogakope.
And then, I spent my last 3 days in Accra at ‘Alma House’, a carefully thought through ‘Home Away from Home’ hotel—well positioned; a few minutes away from Labone Coffee Shop.
I’ve stayed in some of the fine hotels around the world; in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, France, Scotland, England, Wales and Spain—and mostly, they all serve the same posh ambience and layout on the back of expensive pricing.
In Ghana, ‘hotels cost more than having a brain surgery’ and mostly, the high cost is due to facilities you will never use, but you still have to pay for them as they make up the total charge.
Everyone has the basic things they look for when booking a hotel; of course the environment and affordability are paramount but as a writer and a web entrepreneur, I mostly add to my necessary requirements; a good internet connection, food and a comfortable working space.
Beyond these, every other thing may not really matter to me.
It was therefore a delight when my friend introduced ‘Alma House’ to me: it has a top class hotel ambience, with all its spacious rooms air-conditioned, fitted with private modern bathrooms, cable TVs and a working area.
From the outside, you may think it’s just a beautiful house but it’s obviously more than that, it’s a hotel—operating under a unique atmosphere of ‘Home Away from Home.’
Everything is presented as though you are in your own home. Of course, except that your home would not probably be that aristocratic. However, it’s set with a home in mind.
‘Alma House’ has a cosy and spacious lounge, something like a large living room—with fitted cable TV and different types of African and Western games. For a long time, I had the opportunity to play LUDO with my friends while staying there.
If you want to bring every essential thing that a top class hotel offers to your own home, then ‘Alma House’ has already done that for you.
Despite it having a great location, at the Labone district in Accra, 2.2 miles from Independence Square, it rates are far below what most of these Accra hotels offering the same quality of services charge.
‘Alma House Hotel’ offers a fast free WiFi access and a free private parking as well as a free shuttle service for airport pick-ups and drop-offs.
The hotel also offers car hire services—with the famous Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park being just 3.1 miles away from it, while Osu Castle is 1.8 miles from the property.
They speak your language and your comfort is their business.
Visit Alma House via: http://almahousegh.com/
Location: 85 Olooti Street, Labone-Accra, Ghana.
Contact: +233 24 433 7875 | +233 30 276 8248