Accra’s Forts & Old Town

Accra’s Forts & Old Town, photo by Rjruiziii
Accra’s Forts & Old Town (photo by Rjruiziii)
 

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, located on the southeastern coast.

Founded in the 17th century by the Ga people, Accra became the capital of the British Gold Coast in 1877.

The surrounding region is home to a series of fortified trading-posts built between the later 1400s and late 1800s that are now UNESECO World Heritage Sites.

These areas served as a kind of protected shopping street in West Africa where traders from Europe’s most important maritime nations came to exchange their goods for those of African traders.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   World Heritage Site
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide

 

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Chez Delphy

Chez Delphy is located in Accra. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and satellite channels. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Regal Apartments

Situated in Accra, Regal Apartments is 500 metres from Trust Hospital. The accommodation features a hot tub. Koala Mall is 900 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Forest Gate Hotel

Just a 5-minute drive from Accra Beach, Forest Gate Hotel offers a restaurant, a bar and a business centre. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. All air-conditioned accommodations are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a desk. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Crown Premier Hotel

Located 900 metres from Kaneshie Hawkers Market in Accra, Crown Premier Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Prestige Suites

Offering a restaurant, Prestige Suites is located in Accra. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a hot tub. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Deon Hotel

Deon Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Deon Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Accra. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Hotel Obama

Hotel Obama

Surrounded by the gardens, Hotel Obama is located in Accra, a 15-minute drive from Labadi Beach. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas. Free private parking is possible on site. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Green Oak Hotel

Green Oak Hotel

Offering a terrace and views of the garden, Green Oak Hotel is set in the Osu district in Accra, 500 metres from Osu Area. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Prestige Suites

Prestige Suites

Offering a restaurant, Prestige Suites is located in Accra. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a hot tub. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Madison Executive Guest House

Madison Executive Guest House

Featuring free WiFi, Madison Executive Guest House offers accommodation in Sakaman, 6 km from Accra. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. The rooms include a private bathroom. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Lake Bosumtwi Hotel & Apartments

Lake Bosumtwi Hotel & Apartments

Located in the Osu district in Accra, 2.3 km from Independence Square, Lake Bosumtwi Hotel & Apartments features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

$85-
Forte Royale Hotel

Forte Royale Hotel

Located 13 km from Accra Airport, Forte Royale Hotel offers different kinds of accommodation, a lounge with a seating area, a restaurant, a terrace with a garden, and Wi-Fi is free of charge in the entire property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

$85-
Nova Hotel

Nova Hotel

Situated 600 metres from Trust Hospital in Accra, Nova Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

$85-
Marrets International – Private Villa

Marrets International – Private Villa

Marrets International – Private Villa is located in Accra. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas. All rooms feature air-conditioning and fans. Private bathrooms fitted with a shower. Hot tub is provided upon requests. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$86

$86-
Monarch Hotel

Monarch Hotel

Located 4.5 km from Roqad Accra International Airport, Monarch Hotel features a swimming pool and restaurant. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and balcony. Featuring a satellite TV, each room at the Monarch has a minibar. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$89

$89-
Oriental Apartment

Oriental Apartment

Situated in Accra in the Greater Accra Region, 200 metres from Trust Hospital, Oriental Apartment boasts a sun terrace and views of the city. Koala Mall is 500 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Luxurious En-suite 3bedroom house for vacation rental

Luxurious En-suite 3bedroom house for vacation rental

Set in Accra in the Greater Accra Region, this detached holiday home is 1.4 km from Church. The air-conditioned unit is 1.8 km from Disco. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Manjaro Suites

Manjaro Suites

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Manjaro Suites is set in Accra. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is 3.2 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Hill View Hotel West Airport

Hill View Hotel West Airport

Featuring a bar and a restaurant, Hill View Lodge is situated in the Dworzulu district of Accra. It offers free private parking on site. The rooms all feature air conditioning, a TV and a fridge. They also include a private bathroom with a shower. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Tropical Enclave Hotel

Tropical Enclave Hotel

Offering a restaurant, Tropical Enclave Hotel is located in Accra. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Okera Inn

Okera Inn

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Okera Inn is located in Accra. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$94

$94-
Charleston Hotel Ltd

Charleston Hotel Ltd

Charleston Hotel Ltd is a traditional-style guest house located an 11-minute drive from the beach and a 15-minute walk from Kinbu Gardens. The property includes an outdoor swimming pool and a furnished terrace. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks

Jamestown

Jamestown is the oldest part of Accra and remains an active fishing center. It is similar in many ways to Zanzibar's Stone Town, though it has not yet been restored, so it is not typically highlighted on tourist itineraries. From the lighthouse, there is a road which takes you to one of the largest working fishing harbors in Ghana. Go early in the morning and see dozens of small boats bring in the day's catch. It's best to find a friendly local guide so you don't miss the hidden alleys, old stone houses, and fantastic cliff-top harbor vistas.
Castles and Forts
Fortified trading posts, founded between 1482 and 1786, span a distance of approximately 500 km along the coast of Ghana between Keta in the east and Beyin in the west. These were links in the trading routes established by the Portuguese in many areas of the world during their era of great maritime exploration. The castles and forts were built and occupied at different times by traders from Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Germany and Britain. In the beginning, they served the gold trade of European chartered companies. Later, they played a significant part in the developing slave trade.

The three European forts in Accra which have survived relatively intact to the present day are Ussher Fort, Christiansborg Castle, and James Fort.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Museums
Combination
Archeological Sites
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
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