Accra’s Forts & Old Town

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Accra’s Forts & Old Town, photo by Rjruiziii
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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.
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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 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99

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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 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$200

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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 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

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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 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

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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 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

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See all hotels in Accra’s Forts & Old Town.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Mahogany Lodge

Mahogany Lodge

Mahogany Lodge is situated in the Labadi district in Accra, 5 km from Independence Square and 6 km from Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$145

$145-
Silicon Lodge

Silicon Lodge

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Silicon Lodge offers accommodation in Accra. The hotel has a terrace and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
Apartment in Mansah Memorial Villa

Apartment in Mansah Memorial Villa

Apartment in Mansah Memorial Villa is set in Accra, 200 metres from Trust Hospital. Koala Mall is 500 metres from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Ring Roa Central is 800 metres from Apartment in Mansah Memorial Villa. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
Upscale Nouveau

Upscale Nouveau

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Upscale Nouveau is situated in Accra, 200 metres from Trust Hospital. Koala Mall is 400 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
ASF Airport

ASF Airport

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, ASF Airport offers accommodation in Accra, 1.2 km from S L Embassy. The guest house has a year-round outdoor pool and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

Facing Labadi Beach, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Accra. It sits in a well-kept garden and offers a swimming pool, spa, restaurant, and an airport shuttle service is available with a supplement. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
Cuddles One-bedroom Apartment

Cuddles One-bedroom Apartment

Featuring free WiFi, Cuddles One-bedroom Apartment offers pet-friendly accommodation in Accra. Osu Area is 200 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
Motherland Guest House

Motherland Guest House

Featuring air conditioning, Motherland Guest House offers pet-friendly accommodation in Accra. Greenhill is 7 km away. All units feature a seating and dining area. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
2 Bed Apartment Fully Furnished

2 Bed Apartment Fully Furnished

Offering a garden, 2 Bed Apartment Fully Furnished is situated in Accra. S L Embassy is 1.3 km from the property. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
T.N. Hospitality Apartment Hotel

T.N. Hospitality Apartment Hotel

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and fitness centre, T.N. Hospitality Apartment Hotel is set in Accra in the Greater Accra Region, 7 km from Independence Square. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is 7 km from the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
Roots Apartment Hotel

Roots Apartment Hotel

Located in Accra, Roots Apartment Hotel offers a fitness room, a business centre and free Wi-Fi internet access in the entire property. Excursions around the city and in the region are organised by the staff. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$154

$154-
Midindi Hotel

Midindi Hotel

Featuring an outdoor swimming, two restaurants and a bar, Midindi Hotel is centrally located in Accra just 500 metres from El Wak Sports Stadium. The modern air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV and coffee machine and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$156

$156-
Ibis Styles Accra Airport

Ibis Styles Accra Airport

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a year-round outdoor pool, Ibis Styles Accra Airport offers pet-friendly accommodation in Accra, 800 metres from Vip Pickup. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$157

$157-
Nogahil Hotel

Nogahil Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Nogahil Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Greenhill, 2.4 km from Accra. The hotel has a barbecue and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$170

$170-
Mensvic Grand Hotel

Mensvic Grand Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Mensvic Grand Hotel is located in Accra. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$180

$180-
Olma Colonial Suites

Olma Colonial Suites

Located in Accra, Olma Colonial Suites offers an outdoor pool. This self-catering accommodation features WiFi. The apartment will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar. There is a kitchenette with a microwave and an oven. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$180

$180-
La Villa Boutique Hotel

La Villa Boutique Hotel

La Villa Boutique Hotel is located in Accra, a 6-minute drive from Kinbu Gardens and an 8-minute drive from Crescent beach. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace and an onsite bar. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$180

$180-

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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