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Niagara Hotel
Ranked #64 of 92 Hotels in Accra
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

This was the best place we stayed in Ghana. It was a splurge for us (we normally stayed in small guesthouses and backpacker joints), but it was the end of our trip and we are so glad we chose the Niagara. While the room was big, comfortable (especially the bed), and the shower was hot and amazing, there was nothing that spectacular about the hotel itself. Except, the family that runs it. What an absolutely incredible, generous, open, and helpful family. They took us in, gave us tips about Accra, fed us, and took us out at night. They are hilarious, kind-hearted, knowledgeable about Ghana, and made our trip so memorable. The best thing they said to us was, "When you come here, you're not coming to a business, you're coming to a family." And it was so true. We felt more at home there than anywhere else in Ghana. Don't except super luxurious quarters, but do go here if you want to feel safe, comfortable, and completely taken care of. Note- there is an awesome nightclub downstairs. So this is extra fun if you want to party. But bring earplugs if you need to sleep Sat or Sun night. I had mine and slept like a log. Love this place and will definitely go back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Stayed here for just one night while on a stopover in accra. It's a really bare-bones hotel, with some tacky and rather old furnishings. The staff were ok, and the dinner wasn't as bad as reported by an earlier reviewer. The location is rather poor though and the nightclubs surrounding the hotel make a lot of noise which can disturb ones sleep.
It's main advantage is free wireless internet and it's close to the airport.
Overall, I'd say there are better hotels for the same price range in Accra and I wouldn't really recommend this one.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

The staff was nice but management was very rude and unaccommodating when they made mistakes. The night clubs in the area were so loud that the 4 of us in our group got very little sleep any of the weekend nights. Airport transport was the only thing that I can say was useful and effective. I would not suggest this hotel to anyone staying in the Accra area. There are many other hotels for a few more dollars a night that I would choice now. So if you are looking for sleepless night, rudeness, and a horrible stay- then pick this one.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2010

We chose this hotel because it was recommended in the Bradt guide to Ghana and classified in my edition as ”Mid range” and in a later edition that my friend had as “Upmarket” … How it can be classified as such remains a mystery for the three of us as this is probably one of the worst hotels we have stayed in, at least in that category! ...
The general feel of the hotel when you arrive is of neglect, run-down and non-existent service. Nobody helps you to your room, the furniture is tatty and in some cases totally broken like one of the tables in the bar or the 2 sofas in the reception area which are of cheap plastic with holes hastily patched with different colour plastic material. When we arrived and in spite of a firm reservation made a month before, our room was not ready … at 18.00 in the evening!

This impression was only confirmed once you entered our rooms: the door (in both our rooms) did not shut properly, the loo did not flush as there was no water in the tank which was broken, the one towel in the bathroom was full of holes and of a dirty grey and the sheets on the bed were pieces of very thin material without any hem but certainly not proper sheets. This is for starters as the electricity system was really scary with threads hanging down from the ceiling and overcharged plugs. The air-con system (reflected in the price of the room) hardly worked and made a terrible noise which prevented us to sleep.

Worst of all was the restaurant: ALL the china and glasses were chipped and the food was absolutely inedible and even positively dangerous: the steak I had ordered was black… and frankly I would not have touched it with a barge pole, more than half the dishes on the menu were unavailable, the restaurant itself was not cooled as the staff switched on the air-con only when the clients arrived (with a temperature of between 34 and 38 Celsius!) and the music was so loud than we could not hear each other talk before we asked them to turn it down. The manager who smoked heavily in front of clients came to talk to us when we sent back the food and was very defensive about our complaint but still charged us for some of the dishes we did not eat.

The category should be "dont go there"

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Niagara Hotel

Property: Niagara Hotel
Address: Kojo Thompson Road | P.O. Box 4079, Accra 4079, Ghana
Region: Ghana > Greater Accra > Accra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 92 Hotels in Accra
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,916 - ₹ 4,536
Hotel Class:2 star — Niagara Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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