Best hotels and hostels in Ghana

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Axim

    Lou Moon Lodge

    Perhaps the loveliest beach resort in the country, Lou Moon sits on a beautiful and private sheltered bay backed by thick forest. Rooms and chalets – all polished plaster, huge windows and crisp white linen – are an exercise in understated chic, and the daily changing menu offers a small choice of delicious dishes, including kids and veggie options (C45 to C95).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Mole National Park

    Zaina Lodge

    Luxury Zaina Lodge is a game changer for Mole, and one of the nicest places to stay in all of Ghana. Entrance gates, built in traditional northern mud-and-stick style, give way to a stunning triple-height lobby/lounge with vistas over the saffron savannah – views also shared by the elegant tented rooms, the terrace and the infinity pool.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Akwidaa & Cape Three Points

    Escape3points

    Beautiful and ecofriendly, Escape3points is one of the nicest places to stay along the coast. The stilted bungalows are rustic yet stylish. They're handmade from bamboo, raffia, thatch and wood, and are naturally cooled by the sea breezes. Meals are communal and feature food from the organic gardens.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Lake Bosumtwe & Abono

    Lake Point Guesthouse

    Colourful huts and dorms are set on a hillside in dreamy tropical gardens at this sociable lodge. Across the small dirt road at the bottom of the property is a grassy lawn, leading down to a lakeside beach, the jumping-off point for kayaking adventures. The tin-roof bar and restaurant has a delicious daily changing menu (mains C30).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Cape Coast

    Baobab Guesthouse

    All profits from this charming guesthouse go to the Baobab Children Foundation, which runs a school for disadvantaged children. The simple rooms are decked out with bamboo furniture and colourful batik cloth made by the students, and some have views of the ocean or nearby Cape Coast Castle. There is an excellent vegetarian restaurant on site.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Lake Bosumtwe & Abono

    Cocoa Village Guesthouse

    Bright and cosy bungalows, some handcrafted using traditional techniques, sit on a beautiful lawn with views down to the lake. A wonderful place to relax for a few days. You'll need a 4WD to negotiate the rough road to get here, or they can arrange a boat transfer from Abono (C50 one-way).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Elmina

    Stumble Inn

    This pretty, ecofriendly haven gets rave reviews from travellers, and rightly so: spotless huts are set beneath palm trees on a gorgeous stretch of beach, there's a fantastic restaurant and bar, and plenty of strategically placed bamboo loungers for enjoying the view to the full (as well as a beach volleyball court and table tennis for the more energetic).

  • Lodging in Lake Bosumtwe & Abono

    The Green Ranch

    At this welcoming B&B and riding school, three simple rooms, handcrafted from wood, stone and mud, sit in grassy grounds with stunning lake views. The dorm is particularly nice, and has semi-open air stone shower cubicles with a view of the lake. The wholesome vegetarian restaurant serves organic produce fresh from local farms, and there's free filtered mineral water.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Amedzofe

    Mountain Paradise

    The nicest place to stay in the area is Biakpa Mountain Paradise, a former government rest home converted into a mountain hideaway near the village of Vane. It's a peaceful place, with a good restaurant that serves home-grown highland coffee. Staff can arrange hikes along the Kulugu River and bike rental.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kumasi

    Four Villages Inn

    The Ghanaian-Canadian owners have pulled out all the stops at this impressive guesthouse. Each of the four enormous air-conditioned rooms is decorated in a different style, and there's a TV lounge and a tropical garden. Prices exclude the 15% VAT. The knowledgeable hosts can organise Kumasi excursions and tours, including tip-top market tours with their local guide.

  • Lodging in Accra

    Urbano Hotel

    The rooms may be snug at this new Osu spot, but they're cool, spotless and pretty good value for the area. Plus there's no need to stay in your room when there's a restaurant, a Moroccan-style courtyard, a rooftop lounge and a balcony overlooking the action, all decked out in stylish mid-century replica furniture.

  • Lodging in Accra

    Agoo Hostel

    A fantastic new addition to Accra's hostel scene, Agoo offers spacious private rooms, squeaky clean dorms with bright yellow bunks and batik bedspreads, and a candy-coloured self-catering kitchen. There's also plenty of lounging space, including a large balcony and a garden. Breakfast is included and home-cooked meals are available on request.

  • Lodging in Axim

    Axim Beach Eco Resort

    This sprawling resort is the largest in the area – with two restaurants, a pool and a playground – yet it still manages to feel friendly and intimate. The dark red thatch huts are lovely. They're scattered around a lush green hillside that slopes down to a pretty beach, and many have floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the stunning views.

  • Lodging in Accra

    Somewhere Nice

    The rooms and dorms at this hostel are very nice indeed. They come with balconies; en-suite bathrooms (with rainfall showers!); and rustic, locally made furniture, much of it recycled. There's also a pool, a garden, and a semi-open-air lounge. The free (excellent) breakfast and filtered drinking water is a bonus.

  • Lodging in Takoradi

    Planter's Lodge & Spa

    Originally built to accommodate British Royal Air Force flying officers, this exquisite compound is now a stylish hideaway popular with oil magnates and the Takoradi jet set. The rooms have plenty of old-school colonial elegance and there's a pool, a restaurant and a teashop set in thriving tropical gardens.

  • Lodging in Cape Coast

    Kokodo Guesthouse

    This gorgeous, modern villa – formerly the house of Barclays Bank's manager – sits atop a bluff in a pretty garden. Rooms are spacious and airy, with gigantic beds. There is a tropical garden and a wonderful restaurant lounge (mains C25). The only drawback is the location, on the outskirts of town.

  • Lodging in Kokrobite

    Kokrobite Garden

    A quirky collection of bungalows, rooms, and even a vintage caravan sit in tranquil tropical gardens at this relaxed and friendly guesthouse, which is a short stroll from the beach. There's a small pool, a book exchange and a top-notch Italian restaurant (mains C40 to C65).

  • Lodging in Accra

    La Villa Boutique Hotel

    This stylish boutique hotel is very popular and deservedly so – it's brilliantly located in the heart of lively Osu, yet manages to feel serene. The rooms are the epitome of understated chic, and there's a great Italian restaurant, not to mention a small pool.

  • Lodging in Akosombo

    Royal Senchi Resort

    Elegant rooms and suites all have river views and are set in beautifully manicured grounds alongside the river. There's every facility you could want here, from a spa and a riverside pool, to a kids' playground and a travel agent.

  • Lodging in Accra

    Villa Monticello

    Behind the austere khaki concrete facade hides a sleek boutique hotel. The opulent rooms were designed according to themes – Soho, Coco Chanel, Last Emperor, Out of Africa – and are furnished with exquisite taste.