The Ghanaian travel and hospitality industry is shaking up! Many companies and investors are beginning to become more aware of the untapped potential this booming industry has to offer.
Central Hotel, a luxury hotel with two branches in the heart of Accra is on the quest to become one of the best and trendiest hotels in our beautiful city.
Godfred Edem Gaogli, the Sales and Front Office manger of Central Hotel prides himself in providing excellent services for every customer that walks through the doors of the hotel.
He says his role as a Sales and Front Office manger goes beyond guiding and directing the hotel’s staff. ”I make sure the guest experience is nothing below perfect” – Godfred disclosed.
I asked him what he will describe as a perfect guest experience and Godfred revealed that having ”the wow factor, making sure that Central Hotel leaves a lasting memory in the minds of every guest.”
Central Hotel “boast of elegant and spacious well fitted rooms that provide all the comfort a guest would expect during their stay.”
As stated earlier, the hotel has two branches and according to the staff, the Osu Branch has hotel apartments neatly furnished and fitted with kitchenette and appliances for guest who may prefer self-catering accommodation. Whereas the Ridge Hotel is located in a residential area in close proximity to the State Ministries as well as the National Theatre and Conference Center. It is in the same area as the British High Commission in Accra.
I visited the Ridge branch, which is currently undergoing a few tweaks. They believe this refurbishment will give them the competitive advantage they require to become the most talked about and trendiest 3-Star Hotel in the country.
You will find a swimming pool, a gym, rooftop area and a conference room when you visit Central Hotel’s Ridge Branch. The Hotel also boast of a mosque/prayer facility and the Lamaniya Restaurant.
If you are thinking of dinning at the hotel’s Lamaniya Restaurant, the meals cost between GHS 20 to 50. They serve both local and international dishes. I tried the Central Special which consist of fried rice, shrimp, shredded chicken, green and red pepper. This cost GHS 45.
With regards to service and the general experience I will give them an 8/10. I will admit their staff was friendly and helpful but there is always room for improvement.
I got the chance to view some of their rooms and I will say that, they are pretty decent. Their rooms have a homely but yet classy vibe. The biggest room I saw had a sitting area which also doubles as a kitchen with both an electric and gas stove, a microwave, sink, fridge, air conditioning, two flat screen television sets (one in the sitting area and one in the bedroom) and a large and two small sofas and also twin large beds, bathroom and spacious closet space.
Other rooms also had either double or one large bed, spacious closet space, flat screen television, air conditioning among a host of other amenities.The cheapest will probably be around GHS 600. You can check out their website for the full deets.
Unfortunately I cannot rate their room service since I did not stay in, but all in all I will describe the Ridge branch of Central Hotel as the spot you would choose to visit when you want to skip the crowd and have a nice low key fun day/night out.
Will you be visiting Central Hotel?