Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Planter’s Lodge -Luxury accommodation with history….

“Due to the large and privileged surroundings Planter's Lodge is set in, we are able to offer our guests a unique range of rooms, suites and private bungalows to suit all your requirements.

There are six bungalows on the estate and each one is divided into two private suites. All the suites have been carefully restored with teak parquet in the living rooms and bedrooms. In addition the suites are equipped with large colonial style beds and living room furniture to enhance the comfort of your stay.
There are also twenty double garden rooms on the premises flanking the main building to the left and right hand side. Our rooms and suites have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and are equipped with all the mod cons including wireless internet facilities.

The completion of our six executive suites represents a landmark in the history of the hotel. At Planter’s Lodge, our ethos is to constantly strive to achieve higher levels of service and standards as a benchmark for the hospitality industry in Ghana.

Our executive suites are a reflection of our philosophy at Planter’s Lodge. Each suite has been painstakingly refurbished and furnished to the highest standard making sure that you have an unforgettable experience in the grandeur of this colonial setting.” Planter’s Lodge

“The British Air Force built Planter’s Lodge for their flying officers in 1934 in Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana. It was later sold to a British company who used it as a hotel. Takoradi was the only harbour at that time in Ghana and British Overseas Airways Corporation had just a few flights from the capital, Accra, so almost anyone who travelled outside Ghana came to Takoradi to take the Elder Dempster vessels to Europe. A lot of people, children going to school, local business men and expatriates going on leave all stayed at the hotel and to this day, people still come to the hotel and reminisce about their journey by sea.

A great part of the hotel has presently been restored. Even though Planter’s Lodge is an African colonial fusion concept, the colonial buildings have been maintained and the ‘new’ addition is the swimming pool and the Bamboo Conservatory Bar. Planter's Lodge is set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The Takoradi Golf Course (which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean) is a few minutes walk away and arrangements have been made so our guests can have a round of golf at their leisure, likewise a gym (this is a few minutes walk away), which our guests can also use.” Planter’s Lodge

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: I’m flabbergasted by the sheer beauty of this ‘insider’ luxury must-visit lodge!!! Neat in a Caribbean-y, colonial -esque way, Planter’s Lodge is packed with tales about the Ghana of old -has been established since 1934 and looks oh sooo cosy, fresh and clean -making me want to be in Ghana -right now!!! Visit: for more information about this delightful lodge. I’m thinking……….this would be a good place to do some fashion shoots……the yummy clean beaches of Takoradi -is right on its doorstep…. x


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