WHAT A LOVELY SURPRISE OVER THE HOLIDAYS! OUR 18TH REVIEW! Worldtravellinnewbie (pictured above) , a veteran reviewer with 14 contributed to the site, posted the review below along with eight photos.
“My wife and I are expats and have lived in Ghana for more than a year, about 2 1/2 hours from Kumasi. We’ve stayed at the Four Villages about 3 times now, and can say with confidence, experience, and objectivity that this is the best place we have stayed in Ghana.
The B&B is really a home with 4 rooms. Chris and Charity have created a comfortable, calm atmosphere that contrasts with the excitement of Kumasi. The front patio is huge and serene. The common room has massive sofas to relax on and meet other guests. Breakfast is served when you wake up, family style. Eggs to order, lovely fruits, and nice sausages that have made Four Villages a famous name in Ghana. The rooms have what I call “an obruni touch.” The beds are queen size, though some rooms have king beds. There are screens on the windows to keep the bugs out. The sheets are clean. The shower is at a normal height, and towels are plentiful and where they should be. Each room has a refrigerator with filtered water and beer.
And, an extremely important feature for many travellers to Ghana: they have internet here.
As if this review weren’t long enough, I should say that on our last visit my wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Chris and Charity found the most beautiful flower arrangement to leave in our room, cut from a friend’s garden. I was very appreciative, as flowers are nearly impossible to buy out here.
It is Ghana, so you have to deal with occasional power outages and water pressure issues in case they have to switch to the generator or water tank. The DVDs are a nice touch, but the TVs are awfully small. And I do wish they wouldn’t turn off the air conditioner while we are out to eat at Mati Mahal (the best indian food ever). But I imagine it’s because it eats up too much power. Still, I like the room chilly when I fall asleep.
Some tips while you stay in Kumasi:
1. If you want to go on adventures, we highly recommend you take a tour of the city with the Four Villages tour guide, Comfort, who is lovely, and a great value. Hit the cultural center, and if you’re up for it, the big market. We haven’t tried her village tours yet, but plan to go to the Kente cloth village on our next visit.
2. Mati Mahal and Sirmax are great places to eat and close by. Sirmax has a terrific pool you can pay to use and they are less than 5 minutes from the Four Villages.
3. Kumasi has a fantastic golf course about 15 minutes from the B&B. Ask for Paul, the golf pro, or Effah, or Kohfee to set you up.”
MADINGHANA WRITES: AND OF COURSE-excuse the pun-YOU’VE READ THE POST DATED DECEMBER 22, 2009 ABOUT FRED FROM SWITZERLAND GOLFING AT ROYAL KUMASI GOLF COURSE. HE GOT CLUBS, BALLS AND TEES FROM FOUR VILLAGES INN.