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Budget hotels

Big Milly’s Backyard

  • Critics choice

Set on a lovely beach, Big Millys has live reggae on Saturdays and Sundays. The venue is intimate a hidey-hole to get away from it all. On Fridays, there is a beach barbecue and drumming from a cultural group. And at any time there’s usually someone playing guitar.

  1. Kokrobite Beach, west of Accra
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Roots Hotel Apartment

  • Price band: 1/4
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This tower of self-catering apartments is a comfortable and convenient base in central Accra, just a block from Oxford Street. The standard apartments are acceptable, if a touch basic. All are air conditioned, with well-equipped kitchenettes including fridge, cooker,

  1. 15th Lane
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Afia African Village

  • Price band: 1/4

If Afia African Village were any closer to the sea, staff would need to hand out scuba gear at the reception. This beachside complex is made up of the Afia Beach Hotel’s 29 rooms (nine rooms face the ocean), Tribes Bar and Restaurant offering Ghanaian and

  1. 2 Liberia Road, Extension Osu
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Accra’s markets

Makola Market

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The loosely defined borders of Makola Market enclose what might be seen as Accra’s most dynamic commercial hub. It’s certainly one of the most entertaining. Hot, noisy and insistent, it’s an initially bewildering sprawl of kitchenware, jewellery, textiles, shoes

  1. Kojo Thompson Road and Independence Avenue.
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Kaneshie Market

Kaneshie Market is on the road out west of Accra. It is very much like Makola Market – a sprawling chaos of stalls, shops and street vendors. Everything you could possibly imagine can be bought here. It’s also an important transport hub with tro tro and regional

  1. Graphic Road and Ring Road West.
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AACD African Market

After the chaos of the Arts Centre, this shop in Osu is a bit of a relief. Much of the same items can be found in the many rooms of this large building, but the prices are fixed. All the usual Ghanaian knick-knacks can be browsed, alongside some older items, textiles

  1. Abebresem Street
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