Why You Should Spend Your Next Vacation at Royal Senchi
The Summer vacation is upon us, and Christmas and New Year holidays aren't too far away. Perhaps, you're thinking of where to create beautiful memories while spending these imminent vacations and other holidays. Well, task your brain no more. The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort Accra, Ghana is all yours to discover and explore.
Located along the serene banks of the popular Volta River in Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana, the award-winning Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort is a place where leisure meets luxury, without a conflict of interest.
At the Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort, there's a deliberate convergence of nature and hospitality. Here, you can discover or rediscover yourself and heal your soul as you absorb the abundance of nature's good tidings. The experience at Royal Senchi is immersive. And you can take that to the bank.
Love at First Sight
As you drive or stroll in from the Senchi Ferry Road, the Royal Senchi Resort immediately implants in you beautiful and memorable impressions: impressions of peace, of tranquility, of creativity, of luxury, of royalty, and even of opulence. Call it love at first sight and you would be right. From lush and green surroundings to services only fit for the Royals, there's everything royal about the Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort.
The Rooms and the Suites
The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort features well-appointed 84 rooms with scenic and spectacular views. The unique architectural design of the hotel blends traditional African styles with modern concepts. Depending on how far you're willing to go, there are three categories of rooms: River View Rooms, River Suites, and Picathartes Suite.
River View Rooms
With a lovely decor inspired by Ghanaian accents, the luxurious River View Rooms are equipped with modern facilities of international standards. Each room has a spectacular view of the Volta River that makes you feel like you are actually living on the Volta. You can also enjoy the freshness of the environment while you relax at your private balcony or terrace.
River View Suites
The River View Suites feature a separate spacious living room and a bedroom designed to inspire. Tastefully decorated to meet your leisure and business needs at every point in time, each River View Suite has some of the best in-room amenities, including 42” LED TVs, electronic safe and coffee machine. They also have an incredible view of the Volta River making you feel the breath of the aqua from the comfort of your terrace or balcony.
The Picathartes Suite will simply blow your mind. This suite is made up of two floors to support all comfort and luxury with a wooden staircase that leads you from one floor to the other. There is a private outdoor swimming pool and a double-door entrance as well as a spacious balcony.
With a wide and spectacular view of the Volta River, the Picathartes suite offers you luxury you cannot imagine. The lower floor features the living room, kitchen, large lounge, guest washroom and dining room while the Upper floor features the dressing room, master bedroom with king bed and a luxury Jacuzzi bath with massage shower. Picathartes suite is also furnished with a private kitchen.
Where to Wine and Dine
Your stay at the Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort is made even more memorable by a set of dining and wining options, including a restaurant, a lounge, and a bar. These cater to your gastronomic needs while providing you with both a dynamic delight for the senses, and a true gastronomic journey of the Volta.
In Senchi Restaurant, you dine under high thatch roofing supported with pine and eucalyptus beams illuminated by mushroom lights. The Senchi Restaurant sets the stage for an exceptional dining experience.
Senchi Restaurant offers an a la carte menu and buffet of international and Ghanaian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as weekend buffets. Here, you can sample several dishes, including fresh tilapia and banku as well as the hotel's popular signature dish, the Volta Perch.
The Palm Lounge
Here and here only will you find a mixologist shaking, stirring and pouring their way through a liquid list of classic and contemporary mocktail and cocktail creations. If you want to go local and do the local thing, the Palm Lounge is the place to be.
With casual and informal environment, panoramic view of the swimming pool, and vast selection of cocktails, Nsu Bar is a good place to end your day. Whether for an aperitif amongst your colleagues, a draught beer battle with friends, a romantic after dinner drink or a light snack before heading to your room, the Nsu Bar never disappoints.
Facilities and Amenities
If swimming is your sort of thing (and I guess it is), the Royal Senchi swimming pool is your playground. Whenever you want it, you can take a plunge into the stylishly modern swimming pool and stretch your limbs while giving your body a cold bath and soaking in Vitamin D from the sun above. No tiles, just bliss.
In this luxurious spa, you can give your tired body that healing and soothing massage it has been craving for and your body will thank you later. Nothing else can be said about the Royal Senchi spa except that this is where you get the most premium of all spa services in Ghana.
If keeping fit is a big part of your lifestyle, then you are in for a very gymy stay at the Royal Senchi. Open from 7am to 10pm daily, the state-of-the-art gym ensures you keep fit even as you holiday.
The Royal Senchi Hotels and Resorts is about 90 minutes drive from the Kotoko International Airport, Accra. But if you prefer to arrive in style, there is a helipad at the Royal Senchi, making it the only hotel in Ghana with a private helipad.
If you're the bookworm-kind-of person, there's a library for your use with a collection of contemporary pieces that make an interesting read. It is not the kind of library you find in the Vatican or Harvard University, but it certainly can quench your reading quest. The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort is the only hotel in Ghana to have a library. Here, you can feed your curiosity.
Other facilitate include an all-weather lawn tennis court, a golf driving range as well as meeting and conference rooms.
Even if you are waterphobic, you will enjoy the beautiful scenes and flora of the Volta River as you take a cruise in one of the convertible Harris boats. You will cruise right under the Adomi Bridge and straight to the foot of the Akosombo Dam before cruising back to the Royal Senchi. I'm not exactly a water person, but I've done this boat cruise twice and I had 'mad' fun each time.
Kayaks & Pedalos
If you're the adventurous type, you've got a great selection of pedalos and kayaks to help you go up and down the Volta River and around the Senchi Island all by yourself. All you need is some calories to burn some calories.
Local Tourist Attractions
This is the largest cable stayed bridge in West Africa and guess what, it’s only 10 minutes away from the Royal Senchi Hotel and Resorts either by boat or road. The Adomi Bridge beautifully connects the Volta Region and other parts of Ghana including the Greater Accra Region.
Constructed between 1961 and 1965, the Akosombo Dam is a hydroelectric dam that generates electricity for Ghana as well as the neighbouring Togo and Benin Republic. An engineering marvel, Akosombo dam is a tourist attraction on its own. Construction of the dam led to the creation of Lake Volta which is the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area. Akosombo Dam is only 15 minutes drive from the Royal Senchi.
What motivates your mountain hike? A view to die for or an opportunity to watch a rare bird? The Akwamu Gorge hike offers both. Experience the breathtaking bird’s eye view of the Akwamu area and the Volta River, and get to see the very rare and almost extinct picarthates bird.
Who doesn't like tilapia? Well, tilapia has become a fish delicacy all over the world. In Ghana, tilapia is a THING. And there's no better place to experience tilapia farming first-hand in Ghana than in the Akosombo area of the Volta Region. A stay at the Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort will bring tilapia farming to your doorstep. Perhaps, you can even take a masterclass on fish farming. Who says you can't kill two birds with one stone?
The Royal Senchi is not the first 4-star luxury resort in Ghana for nothing. With comely African architecture, nature-inspired design, therapeutic waterfront views, exquisite gastronomy, and much more, let the Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort be your escape this summer and beyond.
The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort will blow your mind and even take your breath away, in a good way, of course. You will be amazed and you will be swept off your feet. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. So, book your stay now and discover this Ghanaian paradise on the Volta.