I am writing to report a thief from our hotel room the Coconut Grove Bridge House in Elmina. My boyfriend and I had a 3 night reservation at the Bridge House starting July 3rd, but decided to leave one day early, because money was stolen from bags left behind in our room on two occasions.
On the day of our arrival we checked in and left our bags behind while we went out for the afternoon. We left our spare cash, US $50 and 100 cedi, in an outer zipper pocket of one of our bags. The door was locked and we left the key with the front desk, telling the woman who works at the desk that we would be out for a while. When we came back in the evening all but 30 cedi was gone.
After searching all of our bags and the room very thoroughly, we were certain that the money had been stolen. Just to make sure that we were not falsely reporting a theft, we left US $10 behind in an outer zippered pocket of another bag the next morning to see if it would be stolen as well. We went out for a couple hours in the morning and came back to a freshly cleaned room, and the $10 was still there. However, that evening we went out between about 2pm and 5pm. Again we left our key at the front desk. When we returned for dinner the $10 had been stolen.
The thief must have had access to a key to the room because our room was on the 3rd floor and there were bars on the windows. The thief must also have known when we were gone.
Other than this one incident, which we have reported to the hotel management, we couldn’t have been happier with our time in Ghana.