Sparkles Restaurant & Asempa Lodge, Tamale

We took over Sparkles Restaurant from the previous management in
August 2009. The place is located inside the Centre for National
Culture in Tamale. The terrace is now roofed, we’ve put in hygienic
toilets and a new kitchen. Outside, we also made a beautiful lounge
area so people can relax and enjoy the good food, a cold drink and the
nice atmosphere in the shade with a cool breeze from the ceiling fans.
We serve all popular drinks and our menu consists of both continental
and local dishes. Prices range from GHc 5.00 for a snack to GHc 9.00
for a decent meal.

Sparkles distinguishes itself from other restaurants in town by its
well trained staff and the soft choice of music that is played. From
the menu, the pizza is exquisite, home made lasagna is served and
lovers of local cuisine adore the banku with talapia.

In no time, Sparkles Restaurant has become the central meeting place
for volunteers, tourists and businessmen. We reach a well mixed
audience and are very proud of that.

The newly opened Asempa Lodge is located at Kumasi Road, opposite SOS
Children’s Village (http://wikimapia.org/18482765/Asempa-Lodge – the
sattelite picture is outdated, but it gives an idea of the location).
When you are coming from Kumasi or Mole, you reach the lodge before
you reach town and can inform the driver to drop you at our doorstep.
The place is easy to locate and you can park in front of the attached
restaurant.

In Asempa Lodge, we use the same service-minded and guest-centered
mentality as in Sparkles Restaurant. Our staff is reliable and
well-trained, they know what true hospitality means. We offer 10
luxurious and clean round apartments in African style with a grass
covered roof. Every apartment has a bathroom with shower, flushing
toilet and hand-wash basin. There is also a desk, a wardrobe and a
safe.
For low budget travellers we offer 10 low budget cabins with a simple
(but double) bed, a desk and a fan. These cabins are not self
contained, a shared bathhouse facility is to be used. The clean
bathhouse contains 5 showers and 5 toilets.

The swimming pool and poolside bar are only to be used by guests, in
this way peace and quiet are guaranteed. The usage of the pool is
included in the prices for the rooms. Enjoy a refreshing cool dive in
the water or relax at our home made beach with a nice cold drink.

The current pricing for a night in the self-contained apartments are:
Double room: GHc 50 / € 27 / US$ 35 (breakfast and supper buffet included)
Single room: GHc 40 / € 22 / US$ 28 (breakfast and supper buffet included)
Double room: GHc 35 / € 19 / US$ 25 (food excluded)
Single room: GHc 30 / € 16 / US$ 21 (food excluded)

The current pricing for a night in the low budget cabins are:
Double room: GHc 32 / € 17 / US$ 22 (breakfast and supper buffet included)
Single room: GHc 22 / € 12 / US$ 15 (breakfast and supper buffet included)
Double room: GHc 15 / € 8 / US$ 10 (food excluded)
Single room: GHc 12 / € 6 / US$ 8 (food excluded)

We offer bicycles for rent, we have wireless internet available and
room service is possible when requested. We have a large roadside
restaurant which offers the same menu as the popular Sparkles
Restaurant. From your table you can see the village people passing by
and the shepherd guarding his cows on the meadow in front of our
lodge. It is the ideal place to find rest and peace without the noise
of the city.

Our reception is at your service in English, Dutch, French and German.
We also have are own (fix priced) souvenir shop and organise trips to
visit the neighbouring village of Zozugu (to see the traditional way
of living in Northern Ghana: http://wikimapia.org/18483202/Zozugu )
and Mole National Park (the famous Ghanaian elephant reserve).

Your rooms will be attended to daily and fresh bedding will be
provided every two days.

Enjoy real Ghanaian hospitality in Tamale at the Asempa Lodge!

So, about our restaurant and lodge in Tamale, all the information in
the guide is correct except the first telephone number: 020 8385632 is
unfortunately no longer in use. 0207 09 00 65 and info@asempalodge.com
is the way to reach us.

Contact information:
+233 (0)207 09 00 65 (note: 020 8385632 is unfortunately no longer in use)
info@asempalodge.com
http://www.asempalodge.com

Located at Kumasi Road opposite SOS Children’s Village

The pictures on our website can be freely distributed, if you need a
higher resolution or any other information, feel free to contact me.

Kind greetings from Tamale,

Wim

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