Sasakawa Guest House, Cape Coast

We wanted to let you know about the guest houses at Cape Coast University.  We stayed in the Sasakawa Guest House and Restaurant whilst on a 2-day trip from Accra to Cape Coast, Elmina, Kakum etc.  I understand that this guest house is affiliated to a particular faculty at the university (perhaps science?) and that other faculties also have similar guest houses (altho’ a brief search online for info on these has proved relatively fruitless).  The Sasakawa Guest House was basic, but entirely satisfactory.  The rooms are en-suite, well-appointed and spacious, and benefit from a TV, aircon and roof fan.  We did have some issues with efficiency of staff – it took several attempts to get hot water, and towels – most of us ended up with a hand towel only, with an explanation that only “lucky ones” got bath towels!  Despite that, for the price (which was, I think, c.£7 per night), it represents very good value in an area where decent accommodation appeared to be in scarce supply.  The restaurant was also basic, but fitted the bill for an evening meal (usual array of chicken, fish, rice etc.) and a simple but filling breakast (omelette, toast, tea, coffee etc.) at reasonable rates.  It offers the added attraction of being able to chat to others staying on campus – visitors, students and staff – we had a particularly “bonding” moment during a brief power cut at dinner! So, in summary, we would recommend The Sasakawa Guest House for a comfortable and cheap night in that neck of the woods.



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