After 28 months in Accra, I’ve seen most of what I want in the capital city. Most of the time, I want to escape the dust, honking taxis, and inattentive service. Thus, I spend most of my free time at Villa Monticello.
Villa Monticello is a 14-room boutique hotel in Airport Residential. Most of their hotel customers are corporate clients from outside of Ghana. Rooms start at $250 per night on weeknights and $220 per night on weekends.
They have two restaurants that offer Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Prices are close to what they would be at Starbucks, e.g. $4.50 for a cappuccino, or a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles, Houston, or Atlanta ($7.50 for club sandwiches, $18 for grilled fish, $32 for steak).
Many Ghanaians frequent the restaurant because the food is pretty good and the ambience is a combination of cozy and discreet.
I prefer it because they don’t mind that I stay here for hours while I use their broadband Internet. I usually will eat a meal here plus coffee.