Aylos Bay Guest House 3.0 rating based on 1 rating1 Review 0 Visitor Photos + Akosombo, Eastern Region, Ghana 233 243374443 Aylos Bay Guest House email@example.com Amenities: Air Conditioning, Free Parking, Kitchenette Price: Reserve Now
Situated just a few hundred yards from the Adomi Bridge, an impressive arched structure that is the main crossing point...
Situated just a few hundred yards from the Adomi Bridge, an impressive arched structure that is the main crossing point for this stretch of the Volta, Aylo’s Bay boasts one of the nicest riverside settings in the area. The Volta is narrow here, and the hills on the opposite bank combined with the dense trees and shrubs in Aylo’s garden create a feeling of peace and seclusion. It helps, too, that the garden is kept music-free – anyone who finds the nearby Afrikiko a little too hectic will find refuge here, even if the accommodation is of a lower standard.
It’s a green, shady warren during the day, but Aylo’s comes into its own at night, when the site is lit by dappled moonlight and coloured lamps, with headlights crossing the bridge in the distance. A series of pontoons allow guests to dine on the river, and the food is of a high standard – Aylo’s apparently started life as a restaurant, and the addition of rooms has not caused it to lose focus. The fried Volta fish and shrimp are particularly good, although availability is dependent on the day’s catch. After this, breakfasts are a letdown – expect the dreaded set meal of frankfurter, omelette and sugary bread.
Service often drags – it is a small team and a small kitchen – but wait staff are universally friendly. The manager can be a different matter; when we asked for information on canoe rides, she snapped, “They cannot take you now. They are working.” A crossed wire, perhaps. We did manage to organise a pleasant float down the river later that day.
The best accommodations are the two en-suite, air-conditioned riverside chalets, which have verandas overlooking the water and share a pontoon. There are cheaper rooms for those watching the cedis, but they are rather dingy and tired.
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