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Akwaaba DC

1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent 3 days in Washington, and found Akwaaba and our host Joanna to be the ideal 'home' to come back to. Beautifully presented with character rooms, en-suite bathrooms were very clean, well appointed and characterful. The breakfasts have been mentioned in other reviews - an absolute gourmet standout experience, and the afternoon 'happy hour' not far behind. Joanna couldn't... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first trip to DC. We had an amazing time. Joanna the innkeeper really made our stay perfect. She is awesome. The rooms were very comfortable. The meals were out of this world. We will stay here on our next visit to DC.

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College Station, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Akwaaba in Washington DC on 16th Street in January just prior to winter storm Juno. I hesitated making a report as many others will come here and find it to be excellent Hotel and then they will become fully booked. Very pleasant and warm accommodation. Warm in the sense that we made Friends with Glen Pouge, an... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My daughter and I just returned from a 4 day/3 night trip to DC. Having frequented bed and breakfast places all over our great State of Texas I reserved our stay at Akwaaba strictly based on location, pictures on the internet and past reviews. We were not disappointed and highly recommend it for other visitors to DC. The accommodations were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

My stay at Akwaaba DC was not just an ordinary escape...it was an experience! From the location to the hospitality, the rooms (I booked the Langston Suite) and the breakfast...Akwaaba certainly makes a statement. Did I mention the breakfast? As good as it was, it is deserving of a double mention! For a first-time B&Ber I'll have to say that... More 

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Dundee, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our stay at this delightful B and B was one of the highlights of our visit to the USA and we cannot fault it in any way. Joanna was the perfect hostess and nothing was too much trouble for her. She assisted us in organizing taxis etc. The breakfasts (and the snacks in the late afternoon) were simply delicious. The... More 

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was the perfect gift for my mother. She works hard and she needed a 'staycation' in DC, so I gifted her a night here for her Christmas present...she loved it! She said that the room was gorgeous, Joanna was so friendly, the food was delicious and generous, and of course she loved the Zora Neale Hurston name to the... More 

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Melbourne
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I stayed here after a friend recommended it and I have now recommended it to friends who will stay here next year. It truly was a home away from home. Joanna was so welcoming and warm. My room was great - clean, plenty of space, excellent wifi (a phone would have been good, but the wifi was so good I... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

For us this place helped make our stay in Washington. It is a lovely property and is furnished sympathetically to the style of the the building. The entrance, dining room and our bedroom were all furnished with high quality furniture. Our hostess, Joanna, was welcoming and knew a lot of details about Washington. she produced a hot home style American... More 

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

The house was just gorgeous and exuded a beautiful ambience. Our host made us feel so welcome. The breakfasts were fabulous, as were the drinks and nibbles that awaited us after a day of sightseeing. Definitely recommend Akwaaba.

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Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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