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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

When we travel, we prefer staying at the family-like atmosphere of B&B’s and Akwaaba B&B in DC was perfect for us. The location is 10 minutes’ walk to Dupont Circle metro which is close to many interesting restaurants, and 20 minutes’ walk to the White House. Perfect for us since we didn’t have a car. We booked the charming and... More

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Charleston, SC
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

During a visit to Washington DC this July we were fortunate enough to book a two night stay at the Akwaaba Inn. As fellow innkeepers we were not disappointed. At our small B&B in Charleston, SC, we make every effort to treat our guests as family with true Southern hospitality. Akwaaba Inn afforded us the same experience. It is well... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We have stayed at over a dozen B&B's around the country in the last few years. Many of them are historic homes. Two days before our stay here we had stayed at an antebellum home in Baltimore that was beautiful (see Scarborough Fair). The reason that I mention this is that our complaints about this B&B were explained/rationalized because it... More

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bnbaccomDC, Owner at Akwaaba DC, responded to this review

As overwhelmingly evidenced by our reviews, we pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our guests. We are terribly saddened this guest felt we fell short. When the guest checked out a day early, she did so saying she was going to spend time with a friend. Had we had any inkling it was because she was unhappy with our... More

greenville, sc
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Stayed at Akwaaba for three nights last week. Joanna, the inkeeper, was spectacular. She was always smiling, welcoming, and totally attendant without being intrusive. Need directions? She prints them out without you asking. Dinner recommendations? She has a plethora. Any special requests re: breakfast? Just ask. What an asset to have someone like her running an inn. We stayed in... More

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Independence, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

Pros: Joanna, the host, was very welcoming, sweet as could be, and extremely helpful in recommending restaurants. We loved the location: a very safe neighborhood to walk in, good selection of restaurants just around the corner and within walking distance of the White House. Cons: We paid $400 per night for 6 adults. We knew ahead of time that this... More

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bnbaccomDC, General Manager at Akwaaba DC, responded to this review

It is always difficult to hear a guest at Akwaaba has had an experience that was less than their expectation. We all work hard to make every guest’s stay relaxed, comfortable, and as stress- free as possible. The Writers suite is a self-contained, private-entrance apartment, however, the Innkeeper operating the B&B part of Akwaaba in DC is always available to... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

My bride and I spent the night here after our wedding. It was beautiful and the staff and other guests were wonderful. My wife couldn't stop talking about the decor and the tasty food. We've already recommended it to others. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Akwaaba was a fantastic B and B to stay in Washington. excellent accommodation and great service from Johanna. She made us feel very welcome, answered all our questions, guided us to great restaurants in the local area. The breakfasts were huge and delicious and we enjoyed talking to other tourists at breakfast and getting good tips from them. We would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011 via mobile

My best friend and I booked this luxurious bed and breakfast and we were a bit hesitant prior to arrival. Since this is our first B&B experience we didn't know what to expect. You'll be asking yourself what a hotel is after you've stayed here. The Innkeeper, Joanna, is an absolute gem! She is just as kind as helpful as... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

We spent 4 nights in the romantic Inspiration room at Akwaaba. What a charming inn! Well located in Dupont Circle, around the corner from 17th St restaurants, 20 minute walk down to the White House. The other rooms we peeked in at were lovely, some were quite large. The Inspiration Room was located on the top floor, so may not... More

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a week, and it was amazing! The home-cooked breakfasts were excellent, our inn-keeper was charming, helpful, and accommodating, and the rooms were beautifully decorated and well-furnished. On top of it all, they offer complimentary wine and snacks between 5-7pm daily for "happy hour." All just a 7-minute walk away from the Dupont Circle... More

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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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