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Sankofa Aban

2.5 of 5 107 Macon Street, nr Fulton and Nostrand, Brooklyn, NY 11216
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are seeking an alternative to the overpriced, tiny hotels rooms in Manhattan, I would definitely recommend staying at the Sankofa Aban B and B in Brooklyn. There were a number of things that made my stay here special. The room - It was big (especially by New York City standards). It had a large closet, wonderful old wood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sankofa Aban is a great 4 level Brownstone in Brooklyn with a fabulous host, Debbie. She truly makes it a home away from home. Great relaxed atmosphere with home cooked breakfasts. If you have a chance to attend the jazz night in her parlour where she serves a "fish fry" it is worthwhile. Easy access to a major metro stop... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Beautiful building, gracious hostess. Well-located, in a neighborhood that, to me (a white male from a Southern state), seemed pretty exotic. Easy walk to subway; some lines just a couple blocks away, and many others just a few more. I returned to the B&B just in time for the final 30 minutes of the Saturday jazz concert. A lot of... More 

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Sankofaaban, Owner at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

Michael thank you again, it totally helps me to find out where I can help my guest better enjoy their stay at Sankofa Aban, within my power. It is in my power to make sure that my guest understand the remote control lighting associated with the ceiling fans, in the rooms. Whenever I neglect to walk my guest to their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Sankofa Aban is beautiful 4 level old Brooklyn brownstone that is fabulous in itself, but Deb the owner makes it unique. She makes you feel like family - really cared for.but there's more.the parlor becomes an intimate jazz venue on fri & sat nights. Usually about 30 people. As a guest you can join in or not as your schedule... More 

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Eindhoven, Nederland
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

When arriving @ Sankofa Aban, Debby welcomed us with a warm hug and a smile I will never forget. We had some good laughs in the week we stayed here. Brooklyn: something different I liked to stay in Brooklyn, away from the rush from Manhattan but still close enough to visit all the Manhattan sights. Brooklyn is something else. Debby... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

i stayed here for three nights, and what i found was a delightful combination of elegance, music, culture, friendliness, all in a classic old brownstone. all for a reasonable price. will definitely return.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is the worst B&B that we have ever stayed in at anywhere in the world. I will list below the good and the bad. 1/ GOOD.... It is well located because it is walking distance to subway. 2/BAD..... The place smells terribly, due to cooking cat fish on Fridays and Saturdays (jazz night get together by the owner) 3/... More 

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Sankofaaban, Owner at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

I always prefer that other guest speak for me, but I'm realizing that I have to speak for myself sometimes. When I read some reviews, it becomes clear to me that we are not suitable for everyone. Our BnB is all about a comfortable and secure place to stay at an affordable price. Cleanliness in all areas, at all times.... More 

Roseville, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We were so excited to stay here based on previous trip advisor reviews. Sadly Debbie, the owner, and the location were the highlights of our stay here. I would agree with one previous reviewer that Debbie is seriously over extended. We rarely saw her, except if we called her on her cell phone (which had no memory for messages left)... More 

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Westlock,, AB. Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Debbie, the owner, is still in process of restoring this 18th century Brownstone. It's a piece of history. She is in the process of adding staff. She is far too extended herself. Tell her when and what you want for breakfast the nite before. If you are in a rush to get on with your day it won't happen if... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Sankofa for 11 nights in August. All I can say is that Debbie the owner made us part of her family and that thanks to her our stay in NYC was so much more than a holiday, it was special time for us. The restored Brownstone, the weekend jazz nights, the Brooklyn people,... More 

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Address: 107 Macon Street, nr Fulton and Nostrand, Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sankofa Aban 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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