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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Akwaaba DC

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Akwaaba DC
Ranked #4 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lee Hall
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“Great Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2009

We loved the innkeeper at this hotel. The food was amazing. Nice free internet access in the lobby. Parking was great. The homemade whip cream and rose pedals was a dream come true. You can't beat the location - you can walk to ANYTHING - you don't even need a car. The room was very small, but apparently they had bigger ones to choose from. Not much of an entertainment system, but most B&Bs don't even have TVs. I will stay here again.

  • Liked — The friendly staff and wonderful hot breakfast.
  • Disliked — The smallness of the room.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2008

Looking for a luxurious Bed and Breakfast in DC that is somehow cheaper than a plain and ordinary hotel room? Look no further than Akwaaba Inn run by the warm and inviting Monique. My wife and I had the fortune to stay in Monique's stunning B&B recently, and be taken care of like kings by Monique. I would recommend it to any friend even though the secret would then be out!

Stayed November 2008
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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2008

we stayed in the zora neal hurston room, which is huge, romantic, beautiful and elegant. you will have all the confort you reasonably need, like a 5 star hotel, at a reasonably price.

  • Liked — the room
  • Disliked — the cleanliness
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2008

I spent two nights at the Akwaaba last week and wanted to share with you that the experience was excellent. Kema and Sharlette appear to have a good system in place, and the housekeeping staff did a good job. I was warmly welcomed and hospitality shone. A good team. Most welcome were the scent-free linens and towels. A real blessing! I was in DC on business so had long days and not much time to relax at the Akwaaba except to catch catnaps and sleep at night. It was a good time; otherwise, I would have been stuck at the noisy, expensive convention hotel downtown, that has lots of glitter but no soul. Thank you and your team. We will be back soon.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Accessibility
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
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Telford,England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2008

Not just a bed & breakfast!! When you walk through the front door a calmness & coziness envelopes you.

We had been travelling, living out of a suitcase for 11 days, so it was wonderful to be based in one place for 5 days staying in the Romance room (with double shower).
Sharlotte & Keema are to be commended, it was like having friends to come home to after a tiring day walking around the big city. The 'happy hour' was extremely welcome.
We found talking to the other guests around the communal table in the mornings truly riveting & those breakfasts!! - don't come here if you're dieting.

The ambience you've created is second to none, we would recommend you to anyone.

Keep up the good work guys!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, PA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2008

I recently stayed at Akwaaba DC for my third time. The last 2 stays were with 11 other ladies for a Girlfriends Getaway Weekend. We had a great time. The Inkeepers were friendly and very accommodating to our group. They helped us with not only restaurant recommendations, but sight seeing tips as well. Akwaaba is located in the Dupont Circle section of DC which is a great area for restaurants, shopping and people watching.

The breakfast and manager's receptions were very nice and the food delicious! Overall we had a great stay at Akwaaba. I highly recommend it!

  • Liked — Quaint atmospher, Inkeepers, breakfast
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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Orlando
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2008

The AKWAABA is awesome!! Not only was the staff extremely accomodating, but the entire vibe gives you that warm, fuzzy, "prop your feet up", "at home" feeling. The innkeeper on site during our visit made herself available to us 24 HOURS a day through out our stay. I'm not kidding guys ... directions, parking, local dinner spots ... her assistance was limitless. A personal thank you Char and to you too Kema for having her. (Sorry if I misspelled your names Ladies!!) This will certainly be our DC home away from home!!

Good Luck with all your endeavors Ladies!! If you are putting even half of the time, energy, and effort you placed into ensuring our stay was awesome, you will definately succeed at them!!

  • Liked — The staff was AMAZING!!
  • Disliked — Walking upstairs but I'm lazy. LOL
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Akwaaba DC

Property: Akwaaba DC
Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akwaaba DC is located in Dupont Circle at the heart of the Nation's Capitol. This 1890's historic townhouse is within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. Access to the Smithsonian and National Monuments is a short ride on the Metro just 4 blocks (less than a 10 minute walk). Choose from 7 guest rooms, each with private bath or an apartment with accommodations for 6. ... more   less 
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Akwaaba Dc Hotel Washington Dc

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