My husband and I got the wonderful opportunity to stay at Brooklyn's Akwaaba Mansion for his birthday weekend. We never got a chance to get away to a honeymoon because our 17month old son soon followed. So in many ways this was an all in one getaway...well Akwaaba did not disappoint! We stayed in Brooklyn's Jumping the broom sweet complete with jacuzzi tub, private shower, and canopy bed. The entire mansion was beautifully decorated with antique furniture, eclectic art, and one of a kind pictures and documents that carved into our hearts an appreciation for it's historic Italian design perfumed with African-American history that is completely unique. It made for a wonderful experience! As though that weren't enough, we were privileged to be hosted by Monique herself, owner and founder of Akwaaba! She was a most gracious and elegant hostess...offering to run our baths by candle light and feeding us scrumptious home cooked breakfasts and afternoon refreshments that just to think about are making me hungry now! We had a wonderful time...to say the least! We enjoyed Peaches restaurant located conveniently at the end of the block as well! Overall 5 Stars***** in a comfortable cozy setting! Thank you Monique for opening your home to us!!! "The ManChild Family"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Akwaaba, where we spoil you with old-fashioned graciousness and modern-day amenities. Check in to our 1860 Victorian Mansion and leave renewed and refreshed -- just 15 minutes away from Manhattan. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Akwaaba Mansion Hotel Brooklyn
- Akwaaba Mansion Bed And Breakfast