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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 9 days at Akwaaba in Washington. The bed and breakfast accommodation is of a very high standard and the 2 ladies who looked after us were excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfast was of a very high standard and we also thought the happy hour food and nibbles at 5pm was...

2Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had been travelling alone for the past 6 days in the U.S. and missing the interaction with company at the end of the day. Additionally, although I had been paying top dollar for accommodation in Chicago and New York, the quality of the rooms left a little to be desired. That all changed at the Akwaaba. Bedrooms were beautifully...

1Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I stayed int he Romance room for a quick romantic anniversary getaway. The Inn keepers, Nani and Kim, were extremely friendly, unobtrusive, kind, and helpful. In fact, we had to check out before breakfast on our 2nd night and a wonderful packed breakfast with a granola bar, apple, Greek yogurt, and hard boiled egg was placed in...

1Thank Cheri B
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a getaway to Washington DC. After careful research, we chose to stay at the Akwaaba D.C. From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with the place! The decor, the warmth, the many special touches, and the location in beautiful Dupont Circle, were delightful. Our innkeeper, Nani, could not...

1Thank Camille N
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Akwaaba Inn DC has the essential features of the best B&Bs: a hot breakfast cooked and served by the innkeeper at a big table seating 8 or more people that you can meet and talk with over breakfast, and a common area sitting room. The inn is in a lovely area of the city, about a 10 minute walk...

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West Sussex
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Great location within walking distance of the historic sights. Our room was cosy room, reflecting the quirky decor used throughout the property. And in an expensive city the accommodation is very fairly priced. Innkeepers Nani and Kim were so welcoming and full of tips to make business and pleasure in DC a breeze. Oh, and great breakfast!

1Thank sareoz
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The house is in a great location in a lovely neighbourhood. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The house itself is quite old and feels in need of some TLC but the friendly hosts and other guests make up for that.

1Thank ewool79
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My husband and I have stayed at Akwaaba DC twice, for short trips from our home in Baltimore, once in the Langston Hughes room and once in the Zora Neale Hurston room (the front second- and third-floor rooms). The house is gracious and well-kept, and these two rooms are very large and comfortable, if a bit noisy from 16th St.,...

2Thank Lavana
Medford, Oregon
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stayed in the Zora Neale Hurston room. It was big and beautiful. The two person jetted tub was thoroughly enjoyed after walking the city all day, as was the happy hour. The innkeeper, Nani was very personable,accommodating and made delicious breakfasts. The only things we might mention is the windows have transoms that are not covered, so the sun...

1Thank bernardhut
Washington, DC
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is a great B&B with lots of character and charm. The service from Kim the Innkeeper is top notch, breakfast is very good, and accommodation is comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. They've kept the beautiful architectural design and character of the old Victorian DC row house. In a city with an abundance of over-priced, dull corporate hotels, this is a...

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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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Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: €177 - €1,006 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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“The Langston Hughes room on the third floor is beautiful and has a two person Jacuzzi tub!”
 of 5 bubbles 244erint, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the front are larger! Ask what floor your room is on..no elevators!”
 of 5 bubbles veronicagP4698OP, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“My room facing the front was spacious and very comfortable, I was able to see the Washington Monument from my balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles deborah33486, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the street have some traffic noise but not enough to ruin your sleep! !”
 of 5 bubbles dmr44145, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“make sure you like to climb steps if you stay in the Inspiration room”
 of 5 bubbles LDarian, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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