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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was truly a southern experience in the heart of Brooklyn , New York. The room was spacious and well it and furnished with turn of the 20th century antiques. It was clean. The hostess /owner was accommodating and helpful. The breakfast was lively and yummy but a little disorganized, which added to the charm. There were too draw backs...

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Secaucus, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Black dress...white pearls...a warm smile-Debbie, charming and welcoming, is greeting us on the porch of that special 1880s brownstone, filled with memories and music. We knew right away that magic rules in this house even before we met Debbie, when we caught a glimpse of the musical instruments in the massive dark window. Away from glittering crowds and canyons of...

Thank pcmholga
Westfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience at Sankofa Aban /Brownstone jazz The rooms are beautifully decorated, the beds are firm and the bedding is plush. They offer Real Deal classic jazz performances on Fridays and Saturdays with top notch musicians, cultural and historical points of interest and amazing music while the proprietor is downstairs frying fish, mixing cole- slaw and baking cornbread for the...

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Elsberry, Missouri
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Amazing home and proprietor. The Inn is an1890's brownstone with all its original woodwork, fireplaces and plaster work. The best part is the Friday and Saturday jazz performances held in the parlor. Lots of cute coffee shops and food, grocery nearby. A unique experience in Brooklyn with Debby to make you feel loved!

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

What can we say about Debbie, Eric and the Sankofa B&B other than "it was like staying with old friends...". The house, glorious, the food, glorious, the hosts, two wonderful, beautiful people who are happy to sit and chat for hours, the jazz and Miss B, beautiful. We were made to feel like we were their first ever guests we...

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Sankofaaban, Owner at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

Please stay the fun loving people you are. I hope on your last night in NY that your continued honeymoon NYC trip had you feeling just as special once you checked into the Plaza Hotel. They made us love them too scooby doo, scooby doo. That's for being such gracious guests. Till next time

Reviewed 12 September 2016

The owner wasn't there to greet us (only saw her twice very briefly). No breakfast (should remove the word breakfast from the title). Keurig was available with powdered creamer. Communal bathroom (EVERYONE used the same bathroom/shower, including the owner). Shower was more of a dribble than a spray. Received one bath towel at the beginning of our stay and had...

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Sankofaaban, Innkeeper at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

Recently I removed my first response to this review. Clearly I had written it in a defensive tone. My webpage designer warned me against ever answering reviews. He believes that the majority speaks louder. That people can draw their conclusion from what most write. I now totally agree with him. I went on and on and on in my earlier...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Sankofa Aban is a beautiful brownstone on a tree-lined residential street in Bed-Stuy -- quiet but only a 5-minute walk to the subway (and about a 20-minute train ride into Manhattan). It's also only minutes away from many cool restaurants and bars, and a slightly longer walk to attractions like the Brooklyn Museum (mummies!). My husband and I stayed...

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Sankofaaban, Owner at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

It is an absolute pleasure to read so many happy reviews. The reviews helps me to learn so much about what makes our guests comfortable and what doesn't. I need to let my guests know that they are just as amazing as they think we are. They must be or they wouldn't be so open to our very different style...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 15 May 2016

My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time meeting people and enjoying great music each weekend night at Sankofa Aban. Our hostess, Debbie, and her partner, Eric (also the bass player) were engaging, knowledgeable Bed-Sty tour guides, always eager to help us get to know them, and the local culture. We plan to be back soon. Rooms were filled...

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Why to stay: Comfortable and cozy. Debbie, the owner, is hugely friendly. The building is a historic brownstone that maintains its historic charm (NOT a euphemism for run down -- it's clean, has modern amenities, feels like a nice home). About a two minute walk from the subway, easy to find. On a residential street. Much of interest in Brooklyn...

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Dublin, New Hampshire
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a lovely old brownstown on a quiet street in Brooklyn. The house has been in the owner's family since the 1930s. Most of these kind of houses have seen unfortunate "improvements" over the years. This house is largely untouched, with all of the molding details and flourishes that characterized these great houses. Obviously, that comes with some compromises,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to a B&B with heart, soul, lots of original Victorian details.January 17, 2010 by SankofaAbanSANKOFA ABAN BED AND BREAKFAST in Brooklyn’s historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood invites you to browse for information about the six guest rooms (including a bridal suite) in this 1880′s townhouse lovingly-restored, overflowing with original details and in the same family for six generations. Located on an intimate block lined with 19th-Century Brownstones in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods near the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, PRATT Institute, Brooklyn College, St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene,  Downtown Brooklyn, and just a short subway ride to Manhattan, SANKOFA ABAN B&B is yours for an experience you won’t find anywhere else BROWNSTONE JAZZLester Holt of NBC introduces a report about BrownstoneJazz at Sankofa Aban B&BFeatured on NBC and in the New York Times, BROWNSTONE JAZZ at Sankofa Aban B&B is a celebration of music in the heart of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Live music, performed in an intimate setting with an open-mic session. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sankofa Aban

Address: 107 Macon St, nr Fulton and Nostrand, Brooklyn, NY 11216-2106
Region: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Price Range: €151 - €270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sankofa Aban 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“I heard that in summers, the front rooms can be noisy.”
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“I have very little knowledge of any other rooms except ours so therefore cannot recommend.”
179anitae, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
“I took the Honeymoon Room which was the most costly, thinking we would have a private bathroom. Altho the bathroom was next door, it was on a shared basis. The juguzzi tub was just a shower in a tub. There were no juguzzi controls altho the vents were in the tub. The stairs are very creaky so you heard everyone coming and going.”
grammasharon, 19 Sep 2013 | Read review
“It's a very quiet street, so having a room in the front was not a problem for us.”
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