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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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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 More 

Florida
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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... More 

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Sankofaaban, Owner at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

Sometimes it is very hard to respond to a negative review from someone that you are sure who left it, even when they may have stayed with you. I must then speak in general terms and rely on other reviews that are left in many sites about the type of person I am, along with other person you may come... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 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... More 

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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... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 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... More 

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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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,... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

My wife and I spent four nights at this Macon Street Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of Bed-Stuy. The owner and operator, Debby, could not have been more friendly or more chill. It was like staying in Brooklyn with the sister of a close friend. The house itself, a 19th century brownstone that has been in the owner's family... More 

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Sankofaaban, Owner at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

Just had to say, love the part where you said,' felt like you were staying with a friend of a sister' so cute. Hopefully next time, if ever again, I'll be able to make you feel like you're staying with a sister you really like😉 More 

Vaughan, Canada
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

My girlfriend Cristina and I stayed at Sankofa Aban for two nights over the pivotal, season-changing series between the Yankees and our Toronto Blue Jays in mid-September. We visited plenty of famous New York landmarks over our stay - the Met, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the 9/11 Memorial, etc. - but Sankofa Aban B&B was honest-to-goodness one of the highlights... More 

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Sankofaaban, Owner at Sankofa Aban, responded to this review

Wow guys I love your description of me i was Funk Punk gone Eccentric love it and nothing but love for you too. Thanks a bunch. See you on the next home run. More 

Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We booked this B&B without knowing what to expect; based solely on internet reviews and the fact that we wanted a new experience. All we have to say is Debbie is delightful. She was accomodating and pleasant the whole 5 days we stayed with her.The Sankofa Aban made our New York experience exceed our expectations. We stayed at the Havana... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

My adult daughter and I stayed for two nights over the 2015 Memorial Day Weekend in the Purple Haze room on the third floor. The B&B is about a 5 minute walk from the subway station. The street is well kept and neat. Being a holiday weekend, residents were out late, so putting on the AC solved the noise issue... More 

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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: RM697 - RM1,036 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles I1149DUmichaelh, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I have very little knowledge of any other rooms except ours so therefore cannot recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Pennington128, 29 May 2012 | Read review
“Choose rooms facing the garden”
 of 5 bubbles PrincessLenchen, 23 May 2012 | Read review
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