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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul

  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 3
85 Reviews

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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173458
-+ (212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in Sankofa for two weeks in September, and we are so glad we did. The apartment was just as advertised, if not better, and Harlem a jewel of a place, with some excellent restaurants and wine bars. Whilst we were there the African American Parade took place - brilliant - so many happy, friendly people. Getting to downtown Manhattan couldn't have been easier, we used the subway, with our Metro Cards, only $30 for a week, and when we got back after a hectic, exhausting, but marvellous day out we could tumble off the train at 116th Street, and into The Harlem Tavern for Happy Hour, or one of the lovely French wine bars / restaurants. We would probably not have ventured out to Harlem if we hadn't been staying there, and what a shame that would have been. So thank you to Edith and Norma, who made booking the apartment really easy and then greeted us in their incredibly friendly way, with wine, beer, nibbles and breakfast for the following day. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in New York I could not recommend Sankofa enough. Some of our friends were staying in a very upmarket hotel overlooking Central Park and were envious of our home from home.

Lesley & Brian Leslie

Lincoln

England
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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173458
-+ (212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

A true home away from home

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we walked up the steps we felt at home. Edith & Norma were so welcoming and genuinely open and helpful. The apartment is as promised and there was even a bottle wine and fresh grapes waiting for us. There was also some croissants there for our breakfast the next day, to save us the trouble of going out. The decor and art is very distinctive and adds real character to the apartment and it added to the relaxed feeling of homeliness. The aircon was very quiet and efficient and if that was too much the ceiling fans are a good compliment. The overall feel was very comfortable, with everything you would need for a relaxing base for a break in such a vibrant city. Harlem is an interesting place, and by looks of it always evolving. One of the local highlights for us was the bar Paris Blues, it's yards from the apartment and has live music every night. I'm not a Jazz lover but my wife is, and she was blown away by the music and the singers on the evening we went in. It doesn't look much from the outside, but this is definitely a case of Do not judge a book by its cover. We had a great week in the city (our second visit) and again had a fantastic time. If you want a home from home and a great place to relax at the end a busy day sightseeing, shopping or whatever you get busy with, this is the place for you. I can't praise Sankofa highly enough and we will absolutely be back for more. A massive Thank You to Edith and Norma.

Peter & Catherine Collins

Strathaven

Scotland

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