We stayed at Buttonwood Manor in the Buttonwood Suite over Labor Day Weekend. I'd read about Akwaaba in Essence magazine and had friends that stayed at the DC location and raved about it so I could not wait to stay! Therefore, my husband booked it for our wedding anniversary.
The location is perfect, close to everything. We parked our car and did not move it until we left on Monday. The Innkeeper is very helpful and genuine. She immediately made us feel at home. We enjoyed the privacy of the Buttonwood Manor which is not in the main house.
However, we were thoroughly disappointed by the state of the suite. The wicker furniture had some discoloration, the bathroom window did not lock or close properly, there was a large mold stain on the baseboard in the bathroom, small outdated tv/dvd/VCR unit, dirty pullout suede sofa, loose front door handle and lock, no closet only a bar hanging from the ceiling with hangers and a piece of unfinished plywood held up the microwave.
Moreover the breakfast was also a disappointment. There were no options and portions were small. I wanted to love Akwabaa and really struggled with writing a negative review, but I wish I had all of the facts so that my husband and I could have made an informed decision so I felt it only right that I share our experience. I wanted this suite to be great, and it could be with more attention to detail and some TLC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax and rejuvenate with a stay at Akwaaba, Buttonwood Manor. We offer guests a choice of 5 rooms, each with a private bath, and 2 suites with private bath and kitchenette's. All guests enjoy a full homemade breakfast each morning. We are located across the street from Wilbraham Park, and an 8 minute walk (.4 miles) to the beach. Shopping and restaurants are also close, 10 minutes walking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buttonwood Manor Bed And Breakfast Cape May, New Jersey