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“A Great and Very Special Hotel”
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Posada Yum Kin
Ranked #17 of 95 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Portland
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23 reviews
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“A Great and Very Special Hotel”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We just spent two nights in this charming unique hotel located in Tulum at the edge of the jungle. The room was very nice, quite large and very clean. The pool is very nice and large enough. The rates includes breakfast which is great. It is only a 15 minute walk to downtown and restaurants. Taxis are very plentiful and reasonable. Liz ,the manager, is a jewel and beyond helpful. We found this place on Travel Advisor and all the reviews were right on. Don't' look any further, this is the place you will want to stay. I will definitely be going back on our trip to the Yucatan next year.

Room Tip: We had the King Suite upstairs. Very spacious up a circular staircase, so you have to be a bit agile...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hi, Mr. & Mrs. W!!! Thank you so much for your kind words! You were great and very special guests yourselves! You had a nice energy and attitude. Thank you very much for being so friendly and nice to everyone! It always makes the difference! If you decide to stop by next year for the Yucatan, please, let us know, it will be a pleasure to host you again! Our best wishes from Mexico!
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Westchester County, New York
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Overall, charming rooms and fantastic service. Liz (the manager) was very friendly and helpful. She gave my wife and I great restaurant recommendations and tips on which beaches to go to. Some of the restaurants we would have not found on our own and they were amazing!

The room was spacious and well kept. The breakfast (included in the price) was very good and included different fresh fruit juices almost every day. WiFi worked fine. We did not hear any of the dog barking that we had read about on other reviews.

The location was close to the town area, which has great restaurants (see above). The walk to the heart of town was a bit far, so driving is your best bet. We had a rental and it made getting into town better, and driving to the beaches was very easy. I think it's better to rent a car if you're staying in Tulum and not at a resort anyways.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you very much for taking your time to write such great things about Tulum! The region has a lot to offer and we are very excited to know you had a nice time in town and in the beach. You were really amazing people to talk to and guests like you always make the difference in this business. It makes everything better to have such nice people to host!
We are happy you enjoyed Liz's advices. She is always happy to help everyone to have a great culinary experience in Mexico!!
Please, come back and visit us soon. This is your home now! Kind regards from the Riviera!
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Liz and her team made this a fabulous vacation for an extended family of 12—including six kids ranging in age from 2-12—which is not an easy feat. Posada Yum Kin is an EXTREMELY nice property (better than many of the beach hotels), run by great people (we even met the owners while we were there). Every room is different, and some are quite large. The pool is perfect for kids and adults alike. The breakfasts are outstanding, and the chef and staff will cook other meals for you if you order in advance (it's worth doing because the food is excellent). If Posada Yum Kin were located on the beach, it would be three times the price! Thanks again, Liz.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola, MC'Is!!!!!! It was such a great and fun time hosting you!!! You were incredibly smart and nice, every one of you!! I had a great time having you here, hosting you was a lot of fun. The time passed by very fast and next time, you will get those mango drinks as promised! We hope you decide to come back next year!! Please, say hi to the rest of the family and do not forget this is your home now! Thanks for all the thoughful comments in such a lovely review! It is highly appreciated and also quite nurturing for us! Sincerely, everyone in PYK!
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

In a destination where many travellers are looking for luxurious all-inclusive beach resorts, Posada Yum Kin is a rare gem, off the beaten path. Located on the outskirts of a downtown neighbourhood, this peaceful, comfortable, charming inn was the perfect setting for a glimpse into the local community of this growing town. There is a great selection of restaurants and shops in walking distance from the hotel - passing through the town where people were going to work and school, going about their daily lives. It felt like a more authentic experience in Tulum, and we felt like we were adding to the local economy, as opposed to exploiting it.

The staff were all extremely friendly, helpful and delightful, as were the other guests. The breakfast was excellent, more varied than we expected (with fruit, yogurt, granola, pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs and delicious coffee), and it was a great opportunity to connect with the other guests, share experiences and get local travel advice.

One small comment, the hotel was a little hard to find at first. The directions on the website could benefit from a more detailed map, with multiple routes (the road leading to the hotel was under construction the week we were there, and not all the roads in town were well marked). Once we found it the first time, it was easy to navigate the residential neighbourhood.

From the moment we walked through the front door, we felt like we were in a unique, special place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you very much, Will & Amy! It was great to have you and your family accross the hall, you were great neighbors to the office! You were really kind guests and every morning you smiled at the whole staff. We really love hosting people with such a nice and sweet attitude! We are happy you have found our home to be special, thanks! Please, come back soon and visit us as friends! Thank you very much for your kind comments again! Warm regards from Tulum!
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

I felt like I knew what to expect before I even arrived. It was just like all the reviews, the good (personable service from Liz and her team, great breakfast, good wifi) the bad (dogs barking - grab some ear plugs if you are a light sleeper). Gotta love Tripadvisor. We really wanted something different and it delivered ( no TV or no your just a number type of service). A good hotel in a residential area.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the back of the hotel and away from the street
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, it is always nice to hear feedback of our guests. We really appreciate it! It was great having you stay with us and the good news is that the dog problem is finally fixed! (They moved!) Hopefully next time you will have an even greater experience with us!! Again, thank you very much for sharing our home with us, it was a pleasure to host you! Come back soon!! Regards from all the team!
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

stayed here recommended by our diving instructor carlos from mdxi divers . As we arrived out the front this place was covered in beautiful fauna and jungle trees . soon as the hotel staff oped the door to the oasis it was amazing . it had this sense of real nice relaxation and the staff just smiled every word you said to them . breakfast is very good with a selection off scrambled eggs fresh fruit . toast . pancakes , The layout of the building is very easily accessible to the pool and all the rooms .

the rooms are made each day and i couldn't fault anything in our room .


Liz Jemeninez was such a pleasure to deal with and she helped us with some of the best food recommendations .


Liz if you read this i will be deffinetly seeing you in the future with my wife and kids :)

much love from the land down below AUZZIE BOIIS

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Dear, Sizzle! Thank you very much for your kind review but mostly, thanks for such a great time! You and A were really nice to everyone, always with such a big smile upon your face that it was quite fun and nice to have you staying with us! We would do it anytime again! Hope we get to host you next time you come diving to Tulum, we had a blast, too! Kind regards!!
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had a great time at Posada Yum Kin. It is really tucked away in Tulum, but we found it. The roads aren't marked well, so take your map! The room was fantastic, with a nice kitchen and great patio with hammock. The interior of the hotel is a courtyard filled with lush plants and even a large cage of parakeets. If you take the wooden spiral staircase up, it allows you cross over to some of the rooms to the breakfast and pool area. We thought the breakfast was great, with a mix of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, warm foods such as pancakes, eggs, etc. Coffee was even quite good!

We would go back to PYK with no questions the next time we're in Tulum.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Hola!!!! Thank you very, very much for your review!!! It was great to have you staying in PYK. We are happy to know you made this your special home during your time in Tulum. As usual, we are very lucky to have guests like you sharing our special place with us. We are excited to know you enjoyed breakfast every morning across the bridge, to be honest, it was an honour to host you! We are already looking forward to your next visit! Best regards from the whole team!!
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Property: Posada Yum Kin
Address: Kukulkan Norte, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Tulum
#8 Best Value Hotel in Tulum
#17 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Yum Kin 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada Yum Kin is a small Eco-friendly hotel. Inside each suite are beautifully-appointed rooms with high-ceilings, fully equipped kitchenettes, air conditioning, FREE Wi-Fi, and large luxurious Mexican-tiled bathrooms. FREE BREAKFAST is included with most stays. BIKES may be rented for $5usd per day each. ... more   less 
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