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“Great Accommodation”
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Posada Yum Kin
Ranked #16 of 96 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great Accommodation”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here for two weeks in mid to late May. This is a small, non-pretentious hotel that has a central courtyard with a nicely maintained outdoor pool. The unit we had was amply equipped with a full kitchen and fridge. The unit was impeccably clean, and staff did daily housekeeping. The staff were extremely courteous and friendly. This is not a "party" hotel, and the type of people who we met were more sophisticated travellers, who don't want the "all-inclusive", sanitized beach stay. An advantage is that this place is very quiet, and while it is in Tulum, it is a short walk to get to shops and restaurants (like about 6 blocks). The place is located in a residential area, and the street it is on is not paved. You might be a little taken aback by the appearance of surrounding crumbled dwellings, but we felt totally safe throughout our stay. The breakfast was included and offered a chance to meet fellow travellers in an informal setting. Fruit, yogurt, pancakes, scrambled eggs, cereal, toast, and fresh juice were all nicely presented in a safe manner. This is a Mexican feel good spot, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. We met other guests who are regulars, which says a great deal. But if you want marble counters, and ocean views, then you best look elsewhere, or stay home.

Room Tip: If you want privacy and quiet, room # 12 is good, though the lighting could be better, and while we...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Mr. K, thank you very much for such nice comments on the room. It was a pleasure to host you and your lovely wife. We are glad to hear you made yourself at home, you were always kind on everyone in our staff and we would love to host you again. Our sincere thank you from all of us. Please, visit us soon again, this is now your house! Best regards from Tulum, Mex!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I visited Tulum in January for a delayed honeymoon, and stayed in the Sun God room (#7). We were VERY well looked after - even throughout the initial questions via email and booking process. And we were so happy with everything at the hotel - it's tranquility, the serene feeling they've managed to create when you enter the hotel's front doors, but most of all we were overcome with gratitude for the helpfulness of Liz after what could have been an experience that ruined our trip with a minor scooter accident. (Darling Liz, we still tell others of your wonderful hospitality and can't thank you enough for everything you did for us!)
The location of the hotel is just on the fringe of Tulum village - a short 10/15-minute walk into town will bring you to all of Tulum's souvineer shopping and restuarants. We appreciated being out of the hustle and bustle of the village, returning each night to the geckos and quiet of our wonderfully-appointed room (there are even blenders provided for a sneaky happy hour margarita).
We would happily recommend others to stay at Posada Yum Kin and hope to return ourselves one day. Stacey & Dan

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear S and D, sorry it took me so long to reply but yes, I read all the reviews and they make me smile. Thank you for your kind words, trust me, it is a pleasure to help you feel at home. Regarding the scooter incident, please, do not worry, that's what friends are for! Hope you are doing great over there, here is quite hot and the water is amazing. Maybe you can start planning another trip to your home in Tulum? You will always be welcome!! My deepest regards, L :)
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very friendly accommodating staff. Room 7 was perfect for us (bedroom space with king bed, main room with queen bed and kitchen/dining area, A/C, Wi-Fi, very well kept). The beds were very comfortable and waking up to chirping birds every morning was delightful. Breakfast by the pool is great. All in - PYK is a little paradise.

The surrounding area is a local quiet, friendly neighborhood where the town meets the jungle. It's not a neighborhood of luxury hotels filled with vacationers, which we really enjoyed. Short drives to beaches, ruins, cenotes, diving, golf, etc. Easy bike rides to town or beaches. Some very good restaurants in Tulum town and beach areas (Hartwood, La Coqueta, La Malquerida to name a few - oh! you've got to try the Tacos Al Pastor at Antojitos La Chiapanece on the main drag in town).

Liz is awesome! Very welcoming, helpful and attentive. My wife and I had dinner with her on our last of 8 nights and quickly became friends. We will stay at PYK next time we visit the Riviera Maya!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear M & P... First of all, sorry it took so long to reply! Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you staying with us, you were great company and thank you for sharing dinner with me. It is always heart fulfilling to make new friends and you know PYK is always here for you, you can consider this, your house. We really hope you decide to come back soon, you are the kind of hosts we always remember and remain in our hearts :) Thank you for the key as well, it is back helping other guests to make themselves at home. Looking forward to seeing you soon! My deepest regards!! Sincerely, L.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

A wonderful hotel, run by welcoming and helpful people. Our travel plans changed the day before our arrival, meaning we had to arrive late in the evening. We emailed them and, unlike other locations, we got a quick response reassuring us that there would be no problem. We had an early departure when we were leaving - Liz arranged for breakfast to be available earlier than usual and for a taxi to pick us up. Beautifully clean rooms - not always the case when surrounded by lush gardens and flora! Location is a 10/15 minute walk out of town which was not a problem for us.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you very much for such a kind review. It is very thoughtful of you to write these possitive comments on us. It was great to have you here and it was a pleasure to be your hostess. You were amazing guests the entire time and I would definitely arrange anything you need to make you feel at home again. Come back soon!! Our dearest regards, L & the staff
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

I just needed a room for a couple of nights over the weekend between meetings on the Yucatan. After staying at PYK, I just might have to go back to Tulum! Room was fantastic, breakfast great, I can not begin to say enough about how helpful Liz was . . . I was only going to stay one night, but immediately knew I must stay for two. Since I was "working," of course access to the Internet was important . . . even that was great. Simply a fantastic experience at a fantastic place with a fantastic staff . . . It really is an oasis!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Hi, Mr. H!!! Thank you very very much for your kind review, it was a nice surprise you extended your stay with us, also having you as a neighbour to my office was good company! It was great hosting you and we really do hope that in your next trip you revisit us and stay in PYK again!! Remember to email us so we can give you a revisitor special rate!! Thank you very much again! Our best and sincere regards, Liz & the staff.
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Once the front gate opened to the beautiful lush garden I knew I made the right decision. Liz welcomed us with a warm smile like we had been long time guests and friends. Our room was the perfect size for a family of four. In the morning, I would lay in my hammock and listened to the birds happily chirping and the soft music playing in the background. I spent 10 wonderful mornings enjoying the delicious breakfast and coffee on the deck taking in the beauty of the gardens and sounds. What a wonderful way to experience Tulum in small hotel with personalized service. Liz and the staff our very professional. I have to mention that the ladies who take care of the rooms are impeccable. The rooms were absolutely spotless. I look forward to returning next year with my family.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear E, thank you so very much for your kind words. Sorry for the delay on the reply but we do remember you and your family. Personally, it was really nice to grab a morning coffee and talk with all of you every morning. We had a really nice time and we were really happy you decided to stay with us. Your children were lovely as well and all the tips you gave me for my coming trip were really helpful. We hope you decide to visit us again someday, it will be a pleasure to see friends again at PYK. My dearest regards for you and your family. Sincerely, Liz
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Posada Yum Kin is a lush oasis, but you may need a car, if you dont want to have to walk, bike or take a taxi. But we loved it. It was a 10 minute walk to town. The breakfast was fantastic. All the food was made locally and it was so fresh. Fruit juices and homade granola and yogurt, pancakes, eggs. Quite a value getting breakfast. The in room kitchen would increase the value for a family. The grounds felt like a tropical garden treehouse. Rooms were kept immaculate. Liz was very helpful. We didnt want to ever leave. Karen and Adam will have Posada Yum Kin in our hearts...

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Daniel B, Owner at Posada Yum Kin, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear K & A, hi! First of all, thank you sincerely much for your review. It means a lot to us as we know you mean every word you say. We had an amazing time with you! You were friendly, easy-going guests and it was a pleasure to host you. We would love if you decide to come back to your house in Tulum. Liz says hi and wants to thank you for mentioning her, she sends her best regards and appreciation. Please, come back soon!
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Property: Posada Yum Kin
Address: Avenida Kukulcan Norte Manzana 403 Lote 8, Tulum 77760, 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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Tulum
#6 Family 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: 12
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 $5 USD per day each. ... more   less 
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