Hotel Yakunah

, Progreso, Mexico
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Hotel Yakunah

, Progreso
4 star

Rooms: 5

Col.Ismael - Progreso - 97320 - Mexico Hotel Website | | 01-969-935-5600
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The best in Progreso!
Submitted by: Nancy in 21/04/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
My family and I just spent the week at the Hotel Yakunah. We stayed in their "Casita" which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living area with a kitchenette. (Not that we did any cooking with Chef Gerben around...delicious!) I saw some of the other rooms while they were empty before new guests arrived, and they were really nice. I agree with the earlier review, and think that the whole place looked even better than the pictures on the website. I know things in the states can be expensive, but the prices at the Hotel Yakunah were so reasonable we couldn't believe it.

The hotel itself and the grounds were inviting and immaculate. There is nothing better in my book than crisp white sheets and a spotless bathroom! The whole place envelops you in a relaxing family atmosphere. The hotel owners went out of their way to make our family and every other guest feel right at home.

There will always people who desire the hustle and bustle of what a place like Cancun has to offer, but if you seek “Mexico” then I would suggest that you come to Progreso and Merida, and if you do…be sure to visit our friends at the Hotel Yakunah. Tell Elke, Gerben, Michelle, and Beethoven (the macho Chihuahua) that Steve, Nancy, and the boys sent you!
Loved the Hotel Yakunah!
Submitted by: Louise in 30/12/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
We had the most wonderful time at the gorgeous Hotel Yakunah! It is right across the street from the beach in East Progreso, and a five minute walk from the Malecon. The friendly and fun Dutch hosts Gerben and Elke were so welcoming and accommodating that we felt right at home. The food is excellent and the rooms and hotel are very romantic-looking and sparkling clean, with a old-world Euro-Spanish feel. The hotel looks even better in real life than it does on their website, so you will never be disappointed. There is a filtered swimming pool and hammock area for lazy afternoons, and the Saturday "Hora Feliz" (Happy Hour) brings out all of the gringos around, and it is a really good time!

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Check your auto policy before you leave home! The car rental was very reasonable. We paid about $135 for 8 days including taxes etc. for a compact car that held the four of us, but not much else. They did try to sell me the additional insurance though, saying that many insurers in the states cover rental cars abroad "but not in Mexico". The basic insurance was something like $35 per day, and full coverage was around $45 per day! I had to sign a waiver, and allow them to put deposit on my credit card for almost the full value of the car. Many years ago I sold insurance, and I have read my auto policy so I knew I was covered, which is what gave me the confidence to allow Hertz to put such a large deposit on my card. I am not suggesting that you shouldn't rent, or that you shouldn't take the additional insurance. I'm simply suggesting that you make sure that you are fully informed about what you have so you can decide for yourself what is best, well in advance of standing at the rental counter with a long line behind you.

Selsa Bands In Merida Each Saturday evening the city of Merida (which is about a 25 drive from Progreso) the bar's and restaurants put table and chairs outside and have selsa bands play on out door stages. It was amazing to see all the people up dancing. The mood of the crowd just fit in perfectly with the beauty of the city.

No rental car agencies in Progresso We like to travel by bus in Mexico. Very easy, no hassles finding your way around, nice clean busses, so of course we took the bus from Merida to Progresso with the intent of renting a car and exploring the extensive coastline. No rental car agencies in Progresso. Well, apparently we aren't the only ones to make that mistake, because for 200 pesos, Montejo Car Rentals brought a car to our hotel in Progresso. It was worth every penny, and once we had used the car for a few days we were confidant enough to drive back to Merida and do some exploring there as well, before returning the car to the agency.

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