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Tankah Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Soliman Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 January 2010

just returned from Mexico and had the pleasure of staying at the Tankah Inn for 2 nights wish we had longer. The place is immaculate, the cleanest kitchen I have ever seen and the grounds and rooms are spotless. Willie the host truly makes you feel like you are visiting a friend and Pancho makes the best breakfast I have ever had, tried to steal him and bring him to the states. In a big world this is a great place, by the way Tankah Bay is an amazing place to visit, 5 minutes from Tulum and you can swim right out in the bay to the reef, great snorkeling, Casa Cenote is across the street and is amazing, a quiet hole in the wall, near everything you could want.

Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2009

Our stay at the Tankah Inn was short, 3 nights only, but we really wished we had planned our vacation for a longer stay at this wonderful place. Our room was the Coba room and its king size bed was an excellent retrea after every adventure crammed day. The view of the small patio towards sunrise was motivating factor to get an early start every day.

The breakfast in the upstairs dining room with the fantastic view of Tankah bay was extremely relaxing. We enjoyed the great breakfast and as others have pointed out, Willie is an excellent host and a superb resource to activities in the area and history and perspective on the Maya Riviera. With all the sightseeing we did we found ourselves feeling bad about not hanging out more at the Inn. We hope to return next year and we promise to take advantage of the nice beach and the hamacas under their palapa. We might even do some snorkeling like some of the other guests talked about.

Tulum ruins are less than 10 minutes south and several cenotes are just north also less than 15 minutes away. Tankah Inn has a great location for all excursions even the great pyramid at Chichen Itza. We found Coba and Muyil all to be a stone's throw away.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

The Tankah Inn is a little gem located on Tankah Bay. It delivers all that it promises on its web site and more. While the rooms are basic they are more than adequate for the traveler who wants to enjoy the tranquility of Tankah Bay. We stayed in the Tikal Room with its wonderful view of the bay. One could lie in bed, open the curtains and enjoy. The overall size of the room was excellent; with enough room for a king bed; a table with two chairs and other furniture. The A/C was exceptional and kept the room very comfortable. The ceiling fan added to the comfort of the room. The mini fridge kept our beer ice cold. The bed was definitely a cut above for this area. Pedro and Loida kept the room as clean as a whistle. A huge jug of purified water was in our room so we never had to worry about purchasing bottled water.

I would definitely recommend water shoes if you decide to stay here as the beach entry is rocky.

The included breakfast was excellent; it was cooked to order with a wide variety of choices. Pancho did a great job in preparing our morning meal.

Willie was an excellent innkeeper. He would greet us every morning and ask how everything was going. After living in the area for 15 years, he is an excellent source of information concerning the sites and dining options in the area.

All in all the Tankah Inn is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to be near Tulum; on the beach and wants to sleep in an air-conditioned environment. What you see on their web site is exactly what you get at the Tankah Inn.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2009

Tankah Inn is a perfect place on a quiet beach with a very nice cenote (20 pesos) with in walking distance. Robert, the manager, and the staff were very helpful and accommodating. The rooms were clean, the AC worked well. The included breakfast is great with made to order food, fresh fruit and coffee/juice. All this and a view of the Tankah bay. There are free kayaks available. A very pleasant stay for the price.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Thank steve100
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Reviewed 9 January 2008

Tankah inn is a located in the beautiful Tankah bay, about 10km from Tulum city center. We stayed there for 4 nights in early January - in the Tikal room. The room is just amazing, opens directly to the sea with a huge bay window. The hotel only has 5 rooms, and it makes for a very intimate, calm atmosphere. Will, the owner, is very nice and helpful and the breakfasts served in the morning were great! We really missed them after we moved to Tulum city center for another 5 nights!

I strongly recommend this place to anyone interested in a nice, quiet setting, with a gorgeous view! One small thing to note is the fact that the Tikal room shares a door with the other room and it is not sound proof (we could hear everything that went on next door). That was the only problem (small). Also, if you plan on staying there, you may want to rent a car - taking taxis is too much of a hassle.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank acca808
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Reviewed 30 September 2007

My wife and I stayed in August for 3 nights in the Tikal Room and loved it. Loved the view, loved the breakfasts and especially loved the stories and conversation with our host, Willie, and his friend Mark during the breakfasts. They have great stories about the area and the Mayan people as well as being very helpful about visiting the area. I recommend that you stay here if you are looking for a quiet place to be left alone. The sandy beach and covered hammocks are great but ask for the Tikal Room which is the only oceanfront room. I'm trying to think of something negative to say but can't think of anything. The snorkeling is great off the beach for seeing both fish and coral and is protected by the reef. If you are looking for a pampering all-inclusive, this is not the place for you but if you want peace and quiet and a great breakfast.....don't pass this place up!

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lovetheheat2002
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Reviewed 23 April 2007

We stayed for one week, 4/14-22/2007. Loved it. Stayed in the Tikal Room. The staff was great. The view of the beach was great. The included breakfasts were great, too. We were the only ones there. Hardly anyone on the beach, either. Awesome.

Really glad we stayed in a real room on quiet Tankah Bay and not some crowded Tulum eco-sploitation cabana.

Really enjoyed snorkeling in the area as well. There are caves (or Cenotes), lagoons, and of course sea turtles in Akumal Bay to check out.
Lot's of good food available, too. We particularly liked our dinners at Blue Sky (Tankah) and Lol-Ha (Akumal).

We booked through Bill-in-Tulsa.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tedm57
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Additional Information about Tankah Inn

Address: Tankah III | Lote # 16, Soliman Bay 77717, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Soliman Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Soliman Bay
Price Range: £105 - £220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tankah Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEACHFRONT INN sleeps 1 to 14 people. Located at Tankah Bay ~ Tankah Tres, one hour south of Cancun International Airport and ten minutes north of Tulum. * Air Conditioning all rooms. * 6200 square feet. * Two story. * Five ROOMS - main floor With Air Conditioning. * Five full baths in rooms & two half baths/dining * Common Area - Ala cart menu included in rate and social area. GROUND LEVEL * Five spacious bedrooms with A/C down a long corridor with private entrances and private terraces with views of both the Mayan Jungle and Caribbean Sea. * All bedrooms have their own very large bathroom and shower. * All bedrooms have a view of Tankah Bay. * All bedrooms have two chairs and a table. * Our beds have box-springs, not concrete, for extra comfort. * Hand-woven bedspreads. * Air Conditioning and Cross ventilation and Hunter fans keep you comfortably cool all day and night. * Our experienced maids clean your rooms every day except Sundays. THE TIKAL ROOM * King-size bed, private bath, and private terrace. * Has a connecting door (sound proofing) to Uxmal (great for families or two couples). THE UXMAL ROOM (pronounced ooshmal) * Two double-size beds, private bath, and private terrace. THE XEL-HA ROOM (pronounced shell-ha) * King-size bed, private bath, and private terrace. THE COBA ROOM * King-size bed, private bath, and private terrace. * Has a connecting door (sound proofing) to Coba (great for families or two couples). THE TULUM ROOM * Two double-size beds, private bath, and private terrace. SECOND FLOOR - "Common Area" * Enjoy your breakfast menu here. * Honor bar * Large social area. * Large terrace with fabulous views of the coast line and Tankah Bay. * The sunrises from the terrace with coffee is a beautiful beginning for any day. * Enjoy the incredible clear-blue Caribbean or watching the ships and sail boats that pass. * Afternoon drinks on the terrace while swapping stories of your Mexican adventures is a great way to wind down your day. * The moonrise from the terrace are extraordinarily spectacular, they simply have to be seen to be believed. Keywords: Bead & Breakfast - Guest House - On the Beach on Tankah Bay in Rivera Maya ... more   less 
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