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O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn

2 Waterfront Rd, Colonia, Yap 96943 Federated States of Micronesia
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#2 of 4 in Colonia

See why so many travellers make O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Colonia. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn provide air conditioning and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn guests have access to room service. You can also enjoy a lounge. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Colonia's popular seafood restaurants such as MNUW Bar & Restaurant and Oceania Hotel, all a short distance from O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn.

At O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Colonia.

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voyager wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
O'Keefe's is a very special place to stay--a real gem of a hotel in Yap and the whole FSM! A small, cozy inn with all rooms directly overlooking the peaceful waters of the harbour, it is also in the center of Colonia and a few steps from restaurants, shopping, and the grounds of the Yap Living History Museum. But what really stands out is the hotel's character and attention to detail throughout. It is gorgeously designed, full of historical photographs from Yap and the colonial days of David O'Keefe (directly across from the historical O'Keefe's canteen), and with the comforts of the waterfront lounge, outside courtyard, relaxing library, and room balconies on the water. Room are classy, very clean, comfortable, and full of interesting detail. Staff are attentive, friendly, and very helpful for visitors. As a cozy inn, O'Keefe;s offers a personalised and very pleasant experience, with attention to culture and history on Yap that really stands out in the FSM. I had a very peaceful and pleasant stay here for 12 days in September and I'm looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled
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2006TravelBug wrote a review Dec 2019
Vancouver, Canada377 contributions201 helpful votes
I recently had the pleasure of spending three nights here, and I am so glad that I picked O’Keefe’s. What a little gem. If Yap is on your radar then you probably already have a sense of the limited accommodation options one finds on remote Pacific islands. Yap is no different. There are really only a handful of decent options, and after a lot of research I picked this spot. Colonia center is tiny, so the 5 main places to stay are all within walking distance of each other. O’Keefes is full of character, atmosphere and has real charm. Rooms are super comfy and clean. No, they are not massive, but they have all the space you need. They have just 5 rooms, all of which overlook the water. The rooms have all that you need, from wifi and a safe and wonderful a/c to all toiletries and TVs. There is a well stocked bar and the staff can assist with any request. No request was too much. A great breakfast is offered in their cafe/restaurant across the road. For dinner you can walk to all of the other central hotels. If you are here for diving then you are just 20 steps away from Manta Bay without the price tag. So, easy access. You can walk to everything - open air museum, main supermarket and smaller markets, harbour, etc. You do not need a car if you stay here, as they will handle your airport transfers. If you want to take an excursion anywhere then they’ll help out. I really wish that I had been able to stay longer. Stay here and you will have no regrets!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Carrie wrote a review Sept 2019
Colonia, Federated States of Micronesia4 contributions3 helpful votes
This charming, beautiful hotel is a true gem. Centrally located with all amenities and access to town, the hotel itself seems to be an oasis of luxury and calm as soon as you set foot inside the lobby. Rooms are thoughtfully appointed and very comfortable, staff are friendly—the entire experience is blissful. I can’t wait to stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Gregislandhopping wrote a review July 2019
Apia, Samoa97 contributions25 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay here from the airport pickup after midnight and porter who carried my bags right into my room and took my breakfast order explaining they would check me in later once I'd had a good rest. The room was brilliant, like the hotel it was full of colonial charm and with well thought out modern updates from the ensuite to the minibar, safe and cable tv all crafted into the woodwork paneling and discretely tucked away behind paintings or wall units. The mini balcony over the water from my room also had a dive locker to dry wet suits all cleverly set up in a cupboard dried by the a/c output fan. A lot of thought has been put into this hotel to maintain its authenthicity while bringing it into the 21st century. The wifi speed was excellent and I had no trouble skyping my family in the Southern hemisphere. This is an old building with wooden floors so be sure to remove your shoes, yes some floorboards creak and there are step changes in the floor from the lobby to the bar and back up to the rooms but these things along with the library all added to the hotel's charm. Note the hotel is small with only a few rooms so is quite quiet, there is no pool or restaurant in the hotel but you just go across the road and can charge your meal to the room (just check with the front desk which restaurant as there are at least three cafe's across the road next to each other). I enjoyed walking from this hotel around town it is quiet and convenient but you will need to hire a vehicle if you want to go outside of Colonia. If you are looking for a good sleep in a quiet hotel then you've found your place.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Try the bar for a quiet night cap or sunset drinks.
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Stuart Simpson wrote a review July 2019
4 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay. Old world charm. Wonderful bedrooms and a lovely private bar. Don and staff always ensure you are well looked after. It is in the centre of town so walking distance to most places , and the rooms look out over the water front. Many thanks. Stuart IOM
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Federated States of MicronesiaYapColonia
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Frequently Asked Questions about O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn
Which popular attractions are close to O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tamilyog Trail (1.9 km) and Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mnuw Bar & Restaurant, Oceania Hotel, and Oasis Restaurant.
Does O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.