O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn
Lonely Planet review
O'Keefe's is a cosy place - a quaint inn built in the colonial style. And while that may not be entirely PC in a land ravished by past occupations and invasions, it's still comfortable enough for oldies, young 'uns and the merely nostalgic alike.
O'Keefe's is right on the waterfront and features a gorgeous, wood-panelled bar and lounge area that almost touches the water; as you sip your margarita and watch the swells lapping just below your feet, it will be hard to shake the inescapable (though completely wrong) conclusion that you're moored on a houseboat. The inn is full of wooden floors, low-beamed ceilings, rocking chairs and period photographs on the walls depicting Yap at various stages of its history: pre-occupation; during the German period; the Japanese period; and so on. The cream-toned bedrooms (with elegant wood trim) boast an abundance of thoughtful touches, such as native prints and various trinkets, plus inlaid TVs that can be hidden behind wall paintings for those who wish to play the 'peace and quiet' card.
Our independent authors have visited O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Yap.
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