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Charela Inn / Le Vendome
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Norman Manley Blvd. | P.O. Box 3033, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #20 of 90 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence 2014
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Wonderful stay ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They're so friendly and accommodating it's amazing to have booked this for such a great price. The rooms come with a decent sized fridge, tons of closet space, and a safe. The housekeepers are really cool and don't come knocking at your door at 9. Usually came around after noon. TIP THESE LADIES! At least I know they deserve a tip after cleaning my room. The pool is nice but forget that...walk passed the restaurant and you are literally in paradise. Plenty of chair space, a bunch of palm trees for shade, drinks right behind you at the bar, and the Caribbean in front. It's a great hotel with great people. I can't wait to come back.

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a week at Charela Inn and it was great.

The room: always kept super clean and I loved all the wood accents. Only complaint was lighting could be a little better. Was concerned about the air conditioner because I need it to be cool when I sleep, but those concerns were unfounded as it actually got really cold on high setting.

Location: perfect spot on seven mile beach. You can walk in either direction and experience a variety of what the beach has to offer. Also, Charela has one of the best spots on the beach in terms of space and shade. After a long day in the sun, be sure to stop and see Merline who is right next door for an aloe massage.

Staff: can't say enough good things about the staff. The guards, front desk and restaurant personnel and Granville, the driver, made this stay all the better. Always had smiles on their faces and were happy to assist with anything we may need. Granville is the man to see if you need a ride into town or recommendations of where to go eat. Make sure you ask him to stop at Jenny's cakes if you're by the cliffs, amazinggggg sweets.

The restaurant: only ate here twice, but the food was good. No complaints, just really wanted to sample more of the local flavors. Make sure you stop by the bar and have Max pour you a rum punch. Delish and NOT watered down like many other establishments.

All in all, staying at Charela was an experience that I would def repeat. It felt like home and I will be returning on my next trip to Negril. I already can't wait!

Stayed April 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent our March break at the CharelaInn in Jamaica and it was an excellent place to stay. The rooms were great, very nice. The staff were very helpful. The balcony off the room was great, very private! The restaurant was very good. The beach section of this hotel is excellent, no umbrellas but beautiful balm trees, always room for a shady spot! I would recommend this hotel to one and all. Thanks for the great stay, we will be back!!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Negril in February and stayed at this Inn. We did a great deal of research and we were very pleased with this choice. I find it difficult to understand the previous entry concerning cleanliness and politeness. This place is very clean and the staff are very professional. Just looking at the other Trip Advisor entries and the number of returning customers are a testament to the service they provide at this Inn. Our large room was a walk out seafront room with a small deck with a table and two chairs in the front to sit at and feel the ocean breezes. The beach is clean and beautiful with ample chairs and places for shade. There are fresh, clean beach towels provided each day. The entertainment on two nights of the week and food are of a very good quality. The central location make it ideal for exploring Seven Mile beach. We do not enjoy the larger, over populated all inclusive chains, and this smaller Inn provides the perfect more personal alternative with different meal plan options and sit down service. When you are in Jamaica and on vacation you should not stress on how fast your served, but rather enjoy the ambiance. We have already rebooked for next year with our friends.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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levendome, Reservations at Charela Inn / Le Vendome, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Esther,

Thank you for vacationing with us at the Charela Inn. It was our pleasure in hosting you here with us.
We have read the wonderful review written of our hotel and staff body. For the negative review/s written of our property we have come to the realization that we are unable to please everyone. We will continue doing our best for our guests comfort and use the positive to motivate us.

We are truly happy to know you enjoyed your vacation stay and will return next year. We are looking forward in hosting you and your friends.

Kind regards,
Reservations
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for 11 nights in April.
In a nutshell on arrival we noticed our room was a little dirty and there was no blind in the bathroom, therefore people outside could look straight into our bathroom. Eventually the owners put up new blind. After killing two roaches we went to bed. Eventually we had to change rooms because our room attracted a fly infestation. When we moved the new room was far better, but be aware every room has tiny ants in them. All our friends rooms (6 in total) had the same tiny ants.
One night after returning from a club the front desk staff were beating a local girl in reception. This girl was a working girl trying to enter the hotel. Ok I see that this is not the type of guest the hotel wants, but to hit a girl with a bat, then a crash helmet is crazy. We had to calm the situation and get police.
The attitude of the young guy on reception is horrible. Very unwelcoming and rude.
Ok the food in the restaurant is not too bad, however you have to wait up to an hour to be served and even 20 minutes before they acknowledge you even exist.

Now the Beach and the hotel beach front is great. Lovely beach.

Would I stay here again NO WAY. I am a experienced traveller and this is an honest hand on heart review.

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charela Inn is such a unique property. We walked the entire beach and not only do they have one of the best spots on it but they seem to have built far from the water so the beach is one of the widest we saw. Room was great, nice view of the gardens. The restaurant is so quaint and the wait staff very helpful. We will definitely return. We've done the big all-inclusive thing and this was a much more personal experience. Only thing I'd change next time is I'd pay a little extra for the ocean view.

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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levendome, Reservations at Charela Inn / Le Vendome, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear LAballer,

Thank you for taking the time out to post your review of the experience you had whilst vacationing at the Charela Inn. We are pleased to know you had a great stay would definitely return.

I am sure our waitstaff will be happy to know that they were mentioned in your review.

It was our pleasure in hosting you here with us and definitely look forward to your return visit.

Best regards,
Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Charela Inn on 5th April for a week on our honeymoon and this was our first trip to Jamaica. We wanted a totally chilled out holiday with a beautiful beach and fantastic food and we got it!
The location is the best by far on 7 mile beach, the view from our room was amazing. You literally just walk out of the hotel onto the beach which was raked every day, kept exceptionally clean and the sea was gorgeous. Palm trees kept the sun off when it got too hot and towels where provided. We loved walking up and down the beach and had fantastic lunches at Marleys where my favourite drink Dirty Banana was served ice cold. There was also Happy Hour on at the hotel Coco Palms which we visited each day.
The food in the restaurant was the best food we have ever had in a hotel abroad, the 5 course meal each night was amazing! Service was fantastic and we loved the soul and jazz night they had!
We would recommend going on the One Love Bus Tour, this was the best thing we did on holiday and I would recommend doing it early on as you will want to do it again!
The room we had was very large, bed was huge, bathroom fantastic, view from balcony amazing and we saw the best sunsets we have ever seen.
All in all a fantastic honeymoon, thank you Charela Inn ️xx

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Charela Inn / Le Vendome

Address: Norman Manley Blvd. | P.O. Box 3033, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#12 Family Hotel in Negril
#15 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Charela Inn / Le Vendome 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charela Inn the discreet charm of peace & tranquility, good company and fine food. Nothing more ... Nothing less. CHARELA INN resort sits elegantly on the famous Negril Beach, by the Caribbean Sea. Its fifty rooms and beach stretches 250 feet in width and 150 feet in depth of pure white sand sprinkled with coconut trees to afford natural shade to our guests. Beyond the sand lies a lawn and two large patios to dine "Al fresco" or simply sip cocktails while watching the sunset. All 47 rooms are built around an inner court yard in an Hacienda style with a round fresh water swimming pool in the centre of the yard, and a lush tropical garden with hibiscus, night jasmine, bougainvilleas etc. As well as many birds including our national doctor bird. The feeling is one of being far from the crowds -- yet a few steps away from the world of water sports and many attractions on the seven mile beach. All buildings are of two floors. Each room has either a private patio or a private balcony. All public access at Charela Inn are designed to accommodate the physically impaired, along with three dedicated ground floor rooms. Charela Inn is renowned for the friendliness and caring of its long standing staff, many being with the resort for over 15 years. Charel's longstanding repeat guests of many nationalities brings with them a true feeling of friendship and are cherished by both management and staff. ... more   less 
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