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“The staff make the experience worth reliving!”
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Sandals Inn
Ranked #14 of 61 Hotels in Montego Bay
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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
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“The staff make the experience worth reliving!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2010

We arrived and were greeted immediately by smiling, friendly staff at the resort. We were looking for a quiet place to relax, and we found just what we wanted. When we were looking for other things to do, we just rode in to Montego Bay to snorkel and hit a bigger beach. While at the Carlyle, Damien and Crazy Ray were great at keeping us entertained. We didn't feel like just one in the crowd. They really made our stay memorable, and we can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2010

this was my second trip to a sandals resort in montego bay, my first visit was to the royal, the carlyle is now my favorite. the wait at the airport was really short and instead of getting on the bus we had a private escort in a benz to the resort so the trip started wonderfully. check in was brief , we were given our choice of drinks and told about the resort. as soon as we got to our room we ordered room service, for the entire trip we never waited more than 20 mins for our food to arrive, both day and night. the room was not as nice as the rooms at the royal but it was still comfortable and we had a lovely ocean view. we took full advantage of the room service, we ate a lot of meals on the balcony. most mornings i went down to the bayside to order breakfast to be delivered to the room, we fully enjoyed the watersports at the other resorts and at our own risk we rode the jet skis available at the public beach. the public beach was cool, yes it was full of locals but no one really bothers you, there are a few vendors but just say no and they will leave you alone. had no issues with noise from the beach. the resort is on a dead end road where the locals do gather and play there music and dance in the streets, it mainly really noisy on the weekends but we didn't care because we were right there with them partying with drinks in our disposable cups dancing in the streets. the dinner for return guest was really nice, kurtis and clinton at the bar were great, sophia at the bayside, the redlane girls, keneil @ the grill. i can go on and on about the place, we were safe walking the hip strip and jus sitting on the beach all night long we will be back to the carlyle.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Davenport,Fl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2010

This was our second stay at the Carlyle, was hoping this time it would be different but alas to say it was not. The hotel itself is good, the staff are excellent, the food good BUT
there is no beach to speak of, there is a bit of sand but it is used morning, noon and all through the night by locals. There are car horns, car alarms and pumping music being playing full volume most of the night. Trying to get some sleep is a non event. If you want sand and sea you have to use Sandals Montega Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean. They want in the region of $9,000 for a penthouse room, I would not relish paying $900 for this and indeed would not. I have only booked for a 3rd time next year because it is reasonably cheap when all you really need is a place to shower, change and sleep (joke) all you want is at the other two resorts but to stay there adds a few hundred dollars more to the price just for a bed. Another thing that is completely false is that photos of the hotel have been air brushed to make the beach look 5 times the size it is and the building directly across the road (if you look carefully) has been air brushed green to match the trees.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2010

Everyone at the hotel treated us like royalty from the time we were picked up at the airport to the time we left. The food was excellent and there was plenty. If you wanted extra or more, it was always " No problem mon." You could eat and drink practically all day and night.
There was always something going on but if you wanted to visit another Sandals resort you could get on a Sandals shuttle that departed the Carlyle about every hour. The rooms were nice and clean with a/c and ceiling fan over the bed. Room service was great and speedy. The Carlyle does have alot of local shops that are down the street which you can walk to. It seemed pretty safe and they take US money.
The only things that we didn't like was the $13.99 per day for wireless internet, the public beach that was across the street (it was really clean though and still beautiful).
Again, the hospitality and service was second to none and we had a wonderful vacation. We would recommend this hotel to anyone and would go back ourselves.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Carlyle for a week. We had an amazing time, the staff is out of this world. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The entire resort is well taken care of and it shows. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. Yes, there was some noise coming from accross the street but in our case we liked it. We visited the other resorts in Montego they are beautiful but it seems like you are cut off from the world around you. At the Carlyle I enjoyed sitting on my balcony and watching the activity going on accross the street at the beach. The locals friendly and outgoing. When we go back to Jamaica it will be to the Carlyle., The staff and the guest we met made our anniversary trip so memorable and fun. Wish I was back there right now.

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  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

I thoroughly and completely enjoyed my vacation at the Sandals Inn Carlyle in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This was the smaller, more intimate of the Sandals all-inclusive resorts, therefore I felt like I was their only guest. The staff there were very attentive, concerned about your every need, and considerate. The food was very delicious and well prepared. The rooms were very neat and I liked the ambiance of the rooms. I was able to visit the other two Sandals resorts in Montego Bay and they were very enjoyable as well. They don't have the intimate feel like the Carlyle because they're bigger, but the staff was just as welcoming and the food just as good. The entertainment at all the locations were fantastic. When I returned to the states, I told everyone how much fun I had and recommended that if they wanted to have the best fun and relaxed vacation, they needed to give Sandals Resorts a try. The only downside to the Carlyle is the beach is located across the street from the Inn and not as sprawling as the other two locations. The pool makes up for that though. Other than that, it was excellent. Before I left Sandals Inn, my friend had already booked our vacation back to Jamaica for next year. So yeah, we loved it!!!! Thanks Sandals Inn Carlyle.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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DEL RIO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2010

The manager gave us a ride to another Sandals Resort (Montego Bay) and cabs were arranged when we missed the shuttle to the other resort (free of charge). Everyone was super friendly. Our butler was amazing. Originally we did not want a butler but we really enjoyed the personal service even though we are "do it yourself" type of people and not used to being waited on. The food was very good, especially the breakfasts and the "Jamaican Food" buffet. It was amazing. The rooms are nice. We spent a lot of time at Montego Bay because our daughter got married there and it had a better beach and more luxury, but we enjoyed the Carlyle because of the service and you can go to all the other resorts -- just get on the free shuttle. This was less expensive with all the benefits of the other resorts. It is off a city street so depending on the room you get, there will be noise of cars, radios, music and people.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandals Inn
Address: Kent Avenue, Montego Bay 00000, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
#9 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#12 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#14 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sandals Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•A romantic, intimate atmosphere with personalized service.•The real Jamaican experience; Jamaican smiles and attentive service to make you feel at home instantly.•Small in size yet big on charm and large in value.•Close proximity to Montego Bay 'Hip Strip', where you will find duty free shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs.•24 hour room service for all room levels.•Butler service available for our newly renovated, top category room, the Carlyle Club Ocean View Penthouse.•Complimentary shuttle bus to Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Montego Bay “Stay at one play at three”, where you can enjoy eighteen dining experiences.•Voted Sandals “World's Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row.•Voted “Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row. ... more   less 
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Sandals Carlyle Hotel Montego Bay
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