This was my first trip to Jamaica, mon! And since I'm a paranoid American and I was travelling solo I wanted to stay somewhere with good reviews and more importantly good security so I picked Charela.
I treated myself to a stay in a sea view room (308) with a balcony for 4 nights in mid-September. The room was on the 2nd floor facing the sea. It was large, clean and air conditioned. There was a refrigerator, safe, TV, fan and coffee maker. Bed was hard, but not uncomfortable. Lots of comfy pillows! My sea view was obstructed by several trees (see photo) which was sad. But not that sad as I didn't spend much time on my balcony.
Free wifi is available via an unsecured connection.
The staff at this hotel is A+. The bartender, Maxwell, is a real sweetheart. The security on the beach (Reuben and Steve) are tops. Just all around cool people working at this place.
The security here is 24/7. They were always around. Including on the beach late at night. They also have some German Shepherds that come out after dusk to help out. Definitely felt safe at all times.
The beach in front of the Inn = TO DIE FOR. LOVED IT! White sand. Clear warm water. Palm trees to provide shade. Just a spectacular section of 7 mile beach. I highly recommend doing nothing but lay on the beach at least half the time you are there.
I wish I could spend months here. It's a truly amazing place.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Charela Inn / Le Vendome Hotel Negril
- Charela Hotel Negril