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4.0 out of 5

"My first trip to Jamaica and I was pretty nervous about staying at the Carlyle. The hotel was nice we had a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 10 Aug 2010

Hotel Description

Beachfront property near Doctor's Cave Beach

On the beach

Within a 10-minute walk of this Montego Bay property, you'll find Hip Strip and Doctor's Cave Beach. AquaSol Theme Park and Montego Bay Marine Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

All-inclusive

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free property. Enjoy a day at the beach water skiing, or relax with sun loungers. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 52 guestrooms also offer 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include ceiling fans, hair dryers, and safes.

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View (Carlyle Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View (Carlyle Premium)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View (Carlyle Oceanview Grand Luxe)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Penthouse, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View (Carlyle Penthouse Petite Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sandals Inn All Inclusive Couples Only ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandals Inn All Inclusive Couples Only

2 out of 5

Don't Stay Here!

My husband and I stayed at Carlyle for four nights in February. There is a tiny strip of public beach right across a busy road from the resort where the native folks come to party all night. The noise of honking cars, yelling, and other disturbances goes on all night into early morning. The room was shabby and had not been updated for many years. The bathroom was tiny and the rugs had stains on them. The good part of the trip was getting out of there and taking the shuttle to Montego Bay Sandals and Royale, only a five minute shuttle bus away. I would highly recommend you stay at one of these instead of Carlyle. Oh, and as soon as you do get there make reservations for the restaurants and the sunset sail tour as they fill up quickly.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

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3 out of 5

Nice, but noisy

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
Our first trip to Jamaica. Hotel is very close to airport, ~10 mins ride. Rooms are decent, not much needed for tropical vacation. Bed is nice and big, shower, conditioner. Hotel's pool is ok with whirlpool, you can run across and take a deep in the ocean. "Beach" is a joke, maybe 40 feet and public, laying would feel like doing it on the Times Square. We went to the Montego Bay for real beach, bus schedule is very reliable. First bus goes at 8:30, not 9:30. We even had breakfast at MB, buffet there is much bigger. As many people say - the road along the hotel is very noisy. Locals use cars' horn all the time, plus every 20 min car with very loud music from 6 AM till 1 AM. Staff is very friendly, a loooot of attention, hugs and high five all the time :) Not sure if we would repeat this experience.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Sandals Inn stay in 08

My husband and i spnt our 1 year Anniversary at the Sandals Inn and we would definitely do it again. we had access to the other Sandals propertys but the thrill of the old jamaican feel at a resort thats not as dainty made our stay even more enjoyable. we relaxed and ordered room service until lunch and around 4/5pm we would head over to the Sandals Mobay to enjoy a night filled with entertainment. I have traveled across the world but this resort stood out most of all. i will choose to stay here again even though the Sandals Mobay has a better look...I enjoyed the shuttle trips provided....The staff was excellent!!!!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

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4 out of 5

Would go again

My first trip to Jamaica and I was pretty nervous about staying at the Carlyle. The hotel was nice we had a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was cool and the activities were fun. It was a laid back vacation for me, there was some construction during the day, but that was fine, who sleeps the day away in your room anyway. The beach outside is a public one so be prepared for vendors approaching you to buy stuff...If your firm or act like you don't speak English your good, lol. We did go to the other resorts where we slept the day away on the beach (still have tan lines), drank like a fish and went on tours. Again the staff is very friendly, already planning my trip back.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2010

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4 out of 5

Great trip

We stayed at the Sandals Carlyle (the inn as everyone refers to it) for 3 nights 4 days. I read the reviews at the airport and was actually a bit nervous. Everyone said how loud it was and locals were terrible. Yea it was a bit loud our first night and 3rd, but your not staying at a Sandals compound, your basically staying in the town, so you do get noise. But honestly we had a blast and would totally go again. My husband and I also liked not being in the compound, because you could actually take a walk and adventure off to a store or a local bar. The food: The jerk chicken at the hotel was AMAZING, I think we had it ten times in our short stay, you have to get it from the daytime cook at the grill, to die for. Most of the rest of the time we were at Montego Bay, it is a huge plus you can go to the other 2 resorts. We did all our snorkeling, and scuba diving there. I also got a back massage/mini facial there, extra money but worth it. We ate at most of the restaurants there and were pretty disappointed, except for the Jamacian restaurant, no reservations but dress nice, it was really really good. We didn't take any of the excursions, they seemed like fun but the resort had enough to offer for the short period of time we were there. Our point of this trip was to relax, unwind, and recharge, and we did all that and more. So to wrap up, we will be returning and had a great time, noise and all.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010

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3 out of 5

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Stayed there from September 24-28. The air condition makes the hallways a living hell it is so hot and noisy. The bathroom is old, breakfast is good but dinner is gourmet - why not serve jamaican food. the staff - not management makes you feel like you are with family, so friendly and warm esp Paul - you must check him out. The grounds are clean. Good thing you have access to the other Sandals which have beaches and more relaxing. Sandals Inn is for old people or laid back people no entertainment. no beach ether - public beach across the street

Posted by on Nov 9, 2009

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5 out of 5

Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!

The Inn is very old. Its charm is that the furniture is old but yet feels so confortable. No real beach to speak of; but jump on the shuttle and you are at the other Sandals resorts in minutes. Our staff made us feel like we arrived home and in a few days we knew most of the guests' and staff's names. Want to relax.....stay at the Inn. We will be back. One problem, our plane didnt leave till 4 pm and they had a shuttle at 11:30 ;the airport is less than 7 minutes away;We got a little aggitated and took the noon shuttle. Still the Spirit counter didnt open until 1 and the airport has 6 seats in the waiting area. Several other couples complained about that customer service seems to have stopped at check out. But plan ahead, get late check out, take a taxi (now we know) and you can swim and still eat till its time to go, which you wont want to do. Roxanne & Jerry

Posted by on Sep 8, 2009

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5 out of 5

Weekend Gateway

Staying at Sandals Inn was the best choice I could had made. Other big hotels are far from everything and people can only stay and do things at the hotel. Sandals Inn is located next to shops and downtown. There are always taxis available that can take you where you want to go. The hotel also has shuttles that take you to the other Sandals Inn where you can enjoy the private beach and everything else. The staff was the best...I have never had so much attention like this trip. Everybody was always smiling and making sure you were having a good time. I recomend the tours because you get to see what Jamaica has for tourists. The hotel is also close to Margaritaville and the airport. You'll enjoy free beer at the airport and that is how the rest of the trip will be. Thank you to all the staff. It was a really nice weekend gateway. I loved it!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2009

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4 out of 5

Little boat, Big Engine

This is not a huge property by any means, but it is huge in the service and friendliness department. The GM knew our names by day 3, constantly asked how things were, and if they could do anything better. Although this hotel is literally right next to the main drag in MoBay, and yes it can be noisy, the ease of transfer from Sandal's to Sandal's makes it much better. Something is not clear on the Sandal's website is how the shuttles are run, they are NOT third party shuttles and therefore do NOT require tipping, which is a great thing. You can almost literally set your watch to the shuttles too. The beach across the street is probably the nicest one in MoBay, but it is public, so you do have locals using it and trying to sell you fruit and "other" things that are grown. They don't harass you too much though, just say "No thanks" and they leave you alone. At this resort they constantly have activities going on hence the comment big engine. If you choose a more relaxed environment, take the transfer to another resort, just come back here to sleep. We would suggest ear plugs if you are a light sleeper just due to the street noise. Great time overall and the food was very impressive!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2009

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4 out of 5

Great Staff!

We decided on the Sandals Inn after many nights of researching every resort in Jamaica on this site. We wanted something low key and relaxing and that is what we found. The food was good, the room comfortable, and a staff that made you feel like family. We were concerned at first when we arrived and found the pictures of the city around the resort where not accurate any longer. However once inside everything was wonderfull. Here are a few tips .......1)They want a imprint of a major credit card when you get there only for incidentals....Debit/bank cards dont seem to work. We only had the bank card so we had to pay with cash and it took a bit longer. So leave a deposit at the front desk for them to subtract your gift shop purchases from......2)Plan to go on some day trips. Dunns River Falls was the most memorable day the whole time there. Side note when taking personal items, the drivers are good and lock the van while gone. If you decide to take those items with you instead make sure they are in a zipper pocket or the Falls will keep them....3)Get up early and spend a day or two at the other 2 Sandals in Montego. They have the water sports and more food selections. Tokoyo Joes and OK Corral were fabulous. Have fun, we did and can't wait to go back.

Posted by on Aug 11, 2008

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About the Sandals Inn All Inclusive Couples Only

Location Kent Avenue, Montego Bay, Saint James

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (non-alcoholic beverages included)
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Other inclusions

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Shuttle service to offsite activities

Not included

  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Tennis lessons
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

  • Kayaking included
  • Rowing/canoeing included
  • Sailing included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Scuba diving excursions included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers included (roundtrip)
  • Water skiing included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Shuttle service to offsite activities included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Minibar (only non-alcoholic beverages included)
  • Meals and drinks at companion properties included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Sandals Inn All Inclusive Couples Only is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Sandals Inn All Inclusive Couples Only offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-friendly Sandals Inn All Inclusive Couples Only . You'll have access to the outdoor pool and health club at a partner property. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are free. Self parking is free. This Montego Bay property is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sandals Inn All Inclusive Couples Only offers 52 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Bay Window Restaurant - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

The carlyle - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nibbles - This restaurant serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Entertainment

A Manager's Welcome party is held on Mondays and a guest cocktail party and dinner on Tuesdays. Nightly live entertainment shows include: karaoke, a resident band with cabaret singers, and a resident pianist.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the property include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Safari nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Red Lane Spa. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy, reflexology, and thalassotherapy.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

This property caters to couples, including same-sex couples.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This hotel is exclusively for adult couples.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.72 (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carlyle Sandals
  • Sandals Carlyle
  • Sandals Carlyle All Inclusive Montego Bay
  • Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay
  • Sandals Carlyle Hotel Montego Bay
  • Sandals Inn Jamaica
  • Sandals Inn Montego Bay

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.