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Charela Inn

Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Jamaica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#21 of 84 hotels in Negril
Travellers' Choice
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 59 rooms are built around an inner court yard in an Hacienda style with a round fresh water swimming pool in the center 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. Charela's longstanding repeat guests of many nationalities brings with them a true feeling of friendship and are cherished by both management and staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Melissa F wrote a review 17 Jan
7 contributions
My husband and I brought our 9 year old on his first trip to Jamaica and we stayed at Charela. It was perfect! The food, staff, and service was as amazing as the beach and sunsets. We miss it already and can’t wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from sophie Grizzle, Owner at Charela Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Melissa and Keith, Thank you for taking the time out to post a review on your vacation experience here at the Charela. Happy to know that you have chosen Charela as your first accommodation spot in Jamaica. It was our pleasure in welcoming and hosting your family with us and pleased to know your first time visiting Jamaica, Negril and Charela was perfect especially the food , staff and service at our property along with the amazing beach and sunsets and you are looking forawrd in returning as you already miss it. We are also looking forawrd to your future visits, until then stay safe and healthy.
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kellietabc wrote a review Nov 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina581 contributions13 helpful votes
Spent a few nights here in October with my Jamaican boyfriend at the time. It is a clean, older style hotel with old-style charm. This was my first time staying at this hotel and the first time staying on Long Bay. I was hesitant at first because I normally stay at an all-inclusive. I was very comfortable there and everyone was very nice to us. I absolutely loved the breakfast there served by Nicola who made sure we had everything we needed. It was reasonably priced and delicious. I enjoyed the clean, spacious beach. Perfect setup for a smaller hotel. We were always able to get a nice spot without being too close to other guests. And there was a good amount of shade under the palm trees. The water was absolutely gorgeous at this location and I was able to walk quite a distance in either direction for my morning exercise. The rooms were a nice size and the bed was quite comfortable. I had a seaview first floor room which had a patio and a view of the beach. All in all, I was very pleased with my stay at Charela and plan to return in the near future.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Definitely choose a seaview room
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Response from sophie Grizzle, Owner at Charela Inn
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Hello Kellie, Thank you for taking the timeout to post a review on your vacation experience with us at the Charela. It was our pleasure in accommodating you here with us and happy to know everything was to your approval and you are looking forward to return in the future. We are also looking forward in hosting you again. Wishing you all the best and continued safety.
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EEL wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York66 contributions28 helpful votes
Took a family vaca with husband, my sister and her son in Early Sept. 2021. We decided to stay at two separate properties to be able to take advantage of the hotel's different amenities. Husb and I stayed at Charela. We have been to Negril a dozen times over the years and usually split stays between the beach and the cliffs. This time was all beach, our first time staying at Charela. Most days were "No Movement" days but we still managed to have fun! Charela Inn is a lovely hotel with a nice wide, palm tree lined beach. The hotel was pretty empty... maybe 4 other rooms were being occupied while we were there. They do allow non-guests to utilize the beach but due to No Movement measures, the beach was usually pretty empty. Troy did an excellent job setting up the beach and keeping his eye on things. We stayed in S04, which was a nice sized room with a wonderful view of the sea. The bed was very comfy and I loved pulling down the curtains on the poster bed while we slept. Every morning I would go down to the restaurant and order a pot of coffee to bring back to the room. Nicola, Alison and Debbie (lovely restaurant staff) were always ready with a smile and a nice conversation. We'd have the coffee in the room on the balcony and then a little while later we'd go have breakfast in the restaurant. I believe Charela is popular with locals, too. Even though there weren't many rooms being occupied while we were there, the restaurant usually had some diners. It is an open air restaurant with seating indoors and outdoors. The menu is varied and the food is delicious. The dinner menu is HUGE! So many selections to choose from! The food came out quicker than other places we have eaten at in Negril over the years. That comes in handy when you are hungry. They have several wines by the glass too which I always appreciate Although we generally do not get excited over a swimming pool when the Caribbean sea is in your front yard, we absolutely loved the round pool at Charela! It's in the beautiful courtyard garden. We were lucky to have that pool all to ourselves both times we went in it. Bird watchers will love the birds flying around the grounds. KingFishers, hummingbirds and woodpeckers were common. The pelicans were amazing! I don't remember seeing as many pelicans on the beach in prior trips! Maybe it was the season. The would fly right over your head and crash down into the water to catch fish. Amazing. Bring binoculars! Charela Inn is perfect for those who want an authentic Jamaican vibe whilst staying in Negril. It's the perfect spot between old school rustic charm and modern amenities. It is also on a great section of the beach. You can go to Idle A While right next door for a drink and food, across the street to Best In The West (try their conch soup if you can!) and walk the beach in either direction for lots more food and drink options, although the food at Charela is so good you may never want to eat elsewhere else. We loved Charela so much we're going back in January 2022!
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Date of stay: September 2021
3 Helpful votes
Response from sophie Grizzle, Owner at Charela Inn
Responded 11 Oct 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review on your Charela Inn experience . We appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure in hosting you here with us. Nice to know you had a wonderful experience despite the no movement days and everything was to your approval. Happy that you have fallen in love with Charela so much that you will be returning in January 2022. We are definitely looking forward to your visit. Wishing you all the best and continuous health and safety,
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jcjcnj wrote a review Jul 2021
New Jersey389 contributions62 helpful votes
My husband and I traveled to Charela Inn the end of June for our 4th stay and had another nice break on the nicest stretch of beach. Having finally been vaccinated and allowed to travel without quarantining upon return to the US we headed to Jamaica after being tested for covid for our flight. The airport, Newark, NJ, was busy, the flight filled. Sangster's airport was busy. It was kind of surprising. Our pre arranged transport through Charela Inn was waiting for us and we were on our way. Our arrival was pleasant and we were off to our room in no time. We stayed in the new building on the third floor and it had a great view. We learned that our first choice in room selection was not available, not due to occupancy, but rather due to construction on the bar area where the Jr Suites are located. The construction added some noise by day, but it was fine as we were able to stay away from the noise by spending our beach time in front of the new building and had a walkway right to the beach from our room. The new room was immaculate, the furnishings nice and the bathroom roomy, too. Lots of storage. We got comfortable. Found it odd that there was no art work on the walls. Also the lighting was a bit off with no lamps in the sitting area. But we enjoyed our time in the room and having the balcony with a side opening really opened up the view. We missed having any entertainment available, but understand that having so few guests made it not feasible. We once again did the all inclusive option and it seemed like an especially good bet considering that it was pretty quiet every where. All our meals were delicious, service very nice and the drinks from the bar were fine. The options where plentiful and when our requests were not available at first they were accommodated once they knew what we requested. Our mid morning cappuccino on the beach was always enjoyed. We got to enjoy our walks along the beach each day. It was hot and humid, as expected, and the ac in the room worked fine. The fans in the dining area made our meals a pleasure. The service was good all around. The beach attendant set up our chairs each day. Our beach towels were replenished when needed. There seemed to be only a few rooms occupied, but the beach did seem to have some day tripper visitors which made it seem a bit more lively. There seemed to be more children on the beach and in the restaurant than we have seen before but that was fine as well. It was nice to see families enjoying the Inn. We stayed for six nights and spent most of our time on the beach. We spent a lot of time in the fabulous water. Never did get in the pool, but it is such a nice courtyard to walk through. We did take a glass bottom boat ride on Mike's boat along the coast where he maneuvered the boat into a cave which was a first to us. Always nice to see what is happening on the cliffs. Often we do a split trip with a few nights on the cliffs so it was nice to see everything from the water. We each got a foot message from the hut on property. We did have a drink at CoCo LaPalm and it seems like a great establishment. Also stopped for a drink at the Tree House which had a great staff. But for us, you just cannot beat the location of Charela Inn. The Inn paid for our return test for covid and it was a simple process over at a tent set up on CoCo LaPalm. Our arranged transport back to the airport was on time. We are pleased that we were able to have a get away after such a dark time during the pandemic. I hope that Jamaica can get access to vaccines for the residents so that they can all get back to a more normal way of life. We look forward to returning to Charela Inn to see the completed improvements to the facilities and to the times when there is entertainment available in Negril. We certainly missed hearing live music while there.
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Date of stay: June 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from sophie Grizzle, Owner at Charela Inn
Responded 16 Jul 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write such great review on your Charela Inn experience and its surrounding. We appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure in hosting you here with us and happy to know you had a wonderful experience. We do apologize if there was no art work on the walls in this room, The other room types do have artwork displayed on the walls. We are currently in the process of having this addressed. By this coming winter there will be art work on the walls of the newer junior suites. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming and hosting you again in the future.
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Deb wrote a review May 2021
Rosemary Beach, Florida1 contribution
Where do I start? The trip was amazing! Thank you Charela for making this a truly perfect week! The staff was so attentive caring for our every need. The rooms, grounds and facilities were spotless! We had the meal plan and never wanted to eat any where else. Oh did I mention we were literally 50 steps from bed to water! Ask for S03...our suite complete with a spa bathroom with jacuzzi tub! As for Covid ,Jamaica is adhering to guidelines better than we do in the US. At the airport everything was streamlined and efficient. Charela arranged for our departure Covid test which was literally directly across the street! The results were emailed the same day. Don’t wait book that trip today! You will be so happy you did! A special mention to Alice, Anassa, Sandra, Mr Grizzle and all who played a very important part of making this trip AMAZING. THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$143 - US$274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Charela Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Charela Inn?
Nearby attractions include Seven Mile Beach (0.5 km), Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church (0.3 km), and The Jungle Night Club, Sports Bar & Grill (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Charela Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Charela Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Charela Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Charela Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Charela Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flag City, Niah's Patties, and The Best in the West.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Charela Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Charela Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Charela Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Charela Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Charela Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Charela Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.