Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from LONG ISLAND, NY
LOVE THE CARLYLEPosted May 16, 2015
Pros: CLEAN. QUIET. CHEAPER THAN ALL OTHER SANDALS. USE OF ALL 3 MOBAY SANDALS IS UNLIMITED
Cons: FOOD PORTIONS WERE A BIT SMALL. SOMETIMES BETTER TO ORDER AN EXTRA ENTREE TO BE COMPLETELY FULL
Location: EVERYTHING IS NEARBY. NO REASON TO LEAVE MOBAY EVER
BEST KEPT SANDALS SECRET. STAY HERE FOR LESS. NICE AND QUIET TOO...AND USE THE FREE SHUTTLES FOR THE OTHER TWO MONTEGO BAY RESORTS ALL YOU LIKE. WIN-WIN ALL AROUND!!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from T
JamazingPosted May 6, 2015
The staff was very friendly and hospitable. They were all very well educated, hardworking and talented. One of their drivers took my wife and I on a private trip to Negril, to Ricks cafe, and shopping which I would highly recommend.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Sandals carlylePosted May 3, 2015
Pros: This hotel had excellent staff, service, and food.
We stayed at the Carlyle for 4 nights. The staff was excellent - very friendly and personable. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The service at the hotel was excellent - any question or problem was attended to right away, and they made a point to make sure you were always well taken care of. The only downfall of this resort was that there wasn't a big beach and water sport activities like the other Sandals resorts offered. It was not a problem to take the shuttle to another resort to enjoy a bigger beach and water sport activities, and when we returned back to Carlyle , it felt like coming back home because the staff knew us and made a point to ask how we were doing.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Richmond, VA
Valentine weekend get awayPosted Feb 20, 2015
Pros: Everything and everyone, that is reason we go back.
Cons: Place sheer blinds in the rooms. It is nice to see the sunlight streaming in the room in the morning. With the current blinds, room is dark
Location: Very near to the airport, and basically on the strip. Margaretville, with in walking distance
Myself and wife had a wonderful experience. Staff are all friendly, from Patrick and Jeremy with check in, Amanda at the soon come back desk. Mae, prepare a wicked jerk chicken. Finally, Doreen hope you feel well, but with all the pain, you were a gracious host. Thank you all, see you soon
by A verified traveler from Chicago, IL
You get what you pay forPosted Jan 2, 2015
We chose the Carlyle because it was a smart choice financially and we knew we would be spending most of our time at the Sandals Montego Bay. The staff was very nice (shout out to Serina and Patrick), but the rooms were just very out dated. Our room had dirty bath water in it on our arrival, however the staff did take care of the plumbing issue in a timely manner. Breakfast always took forever (at least an hour) as we wanted to get in and out quickly to start seeing the rest of Jamaica. All inclusive does include bugs in your cereal (maybe from the raisins I put in it?) and at least our server did apologize. I'm not sure how the switch to the Grand Pineapple will affect everything. I suppose if you won't be in your room or on the resort grounds much, this could be a good solution for you. Good, friendly front desk staff was the highlight!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from NJ
Posted Dec 31, 2014
I enjoyed my experience at sandals Carlyle. My now husband and I were married on December 27, 2014 on the garden of sandals Carlyle. The staff were great and everything was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from new york
Small quietPosted Jul 20, 2014
Staff was friendly and courteous. Very annoying that you are ask each time you go in or outside your room number and where you are going ! I thought that was a bit too much !!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 13, 2014
We stayed in the butler suit and had Nigy as our Butler. He was wonderful, went above and beyond our expectations.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from R
Very nice. On the small size, which was nice.Posted Mar 9, 2014
We are looking forward to our next trip already. Sandals is a top rate all inclusive hotel
by Soos from Milford,CT
Street between a public, tiny beach and CarlylePosted Feb 13, 2014
Pros: Service is excellent, food is great, bar is cozy, Aqua-size instructor gave an excellent workout, free shuttle to other Sandals in MB
Cons: Accurate pictures of hotel, street, beach size, and wires.
Location: Go to the other Sandals as they both have private beaches.
Staff was wonderful but even with a top 3rd floor room with a view of the ocean, great food, drink, great staff and Butler service, I felt deceived. There is a busy street in front of the hotel that you have to cross to get to the tiny public beach. You sure don't see that in the photoshopped pictures of the hotel. Tons of and noisy traffic, honking horns, car alarms going off from early morning until late at night. The beach is tiny, tiny and filled with Jamaicans, not on Holiday, and looking to sell something to an obvious tourist. Also, there is a whole strand of electric and telephone wires obstructing our view. Don't get me wrong - we had a great time!!! We left the Carlyle every day on the free Sandals bus and spent the day at one of the 2 other Montego Bay Sandals resorts. They were both gorgeous, great restaurants and fun free water sports and much more expensive.