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Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $599 All-Inclusive
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Customer Rating
Value
 
4.1
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.7 out of 5
"Hotel nice and relaxing. Food ok. Entertainment excellent. Sunday welcome party fantastic. Would definitely go again." – yousayletsIsaygo
1,767 out of 2,412 (73%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Main pool area VIP beach Great Show! Beautiful beaches! What bird? casitas on VIP Beach CAT snorkeling trip main pool Enjoying a day on the VIP beach. rusted mini fridge Blue lagoon late night snacks Pool view Bugs on the floor view from adult pool to ocean This is their logo -- towels for beach beds VIP Beach view from top bunk VIP Beach View from the suite balcony. Beach Fun!! View of Beach from the point oceanview superior room GREAT FRIENDS Mold on floor view from our room the veranda of our room beautiful Welcome Party VIP Beach VIP Beach Cabana beds, jacuzzi, and the beach for the ocean just beyond that down some steps. The VIP beach Rocks VIEW OF LIFESTYLES Room #2008 VIP beach 27 waterfalls VIP Beach the resort from the east end of the beach Confresi Beach view from the east end our family birthday dinner Cabanas that are included Beautiful vip beach PARADISE FOUND Beautiful poolside waterfalls. Easy to chill here all day long. Beds on the beach.. how relaxing!! VIP Beach!! the regular beach Entrance Day at the beach View from our balcony VIP AREA BETERR IN THE D.R Pool! VIP party Pool Bar Bartender Andres! beautiful scenery Room with balcony View from our V.I.P. bed Lifestyle Beach View Wall Mart- they have everything Sunday welcome party Paradise Island! Cofresi Beach View of the VIP Beach View from our room View of V.I.P. Beach Jaqueline....the best server! Beach Dinner On the Beach Great dining! VIP area 4th of July show JR the best tour guide VIP beach The VIP section View of VIP Beach View from Room Sunset our first night there -- outstanding beauty! Poolside at the sister hotel VIP BEACH Want a drink? Beach bed view!! pool cabanas at adults only pool Frosty bar at the pool Welcome Party VIP Beach VIP section of Lifestyles TRUE LOVE Dream Wedding Private bed on beach, OMG!!!! birthday girl DO NOT DIVE WITH THESE GUYS! balcony view of main pool Nice Early morning view of the VIP Beach The showers were disgusting! I asked for the bathroom to be cleaned numerous times and each time it was the same result. Theirs are also no shower doors so the entire bathroom floods with water while the shower is running. View from the VIP Beach cabana relax Serenity Beach VIP party ViP beach VIP Beach beds VIP beach aka the boom boom rooms VIP beach Sunday night VIP party View from the deck of our room Welcome Party from our balcony Mold on bed VIP beach view from the resort over beach Tropical Pool View from our favorite 2nd floor cabana VIP beach great landscaping! Nice flower A pool at Cofresi Palms Resort Beach - arrival Beautiful Beach! On the VIP beach VIP Beach the family love the drinks! The VIP Beach is fantastic! Harmony Beach is a beautiful private beach. main pool birthday bash! VIP Beach VIP (basic) beach- Every day was beautiful! Ocean World Sea Lion Encounter VIP Beach Lifestyle Building 5 view from room VIP BEACH Nice courtyard Enjoying one of many delicious dinners. Only good shot of the lush vegetation that surrounds the resort. Miriam Castillo sunrise What a view The view of the ocean from our cabana bed. Food at VIP beach! VIP Beach Party time!! Paradise VIP beach The Ocean View VIP party Casablanca Buffet The wild guy I met at the resort! Private Beach Tropical Beach area View from 2nd fl bldg #5 My Room Rusted fridge vip beach Happy staff! Good times !!! simply beautiful POOL may 2014 House in between Palm Trees beautiful rainbow VIP Beach Bed VIP beds fan barely hanging in the ceiling Jugs by Jen! Now this is a vacation pool side Beautiful view From our balcony Relaxing on the Beds at VIP Beach Old TV This is mold growing around the light fixtures in the bathroom. I between each ceiling beam old was visible. The hotel's beach VIP Beach - relaxing! VIP Beach View of the ocean from VIP beach One of the pools on site. view from horseback riding trip A view of Paradise Island from the schooner the most relaxing place in the world! Our home away from home Pool Bar! view from our room VIP beds and beach Poolside at the Tropical A view of the ocean overlooking one of the pools, from the deck of the Chinese restaurant Dinner at the Blue Lagoon restauraunt View from room balconey Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa from Mount Isabel de Torres Meet new friends on this awesome vacation. The views were spectacular! Hot tub overlooking the ocean entrance Cloudy beach (both sky and water) Superior room entertainment at one of the evening pool parties Our happy, relaxed family!! Resort Map Enjoying one of the beautiful jaccuzzis facing the beach An amazing view from Lifestyles Resort! View from our room Rested Travelers Name of Bar the mian pool Sunrise view from building #1, room #1107 27 waterfalls Beach beds! bugs on bed and side tables view from our balcony
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January 15, 2017
We wish we skipped it

Our initial impression upon arriving was very positive. The grounds are kept looking very beautiful and the service at check-in was excellent. We knew from other reviews the rooms would be outdated so that was not a surprise but they were falling apart. They were kept as clean as possible but in the two rooms we had both bathrooms had cracks and broken shower parts. We didn't spend much time in our rooms so things like TVs from the early 90s weren't a very big deal to us, although I would expect more for the price. The pool was boring (our neighborhood pools here in TX are exponentially more exciting) and the beach itself was one of the ugliest we saw in our 4 weeks touring around the Dominican Republic. We DID enjoy the cabanas near the beach and they are beautiful and classy looking, so if you are there to read and lounge to the sound of the ocean (since you can't see the ocean from most of them), it is wonderful. You can order food and drinks to be delivered to you in your cabana which is fun as well. We had read so many reviews of the time share salesmen that we just walked with a purpose and unplugged the phones in our rooms and were never bothered once. So no issues there! The main positive was the food was surprisingly good! The buffets and restaurants all offered good quality and variety and we did enjoy every meal we had there. Service at the restaurants was great but at the bars it was painful to try and get someone to acknowledge you standing there wanting to order a drink. There was construction going on right by our room which lasted until pretty late at night and then when we ate dinner at the Mexican restaurant one night power saws were going on literally right next to us for the whole meal. It was so comical I videoed it! My main warning when you book your room is don't fall for booking the superior room. When I saw that as an option here on Cheap Caribbean I went for it and was excited for a special beach and a nicer room. Our room was absolutely not an upgrade (at least I sure hope it wasn't!) and EVERYONE has access to the VIP beach...it is the main beach of the resort. Save some money and if you do book here just do the standard room. All in all we would save the money we spent on this resort and skip Puerto Plata all together. We saw prettier beaches on literally every other side of the island.


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From: Houston, TX
Age: 25-34
Travel: 7+ trips/year

January 8, 2017
Girls Trip

Check in was a debacle. You had to have a printed copy of your reservation which no one keeps anymore b/c of our phones. Everyone was frustrated and angry. They really should realize that the first impression should be more pleasant. This is a nice all inclusive resort. As most all-inclusives, the food is decent but not spectacular- institution style. Facilities, pools, cabanas etc were nice. Beautiful view. "You have access to the V.I.P. Beach" means nothing. The beach is named "VIP Beach".......which everyone has access too. It is nice though. The service there was the best bar service we got. They will attempt to "upsell" you HARD. We told them not to waste their time or ours very strongly and we finally got away. Wine was unpalatable but that isn't unexpected at an all inclusive beach. You can buy nicer wine at the shops. Our maid service was amazing! Best massage I've had in a LONG time. Party on New Year's was amazingly fun. Ocean World is fun! City Tour is a big advertisement and they conveniently have souvenirs everywhere you stop. All in all, a good all-inclusive getaway experience but think I will go for more luxury and pay for my food and drinks as I go next time to upgrade the experience. Find a good waiter, sit in that area every time and tip well if you want to be treated like VIPs.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
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3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
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From: Reston, VA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 23, 2016
Exactly what I was hoping for

We loved our trip. It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted sun and sand and to spend the whole time at the beach. We weren't expecting luxury food or accommodations just something to eat and a clean comfortable bed. The staff was amazing when you treat them like human beings if your ignorant you probably get less than stellar service. I would think this goes without saying but apparently not. There were two bartenders that were awesome! Daniel the day bartender at the VIP beach and Roberto who was in the Tropical lobby bar, they made amazing drinks. Cheap Caribbean was good to work with and did what they promised. I read all the other reviews of the resort so I knew what I could be dealing with and was very happy with the overall result.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
Room Comfort
 
2.0
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From: Maine
Age: 35-44

December 23, 2016
Totally misleading

The Tropical premises is decent and for a winter get away at the price I paid I made the best of it. First we checked in, which the front desk ladies were very nice. We went to the room which was extremely outdated with mold. The handmade beds were not comfortable however I'll make the best of things. Now the next morning hoping to sleep late we were awakened at 8:30 by a man calling claiming to be our concierge and to meet him at 10:00 to show us the resort since we had to meet a rep for our transportation to return to the airpot. The concierge lied saying he works with of rep for transportation and walks us to Azul which is this nice building across the street within the resort where your handed off to another representative who apparently try's selling you a timeshare. After showing how displeased I was. We were on our way to the beach extremely annoyed that how the hotel gives your room number out to these very same guys claiming to show you around and all week we see them hovering in front of the resorts main restaurant indonese. On top of that Tropicals main buffet Casablanca is under construction so yes its very noisey. A few days in we were taking the shuttle back and forth to Cofresi resort which is like a sister resort but stll under lifestyles that you have access to their restaurants, bars snd pools. Overall, I would definitely will not be back to Lifestyle Tropical. The beach is nice and the people were very polite just wasn't happy with a few things that may not be a deal breaker for someone else.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
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Dining Options
 
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From: New York, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year