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“My week at lifestyles in the presidential suites” 4 of 5 stars
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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club
Corfresi Beach #2, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #10 of 42 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Mendon,IL
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“My week at lifestyles in the presidential suites”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Great accommodations and staff. I don't understand the membership and didn't want one. Looks like they will oversell the memberships and availability will be a problem.
The weather couldn't have been better for the 3rd week of January.
We took a cab to Sosua and spent some time shopping and at the beach.
Our driver was named Elias and his English, information and directions were very helpful. Do this early in your stay and it will help you get comfortable with what happens outside of the gates.

I have to give the staff a 5 star rating. Wendy at the front desk was super to work with. Lenny and the gang by the Tropical pool are very entertaining and made that area our favorite spot.
Gary and Joel went out of their way to help at whatever we asked of them.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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Fairfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We are vacation club members and we have been here about 8 times. I have also sent friends and family here. We have watched this resort grow and grow and it becomes more amazing each time we are there. Actually went twice in 2012 within a month of each. Once with couples and the second time with my daughter and her friends for "Spring Break". The girls had a blast! The food is great. The Tapas bar is amazing. It's so nice to see so many familiar faces each time we go.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Just wanted to send a special thank you to the Entertainment Staff of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club! Especially to Jhony Tejeda and friends. You made our vacation extra special for our boys. Playing volleyball with them and getting them to join other games, really made for a great experience for my family & I. Again, Thank you so very much! Hope to see you in the our future travels!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have just returned from LHVC and loved every minute of our stay!! Well, let me rephrase that and say that we loved the resort and its surroundings. The weather could have been better. When making this reservation, we were under the impression that this was not the rainy season. We soon found out how wrong we were!
In sprite of the so so weather, we went to the beach everyday. There are plenty of places to go under cover when the rain begins to fall.
Where do I begin to describe how wonderful this place is? From the service to the food to the activities, everything was fantastic. The resort offers Mexican, Italian, Asian, Dominican, seafood, and a steakhouse, something to satisfy even the most finicky eater.
There are many beaches to choose from, all with drinks and snacks served by the nicest people. Security is everywhere and shuttle service is available for those who don't have gold carts.
A must see is the Welcome Party on Sunday. Complete with fireworks, there is music for every generation. You'll soon be dancing in the aisles, as we were!
I can't say enough about this resort. We will be back there in October, ready for another week or so of pampering.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

just returned from 7 day vacation at LVC with 4 girlfriends....once we ironed out our accommodations after arriving at 2am , the next morning VIP service rep, John, was wonderful in changing our rooms to the expected jr suites (as originally booked in my membership) ), we totally enjoyed our experience there. Loved the new VIP member beach "NV", at never had to search for an available sunbed/chair, wait for drinks or food service at any of the bars or beaches; Serenity Beach service was over whelming,especially! my guests were very impressed with the smiles received from everyone. Food , especially at the VIP Gourmet & Indian restaurant was delicious, and very fun attentive staff always. We had reservations confirmed ahead of time for the whole week, which made planning much easier, too. We met many interesting and fun people. The front desk staff at Tropical need to communicate better, as we had booked 2 jr suites, and had to change next day ...and we were promised 2 hospitality rooms to shower on last day and ended up only getting one for the 4 of us, which was a frustrating end to a perfect time....that was the ONLY recommendation: "don;t promise something and then do different". other wise, our trip was once again above expectations and I am proud to be a member since 2004.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Excellent service and fun provided by this young man, very friendly, helpful, respectable...went out of his way all day long, every day...this man deserves a raise!!:):):) The reservations for dinners wasn't a good system...need earlier and reservations should be able to be made.In room drinks were to be replenished and never were..pools great, sunbeds wonderful...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

In my case in 7 years i've never had a bad experience at lifestyle...The only thing i don't like about it is the constant upgrading because it's the only way to guarantee you'll get what you want when you want...I'm a shareholder at LHVC and i live in the country...my advice to you is to find a shareholder to make your reservation for you and that will be present at your check in(if you are not a member or haven't upgraded because we have priority over everyone else)...that way you really enjoy your stay and you don't have salesman harassing you into upgrading...It's my favorite hotel to go to so far and trust me i've been in many resorts in that country...but the Food in the casa blanca buffet kinda sucks(lets put it out there)

The lifestyle in punta cana has a way better buffet(Amazing food...i'm a pro at binge eating there)...but there is only one VIP bar,only rooms (no villas,or PS, apartments etc.)...In punta there's a lot more people in their 20's so we have a blast...and since the hotel isnt as big you can mingle and browse with ease(for my players out there hehe)...Not a big fan of lifestyle in bavaro(did most of my stay visiting other beaches and bars...only went there to sleep so i cant really talk about it)

Back to puerto plata...Now the VIP places have food(i call them snacks...because i always ask for 2 or 3 plates....but its good)...I only went to the buffet 3 times in 7 years so i don't know if they made progress there...i always order pizzas at bellini in the afternoon...But for dinner all the VIP restaurants are good(My favorite is the brazilian)...so when you get there make your reservations for your whole stay and you'll be good...and there's foods and drinks 24/7 at blue lagoon.

There's a shuttle service to take you anywhere you want to go in case you don't have a golf cart...every sunday there's a party for members...there's a show every night at 9 or 10 ..not sure because i don't watch it(boring...but other people might like it)...Hookah bar at VIP world...serenity beach and deja view(SH) for people who want to relax...Harmony and VIP beach for people who want noise...there are 2 clubs in the resort (Ice and vibe)...in vibe shareholders drink free but everyone else has to pay...and in ice its free (but its the same alcohol you get at the main pools...no good quality drinks)...there's also lighthouse a club in ocean world and even better coco bongo a club 15 minutes from the hotel in playa dorada.

Lifestyle in punta cana has one club called moon but everybody pays there...and if you have a car i suggest you go to imagine,jewel,Oro or Mangu(CRAAZY!)...impossible not to have fun in those clubs...30 minutes drive but it's worth it.

Back to Puerto plata...The kids club sucks(if you have kids)...so far the best kid club ive seen is in Hard rock at punta cana...they have everything there(arcade room,mad games.. you name it!)

The service is great...just make sure you check everything is working in your room before you take it...and be aggresive when you get there...dont settle for NOTHING...i see a lot of people make that mistake.

Also if you are a member make sure you have close contact with your representative...this way they'll never screw you over.

Right now shareholders are at the top but in a few years im pretty sure there will be owners taking over.

Thats all i got to say for now,
Cheers

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corfresi Beach #2, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 108
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