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The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
Columbus Torre1 | Playa Confesi, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #17 of 41 hotels in Puerto Plata
Brooklyn, New York
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175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
“VIP Member”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I.ve been a member since 2007. Lifestyles has defiantly change since I purchased my timeshare. They have acquired all of the property surrounding them. I love Ito see what else is new every time I return. My 2 favorite places are the crown villas and the presidential suites. This time we stayed at the villas for 2 weeks. We had a chef come to our villa to prepare us breakfast every morning. Our housekeeper Rosa was so sweet. The private pool in our villa was an awesome place to hang out at the end of the day. They even gave us a private BBQ once each week. The large choices of restaurants offer top notch dinning. They have 3 beaches and so many pools to choose from. I definitely don't regret my membership. Their idea of VIP is feeling like loyalty. Can't wait till next time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It may have been because i had the luxury to travel with a shareholder of this resort but it was an incredible experience! We stayed in a beautiful 7 bedroom villa and ate amazing food at every meal! My favorite restaurant on the resort was Azul...the seafood bowl was incredible! the ambiance was beautiful and the staff was very professional.
The Foam Party they do on Thursdays is a must! So much fun...especially because I had never seen anything like it...
Their disco "Ice" is a disappointment...but everything else was a fun time!
You must find JOHNNY BRAVO during your stay! He is a fantastic dancer and all around charismatic and fun person to be around. He had several suggestions for us and even took us to Kareoke and a disco called PURE one of the nights we were there...one of the best nights of our 9 day vacation in Puerta Plata...
I also highly recommend hiking the 27 falls while you are there...they do not disappoint!

Room Tip: We were in the villas...but I heard the presidential suites are really nice as well...you get what y...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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northern va
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our 4th trip to puerto plata. The staff is very accomodating. Our best concierge was Ceasar from first trip. We've had others who were also good but he was excellent! We stayed 4 nights in the gorgeous Presidential Suites. Then when the other couples arrived we moved over to one of the brand new Villas. We enjoyed the pool, VIP beach, new oyster bar, crepe bar and the villa. Planning next trip now!

Room Tip: Make sure you arrange helo flight back as soon as you arrive. BBQ was excellent. We had 2 because...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I book this resort via www.Prestigeworldwidevacations.com. The team at prestige was very helpful. The Resort is best in the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. The Lifestyles Holidays Vacation
Club is an experience of a life time. The accommodation and hotel grounds are very clean and up kept. The welcome party on Sunday night has a Las vegas style show and buffet that are spectacular. Since we stayed in a villa we had a golf cart to get around the resort. I highly recommend this resort and will go there again. Since this is a membership resort be shore
to book through www.Prestigeworldwidevacations.com.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cromwell, Connecticut
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We booked our trip through Mark Austin and I had the time of my life. The food, the villa, the entertainment- everything was fabulous! My friends told me it was going to be a great trip, but it was even better than what they described. Every day I was waking up in paradise, in a gorgeous villa, with a day full of beautiful beach time at Serenity beach, or relaxing by the pool, and we had fabulous breakfasts, lunches and dinners. It was the most delicious food - we went to numerous restaurants and all of them were beyond fabulous with magnificent chefs. There was so much to do at night- bars, dancing, shows, parties, etc. I fell in love with this place. It was the best vacation I have ever had.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Once again - we had an amazing time. We booked our trip through Mark Austin - always do and always will. He makes sure we have everything! We are never disappointed and actually most times (before we even leave) we are planning and talking about next year! We had a four bedroom villa this year - simple beautiful. Chef every morning to make an amazing breakfast and of course, my omlet from scratch along with fresh mango smoothies - YUM!! There are 16 different restaurants with the combined resorts now. With so many different restaurant options - everyone will find at least one that they LOVE!! My most favorite dining experience this year was the Brazilian Steak house - that is located on Cofresi. Easy golf cart ride away. Serenity is gorgeous and the 'Oh Crepes' food bar/restaurant is really great. You can have meat/chicken or sweet - the choice is yours. The staff is friendly and accomodating - all you need to do is ask, and if it is within their power - it will be DONE! The question that I am always asked is - what color band - we upgrade to gold.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California City, California
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We bid on a week in a 4 bedroom villa at an auction & was lead to believe the place was "over the top". Gross exaggeration. The local people were very friendly & helpful. The others, not so much. The "chef" was a maid cooking pre-made breakfast. None of the showheads worked & one was installed improperly so sprayed outward the whole time. Everything is cheap - the paper goods, the food, the drinks (watered down), the towels. All the ice cream tastes the same (bad). Our villa had bare minimum appointments (no bedside lamps, 2 towels in each bath), the furniture was damaged and some broken. The beaches were nice (Serenity & NV were our favorites). One morning, we were told someone was going to "show us around this beautiful place" and a man picked us up in a open air wagon. They took us to the sales center. We had NEVER expressed interest in buying & no one even asked us if we were interested in hearing the pitch. Very underhanded. We walked back to our villa WITHOUT the tour. We had a nice enough time with our friends & kids, but I would not go back. It was very disappointing & definitely not "over the top".

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Columbus Torre1 | Playa Confesi, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown Villas are the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity, as each is a small estate home with sumptuous, private three and four bedrooms that offer guests a unique and exclusive vacation experience. All of these villas are a classical Spanish Mediterranean style architecture, with red tile roofs, stucco plastered archways and distinguished stone columns with generous tropical gardens where hibiscus, bougainvilleas and other magnificent tropical plants abound. All have a private swimming pool, shaded terrace, veranda, kitchen, and a full private bath leading directly off each bedroom. The villas are furnished with rattan, elephant bamboo and a natural Caribbean wattle work and are equipped with air conditioning, overhead fans, and cable television. The Crown Villas are part of the all-inclusive Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort and guests have access to all the facilities of the Resort (excluding the V.I.P areas). A personal maid and an exclusive menu in each of the seven Resort restaurants complete these perfect accommodations. ... more   less 
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