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The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
Ranked #11 of 40 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Went with 3 couples and were treated like dirt because we had the blue bracelets. The rooms were dirty, we had no hot water and some days had no water at all. 4 of us got sick from the food. And don't count on eating at the good restaurants unless you have a gold or black bracelet. The pool activity guys were awesome though and made the stay much more enjoyable. Jhony bravo, Lenny kravitz, big bamboo and Jon cena were awesome! And Carlos R at Casablanca is the best server in the whole place. And don't fall for the "tour" bc it's a time share presentation and they don't wanna offer anything for you to do it unless you buy!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you can imagine a Resort where all your needs and wants are met i would suggest you give Lifestyle Resort, Tropical a try. I came alone since my job vacation is not so flexible, but when a friend recommended me to go to this all inclusive, i thought I would give it a try. And when i tell you i felt like a Queen every day that I was there I would not be lying. On Sunday was the Welcome party where the staff and people around me were so friendly and wonderful, I had a Great experience from day one. All the best foods were served on Sunday night and the performance given was AMAZING. Personally, I found John Cena the most entertaining. He is very nice and friendly with all the ladies, and all the ladies found him to be their favorite. \ I mean once you see this guy you wouldn't want to miss a show, which is on every single night at the Colosseum in the resort. BIIIIG thank you to Puchi Puchi, Big Bamboo, Big Banana, Caramello, Johnny Bravo for always entertaining and never letting a girl have a dull moment! Bravo!!! I will come again, this time with girlfriends, or heck, id come alone again! Overall I had a great time, so good, i cried the last day i had to leave. Wonderful and friendly staff. Great food (in my experience). Drinks are unlimited -(GO TO VIP BEACH WHERE THE LIQUOR IS THE BEST) and the excursions are unforgettable. 5 stars all the way!!!

Room Tip: Sushi and best drinks at VIP Beach!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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The Management T, Manager at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Dear Guest,

It is of great honor to us to receive a review like this one that you have kindly shared with us. Your compliment towards our staff really shows the readers the true results of our efforts to provide an unforgettable experience and also help us to always improve our service. We are glad to see that we have achieved your satisfaction and we hope to have you with us at the Lifestyle Tropical Beach resort & Spa in the near future.

Best regards,

The Management

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a great resort overall! For the price I paid, the quality is above and beyond. Tons of pools and bars. Lounging on the beds by the beach is a must. The service is especially awesome. The entertainment works really hard to keep the guests happy. In particular, John Cena, Lenny Kravitz, Bambu and Puchi were wonderful and hilarious. The shows every night should not be missed! This is my second time visiting The Tropical, and I will definitely return in the future. Thank you everyone for making my vacation so enjoyable!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was our 3rd trip to the Lifestyles Resort and by far our favorite vacation spot! We can't say enough nice things about the staff including some of our favorites each time we've been there: Johnny Bravo making sure everyone is always having a great time, John Cena (we LOVE to watch him do aerobics), Carmello is always hilarious and having a blast, Lenny Kravitz will dance with anyone, Puchi and our favorite event coordinator Bonbu make this place so fun! We also love our favorite bartender Andres who is always bringing us beverages, and Randy the lifeguard. Everyone is so polite and willing to go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. We stayed on the Cofresi side (ROOMS ARE SO MUCH NICER - minus the thin walls) but ventured over to Tropical every day just to see all the staff as it was more fun. We'll be back!

Room Tip: Stay on the Cofresi side, the rooms are updated, fully functional and SO much nicer than Tropical.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We spent a week in paradise. The hotel is beautiful, the weather is always sunny, the food is excellent, the pools and the beaches are wonderful. We would like to thank all the love, kindness and attention with which we were treated. From the day we arrived to the Lifestyle Tropical until the day we left, we were treated like we were family. Already we are really, really missing everything. We will take into our hearts the best memories. A very special thanks to the staff of entertainment, Johny Bravo, PuchiPuchi, Lenny Kravitz, Banboo, John Cena, always happy, cheerful, fun, never seem to get tired. Must be because they work doing what they love, with love.

We also thank our maid, Jacinta, all staff from the bars, restaurants, cleaning, reception, each of you is special and without you, our vacation would never have been as good.
We stayed in room 4102 ground floor and it was great, close to the restaurants, the entrance, the beach, the pools. The VIP Beach is perfect, the best drinks, great service, cleanliness, organization. Just would be better if the beach opened earlier (is open from 8am to 6pm).

We honestly do not understand those who complain about your stay, we understand that it is not possible to please everyone all the time, but the place is so beautiful and everything that is good in the resort compensate for very small problems that may have been (sometimes lacked water - were obviously making some repairs to improvements, and never for longer than 10 minutes.) If something does not come out as expected, just look out the window, look around, see the sun, the green, the smiles, hear the music to forget any problem.

Thank you all, we highly recommend the hotel to anyone who wants to enjoy a wonderful holiday with beautiful beaches, sun, heat, and being around people who make us feel very cherished all the time. And a special thanks with all our affection, to the lovely Dominican people.
Surely we will return!
With love,
Aline and Fabiola
Porto Alegre / RS
Brazil

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I went for 4 days on the $19/person special. The room was clean and food was pretty good. The menu didn't vary much each day, but for $19 and alcohol included, we can't really complain. We had a problem with the TV remote. Maintenance came in about 30 minutes. It's island time, so that was fast. We were given a reservation at the Mexican restaurant. It was not anything to write home about. The sangria was good. The desserts are Dominican, not Mexican. I will request a different restaurant the next go around. The VIP party on Sunday night makes up for the lack of variety all the other days. I had lobster, shrimp, etc. It was GREAT! Even had a sheet cake. That is abnormal for D.R.

We are going back in October 2013 for the same price. It is a nice, reasonable priced getaway. You can't beat it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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The Management T, Manager at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Thank you so much for your nice comments. It was our pleasure to host you at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort Puerto Plata and we look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable vacation.


Annett Fiedler
Hotel Manager
The Tropical, Royal Suites,
Crown & Residence Suites

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was my first time in the Dominican Republic and the stay at Lifestyle Tropical was great. It was the entertainment staff that made the trip so enjoyable. They also kept me smiling, entertain and were always helpful. John Cena kept me active with his aerobic workouts and dance moves (great body & smile, ladies), Jonny Bravo’s warm personality and his shaky- shaky, Lenny Kravitz and Big Bambu out coming demeanor and sense of humor (great Spanish teachers). Puchi and Tairis who were so personal and caring and George of the Jungle who was so respectful and had the most inviting smile. Make sure you get some tennis lesson from Manuel. Last but not least, the man that keeps it all together and takes good care of you Banana!!!! Also, I want to thank Jacqueline who took care of us during breakfast and lunch.

Carmen says So Oh My Mutherrrrr !!!!

Hotel was alright you may want to bring your own wash cloth (hard to get one); sometimes no hot water and room was a tad warm with ac running. Beautiful pools

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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The Management T, Manager at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your experiences regarding your recent stay at our resort. We very much appreciate your feedback, as it is through this medium that we are able to address guest issues and provide a high level of guest satisfaction.
We passed your nice comments to the rest of the team!
Thank you for making Lifestyle Puerto Plata the preferred resort for your vacation and we look forward to welcoming you back next year again.

Sincerely,

Annett Fiedler
Hotel Manager
The Tropical, Royal Suites,
Crown & Residence Suites

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Additional Information about The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

Address: Columbus Torre 1 | Playa Cofresi, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic (Formerly Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa)
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range: $89 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within the sprawling Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, The Tropical offers a classic hotel vacation experience set within quaint, two- and threestory, Mediterranean-style buildings. The mood is laid-back and distinctively Caribbean. Guest enjoy all resort facilities and amenities (excluding the V.I.P areas) including swimming pools, a choice of excellent restaurants, exercise rooms, tennis courts, windsurfing and so much more. The Lifestyle Tropical is Ideal for couples seeking a private island hide-away with all the advantages of a world-class resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort And Spa
Lifestyle Tropical Beach Hotel Puerto Plata
Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort Spa
Hacienda Tropical
Hotel Lifestyle Tropical Beach

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