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The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
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        Reviewed February 25, 2009

        i really really loved this resort, and no i was not a VIP, our room was always cleaned, sheets were always changed and we always had drinks and extra towels in our room all the time. the food i cant complaine there because not everyone will cook the same ways you do to me the food was good. i loved the hotel and all the staff they were always very greetful and all which made u seem more at home, i found that the location was excellent because we were 2 minutes away from the ocean and we had a verairty of pools to go. now the day and night shows that were put on by the staff was great they always new how to make you laugh and all, esp. spaugetti, ariel aka willy wonka (oh my god) which is his famous saying, manny, super joe, shakalaca, chicky sexy and all the dancers. i was never bothered by the vip staff only them saying hello, and i will be going back since i loved it so much. and i cant forget the bartenders who were amazing and amaking awsome drinks and all esp. my fav banana mamma the resort is also good to bring children the staff keeps them very entertained.

        • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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        Thank sparkles_86
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        Reviewed February 25, 2009

        Excellent place from check-in to check-out. Beaches are great, pool is outstanding, food great, service excellent, facilities great

        • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with friends
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        Thank oskewowo
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        Reviewed February 23, 2009

        Our travel agent didn't tell us anything about this VIP before we got here, when you get to the hotel you notice it as soon as you get settled into your room. You can't even order whiskey, malibu or vodka if your not VIP. Bars weren't 24 hours, Our safe was broken I complained 6 times in 2 days when we left it still wasn't fixed, NEVER got water couldn't go to the a la cartes always reserved for VIPs.
        The best part was when they overbooked the hotel they were trying to send us to another hotel not resort but a 2 star hotel!!!!
        VIP reps literally stock the front door of the main buffet to get you to go to the timeshare info sessions to get you to spend between $5800-100000 for the year in membership fees.
        This hotel is a joke. The entertainment staff Manny, Willy were awesome did what they could with what they had.
        Please if you want to have a good time on your hard earned money don't go here it was bad enough we had to experience it, wouldn't want this to happen to anyone else.

        • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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        Thank char001
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        Reviewed February 20, 2009

        I found that the focus was on the VIP members of this resort. The food was average, with some resturants being borderline poor. I think the value was overpriced. The room furniture was uncomfortable with some needing replacing. The resorts helicopter was constantly overflying the units, at what I as a pilot, feel is an unsafe altitude over a congested area giving you a feeling of concern and aggravation. The staff was very pleasant and accomodating.

        • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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        Thank airshows
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        Reviewed February 19, 2009

        I just returned from spending 4 nights at this resort with my entire family (11 of us). We were looking for a beach vacation to relax. Upon arrival we found that the suites were overbooked and people were forced to share 2 bedroom suites (can u imagine?). We were lucky in that we were not bumped. Our 2 bedroom suite left much to be desired starting with hot water. The shower only had 2-3 minutes of hot water before it ran out. The beds were like sleeping on brick and the living room area was terribly small and uncomfortable. in additoion, if we wanted to use the room safe we needed to pay $12 but our lock was totaly busted so we saved that $12. We were not time share members so to say that we were treated like second class citizens would be putting it mildly. Everything at the resort is determinded by the color bracelet you are wearing right down to the house wine you are served. The house wine we were served was undrinkable but that was perfectly paired with the food at this resort. We found the found inedible at EVERY meal, it was shocking! I suggest sticking to pasta and pizza. As a non time share member it took 1 1/2 hours to make a reservation at a restaurant and they would only give us 6:30pm reservations because our party was so large. When we got to the restaurants we found that they take your order and serve by the color of your braclete so VIP's get served first. We ended up waiting 2 hours for our food at both a la carte dinners while the restaurants were half full and they made us come at 6:30 or threatened to give our table away. As for the beach, the first day we went down to the beach around 10:30 and we were able to find 1 beach chair (for 11 of us) and NOT 1 towel. After about 2 hours they brought us some towels. The beach was the 1 thing we counted on salvaging this trip but found the beach very small and slanted while the water was murky and full of rocks and seaweed. The lounge chairs they offer are terribly uncomfortable (at first I thought i got a defective one). Quite honestly i could go on and on but think my point has been made. I recommend going someplace else!

        • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
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