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The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
Ranked #14 of 40 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Home away home!

This is my sixth time at hotel and I just can said that I got another family in the Caribbean.

This time I when for 2 weeks in different villas. The first villa was E22 (5 bedroom villa), it was very old and far but very familiar an intimate. It's go if you want to rest and forget all.
And my second villa was rv21, I loved this villa, it has a fantastic accommodation, and location, I don't have nothing bad to say about this villa.


Willy, is the best shuttle driver picked me up every night wherever I was and helped me got home.

About about food: I loved all restaurants that I visited ( jazz, Bellini, azul, simple gourmet, trapiche, rodidzio, blue lagoon (intimate room), BBQ and personal chef at villas with Manuel chef)
Oh, creeps! And tapas Are so amazing, I love it.
Deja view staff ( Alan, Brenda, Mirelys, Lordy, Micael, Adonis, brigido, jose, Edison, the chefs, etc) are the best and always make you feel at home.

The snack at blue lagoon is horrible, the worst that I have tasted in my life. Go there just for an emergency.

Areas.. Well I loved all ( harmony, VIP pool, nv beach, serenity, cofresi palm) but I spent the most of my time at déjà view and tropical.

New year's party and welcome party were good, just they need a bit more of organization and space. ( shareholder area for new year eve was horrible, we didn't have space)

To finish, the shows and and animation (choco choco, darinel, caramelo, puti, hector, jonny bravo, blacky, elvis, barbie, roberto, etc) time always surprise me with new things!!

I can't wait to come back and see my lifestyle family again!!


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  • Stayed: December 2012
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2  Thank Daniela S
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managementteam55, Manager at The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Dear Daniela,
Thank you so much for your nice comments and taking your valuable time to share your experiences with us. Our ultimate aim is to provide service excellence; our guests’ feedback shifts our focus on any possible deficiencies that may exist throughout our Resort and helps us improve the quality of our services and facilities.It was our pleasure to host you once again at Lifestyle Crow and Royal Villas. Thank you for making our resort the preferred resort for your vacation and we look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable vacation.

Sunny regards from your 2nd home

Annett Fiedler
Crown & Royal Villas Manager
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Ahhh... So glad to be back home! If that doesn't say it here it goes. The weather was very bad but that has nothing to do with the resort except the Sunday Party was cancelled. Oh, yes, nothing else to do when it rains, bathroom or bedroom upstairs flooding, took three big blue towels each day to soak up the water leaking in and then also leaking into the room below. If you decide to go, do not have the person cook breakfast for you unless you get up so late you can not make it to the buffet. Same food, but more of a variety and fresh if you go to buffet. Now, while I'm at it, the food at the place is not good at all. Only two places were half way decent, the Mexican and the Italian. Even the Azul (Very VIP) which we were allowed to eat at because the Sunday Party was cancelled, was to put it mildly (very bad, awful).
All we have to say, six of us, is that the service was great (we tipped very well) bugs were everywhere (spiders, millipedes or centipedes, flies, nats) in room. Ohhh.... Do you need more? We were bit up by bugs in the room at night. big hole in bedspread almost had 60 year old on the floor trying to get out of bed when foot caught in the hole.
The wine (red and white) is awful, the refrigerator stinks! really stinks. We think it was the cheese they provide each day. We tipped way too much, 10 each day to the person cooking that breakfast and "cleaning" each day and then a tip to the golf carts that picked us up in the rain, the waiters, the luggage guys, the shuttle drivers, .... on and on and on......If you want to be a charitable person and provide this area of the world money through tourism then by all means go ahead, but know what you are getting into. Again, the workers are great, the food awful and the alcohol not very good at all. We are not very picky people on the norm. We were not happy campers. Well, maybe if we camped, we'd be happy.

Room Tip: If you want good food and high end alcohol do not go here. If you want nice friendly service then g...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Monica M
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was my second time at this resort. The first time we stayed in the Presidential Suites - they are awesome but You cannot get a golf cart so we opted for the Villa. We paid for a 6 bedroom villa but got two villas that were 3 bedroom each. They were side by side. We rented from a member that said they were Supreme Members. We learned later that unless you are a member you only can get Villas reserved for "guests". They are older, less equipped and in need of major repairs. Here are the pros and cons. Pros: more space, golf cart with each villa, private pool and breakfast in your villa. Cons: Older units, fewer amenities (most days we could not even get towels, some rooms had no wastebaskets or TV's). The villa was on a main road and it was very noisy. Beds were uncomfortable and everyday was a new maintenance problem. We had water leaking after every rain, toilets breaking and sinks that clogged. The breakfast that everyone is talking about is semi prepared when brought to your villa. The "maid" yes the same person cleaning your toilet with no gloves, is making your breakfast. This could be a great place to stay but for the money we paid, I expect better. I wont be staying in the Villas again until they are all upgraded or I can stay in something updated. Also, if you have allergies or breathing issues stay away. The bedroom downstairs had mold, mildew issues. The resort needs to pay its Direct TV bill. The warning that the service would be disconnected unless the bill was paid keep flashing on the TV's. Crazy!!

Room Tip: Unless you are with a Share Owner (black band) don't bother with the Villas. They are seriously...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Beverly H
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managementteam55, Manager at The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Dear Beverly,

We apologize that this time we could not fully meet your expectations but hope that you will give us another opportunity and visit again at Lifestyle Crown and Royal Villas in the near future. Please feel free to contact me for any assistance you may need.

Sincerely,

Annett Fiedler
Crown & Royal Villas Manager
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had 7 women and requested a 7 bedroom villa, when we arrived we were offered two villa's beside each other. what a beautiful site, the backyards in the villa's were breathtaking and we were able to crank up the music and enjoy ourselves. Had our private chef everymorning make us breakfast. the fridge was stocked fully. The service was top knotch and are favorite server was jose castelli. 'good Job Jose' The beaches were incrediable and staff was always there serving you with a huge smile. Our favorite restaurant was Jazz, and vip Gourmet. The Service at those two restaurnats were amazing. :)
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Over all the amenities at this resort I would highly recommend, it dose help going down with someone in your party that is a member. Thanks Laura Palmer for planning my trip and organizing my birhtday cake to my best friends birthday the day we arrived.

Room Tip: even if it rains there is always something to do! :)
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank darlene c
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managementteam55, Manager at The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Dear Darlene
Thank you for your amazing comments regarding all our offers, services and facilities. It was certainly our pleasure hosting you and your girl friends at Lifestyle Crown and Royal Villas Puerto Plata. We are happy to learn that you had a nice time with us and that your vacation experience was a unique one.
Your nice comments were passed to the rest of the team, especially to the mentioned ones.
Thank you for making Lifestyle Crown and Royal Villas Puerto Plata the preferred resort for your vacation and we are looking forward to welcome you back for another family or ladies getaway.

Sincerely,

Annett Fiedler
Crown & Royal Villas Manager
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed in a two adjacent 3bd villas with some girlfriends. The pool in the backyard, cooked breakfast at the villa each morning, and beverage service were all wonderful highlights of the trip. Our maid Ana Maria was the sweetest and I had a couple of excellent tennis lessons with Lilo (Thanks for fixing my serve). We had some trouble with getting a golf cart that was in good working order and the food was nothing to write home about but the booze kept coming and the beach was BEAUTIFUL!

Room Tip: Go V.I.P. if you can and use all of the upgraded services and restaurants.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Laticia J
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managementteam55, Manager at The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Dear Laticia,
We are glad to learn that you enjoyed all our services and facilities and that your vacation experience was a memorable one.
Your nice comments were passed to the rest of the team, especially to the mentioned ones.
Thank you for making Lifestyle Crown and Royal Villas Puerto Plata to your preferred vacation destination and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another unforgettable vacation with friends or family.


Sincerely,

Annett Fiedler
Crown & Royal Villas Manager
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

The best vacation ever. The people are great! Food was some of the best we ever ate. All the fun a bunch of friends getting together could ask for! We were grateful for the wonderful food, drinks, and staff. Simply amazing!!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Deb27TN
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managementteam55, Manager at The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you so much for your nice comments. It was our pleasure to host you at Lifestyle Crown and Royal Villas. Thank you for making our resort the preferred resort for your vacation and we look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable vacation.

Sunny regards

Annett Fiedler
Crown & Royal Villas Manager
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Six of us shared a 3 bedroom villa. Beautiful resort. Make sure you attend the VIP Welcome party Sunday evening. The food was great with many stations and something for everyone. The entertainment that night had a little something for everyone, even the kids. We enjoyed the VIP Beach early on, and eventually upgraded and spent most of the time at Serenity and Harmony Beaches. I had a 1 hour massage at Serenity Beach with the sound of waves in the background. It is a big place and with our upgrade we got golf carts which was fun. Their is 24 hour shuttle service available to get you anywhere on the resort in short notice. Some of us took the helicopter tour. There is free WiFi in some areas. Skip the nightly show in the Coliseum - very bad! Our our inclusive package included breakfast prepared for us in our villa and it was wonderful (omelots, breads, fresh fruit, and fried cheese - I know). We ate at the Brazilian restaurant and it was great. We also ate at: Azul, Jazz, and Simply Gourmet (upgraded restaurants). No complaints on food at all. Service was awesome. We truly felt that the Domincan people appreciated us. We hired a taxi driver to take us on a 1/2 day trip to visit the Brugal rum factory, a jewely store, tour of poor and more affluent areas, and a cable car ride to the top of the mountain. He charged $50 for the whole group and we tipped him nicely. That trip through the resort would have been $79 each.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank monajoe
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managementteam55, Manager at The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

First of all: Welcome to our Lifestyle Family!
We are glad to learn that you enjoyed all our services and facilities and that your vacation experience was a memorable one.
Your nice comments were passed to the rest of the team.
Thank you for making Lifestyle Crown and Royal Villas Puerto Plata to your preferred vacation destination and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another unforgettable vacation with friends or family.


Sincerely,

Annett Fiedler
Crown & Royal Villas Manager
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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Address: | Lifestyle Tower, Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Puerto Plata
#9 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Plata
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range: $105 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown Villas at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A classical Mediterranean style Villa, with red tile roof, archways and stone columns with a magnificent tropical garden. The Villa offers a private swimming pool, a superb location, shaded terrace, veranda, kitchen, and a full private bath leading directly off each bedroom. Also included is a maid and a golf-cart. ... more   less 
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