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The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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#9 of 17 all-inclusives in Puerto Plata
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The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort Stretching along 1.5 miles of golden sands at Cofresi Beach, the jewel of the Amber Coast, lays The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, the essence of a true tropical beachfront resort experience. The buildings are 3-Story Mediterranean style, amid the Caribbean influenced roofs and cobblestone walkways. All inclusive food and drinks.
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Head massage
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Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
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Spanish
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Randall B wrote a review 8 Apr
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Maybe a 2 star experience. Rooms were dated. A/C doesn't cool well. Do not drink any tap water. All cable TV channels are grainy. Showers had mold/mildew. Music from pool and restaurants was constantly loud in our rooms. Window pain was broken. Hot water extremely slow to get hot. NO WASHCLOTHS HERE, only towels. Weak alcoholic drinks. Beach access cut off at night! Designated areas depending on wrist band color you're wearing. Room wasn't cleaned even though we were not in it and the door hanger for privacy was not used and the card asking to replace sheets displayed on the bed. Only 1 small trashcan in the room located in the bathroom. Open-air lobby and restaurants so be prepared for a humid outdoor experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear guest, We thank you for your feedback and for giving us your point of view about our property and services as it helps us to improve our standards. On behalf of the Management please accept our sincere apologies for any instance of inconvenience experienced during your stay with us. Respectfully yours, The Management Team
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BGRRRL wrote a review Jan 2023
Indianapolis, Indiana21 contributions10 helpful votes
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What others have mentioned is very true: We all receive a VIP bracelet, but the color makes a big difference on what areas and restaurants you have access. The Lifestyle marque has several properties: Tropical, Cofresi, Presidential and Royal Suites as well as villas. You will have access depending on the color/level you have. This is the most confusing part. Everyone is called VIPs but it really doesn't mean anything. For example, we thought we had booked a room with 2 queen beds (Glad our friends didn't join us). Some of the beaches as well as bars and restaurants are only accessible with your level so don't expect that you have full access when they tell you that there are 10+ restaurants. With our level we could only make one reservation for our entire stay. However, the food is relatively good variety and consistent. We were told they would have veg*n options and they did, but rarely a protein. In a country where food typico would always include Frijoles, it was very challenging. The Pearl often had Quinoa and mushrooms. Indochine was amazing, but again, we were not "permitted" to dine there every night. If you travel globally, this place is a wonderful value. Set your expectations accordingly. The drinks are weak & or watered down, but would you really want to be somewhere that everyone is hammered by 1pm? The performances were amazing and included! We also felt the excursions were excellent and affordable (We went to the Damajagua Waterfalls and our friends did the The Cable Car Puerto Plata ). We also really enjoyed some of Spa treatments as well. The jacuzzi's are not hot like many cultures prefer. It was amazing to have access to the ocean front and so many different pools. Also, if you tip, the staff remember you and take better care of you. Honestly, I think we will find a different resort that does not allow kids under 18 or 21. Sounds like a parent describes some of this issue in great detail. I will add, most of the personal speakers seemed to be blasting music and were on the arm of what appeared to be underage kids.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Tip your bartender and servers generous and earlier to get better service.
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Responded 18 Jan 2023
Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking some time to express your impressions during your stay at The Tropical. Your review and comments are very appreciated by us in order to improve our operation. Thank you so much for your opinion. Best Regards The Management
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Curious19809519103 wrote a review 6 Apr
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The resort is 5 resorts, Tropical and Confresi hotels and then 3 timeshare properties. Hotel guests are second class citizens and cannot use most of the facilities- and while it advertises 9 restaurants you can only use a non buffet once. The buffet was fine but would have been nice to get more variety/ table service. Although they advertise premium alcohol, they only have Bacanal brand which is a watered down Dominican brand. Rooms need repair, toilet, shower only worked off and on due to water pressure issues. Has a nice beach but no lounge chairs at all. Had a good time nonetheless.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: On weekends popular spot for Dominicans which means the place is overcrowded. Arrive on a Sunday...
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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your time and effort in helping us improve our services. Your comments are very valuable to us and we will consider them to enhance our guests' experience. We are sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations in some aspects during your stay with us. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards, The Management.
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vhash77 wrote a review 1 Apr
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina1051 contributions329 helpful votes
We stayed at this property the last week of March 2024. We traveled with our son who is a VIP Level Property Owner with this resort. I will be sharing the negatives first of this property - in no way allow the negatives to deter from staying at this property - just be aware of potential issues which may or may not happen We did have travel issues getting to the resort on our first day, therefore, our arrival was early morning the following day. Due to failure in communication on the resort part, even though our son was constently sending e-mails and chats with the resort, we had to hire a taxi to get to the resort from the airport. We had a total of 3 rooms in building 6. One was on first floor, the other 2 on the second floor. There were issues with all 3 rooms - however - 1 of the 3 room issues was tolerable and did not interfere with the entire stay- a closet door scrubbed/stuck to the floor, and the combination for the safe that was requested to have was never given - after researching and realizing it was never charged to my account I opted not to say anything further about the use of the safe. The first floor room door lock did not work properly - anyone could simply turn the handle and walk in - it took until the 3rd day for the repair of it to actually be correct. The other 2nd floor room had mold and even a mushroom growing in the shower, this was also remedied on the 3rd day by moving those in this room to another room. Additionally there are several staff who are not bi-lingual making it a little difficult to order food items/drinks with clarity. Our son as a VIP owner did consistently address our concerns and by the 3rd day things were smoothing out. He did have to ask for the refrigerators to be stocked appropriately with water and sodas. The property grounds were kept clean and well groomed. The peacocks were fun to see and listen to. The map provided by the resort is a little confusing on finding locations, therefore the need to ask for directions a lot. Upon arrival you are constantly approached by sales staff to take a tour of the property- even with wearing the gold VIP bands they want to try to upsale to the next level - so be warned of this. The evening meals at the different restaruants are amazing - excluding the Indochine Asian - none of us liked the taste of our food at it. However, Jazz, Rodizio, The Blue Lagoon, Gourmet and Moonlight are all wonderful! We also dined at Blue's for breakfast - much better than the Casablanca buffet. Vienna Coffee House is wonderful as well. We caught 2 of the shows at the Colosseum - the first show - Zulu Afro-Taino was not entertaining - the dancers were not coordinated at all - we left after 10 minutes --- the Magician show was good though. During the day on Wednesday they held a Dominican Party - the first 15 minutes we saw was great - had to depart for a medical issue. My son and his family thoroughly enjoyed the Foam Party held on Thursday at the pool. As I said the food was amazing, the ice cream, burgers, pizza, and sushi near the beach area were great. Our last 3 days at the resort we stayed on the VIP section of the beach on the lounge beds. Very relaxing with beautiful views of the ocean. We choose to tip our wait staff - housekeeper, restaurant staff - they truly appreciated the tips - just a few dollars but it does make a difference. All in all our experience wasn't bad, we would go back again, and be more knowledgabe for the next stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Grab a spot on the beach loungers around 8am or you own't find any Tip those who serve you - it...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for your comments and positive review. It was our pleasure to host you at The Tropical Hotel. It is of great importance to know our guest's experience to improve our services. We thanks also for bringing your concerns and observations to our attention. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience encountered during your stay with us. Please be assured that we will take corrective measures to provide a better service to all our clients. We really appreciate your positive review and it would be a pleasure to host you again in the near future. Warm regards, The Management
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Marsha wrote a review 1 Apr
Lakewood, New York5 contributions
I went to this resort with two of my adult children and a friend. We had two units. The food was great. It was nice to try different cuisines. We became like family with some of the staff, so it was sad to leave. We would definitely go back!!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you for your positive review! The nice notes like the one you kindly posted on TripAdvisor are very appreciated by us. We are grateful for you taking some time to express your impressions during your stay at The Tropical. Your comments encourage us to continue improving our services. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to being able to welcome you back. Warmest Regards The Management
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Mirella T wrote a review Mar 2024
Mississauga, Canada2 contributions
Don't Go!!! One of Worst resort in the in the Dominique! Staff not friendly Food was terrible Rooms were run down No hot water in shower Hot water in toilet Our room flooded Had to pay staff for towels and extra Management did not care Not senior friendly
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don't Go
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Dear guest, Thank you very much for the time you took to share your review with the TripAdvisor community. Please rest assured that we take all reviews as an opportunity to detect possible shortcomings and chances for improvement. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences that you may have experienced; we sincerely regret that, on this occasion, we were not able to fully meet your expectations. With best regards, The Management
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mykellhorner wrote a review Mar 2024
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Nice resort with lots of activities, food, bars. Only issue was no hot water and peacocks are very noisy. Checking process was long but rci representative was very friendly and explained all amenities and activities on resort well.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to write about your stay with us. It is of great importance to know our guest´s experience to improve our services. We are really happy to read such a nice opinion about our services and facilities. It would be a pleasure to host you again in the future. Best regards, The Management
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davidrosenblum1115 wrote a review Mar 2024
New York City, New York1 contribution
excellente! great time with my daughter and girlfriends. Took advanatge of scuba, golf, all inclusive drinks and food . would come back with my husband and the whole family for sports and games and fun
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Tropical It is of great importance to know our guest's experience to improve our services. We are really happy to read such a nice opinion about our resort, services, and facilities and appreciate that you have shared it on TripAdvisor with other future guests. It would be a pleasure to host you again in the future. Warmest Regards The Management
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Martaveous wrote a review Mar 2024
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
While the resort had its charms, such as beautiful surroundings and friendly staff, I was disappointed by the prevalence of cigarette smoke, which detracted from the overall experience. Additionally, while the breakfast buffet was satisfactory, it didn't quite meet my expectations. Overall, it was an okay stay, but improvements could be made to enhance the overall enjoyment for all guests.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking some time to express your impressions during your stay at The Tropical. Your review and comments are very appreciated by us to improve our operation. Thank you so much for your opinion. Best Regards The Management
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Michala19132 wrote a review Mar 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Hello, this is the second time my family and I visited the Dominican Republic. The first time we ventured out and explored, this time we planned to just stay on the Resort and actually relax. The first day here, the electricity cut off periodically while we were in our room, the second day there was no water in our hotel room which stopped us from showering or using the restrooms. The TV remote didn’t work, our hotel phone didn’t work and lastly we had a smoke detector that would beep throughout the day/night. When we usually go on vacation, I usually take the family on an adventure however this one time we planned to play it safe and stay on the resort, the decision back fired. I informed guest service and nothing was fixed, we had a (7) day stay.
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. All your comments are very helpful to improve our services. Let us apologize for not exceeding your expectations in some aspects of your stay with us. Best Regards, The Management
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₹7,341 - ₹13,348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lifestyle tropical beach hotel puerto plata, lifestyle tropical beach resort and spa, lifestyle tropical beach resort spa, hacienda tropical, hotel lifestyle tropical beach
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicPuerto Plata ProvincePuerto Plata
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Which popular attractions are close to The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata (0.8 km), Bravissimo Fiesta Premium (0.9 km), and Cofresi Beach (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Papillon, Charros CaribeMex, and El Pilon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza San Felipe (3.6 km), Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperón (4.4 km), and Logia Masónica Restauracion No. 11 (4.4 km).