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The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

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#8 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
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
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
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Stovetop
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Kirk W wrote a review Feb 2024
Dallas, Texas10 contributions5 helpful votes
The accommodations were OK. Very clean rooms but the check-in and some of the accommodations at The Tropical are a bit dated. Confresi Palm was higher end with slightly better rooms, beaches and pools. We were told we wouldn't be pitched and they just wanted to show us around the property. But then it turned into an hour long tour to all the different levels of properties followed by a drive back to the main area to talk to the manager on price. They pushed pretty hard. We bailed. BTW - there are quite a few kids at this location.
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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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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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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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Richard C wrote a review Feb 2024
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was a very beautiful resort everyone was so very nice and friendly and lot's to do and see can't wait to go back lots of different foods drinks music the country was very beautiful and how they made stuff by hand not machines was nice to see
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at The Tropical. We feel delighted and motivated to read such an excellent opinion about our resort, services, and staff, and we 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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Lisa C wrote a review Feb 2024
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This trip has everything we need but more. The beach with cabana is awesome, sushi and drinks at VIP beach are nice, Restaurants are so yummy, too much food, Staff are very friendly and hardworking, the massage and Sauna is my favorites, the night show are fun, weather is just perfect, and the beautiful peacocks are everywhere...., we have many $1 to tip the stuff as the service is really good, we have all inclusive package and it is a really good deal, leave $1-2 tips at the table is recommended as they share the tips. We got amazing service from RCI customer service Ransell Martinez and other two RCI customer services, Ransell took good care of us and makes us feel like at home, he booked our night restaurants, answer our questions, change our room, and took us to the room, and made calls to make sure that we are happy with everything, It is just excellent to have RCI customer services for RCI members, thank you Ransell, you are the best!
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at The Tropical. We feel pleased and motivated to read such a nice opinion about our resort, staff, services, and facilities and appreciate that you have shared it on TripAdvisor with other future guests. We will share your nice words with the mentioned staff!! It would be a pleasure to host you again in the future. Warmest Regards The Management
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dsapension wrote a review Feb 2024
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would recommend i love the view and the l location the shows were good and the staff friendly. i would visit it again. the staff were friendly and helpful enjoyed the spa and the beds on the beach great resort
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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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maybecrazy1916 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Good at the restaurants where not good. And if you where hungry after 10 you where out of luck. There was no room service if you felt poorly. We had several cases of Covid ude employees. And a lot of them stayed on there phones while interacting with you. There were no bars open after 12. The pools close early at 7 and we were told to get out at 645. Most of the beaches were for members only. The room was decent but the bed was hard and a rock and a king size bed with one little blanket and two little pillows. It took 10min to get hot water. There was not much to do in town and the taxi service that has a contract with the resort doubles he prices for tourists. Overall would not return
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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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Chet G wrote a review Feb 2024
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This was the worst place I’ve ever stayed. Staff wasn’t very helpful. AC broke so they downgraded us to a room for 2 nights that had no hot water and a toilet that didn’t flush. When we asked if we could get an upgrade to a better room, they said we didn’t pay for that package. I’m warning you… took half of vacation of complaining before they fixed our issues. Food was average too. Go to Punta Cana or go to Mexico instead.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Go to Punta Cana or Mexico. Customer service was the worst I’ve ever seen it when experiencing...
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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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kyarr2020 wrote a review Feb 2024
Oakland, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice location, great access to the beach, food selection is good. Thai food and Brazilian bbq isn’t what expected. Beach got clear water and soft sands. Great vacation experience. Nightly entertainment is very good and enjoy every minute.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Guest, We would like to express our gratitude for your positive review! Your kind words, which you posted on TripAdvisor, mean a lot to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay at The Tropical. Your opinion motivates us to continuously improve our services. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Warmest Regards, The Management
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Itsallabouttheson wrote a review Feb 2024
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania71 contributions28 helpful votes
To be fair, we have been spoiled by a five-star Mexican resort over the years so this felt like Holiday Inn in comparison. And it rained the first several days of our trip. We are also not night people, so we did not do the 8 or 9:30 pm entertainment. We do not like all-inclusives and thought it was optional per the RCI website. It is NOT optional because this isn’t the kind of place you would go off of the resort on your own, and there’s no grocery store on site. They should be more forthright in saying “all inclusive mandatory.” We took the shuttle from the tropical to Cofresi Palm and realized it’s much more elegant over there and there are many more pools. At Tropical, the pools are smaller and crowded. Adults-only areas are meaningless- babies in diapers were in them and pools at Vip beach aren't hot tubs- cold water with loud kids. The positives: The ocean is warm and beautiful and if you arrive early, you can get a nice place to spend the day oceanfront. The staff are friendly, and the drinks are fun. The food at the VIP beach was enjoyable. Nice caesar salad. A bottle of champagne was delivered to our room unexpectedly. It was delicious! It was reasonably quiet in building six and there is a shuttle stop there so you can go to other areas easily. At low tide, it’s just as easy to walk up the beach to the other areas. The not so great: We stayed in a studio unit which was disappointing. No privacy as there is not a door on the bathroom and the shower is the room divider. A two-star economy hotel room at best. Cold tile floors. No chairs in the room. Limited space for toiletries by the bathroom sink. Strong sewage smell in commode area. Safe didn’t work. Very loud commode that runs frequently and you hear other people's commodes running. The room is either freezing cold, or there’s no air moving. Temperature cannot be adjusted. It’s chronically damp inside and out. The room darkening blinds did not actually block the outdoor lights, so bring a mask. Food at the buffet is repetitive, and just average. Apparently, all other restaurants are by reservation only, with specific seating times, and must be booked by the concierge at the beginning of the stay. We avoided the concierge to avoid the presentation which meant that we ate at the buffet repeatedly. Technically, the buffet had theme nights, but it all looked the same to me- maybe in a little different form. The aqua exercise was brief and not robust. Lots of smokers. It was hard to avoid.
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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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John T wrote a review Feb 2024
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Hello all ; Let me put your mind at ease when thinking about booking at Lifestyles Tropical, I am a well seasoned traveller , fairly picky but reasonable. I am also a member at lifestyles , fairly high up, my membership cost $75k usd. That said I have been travelling to my club thru Groupon not thru the club for the last 2 years, I get almost all my club benefits but at less than 1/2 the cost of going thru the club, so to those suggesting you book thru a member do the math! Rooms in building 2, 5, 6 are good, grounds are clean, food is good, could it be better? yes but overall good to very good. Locals do come in usually friday to sunday and it can be a little over whelming but there are many quiet pools and quieter resturants , you just have to ask where they are, its a big resort. The shuttle service is usually quite good , i recommend you take a ride around the resort. Entertainment at night is usually in the coliseum, its varied and usually pretty good. yes there are sales people around the resort but a friendly no thanks not interested is enough. A small tip at the restaurants and bars will be graciously received , so bring lots of ones and enjoy.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear guest, Thank you for your review and for taking the time to write about your stay in The Tropical. It is of great importance to know our guest´s experience to improve our services. Thank you again for your review, it is very useful for us to know your opinion. It would be a pleasure to host you again in the future. Best regards, The Management
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€81 - €156 (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
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Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa
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CaribbeanDominican RepublicPuerto Plata ProvincePuerto Plata
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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 (4.4 km), Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperón (4.4 km), and Logia Masónica Restauracion No. 11 (4.4 km).