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Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

4 stars
Costa Dorada, Puerto Plata,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
92 reviews
My 9th stay

I had a great time at the resort. It is my 9th time staying there and I look to make a 10th stay.... See full review

  • the original big e
  • Dec 16, 2013
TRIP TO PP

great place buffets are a bit the same every day. They need to be a bit more staying wit health... See full review

  • Rich379
  • Feb 17, 2013
Cocktails and dining 24/7 at Puerto Plata all-inclusive resort with spa
Cross a bridge over the enormous, free-form pool and meander through tropical foliage to the beach at the Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive. Set on Costa Dorada, the resort sets the tone for relaxation with complimentary sun loungers on the sand and shady palapas, chairs and a cocktail bar by the pool. Kids enjoy their own club program while a full entertainment schedule runs day to night for all ages at the Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive. Order room service, play on the lighted tennis courts or reserve an afternoon at the spa.
Highlights

  • Meals, drinks, resort activities and evening entertainment included
  • Four restaurants and four bars serve unlimited domestic and select international cocktails 24/7
  • In-house Be Relax Spa
  • Daily supervised program for children
  • Convenient to golf, gambling, dive sites and adventure excursions

Location
The Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive lies along the "Amber Coast," the northern Costa Dorada beach resort area of the Dominican Republic. Vast deposits of amber in the region earned this nickname, along with the tawny colored sand on all the shores. Puerto Plata offers eateries, shopping and historic landmarks, including a Colonial fort. Visit Santiago de Los Caballeros City, known for fine cigars and old rum factories, about an hour away from the Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive.
Rooms
A relaxed neutral scheme inspired by Caribbean style fills 584 roomy accommodations at the Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive. A private terrace or balcony opens to the garden, pool or ocean in rooms that offer two queen beds or one king. For vacation comfort and convenience, guests look forward to a hairdryer, coffee maker, cable TV, clock radio, iron/ironing board, telephone, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Wi-Fi is available for mobile business tasks (fees apply). The mini-bar, replenished daily, provides complimentary soft drinks, beer and water after a hot sunny day by the pool.
Features
With a coral reef not far from the Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive, snorkelers and divers get their kicks near Puerto Plata. Outdoors-y types join a beach volleyball game or plan a romantic horseback ride (fees apply). Guests enjoy the in-house Be Relax Spa where aromatherapy, facials, body treatments, wraps and massages are on the menu. Add a waxing or nail service to go along with and linger longer in the saunas, Jacuzzi tubs and steam baths.
Dining
Choose a restaurant to suit any mood from four choices at the Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive. A grand buffet, traditional Mexican cuisine, exotic Brazilian flavors or gourmet dishes with fine preparation and presentation in an open-air environment offer a world of options. Stop by the Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive's pool bar, snack bar or the 24-hour sports bar which doubles as a nightclub after dark.
Transportation

  • Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport (10.4 mi/16.8 km)
  • Local bus stop within walking distance

Attractions

  • Puerto Plata (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • The Puerto Plata Amber Museum (3 mi/4.7 km)
  • Playa Dorada Golf Course (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • San Felipe fort and fortress (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Ocean World Adventure Park (6.8 mi/11 km)
  • Sosua fishing village (13 mi/20.9 km)
  • Windsurfing in Cabarete (22.2 mi/35.7 km)
  • Santo Domingo (127 mi/204 km)

Business

  • Wi-Fi available in public areas, business center and suites (fees apply)
  • Four meeting spaces in various sizes accommodate up to 700 guests

Hotel Map

19.7784 -70.659
Area served
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Nearby airports
General Gregorio Luperon Airport (10 milles)
Area description
Located a short distance from the Victorian city of Puerto Plata, this resort takes its name from the Prince of the Taino Indians, the islands first inhabitant. The beachfront resort is a 20 minutes drive from the international airport of Puerto Plata and less than an hour drive from the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, well known for its fine cigars and old rum distilleries. For those who seek adventure, you will find that the island's top dive sites as well as superb off road adventures are very nearby.

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Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive Rooms

Standard Room
Room includes two Queen beds or one King bed, garden or pool view, with terrace or balcony, private bathroom, hairdryer, coffeemaker, cable TV, clock radio, telephone, air conditioning, WIFI ($), Minibar with daily replenishes (Only soft drinks, beer and water included, iron and iron board. Safety deposit box is also available (extra fee applies).
Standard Ocean View
Room includes two Queen beds or one King bed, ocean view, with terrace or balcony, private bathroom, hairdryer, coffeemaker, cable TV, clock radio, telephone, ceiling fan, air conditioning, smoke detector, WIFI ($), Minibar with daily replenishes (Only soft drinks, beer and water included, iron and iron board. Safety deposit box is also available (extra fee applies).
Superior Deluxe
Enjoy the comfort under these fascinating rooms. Decorated with a modern style. All overlooking the Garden. King or double bed, Jacuzzi Tub, Terrace with private balcony, air-conditioning, full bathroom with superior amenities, Hairdryer, coffee maker with fresh daily coffee supply, cable TV, Direct dial telephones, Mini Living room, WIFI ($), Minibar with daily replenishes (Only soft drinks, beer and water included)and Safety deposit box (fee applies).
Superior Deluxe Ocean View
Enjoy the comfort under these fascinating rooms. Decorated with a modern style. All overlooking the sea. King or double bed, Jacuzzi Tub, Terrace with private balcony, air-conditioning, full bathroom with superior amenities, Hairdryer, coffee maker with fresh daily coffee supply, cable TV, Direct dial telephones, Mini Living room, WIFI ($), Minibar with daily replenishes (Only soft drinks, beer and water included)and safety deposit box (fee applies).

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Amber Museum: 2.5 mi

Dining

Mexican Restaurant
Tex-Mex specialty cuisine. Different and authentic grilled dishes using original Mexican ingredients such as sauces and vegetables. Open just for dinner, from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Reservation required.
Buffet Restaurant
Our main restaurant is buffet style, and is open every day from 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM for Continental breakfast and from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM for American breakfast. Lunch is served from noon to 3:00 PM and dinner from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Theme buffets are available every night.
Rodizio
Brazilian Rodizio a la carte. Open just for dinner from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Reservation required.
Gourmet Caribbean
A-la-carte air conditioned restaurant. Open just for dinner, from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Reservation required. Dress code for men: Long pants, shirt (not T-shirt), closed shoes- (not sandals).
Sports Bar
Located at the hotel entrance, offering a unique ambience while broadcasting all the important sporting events on large screen TVs. Drinks served. Open from 10:00AM until 2:00AM.
Snack Bar
A teenager dream: Pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, fried potatoes and ice cream, with a tropical music and drinks right in front to our beach. Open from 10:00AM until 2:00AM.
Pool Bar
Enjoy our Karaoke and our tropical drinks such as Passion Fruit Margarita. Located next to our pool. Open from 10:00AM until 12:00PM.
Theater Bar
Enjoy our live shows drinking a Mango Margarita or a Brazilian Daiquiri. Located at the theater. Open from 8:00PM until 11:00PM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (92)

Ratings and reviews for Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
92 out of 92
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

66% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sunshine Brite
Minneapolis MN
Jun 17, 2014

Honeymoon

We stayed here for nearly a week in an oceanfront room which exceeded our expectations. We hadn't been to an all inclusive before and weren't sure what to expect. The staff was mostly wonderful even though we couldn't speak the language. Beach was fun. I'm not sure how the other resorts but this resort got quiet fairly early which was nice for us. We didn't check out the disco which may have been hopping. I liked the atmosphere and being right on the beach

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patricia12
Toronto
Jun 7, 2014

Relaxed vacation

Friendly staff. Good food. Great location. Nearby city

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Lots of good places to go dancing nearby.

Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Monethe1
Virginia
Jun 1, 2014

Don't stop keep goin I don't no recommend this hotel

The food at the buffet was not good it was flys all over the food in the buffet , the gourmet restaurant was really good and the snack bar was okay not to bad....I had to sleep in a diff room because my room had really bad Mosquitos and bed bugs... The staff tryed to tell me the bite marks that was on my leg wasn't bedbug bites but I no it was and everybody who saw my leg said it was bed bug bites.... This hotel do not have a swim up bar btw... Oh when they move me to a diff room the new room had. A dirty bathtub I was so done with the be live I will never go back never

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
life is just a beach
las vegas
May 29, 2014

All we expected and more

Spent a week in May 2014 and had a beautiful stay. If you go don't expect plush and perfect as the DR doesn't offer that. Do expect to meet beautiful people who want to make your stay perfect. The beach is well kept and provides a very tropical setting. Didn't use the pool but it looked nice. The food was good, ok not five star, but for the price a great value. We will stay here again next time we go to the DR.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Gourmet and Brazilian restaurants where best, the Mexican restaurant was average.

Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MB DC
DC
Mar 9, 2014

Great Budget All Inclusive

Great hotel for the price we got. Food - better than expected but service generally was not great. It seemed like many of the workers didn't want to be there. Buffet - breakfast and lunch buffets were ok Snack bar - was good for cheap snack foods (wings, fries, burgers, hotdogs) and great location next looking out at the beach. Mexican Restaurant - good food, terrible service Brazilian Restaurant - good food and ok service Gourmet Restaurant - best restaurant and service Bars - great variety. ask for the better liquors Room - we got upgraded and had a nice room (water pressure wasn't great and at around 6pm no hot water was available) Beach - beautiful and the whole reason we go on vacation - many europeans stay at this resort so there is a lot of cigarette smoking. The resort may have some negatives but for the price this place is hard to beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mars and gis
san jose, ca
Dec 31, 2013

okay

It was okay. We had fun. We would go back again if we would be on a budget, but I think we would prefer 5 star or more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Food not so great but did not starve.

Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
the original big e
poconos pa.
Dec 16, 2013

My 9th stay

I had a great time at the resort. It is my 9th time staying there and I look to make a 10th stay. The food is better than ever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
jsolitario
Brooklyn, NY
Aug 29, 2013

Don't Ignore the BAD Reviews

Before you refer anyone else to the Be Live Grand Marien, let me give you my feedback: My first objective is to tell anyone thinking of this hotel is to please read and DO LISTEN to the bad reviews. Unfortunately I read the reviews and chose not to listen. The grounds and pool are beautiful. The beach everyday had lots of seaweed. The buffet to me was terrible. To me the food was prepared one way one day and the same type of food prepared differently the next. One night was BBQ night with steak. Unfortunately the only way to eat the meat was to pick it up with your hands. There was no way of cutting with the utensils given. I was very disappointed, and the waiter/waitress service was slow. The only time I enjoyed the food was in the three different restaurants that were on the premises. The best was the Gourmet One. Excellent! Room: I reserved a deluxe beach view and received a room off the beach. I know better next time to request full beach view. First two nights no hot water and a broken toilet. I was told it was being fixed, which didn't get done. It was not until I requested another room was when it was done. The next room had a broken phone and hair dryer. The bathtub leaked and the toilet ran the entire 6 days. At this point I should have been offered a suite. Before I left I mentioned it to the front desk. I can't imagine it was addressed. Also, I would leave my room around 9:30-10 every morning and not return until 5 or 6 and my room was not yet made up. You were also only given two big towels at a time. I even tipped my room service person $10 thinking that might help. I would also suggest to the Grand Marien that they change up their daily entertainment. It didn't begin until 3 pm and it was the same type of activity every day. Iron Man, Beach and Pool Volley etc. Not so great. Please take this as a warning. I normally never complain but this was awful. Never booking again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Dining tip: In Hotel

Buffet food was terrible

Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
gqueliz
new york city
Jun 4, 2013

stay away

The sheets were dirty, the food was not pleasant at all. We had to call the front desk to ask them if there were any restaurants nearby because the food was not edible. My grandson went to sleep without eating dinner because they had nothing he could eat. The first night was a seafood night, however, my family is alergic to seafood and the hotel refused to offer an alternative. The following night we had to order pizza from Dominoe and on the third day, we could not take it anymore. We were afraid that we would suffer from starvation and decided to change hotel to the Iberostar. At the Ibero star we ate like we had not eaten in days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Be Live Grand Marien - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
gqueliz
new york city
Jun 3, 2013

if you want to lose wait this is the place to go

This hotel has gone down hill since my last stay. I was surprised to see such a change. The food they serve looked more like dog food. On my second night there, I had to order a pizza from Dominoe Pizza for dinner. I truly believe that dogs are fed better food than what they serve their guests. Their snack bar is also awful. Their hamburgers were placed in hot water and were given the guests uncooked. I caught severe stomach problems while my stay at Be Live GrandMarien. I had to call the front desk to find out if there were any nearby restaurants and i was told there were none, which was a lie.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
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