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Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Almost everything is good for this hotel. Location, good food, stuff (except in check in/check out desk). Staff could improve their english, cause there are many travelers from Europe, USA, Canada

The Tropical Building is the worse and everyone knows it, including the DR residences. They are smelly and if they put you in the basement, the ceilings leak and the room is moist. Gross... food is horrible if you are not a VIP member do not expect great service.

I absolutely loved my vacation and am glad that a friend told me about it. I didn't love the rooms even though I didn't spend much time there, it would be nice if they updated them. The staff was great, very pleasant and attentive.

It was a great room for the price. The staff was nice and the food was good bit nothing special.

It is a place for families with small children who want to get away from it all for a bit. The beach at Cofresi is only mediocre. There are pools though and bars and music and many restaurants to choose from though the food is not particularly good. All the ones we tried were serving food not much above your office cafeteria.

After reading reviews on resort was kinda skeptical. Not one complaint. Room was always clean. Restaurants were good and never had a problem making a reservation, remember its All-inclusive food is never 5 star. Staff was friendly and always available. Resort had nice pools and beach was great.

I'm usually a very go-with-the-flow person and have never given a one star review to any one establishment, but Lifestyle Tropical takes the cake. To be fair, the weather was great, the food was plentiful if not good and if you knew where to go, you could get a decent drink most of the time. Our room was large and clean and maid service was also superb. That being said, on our first morning there, someone kept knocking on my door until I opened and then proceeded to sell me a time share. And they kept doing it throughout our stay, which I found to be annoying at best. Management of the hotel is beyond unresponsive and horrid. Not a single issue we've had had been addressed in a timely manner. Wait staff at the resort restaurants is untrained, rude and slow. To top if all off, my mother fell on the stairs of the beach cabana and broke both her hand and ankle. The hotel has taken a stern position of "it's her own fault", refusing to provide transportation or any assistance at all. But if you don't mind any of it, it's a lovely facility.

Worst hotel ever.. Staff was unprofessional Room was dirty water leaking through the ceiling and construction going on in front of our room was just a nightmare.

first I get there and they told me I needed to be American, and I am, but my sister also, she is not, they told me we have to pay 40 extra a day, the reservation doesn't said that, so first fight, they let us go, but only because my sister is disabled and walks with a cane, room, mini bar didn't have beer and also a 7up with half liquid on it, mattress had a hole in the middle, next day in breakfast we talk to somebody and they gave us a tour, promise us to give us a purse and two t shirts, we went to the tour, I knew about it because I took the tour last year, and I tough the place was amassing, but it was all the parts for the vip people, to become vip you have to spend between 4000 and 16000, they also have packages for 64000, when we got out they didn't want to give us the gifts saying it was only for vips, next they offer to show us where we can go, and they took us to another tour in vip parts, I was really angry, next it was raining really bad, my bathroom start licking from the ceiling, I don't know what kind of water it was, they change us to another room, the next room had fungus in the walls, so I ask to clean it, power went out twice, water stop once, cable was frozen for almost a day, including half of the election day, and I got sick because of their food, I throw up twice, last time 4 am, I went to take a shower and the water was cold, and they kept it like that for the last two days, I have more to tell, but no mor space in this post, get away from them.

Really old rooms. Dark and gloomy lighting. Ongoing construction right out door. Fly fest everywhere. First day no hot water. Leak in the bathroom ceiling. Crack on window in bathroom causing lots of mosquitoes to enter.

Flew into POP & stayed in bldg 5 in Tropical. Requested Bldg 4 or 5, as other bldgs were older & had lots of complaints. Small beach (no long walks on beach) but perfect lounging area with nice beds to lounge on. Loved the ocean waves! Lots of walking & steps so not a good resort for wheelchairs/strollers. Food was good but recommend taking a insulated coffee mug, if you're a coffee drinker. Took day trip to cable car & town by taxi with an interpreter - nice trip! Wanted to do the falls but even those that were in top shape said it was rough to do and got banged up on the rocks. Lots of bars, if you like to drink. Book A-la-carte restaurants as soon as you get there. We did the Mexican (Trapiche) & Brazilian (Rodizio) - both were superb (men have to wear pants in that restaurant)! Knowing basic Spanish goes a long way there and they loved the spanish-english books we gave them. Tipping isn't needed but really appreciated so take lots of ones. Also take: complete first-aid kit (very limited medical service) & hand sanitizer. DO NOT take the tour that they try to take you on! We didn't take it but everyone that did was so angry about it. They trick you into a 3-4 hour time-share high pressure tour. We had a nice trip, thanks to the Orbitz deal. No issues at check-in/check-out and didn't even ask for our credit card on file.

It was ok, the food could of been better, as well as the alchohol beverages

Had a great time. Food was fresh and the staff was kind

I being to this hotel many times and always very good, but this time I was not happy with my room or the bathroom . Bathroom very small also need to be updated. Employees are excellent.

Great experience! awesome place to have fun and enjoy a nice vacation. Relax at the pool while savoring some nice, cool drinks. btw, don't forget to to go the VIP beach!

THE HOTEL PROPERTY IS BEAUTIFUL...ROOMS ARE CLEAN, THE BEACH AREA IS BEAUTIFUL WITH THE BEDS TO LOUNGE, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE THERE AT THE BREAK OF DAWN TO GET ONE, THE SAME WITH THE POOL AREA, A LOT OF SPACE BUT ONLY A FEW LOUNGE CHAIRS, FOOD HAD TASTE BUT WAS ALWAYS COLD,THE STAFF ARE PLEASANT SOME GOES BEYOND,WILL RECOMMEND WITH WARNING WHAT TO EXPECT.

The wrong place to go if you want to have a good vacation.. Bad customer service, no enough food, no plates available, had to wait 20 minutes for the plates to come out, not enough tables to sit, no desert, only three tables of foodfor about about 1000 people , food was really bad as well. no hot water, my mom got locked out of her room they gave her the wrong key and it was a 6 hours wait to get the right one. Dirty sheets, dirty and sticky floors..

The location is great. However, the staff members not always attentive to you. Yes, they are friendly, but still, might forget to bring what you ask, or even ask what you want. sometimes it was much easier to get what you want by yourself, because there were no staff members around you, or they even did not bother come to you. The food was ok, every night there was a certain theme, however, there was not so many choices to choose from. Almost same food every night. Also, sometimes, the food was not tasty at all. Room was ok, not big, but not small at the same time. They do clean rooms every day. That is a good plus! However, if something is not working, do not even bother to go to reception and ask about fixing it. They will not do anything. My balcony room was not opening, and even that I did ask for checking what was wrong, no one even came to do it.Still, because of not paying a lot of attention to all these details, it was a good time! The other bad thing, is that they do close the beach very early. Also, no internet in the room, or at other places. They only connection which you can get is on the beach, and lobby area. At the lobby they do charge for internet, in the beach they do not. They do have wi fi there, but at six o'clock they turn it off, because it is the time when the beach is closing.

For the price I paid it was better than I expected. For the most part, the group of 9 other family members I traveled with expressed the same sentiment. The VIP beach area was great, however, the beach itself wasn't nice. Rough waves and harsh sand mixed with shells. Not the type of beach you can relax in. The room was average and clean. The food was above average and I always found something that I liked. We only ate at the buffet for the 6 days we were there and it did start to get redundant. The drinks were awesome and top shelf at VIP beach. Front desk service was a hit or miss. I was told one thing by a receptionist and then told another by a different receptionist then I felt she was blaming me for the mix up. It eventually was resolved so I didn't let it affect my trip. Overall for the price I paid, I think I got way more my money's worth.

As a repeat patron to Lifestyle, I utilize both timeshare and hotel facilities several times a year. From the accommodations to the staff to the food, everything is top notch. This is the only resort I will consider using when traveling to the Dominican. My most recent trip was the best week's vacation of my life and I am planning a return trip in September! Thank you Lifestyle!

Cofresi Beach Puerto Plata Puerto Plata

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Ocean World Adventure Park
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive is located within a mile (2 km) of Ocean World Adventure Park and Los Mangos Golf Course. This 3-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 11 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 9 restaurants. It's on the beach and also close to Fort San Felipe and Puerto Plata Cable Car.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Relish the international cuisine at Casablanca, one of 9 onsite restaurants. Get a pick-me-up at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

All air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. TVs come with cable channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.


Property features

Guests of Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 11 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and outdoor tennis courts.

Room options

Superior Room, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room (Only USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina & Europe Citizens)

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Everyone (13) Business (1) Couples (17) Family (9) Other (5) Friends (14)
4

good value for money

Everyone

Almost everything is good for this hotel. Location, good food, stuff (except in check in/check out desk). Staff could improve their english, cause there are many travelers from Europe, USA, Canada

By , from Vilnius, Lithuania on Aug 5, 2017

2

do not book in tropical building

Everyone

The Tropical Building is the worse and everyone knows it, including the DR residences. They are smelly and if they put you in the basement, the ceilings leak and the room is moist. Gross... food is horrible if you are not a VIP member do not expect great service.

By on May 30, 2017

5

the hotel needs updating, the staff is excellent

Everyone

I absolutely loved my vacation and am glad that a friend told me about it. I didn't love the rooms even though I didn't spend much time there, it would be nice if they updated them. The staff was great, very pleasant and attentive.

By , from ct on Apr 8, 2017

4
Everyone

It was a great room for the price. The staff was nice and the food was good bit nothing special.

By on Mar 23, 2017

4

convenient hotel for what we needed.

Everyone

It is a place for families with small children who want to get away from it all for a bit. The beach at Cofresi is only mediocre. There are pools though and bars and music and many restaurants to choose from though the food is not particularly good. All the ones we tried were serving food not much above your office cafeteria.

By on Feb 26, 2017

5

not one complaint

Everyone

After reading reviews on resort was kinda skeptical. Not one complaint. Room was always clean. Restaurants were good and never had a problem making a reservation, remember its All-inclusive food is never 5 star. Staff was friendly and always available. Resort had nice pools and beach was great.

By on Feb 2, 2017

1

a nightmare beginning to end

Everyone

I'm usually a very go-with-the-flow person and have never given a one star review to any one establishment, but Lifestyle Tropical takes the cake. To be fair, the weather was great, the food was plentiful if not good and if you knew where to go, you could get a decent drink most of the time. Our room was large and clean and maid service was also superb. That being said, on our first morning there, someone kept knocking on my door until I opened and then proceeded to sell me a time share. And they kept doing it throughout our stay, which I found to be annoying at best. Management of the hotel is beyond unresponsive and horrid. Not a single issue we've had had been addressed in a timely manner. Wait staff at the resort restaurants is untrained, rude and slow. To top if all off, my mother fell on the stairs of the beach cabana and broke both her hand and ankle. The hotel has taken a stern position of "it's her own fault", refusing to provide transportation or any assistance at all. But if you don't mind any of it, it's a lovely facility.

By , from Boston on Dec 20, 2016

1

horrible!!!

Everyone

Worst hotel ever.. Staff was unprofessional Room was dirty water leaking through the ceiling and construction going on in front of our room was just a nightmare.

By on Dec 6, 2016

1

get away from this place, scam, scam, scam

Everyone

first I get there and they told me I needed to be American, and I am, but my sister also, she is not, they told me we have to pay 40 extra a day, the reservation doesn't said that, so first fight, they let us go, but only because my sister is disabled and walks with a cane, room, mini bar didn't have beer and also a 7up with half liquid on it, mattress had a hole in the middle, next day in breakfast we talk to somebody and they gave us a tour, promise us to give us a purse and two t shirts, we went to the tour, I knew about it because I took the tour last year, and I tough the place was amassing, but it was all the parts for the vip people, to become vip you have to spend between 4000 and 16000, they also have packages for 64000, when we got out they didn't want to give us the gifts saying it was only for vips, next they offer to show us where we can go, and they took us to another tour in vip parts, I was really angry, next it was raining really bad, my bathroom start licking from the ceiling, I don't know what kind of water it was, they change us to another room, the next room had fungus in the walls, so I ask to clean it, power went out twice, water stop once, cable was frozen for almost a day, including half of the election day, and I got sick because of their food, I throw up twice, last time 4 am, I went to take a shower and the water was cold, and they kept it like that for the last two days, I have more to tell, but no mor space in this post, get away from them.

By , from orlando on Nov 29, 2016

2

old and dark

Everyone

Really old rooms. Dark and gloomy lighting. Ongoing construction right out door. Fly fest everywhere. First day no hot water. Leak in the bathroom ceiling. Crack on window in bathroom causing lots of mosquitoes to enter.

By , from new york on Nov 20, 2016