We reserved the Royal Suites for our second day in teh Puerto Plata area. The first day we stayed at Casa Colonial and it was awsome! At Lifestyles from the begining even checking in was painful, there were a lot of people we had to wait to check in and then wait for the room to be ready. Once we got to the room we were very dissapointed it was not what is advertised in the pictures on the web site, in fact it was old, not kept up to date.
Another issue is trying to make reservations to have diner in one of the gourmet restaurants. this should not be a hassle but here it is. We had a VIP bracelet and we stayed for one night and because of this I have called well in advance to let them know I was concerned that we may not be able to get a reservation and was tyold they will accomodate, when I arrived it was very dissapointing and got no help what so ever; in fact the only restaurants they told us had opening were the mexican, dominican, chinese and the buffet restaurants. We chose the chinese restaurant and was a big mistake because the food was awful, we did not eat all our food and joinned other couples that lefty tgis restaurant and went to the buffet.
There seemes to be VIP areas that are nice and sounds like the villas and presidential suites may be in better shape. I may give this place another shot if I were to stay at one of these rooms and try one of the gourmet restaurants hoping we have a better experience next time
We only stayed at Casa Linda one night and wished that we had been able to stay longer. It is a large development of villas that are beautifully appointed. They have 2-6 bedroom villas and each one has it's own pool and most have their own outside kitchen with barbecue, sink fridge and counter space. Very relaxing and quite private even though you do have neighbours. It is a few minutes drive to the beach depending on which beach you choose to go to as there are several in the area. There are lots of restaurants within a ten minute drive of the villas. The rooms are well appointed with large kitchens and living/ dining areas. It is situated between two towns Sosua and Cabaretta, which are both quite delightful.
Bill & Jane from Ontario, Canada
Residencial Casa Linda is a gated resort development located on the northcoast of the Dominican Republic, offering fully …More
WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE HOTEL, THE ONLY THING WE FEEL DISAPPOINTING WAS THE FACT THAT YOU LOOSE ONE FULL DAY OF YOUR VACATION, BASICALLY FORCE TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION TO BUY A MEMBERSHIP.TO COST A FORTUNE. I WAS SO NERVES BECAUSE WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE SAY NO TO THE OFFER THEY GIVING US.
the hotel is only five minutes away from the center of cabarete and that means is far from the noisy bar that play loud music until morning, so if you are a light sleeper like me than this hotel is perfect. the custodian of the hotel(Andres) was super helpful in anything I needed .in addition, they will not charge you anything if you have a friend staying over(some of the hotel charges 30 dollars).just loved it!!!
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