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Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort
Ranked #12 of 40 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Our grad class traveled to Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort April 28th-May 5th and we were all BLOWN away with our experience! I would highly recommend this resort if you want a relaxing yet fun week. Cofresi Palm Peach is part of the Lifestyles Vacations and a HUGE resort. This resort has so much to offer, with so many pools, activities, and entertainment. The ANIMATION TEAM (Shaggy, Mickey, Blacky, Julio, and Speedy) were the most memorable as they work so hard to make everyone's time the best possible. From the morning aquatics, to the afternoon contests, to the shows in the evening, Shaggy, Mickey, Blacky, Julio, and Speedy work hard to make you enjoy your time there. The VIP WORLD party was amazing, only to be topped by the Sunday night Welcome Party which had tents full of food and drinks, singers and dancers, drummers, a SPECTACULAR fireworks show and a foam party to end it. We stayed in the 300's area, where the beds were comfy, the rooms were immaculate, and centrally located to pools and the buffet. The buffet had many options and the a la cartes were delicious (especially the Mexican). The staff at the buffet and a la cartes work so hard and are the kindest people you'll ever meet. Our waiter (Dani?) even saved us a table next to the stage for the big Sunday night party! The resort seemed to get a lot busier on Saturday/Sunday but you can always find a quiet spot in the pool or cabanas. We were not VIP (we had access to Cofresi and Tropical, 3 a la cartes, a beige bracelet) and still had a great time! Only complaint would be that once or twice you could smell sewage but we were told this is an issue for that area. We are definitely planning on returning!

Room Tip: 300's were quiet and centrally located!
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The Management T, Manager at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort.
We greatly appreciate that you have chosen our Resorts as your holiday destination. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at our Hotel. We greatly appreciate your feedback as it enables us to continue improving and providing our service for our guests.

Please feel sure that your observations are taking into great consideration for their analysis, in order to verify the points you mentioned in your review.
We would like to have the opportunity to welcome you once again at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort to experience the hospitality of our people, the quality of our services and facilities.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Had fun on the beach, pools, etc for a few days a couple weeks ago. Speedy Gonzalez and his cohorts on the Animation Team were especially amazing in making sure everyone has a good time. Taxis have fixed prices everywhere (airports, other towns, etc) and are a smooth and efficient way of getting around. If you want to go further, the bus system is cheap and awesome.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Management T, Manager at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for the review of your stay in our property we appreciate your nice comments, we are happy that our staff made you spend a satisfactory holidays with us.

We hope to see in our property in the near future.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I would like to give this resort an excellent rating for ambiance, but, the food almost makes me rate it terrible. While having many restaurants to choose from we found the next one even worse. The filet did not look or taste anything like filet, the caesars salad was so bad you could smell it reek across the restaurant. Honestly, I never smelled anything like it! The bread and rolls were consistently hard, the "butter' had the resemblance and taste of crisco. Even the orange juice was something similar to Tang - definitely not fruit. Many guests we ran into were sick for days including someone in my party who got sick twice on the food and this was without drinking the water. Would never go back as this was a real issue. By the third day we could not wait to get back to the states. Upon arriving home went straight to a restaurant for an edible meal. Only vacation i ever lost weight on!!

Room Tip: Rooms by the VIP beach were very clean and updated.
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I had an amazing time at the resort. It was beautiful and the staff were super friendly. The animation team: Julio, Rambo, Shaggy, Micky, Blacky and Speedy were phenomenal!!! These guys work extremely hard and I along with my classmates enjoyed their company!! They were funny and entertaining. I do not believe that my time at the resort would have been as great if it wasn't for these guys!!

The food and the servers were also amazing! They were really nice and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied!! I would not be half done of my glass of water before it would be filled up again!! They were incredible and hard-working staff!!!
The maids did an excellent job keeping the rooms clean. They were super friendly and I appreciate their hard work as well!!!

I definitely plan on going back to this resort! I can't wait to go back and see Julio, Rambo, Blacky, Speedy, Shaggy and Micky again, they were fantastic!!

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The Management T, Manager at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for your nice comments about your stay in our Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort. It was nice to read such a nice and detailed experience. Thank you for making us to realize the importance of our staff hard work.
We will make sure our staffs know about your comments so they can be proud of their job.

We are glad to hear that you had a good time and we hope to see you in our property again in the future.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I cannot get over how beautiful of a place Cofresi was. The staff were all so welcoming, helpful and polite. There was always something going on, good was good, rooms and resort very clean. I had such an amazing time, I'm actually planning on going back in the next couple of weeks!

There was one staff member in particular I noticed went above and beyond. Mickey Mouse from the animation team was always doing whatever he could to make guests feel welcome. He was always greeting everyone he saw, took the time to get to know you, and always had a smile on his face. After getting to know him more later in my stay, I didn't realize the long hours he was there.... He was always happy! Apart from his great personality and friendly ways, he was an outstanding performer! Definitely an amazing dancer.

Ladies, he's adorable.... Gents he's hilarious! If you get the chance to go to Cofresi, you need to take the time to take in a show or activity with the animation team and get to know these guys. And say hi to Mickey for me! I'll be back again in a few weeks and Mickey and his team are a main reason why!

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The Management T, Manager at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear guest,

In the name of the Management, we want to thank you for taking time to post a review about your experience among us and for choosing Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort for your holidays.
We are very pleased to acknowledge that the beauty of Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort and the excellent service provided by staff ensured you a pleasant stay.

We hope to welcome you back and remain at your disposition for any assistance prior your next visit.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a great bang for your buck getaway. I highly recommend this place if you are single. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food and entertainment was great. The restaurants were awesome. The views were wonderful as well. This is a great place also due to its location if you ever want to venture out of the resort there are plenty of things to do. Please see Jhony Bravo, he was very helpful in showing us around.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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The Management T, Manager at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort for your holidays and for taking time to post a review about your experience among us.

We would like to express you our satisfaction to acknowledge that our hotel premises, facilities, gastronomy and the excellent service provided by our friendly staff ensured you a memorable holiday as we aim in Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resorts.

We will be glad to welcome you back. Please do not hesitate to contact us prior your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

The resort was beautiful and everyone was so friendly. The farthest walk from the beach was five minutes at most. So much to do there with all of the shows, restaurants, and excursions. Two of my favorite people there were Mosquito and Jhony Bravo.

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Additional Information about Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort

Address: 1 Paradise Drive | Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic (Formerly Be Live Grand Carey)
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Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range: £68 - £203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 468
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort – Dominican Republic is the newest jewel in the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. Nestled along the Cofresi beach shores, and overlooking the sparkling Caribbean sea, this resort caters to the luxurious enjoyment of both families and couples looking for that perfect getaway. With 468 well-appointed accommodations that range from Adult Only Spa Suites, to Standard family friendly rooms located in a quite setting between the ocean beach and spectacular pool, this is a paradise worthy of the Lifestyle name. The resort was created with space and comfort in mind, making Cofresi Palm a relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying experience for all guests and their families. All rooms have air conditioning, cable television, phones, and ceiling fans, while the decor has a distinctive design, featuring dark wood furnishings. Shaded patios and verandas provide a relaxing place to gather in some of the units. Providing both service and features that are standard for a Lifestyle property, the Cofresi Palm offers a unique luxury accommodations experience. Cofresi Palm provides the easy, relaxed ambiance of the Caribbean in an opulent and elegant setting. Experience the array of beauty and excitement that Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort has to offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sun Village Puerto Plata
Sun Village Hotel Cofresi
Dominican Republic Sun Village
Sun Village Dominican Republic
Sun Village Spa
Sun Village Resort Dominican Republic
Sun Village Resort Puerto Plata
Sun Village Beach Resort
Sun Village Resort Spa Puerto Plata
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