We booked LHVC a year ago for the Crown Villas. We are members, paid a year in advance, and received confirmation a year in advance. When we arrived this February (2012) with six guests for our four bedroom villa, we were told their were no villas left. They had rented/sold more than they had. They tried to put us in four rooms at the Cofresi Beach, but we would not accept it. Finally, they found a three bedroom villa (two of our guests were stuck in Cofresi for two nights until they found us a four bedroom villa for the remainder of our stay. The problem is the hyped selling that goes on to every new guest. They are selling more than they have and they can not deliver on their contracts despite payment and confirmation. The things promised when we signed have slowly but surely been taken back. If we want those amenities that we contracted for, we should upgrade ($30,000 to $120,000) so that we do not get "bumped" by higher ranking members (platinum, platinum plus, shareholders, etc.). So, if ever the expression caveat emptor was applicable, it is for those buying into LHVC and their promises.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine waking up in your own luxury suite as another perfect day dawns in the Dominican Republic. A gentle sea breeze rolls in as you enjoy fresh island fruit and cup of famous Dominican coffee on your private terrace. Just a three-minute walk away, breathtaking Cofresi Beach awaits with water sports, sailing, deep sea fishing and the aquatic wonders of Ocean World. And, as a member of the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, you can plan to enjoy even more exclusive V.I.P privileges. The Residence Suites offer every comfort and luxury of a first class vacation destination. Set within 12 three-story Spanish-Mediterranean hillside buildings, couples and families can enjoy our two bedroom suite with spacious living and dining areas, private baths and fully-equipped kitchenettes. No detail has been overlooked to assure your vacation experience provides every comfort and luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Hotel Puerto Plata
- Hacienda Resort All Inclusive
- The Residence Suites At Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort Dominican Republic/Puerto Plata