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Be Live Collection Marien
Ranked #9 of 40 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Flights and transfers good, hotel is poor and needs work, looks and feels tired. Don't watch how they drive, as it will scare you loads. Motorbike riders with no helmets and children strapped to them.

Food awful and whole group got ill, spoken with others and they got ill too. Lots to choose from, but flies on the food, especially the fruit. Lacked quality and half of the meat was under cooked.

Restaurants attached to this hotel, Mediterranean was ok, wife had under cooked salmon and our starters and main courses were served in ten minutes. Poor quality.
Mexican lacks spices? Wanted to have something hot.

Pool, weather and bar staff excellent, always friendly and happy. Foam fun on one day, foam party was cool.

This hotel had a lot of Canadians and Americans who use it for hen and stag dos, all well and good, but they do make the bar and pool areas noisy, all I wanted was to relax. Had to change rooms once because of noisy Canadians singing at three in the morning.

Entertainment staff try hard, but lack quality. If you play volleyball and they say you have a prize, that is to sign up for the next part. Evening entertainment is good, but not brilliant.

Room cleaning not good either, numerous times the room was not cleaned by 18:30.

Beach - quality was awful, seaweed everywhere and not clear water, meaning snorkelling was a waste of time. Get to the beach in the afternoon and the beach is full of plastic stuff. Now for the awful bit, if you walk down the beach and away from the hotel area (which is signposted not to do), you only have to walk 200 metres before you get to a rubbish dump, plastic bottles and rubbish everywhere. Really showed how awful people are in regards to rubbish.

Overall a very nice holiday, disappointed by the beach and the hotel just looks and feel tired.

One nice part, there is a shop on the complex in the main shopping area. Dude that owns it is well cool, if you bring him Conor's light (free in your hotel room), he gives you discount on everything. Top guy and great service.

Room Tip: Choose somewhere else
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Nice family friendly resorts. .staff extremely helpful. The staffs at buffet restaurant were excellent especially the omelette, pasta and chorizo stations. Entertainment was fun and enjoyable. Jurassy Tours provided great service especially owner Manuel Jose... highly recommend his company.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Top hotel with minor fields of improvements! Rooms are clean, air conditioner working perfect. Great pool with good animation team. Billard, table soccer, table tennis at the pool inclusive. A lot of god tasting cocktails - that was great, but served in small cups and cocktails are not shaked. A lot to eat during the whole day - you will definitly not getting hungry. The meat sometimes cooked to long, but they also served lobsters at one day! There are 3 special restaurants, but we were very happy with the normal restaurant! Great beach - not overcrowded - there is always a place were it is quiet. The gymn is also good and air conditioned, but the sight outside is not so good, as well as watching TV during the cardio training is difficult. But the equipment is working and up to date. You can get free water in the gymn as well...

Not so good: On weekends it is very crowdy since many locals usually spend their weekend in the hotels in the Dominican Republic. Unluckily there are many guests that reserve the sun loungers that have shawdow, starting from early morning till late afternoon (especially at the pool) - the hotel management is not taking any actions (so far) to avoid this!
The beds are a little unconfortable since the mattress are quite hard...

In general I can recommend this hotel. And if the management take any actions against the unlovely sun lounger occupants it would be perfect!

Room Tip: Normal room with a queen sized bed.
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1  Thank 753berndh
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We are desapointed afthe our trip to this hotel. The beach is not clean, the rooms need renovation and the beds are not comfortables.....We won't go back to this hotel but we appreciate the good service received from all the employees.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank fabien87
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I went to the resort for a family vacation, and we had a great time. This was my first time at an all inclusive resort. The staff were incredible, they were so niceall the time and really hard working. The hotel rooms were always clean. The beach was super nice and not to busy, and there were enough chairs for everyone. The pool was the nicest pool I have ever seen. It was massive, and so well cleaned.
The food was good and there was a great variety. There were a lot of different places to eat, and they were all good.
The entertainment staff was absolutely incredible. They really went above and beyond. They were so engaging, funny, always super nice, they made the vacation a 10/10. They always did lots of activities to make sure we were having fun things like dancing and volleyball and water polo. Special thanks to Bladimir, Spaghetti, Chocolate, Mosquito, & Caesar!!!!
This place was awesome, 10/10 would recommend it!!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Sabsv
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Based on the excellent reviews here on TripAdvisor, we picked the Be Live Collection Marien resort for our recent holiday. I make it a point to also read the negative reviews so I know what to expect.

Our late CHECK-IN went flawless at the lobby after which we headed to the Snack Bar as the Buffet closed at 10:00 pm. The snack bar is located at the beachfront with a covering of trees - had "fast food" in the sea breeze! A great welcome to DR!

Our ROOM was in block 1, ground floor in the Kids area with a tree covered beach view. I was disappointed to see a build up of mold in the bathroom - no doubt this room was in need of maintenance. We lodged a complaint and MS. NAELI VASQUEZ, with guest services, promptly had us moved over to another room. Later, during our stay, we got a chance to look at checked-out rooms being cleaned by housekeeping and all were well maintained. Just our luck!

I love to EAT and the buffet restaurant offers a variety with "themed" nights at the buffet table with soup, salads, a pasta and two grill stations.

We got to try out three À la carte restaurants:

- Rodizio, the Brazilian style BBQ - limited offering in meats in one sitting (depends which day of the week you reserve). Churrasco needs some more "char". The waiters are great and deserve a tip! Thank you for Baaaaaaaaaaaaa!

- Orale, the Mexican style cuisine - a first for someone like me who is used to Taco Bell.

- Gourmet, the Mediterranean??? - a dress code applies here, whilst I travel light (no pants), I got "booted" out, leaving the family behind. Unfortunately, no Mr. Greek that the family was anticipating as the restaurant specializes in pastas/Italian cuisine.

The service STAFF at all dining facilities and housekeeping were friendly with no issues. The staff at the lobby and bellboy were helpful on city tips and organized a taxi for a trip.

The BEACH is cleaned daily of sea weeds deposited overnight. Beach area has 'watchmen' with the impression it is secure. Beach has ample sun loungers; canvas coverings and trees for those looking for sun shade to have a nap in the sea breeze. We enjoyed long walks here!

There is a massive POOL for all ages to to enjoy. Relax poolside is your cozy spot or get involved with the Animation crew and dancers. Spent hours in the pool with the family!

The nights were entertaining at the THEATRE with various performances by the popular Animation crew, dancers and guest volunteers on the stage.

BARS served local beer and liquor (limited international) - great offerings from The Dominican Republic including Mamajuana! The Bartenders were courteous and took good care of their patrons, serving us well!

Free INTERNET was available by the poolside near the buffet restaurant. Got a block of hours for my daughter from the internet vendor in the lobby.

We had a great holiday - thanks to TripAdvisor, Be Live Collection Marien and Naeli's timely action!

We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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4  Thank J S
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Just spent an excellent week at the Be Live, It was really nice. Check in, Rooms, Staff, Buffets, grounds, beach, Pools, the day and especially the evening entertainment and everything else was all excellent.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank Jerry G
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Additional Information about Be Live Collection Marien

Address: Carretera Luperon, Km. 4,5, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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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 Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price Range: $116 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Be Live Collection Marien 4*
Number of rooms: 584
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be Live Collection Marien is an all-inclusive 5-star resort in Puerto Plata, located in the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. With a privileged location synonymous of beautiful settings and its heavenly beaches, it is a perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation whether it is for a romantic getaway or for a family fun adventure. The resort features a spa, nearby golf course for guests and event facilities ideal for hosting special events. This complex is located 1 hour from Santiago de Los Caballeros, 10 minutes from the city of Puerto Plata, known for its rum factories and 30 minutes from Gregorio Luperon International Airport. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Be Live Grand Marien Hotel Puerto Plata
Grand Oasis Marien Hotel
Coral Marien Puerto Plata
Oasis Marien
Marien Coral Resort
Grand Oasis Marien Puerto Plata

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