Gran Ventana Beach Resort
- Hotel Class:
- Reputation: MODERATE
- User Rating: (2614 reviews)
- Frommer's Highly Recommended
- Room Service
- Internet Access
- Business Center
- Meeting Rooms
- Fitness Center
How it Ranks: Gran Ventana Beach Resort ranks #2 out of 180 Puerto Plata Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews.
- #2 in Best Puerto Plata Hotels
Our Take: Flanking Puerto Plata's prized Playa Dorada Beach, this massive 506-room resort occupies prime real estate in one of the largest tourist complexes in the Dominican Republic. Guests claim that the Gran Ventana is one of the best value hotels around, especially for families. Room rates include scuba diving lessons, access to two pools (one of which is adults-only), and cultural pastimes like Spanish-language tutoring and Merengue lessons. Meanwhile, linksmen can test the greens (for an extra fee) at the adjacent 18-hole Playa Dorada Golf Course, or practice a different kind of swing on the resort's tennis courts. All-inclusive packages also cover meals at any of the resort's four eateries, though recent guests agree that the culinary offerings available here are nothing to write home about. However, visitors say they would return for the Gran Ventana's spacious rooms—which come with a private balcony or terrace and a fully stocked mini-bar—and its easy beach access.
Location & Top Nearby Hotels
Of 180 hotels in Puerto Plata, 189 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Puerto Plata. The two closest to Gran Ventana Beach Resort are shown on the map below. These include Casa Colonial Beach & Spa (<0.5 miles) and Hotel Be Live Grand Marien (2.0 miles).
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Nearby Things to Do
Gran Ventana Beach Resort is 14.7 miles from the #1 ranked Puerto Plata attraction, Cabarete. Of the eight top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.
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