VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Playa Dorada | Puerto Plata 57000  [SEE MAP]Puerto Plata  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

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 one scuba diving lesson, 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 rave 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 minibar — and its easy beach access.

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Location
Puerto Plata
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 506 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice

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This all-inclusive is filled primarily with English-speaking clientele who like its sophisticated lobby, the colorfully painted facades, and easy beach access.

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Located inside the Playa Dorada resort complex, a safe, mini-tourist city, the Gran Vantana is a relaxed, uncommonly friendly resort with clean rooms, excellent service, and a large though slightly crowded beach.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6158 have reviewed the VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6158 reviews 4.0 (based on 6158 reviews)

Guest Rooms

    Standard room size square feet

    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Internet
    • Wireless internet
    • Free internet
    • Fee for internet usage
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    Set within a resort complex southeast of downtown Puerto Plata, Gran Ventana Beach Resort is a family-friendly property within walking distance of other resorts. The beachfront all-inclusive offers a large beach area, three swimming pools, a spa and more.
    • All-inclusive rates cover meals, snacks, beverages and water sports equipment use
    • Located about 10 miles west of Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata
    • 24-hour valet parking (free)
    • 24-hour self-parking (free)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Bus stop
    • Restaurants
    • Movie theater
    • Train station
    • Beach
    • Theater
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Grocery store
    • Shopping

    Dining

    The all-inclusive resort offers four dining venues. Las Almejas Buffet Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Ocean Grill Beach club is open for lunches and snacks, and the Ocean Grill Restaurant is open for dinner. For elegant dinners, Octopus serves gourmet Caribbean dishes and Sapore Di Mare specializes in Italian cuisine.
    • All-inclusive rates cover meals, snacks and premium drinks

    Number of restaurants4

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast

    Kids

    The all-inclusive Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers a supervised kids club for ages 4 to 12. Young ones might also enjoy the variety of recreational activities available at the resort, from beach volleyball to banana boat rentals.
    • Children's pool on-site
    • Babysitting services
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    There is a small gym with cardio machines and strength training equipment. The resort also offers complimentary bicycles for an hour to explore the resort, along with unlimited use of water sports equipment such as kayaks, sailing, windsurfing boards and snorkeling gear. There are also outdoor exercise opportunities available including aquarobics, beach Olympics and water polo.
    • Every guest receives a one-hour scuba lesson
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The resort has a meeting room for business events. The Gran Ventana Meeting room can host up to 250 guests for a standing event, and 200 for a seated.
    • Catering and audiovisual equipment available

    Number of meeting rooms1

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Golf

    The par-72 Playa Dorada Golf Course is located within the resort complex. Guests are granted discounts at the course.
    • Driving range and putting green on-site
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

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