VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Our Opinion

If you're looking for a great hotel with lots of food choices and a decent beach, this is it. Overall this is a solid 4 star, great for the kids and it even has a swim up bar for the adults.

VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

A delightful beachfront hotel, set in the heart of the Playa Dorada Resort complex on 100 hectares of creatively landscaped grounds. From the central fountain in the lobby area to the Victorian-style gazebos in the main buffet restaurant, the Gran Ventana is known for its classy style. Well run and family-owned, it boasts a spectacular free-form pool with swim-up bar, and a second pool which provides its own quiet atmosphere.
Location: Beachfront, 5 minutes from downtown Puerto Plata, 25 minutes from the airport.

VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort Reviews

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    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

    The best resort in Puerto Plata

    This is the 4th visit and the experience is the same wonderful. Maria Cristina our hotel cleaner was friendly, and always made sure our room was clean. I was pleasantly surprised to see the... Read Full Review

    2015-08-16 - Reviewed By : elizabeth M -
    Excellent Resort

    I have just returned after an amazing 2 week break at this truly wonderful resort. What makes this place special is the staff. The customer service is incredible and the staff simply cannot do enough... Read Full Review

    2015-08-16 - Reviewed By : Joey A - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Gran Ventana

    We have just returned after an amazing 2 weeks at Gran Ventana hotel. It was just what I wanted and very relaxing. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. Rooms were kept clean and tidy. There... Read Full Review

    2015-08-15 - Reviewed By : Maria S - Leeds, United Kingdom
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    Star Rating Rating: 3.5 - 2 reviews

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    "On web states a 4 star , more like a 2 star As soon as you walk off resort one foot to beach the sellers are at you and security doesn’t care they are too busy playing cards or talking the to the beach vendors socializing . The vendors were fine once you tell them all no thanks . Nightly entertainment was like a primary school talent show. The performers did try. The staff were going area pool area asking if people wants to play bingo that night , if you say yes they give your cards and ask for money !! if you say no money ( as we are at pool ) one says it’s ok I'll wait here so you can go to room to get money . Very dull resort and beach area. no activities unless you want to play the pool or drinking games. There was a casino or disco if you wanted to walk three resorts over. gift shop was the size of small closet . you can only exchange pool towels once a day between 3-5pm pool is opened till 7pm . Twice when eating in buffet hair was found in food . If you ask for the daily activities available told check at the bars the day of , front desk has no copy or will not give you one. " [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer4745
    Date: May. 27, 2014

    Rating: Star Rating
    "This was our first time to Dominican Republic. We were both very happy with this hotel and more than impressed with the food. There was a large variety of foods to choose from at the buffet or the restaurants. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and spoke good english. The grounds were well maintained and clean. We would have given a 5 rating, but the bed was pretty hard for our liking. A small negative but it could be improved on. We both plan on returning one day." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer4999
    Date: Nov. 15, 2013

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Hotel Amenities


  • 506 rooms in three 3-storey buildings
  • Buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Caribbean, International, Seafood and Italian, dress code & reservations required
  • 5 bars
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 1 tennis court
  • Gift shop
  • Sauna
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on site (fee)
  • A range of watersports
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Wedding chapel
  • 18-hole golf course nearby
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet (fee)


Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 4 persons up to 3 adults
Junior Suites include:
  • Same as above but with living area
  • Mini-bar
  • Max occupancy 4 persons

All Inclusive Features

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala dinner
  • House Wine and Domestic brand drinks and Domestic beer from 10am-12am
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Boat cruises
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bicycles
  • Sauna
  • Exercise classes
  • Language lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Manager's cocktail party

Kids Deals

Kids Deals - Kids 2-6 stay and eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with 2 adults; pay only air and transfers. Max 2 kids. Kids 7-12 pay kids rate.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, games room, Playground, and kid's pool. Babysitting service available. (fee)


Honeymooners - Receive upgrade to Junior Suite (based on availability at check-in), a fruit basket, bottle of rum, a candlelight dinner for 2, and turndown service. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

Wedding Bonus - Packages available. Please inquire for details.

Golf Deal - Enjoy reduced rates at the Playa Dorada Golf Course ranked the 53rd best course in the Caribbean by the Golf Digest. Located adjacent to the hotel. Arrange locally.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Extra Info

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Holy Week, leading up to Easter is a major holiday in the Dominican Republic. Beach and Watersports activities and Alcohol may not be available during this period and can be cancelled at any time.

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