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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Playa Dorada | PO Box 22, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just came back from a much needed break. Incredibly helpful and cheerful staff. Lovely beach. Comfortable rooms. We took a private taxi tour into Puerto Plata and the driver and guide were very accommodating once we laid out what we were interested in seeing/doing (i.e. enough with the jewelry and cigars). We toured the Haitian village and we well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Considering that this is the time of the year that hurricanes and renovations may be in order one has to be realistic and understand that it is what it is. Carlos Santana was entertaining and the staff/food/grounds/room were all excellent. Best fishing trip ever as the crew made it one to never forget. Highly recommend Gran Ventana any time of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is definitely worth what you pay for it. The rooms and resort are kept clean. (Not an easy feat when the locals arrive like a symphony of locusts) It's an older resort, and like all ocean-side places it ages rapidly. It feels very 80's but it's only 15 years old. When we were there last week they were... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Dominican Republic several times.This is the first time at Gran Ventana,and we will be going back again. This is a lovely hotel and the staff are very friendly and helpful.The food in the restaurants and Al carte is very good,something for everyone.Special mention to Leonel Villa in the beach restaurant and Victor Balechongo beach bar but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice all around all-inclusive hotel. Only negative bit would be that they have really loud music and shows playing in the pool (central) area until at least 11:00 pm every night. Would not suggest to those wanting to go to bed early / rise early. Otherwise, thumbs up!! :)

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in the hotel at the beginning of October 2014 in a low season with our 2 yeras old son. We had a nice time in Gran Ventana. If you want to find something you always can, but this is not a point... We were very satisfied with food it was very tasty and good variety of meal, for... More

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi, I have never written a review for a trip before, but wanted to give my opinion of this resort as I know the management reads these reviews. My husband and I and our 16 and 13 year old sons vacationed there last week and we booked two rooms. When we checked in the rooms were booked on two different... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was part of my first experience in the Caribbean. The pool is large, the drinks were delicious AND part of the all inclusive offer and the food was delicious. However I must point out I visited this hotel 6 years ago, looking at the other reviews it looks like it's gone down hill since I last went. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm going to start by stating you need to research WHEN you are travelling, we were at the resort from November 9th - 16th. I've seen a couple reviews lately that indicated the buffet was busy, and the pool rules were overly strict ... for the weekend of November 8-9 that would have been true, of course it was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here from June 27-July 5. All the staff was very welcoming and friendly. Willing to go out of their way to help with anything. The rooms were always cleaned in a timely manner everyday. We always had fresh towels and everything we needed. Never having to ask for anything. They keep the fridge stocked with sodas water and... More

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Address: Playa Dorada | PO Box 22, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 506
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Also Known As:
Gran Ventana Beach Hotel
Gran Ventana Dominican Republic
Gran Ventana Puerto Plata
Gran Ventana Beach Resort Puerto Plata
Hotel Gran Ventana Beach
Grand Ventana Beach Resort
Gran Ventana Hotel Dominican Republic

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