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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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Etobicoke, Ontario
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34 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2007

I traveled here with my family to get away from the frigid Canadian cold. This was my first all inclusive type resort, and it was well received by most members of my family. Since there are many reviews, I will highlight my pros and cons. The beach is smaller than the Yucatan Peninsula, and vendors harass you constantly. Also, the... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2007

We just returned from the Gran Ventana yesterday...We had a wonderful time! The food was fantastic..the buffet had something for everyone...there was 3 A la carte restaruants....the service was amazing at all three..but the food was the best at the Octopus restaraunt. The pool and beach had enough cots for everyone..though if you wanted shade..you'd have to get here quite... More 

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toronto
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2007

We returned from a week at GV on Feb 10. The Good - 1) The beach is fantastic - you can walk for several miles in either direction - not too crowded, usually a nice breeze. There are sufficient loungers, and shade can be found. You can snorkel a few yards off shore. 2) The food - the buffet has... More 

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Wiltshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2007

We have been here twice before and were here this time from Jan 22 until Feb 6 and were worried about the negative reviews but shouldn't have bothered because it was great as usual. In fact it was better as the only thing we were not keen on before was the beach and now that it is wider it is... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2007

I stayed at the Gran Ventana for two weeks over christmas and new year, arrived back on Jan 10th. Unfortunately i have not one complaint. As a traveller who has extremely high expectations i figured after reading reviews i would have many. Dominican Republic is a developing country in addition a spanish speaking country. I feel that many who have... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2007

The Gran Ventana Resort, Dominican Republic January 4 to 18, 2007 Dave & Ruth, Addison ON Flight: Ottawa to Puerta Plata on Thursday January 4 2007, using Sky Service flight # 5350, with Sunquest. Flight was to leave 4:35pm but was delayed until 5:15pm, thus putting us into Puerta Plata at 10:15pm. Immigration and luggage retrieval was smooth & we... More 

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New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2007

For starters, this was my very first time at the Gran Ventana, and in Puerto Plata so I did not travel there with any great expectations. I chose the resort from a list of hotels in the Playa Dorada Complex and after reading hundreds of reviews on Trip Advisor. Though I'm a Trip Advisor Member, I'm writing this review as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2007

Just got back on February 4 and read some of the reviews. Not sure how people can say some of the things they did. The food is great. Entertainment was better than expected. Weather was fantastic!!!! Had 30 degree weather everyday and hardly saw a cloud. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Hope to be back soon.

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Inverness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2007

i stayed at the grand ventana with my husband and 2 children aged 9 and 5...The first thing i would like to say is that anyone using the kids club is doing so at their own risk..my husband and i went to sunbathe on the beach and in between locals trying to sell us something and dogs running riot my... More 

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Oil Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2007

My husband and I and my daughter and her husband and 2 children just got back on Feb.2. We all had a great time, though I will keep my comments just from me as I don't want to speak for them. The weather was perfect so that really helped with the enjoyment of our stay. Our room was ground floor... 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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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#4 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata

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