|""Loved it, will definitely return""||(in 4 reviews)|
|"Staff was amazing and helpful."||(in 30 reviews)|
|"Beach was nice and well-maintained"||(in 16 reviews)|
|"footsball table poor condition."||(in 2 reviews)|
|"No hot water in shower."||(in 3 reviews)|
|"The bed was to hard."||(in 4 reviews)|
|food was amazing||in 93 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 75 reviews|
|private beach||in 41 reviews|
|everything was great||in 34 reviews|
|excellent service||in 26 reviews|
|great place||in 24 reviews|
|wifi in the room||in 23 reviews|
|hot water||in 17 reviews|
|pool||in 17 reviews|
|bed was very comfortable||in 15 reviews|
|pay extra||in 15 reviews|
|smoking area||in 13 reviews|
|good value for money||in 11 reviews|
|pong table||in 9 reviews|
|rooms clean||in 7 reviews|
|poor condition||in 6 reviews|
|go back||in 5 reviews|
|puerto plata||in 4 reviews|
|all-inclusive||in 3 reviews|
|ventana||in 3 reviews|
This is a lovely resort, very clean and the with wonderful friendly staff. I would definitely go back. Great place to relax and enjoy the beach. Thank you to all the staff for treating us so well.
This was my second time staying here and it is 100% better. The rooms are updated and they are really nice, the restaurant was updated and that too was really nice. The food was amazing! We are very well. The entertainment was cute and funny, the whole family enjoyed it. Most of all, the staff were all amazing. Everyone always had a smile on their face and they were always eager to help. We had 13 people and the moved tables, chairs so we could all eat together. They even sang to my sister in law for her birthday. Great place, we'll be back again next year!
The food was great at the buffet, the room was very nice and comfortable. The staff was very friendly at all times.
I didn't like that there is no club inside the actual hotel. My boyfriend and I wanted to go dancing and we had to go outside the hotel to get to the nearest club. But overall it was a really good experience, I would go back
The food was great! The pool was large and fairly clean. Good air conditioning in the rooms. Energetic activities staff.
The beach was so windy we couldn't sit there. Hard to find -- no sign in front of hotel or on the street. The shows were mediocre at best -- not always family friendly. Hard to get a reservation to one of the restaurants. The free internet in lobby was frustrating and rarely worked.
I was attending a Wedding Vow Ceremony and upon arrival to departure Everyone was very polite friendly with the best attitude. Food deliciously prepared, my suite was very clean, furnished appropriately and very comfortable.
Excellent Service at a Great Value High End Resort
From the friendly reception to the beatiful facilities, great food and we'll appointed room, this resort is excellent. The staff is very well trained. The dancers in the evening traditional Dominican dance show were excellent. I stayed in the VIP portion of the resort and it was a great atmosphere. Stinning architecture throughout. From the moment I checked in until when I checked out, I kept telling myself, I must come back again.
Service and food was excellent.
Night club not included, and needed more animation.
I liked that the pool had a bar n the beach was walking distance. They had shows every night. It was a fun night.
I didn't like that the authenticity of the national foods was very poor. But it was ok.
Overall, great bang for your buck
I was pretty pleased. I like the design and set up of everything. I liked the beach huts that protect you from the sun and the pool was very nice. Maybe it just wasn't very busy when we went (May 19 - 24) but I didn't think it was too crowded and could always find a chair by the pool or a hut on the beach. I found plenty of food to keep me satisfied. Restaurant food was really good. Be sure to take advantage of being able to eat at each one once a week. This was my first all inclusive - I found it to be well worth the money for my group of 3, sharing 1 room with 2 beds. They have a stone called Larimar, only found in the DR, which is beautiful shades of blue, the beach vendors have a lot of lovely larimar jewelry - I highly recommend getting a piece for yourself. Negotiate but remember the individuals selling stuff only get a cut of the profit and they most likely have families to feed. I bought from a few. If you are looking for jewelry, ask for Julio and tell him Cara sent you!
Beds weren't very comfortable but not horrible either. Not good for side sleepers - that's for sure, but not as bad as some reviewers made them out to be. I brought my own pillow too based on some of the reviews I read. Some of the staff was not too friendly. Learn some Spanish if you don't know any, that helps increase their friendliness and helpfulness towards you. One helper in the dining room pressured me to drink alcohol which I found really annoying, but that was only 1 guy out of many others who were very friendly and helpful. With some dishes it was difficult to tell if there was meat in them, it would be nice if they added ingredient lists at the buffet but the "healthy" section that contained 3 meatless options always had something I liked so I was pleased. The music at night was kind of annoying when trying to go to sleep early, but I'm pretty sure it never went past midnight. The people selling stuff on the beach can be extremely annoying/presistent, but I don't blame really blame them because they are doing what they can to get by.
IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE WE HAD HAD AT A HOTEL. WE WILL NEVER FORGET IT!!!
WE LIKED EVERYTHING. THANK YOU!!!!
I LIKED EVERYTHING!!!!!
EVERYTHING WAS EXELLENT!!
Very nice and clean hotel! Lots of families and fu
Location: Within 15 – 20 minutes of the airport. Near 2 other hotels and a golf course, 2 mini malls with a restaurant and a few shops. Room: We stayed in the Catalina building in room 2203 and it was great and very clean. They provided a hair dryer, shampoo / conditioner, shower cap, soap, etc. and the bathroom was spotless. There was a closet with shelves in the front and there was also a balcony overlooking the pool. The bed was very comfortable and there was a flatscreen TV and a desk. There was also air conditioning which made the experience very comfortable. Atmosphere: There were A LOT of families, senior citizens and spring breakers at this resort. The pool was large, gorgeous with a swim up bar and a great temperature. Since this is an all-inclusive resort the drinks were free as well the food. They offered many activities throughout the day including water aerobics, pineapple toss, dance class, etc. They also have a section for kids as well as nightly entertainment (i.e. magic shows). Most of the chairs at the pool are claimed by 8am with towels, so get down there early! There is direct beach access, which gets very crowded with chairs by 11am. There are A LOT of beach vendors but if you pretend you’re sleeping or say “no thank you” they’ll leave you alone. The water is clear and warm. There’s also a private beach which you get with the upgraded package, but we decided not to pay an additional $40/night per person. Also, they say free Wi-Fi but it’s only in the “theater area” and barely connects. You have to pay for it in your room.
Staff: Very mixed results. Some staff was super friendly and went out of their way to ensure we were happy and had everything to make our stay enjoyable, while others acted like they couldn’t be bothered. I would like to see management create a consistent experience across all of their staff. For example, I had an allergic reaction to the shellfish (I wasn’t allergic prior... may have been the type of squid served) and my girlfriend we went to find me Benedryl. We went to both gift shops and they were EXTREMELY unhelpful. My girlfriend said my face was swollen and she was in a panic to get me medicine and one of cashiers was on the phone on a personal call hanging out and was no help at all. Luckily another guest told us there was a mini mall down the street that had a pharmacy where we could get Benedryl (ended up paying $11 for 12 tablets which was more $$ than normal). PS I'm fully healed :) Food: The food was terrible. Although it’s all-inclusive, we found the food to be inedible. The breakfast offered an omelet station your choice of green peppers, tomatoes, cheese, ham and corn or fried eggs and those were good. They also have a smoothie bar and if you ask for the “smoothie especial” they’ll give you an amazing creation by one of the staff. For lunch we ate salad with olives and chickpeas. The beef is extremely tough and fatty and the pasta was rubbery. We had dinner at the Italian restaurant on the grounds of the hotel and the meal was just as bad (the meal was included in the all-inclusive package).
Situated along the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, the Gran Ventana Beach Resort rests along the flawless sands of Puerto Plata Beach and is an all-inclusive property ideal for couples, families, and group getaways.
With a long list of premiere amenities right on the premises and in the rooms, you may never want to leave. However, should you wish to explore the area, the Playa Dorada is nearby and full of shopping, dining, and entertainment options like the Isabel de Torres Cable Car taking you 2,700 feet up above the region, the diving and water sports of Playa Dorada’s beaches, the historic Santiago De Los Caballeros, and more!
The resort itself has the pristine beach, three swimming pool areas, all kinds of activities that include biking, diving, snorkeling, and even SCUBA! There is daily entertainment that includes classes in Spanish, Merengue dancing, cooking, and live shows and even special options for kids.
Dining is all-inclusive and ongoing throughout the day. You’ll find gourmet restaurants, cafes offering snacks or drinks, and everything in between. Dine at Octopus for Caribbean specialties, enjoy poolside meals and drinks, beachfront experiences, and more.
And the rooms are also idyllic retreats. There are more than 500 rooms ranging from suites to penthouses and they are spread out in charming “villages” with gardens, lawns, and non-stop sea views. All rooms offer a balcony or terrace and include plasma TVs, private baths, daily restocked refrigerators, direct dial telephones, and more.
Don’t let the idea of all-inclusive make you think of anything less than premium services, amenities, and activities. The Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers everything you need for an unforgettable getaway.
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Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort is located at Playa Dorada, P.O. Box 22 in Playa Dorada Beach and Golf Club, 5,5 km from the centre of Puerto Plata. Playa Dorada Golf Club is the closest landmark to Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort.
No, Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort does not offer free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers free parking.
No, Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort is 8,4 km from Puerto Plata La Union. Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort is 40,7 km from Santiago de los Caballeros.
Yes, Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort has a pool on-site.