Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

633 reviews
Good airport hotel. Located near shopping areas and the beach. Beautiful beach.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • King-size Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Tiling
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Lounge
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Laundry Service
    • Playground
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Hairdresser
    • Kids Club
    • Theater
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Public Internet Access
    • Bicycle Hire
  • Food
    • Evening Buffet
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Lunch Buffet
    • All inclusive
    • Children's Pool
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Sun terrace
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Bocce
    • Aerobics
    • Entertainment Program
    • Water Skiing
    • Diving
    • Jet Skiing
    • Number of Pools
    • Windsurfing
    • Ping Pong
    • Banana Boat
    • Massage
    • Catamaran
    • Sailing
    • Aqua aerobics
    • Cycling/Mountain Biking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Beach Umbrellas
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Golf
    • Pool bar
    • Children's Entertainment
    • Billiards/Snooker
P.O. Box: 22 57000 Playa Dorada Puerto Plata


This hotel is located on the long sandy beach of Playa Dorada. A shopping centre with countless bars and restaurants is approximately 100 m away and transfer to the airport takes about 30 minutes.


The hotel was built in 1996. Guests are welcomed at the accommodation, which has a total of 506 rooms. A lobby and a reception are available to travellers. Amenities include a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access is available to guests in the public areas. Various gastronomic options are available, including a restaurant and a bar. Various shops are available, including a souvenir shop. The grounds of the establishment feature a playground and an attractive garden. Travellers arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage or in the car park. Additional services include a laundry service and a hairdresser. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service to explore the surrounding area.


Rooms feature air conditioning, a fan, a kitchen and a bathroom. Most rooms feature a balcony with a view for guests' enjoyment. Many rooms feature a sea view, which further enhances the ambience. Guests can enjoy a good nights' sleep on the king-size bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included as standard. An ironing set is also available for travellers' convenience. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. Amenities in the bathrooms include a shower. A hairdryer and bathrobes are provided for everyday use. The hotel offers non-smoking rooms.


The accommodation features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The sun loungers and parasols on the sun terrace offer a great place to unwind. There is also a poolside snack bar. Variety is provided by the wide range of sporting activities offered at the establishment, for example biking/mountain biking, tennis, bocce, beach volleyball, volleyball, golf and fishing. Many sports options are available, including water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and aquafit. For a fee, water skiing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, catamaraning and diving can also be enjoyed. The hotel also offers sports enthusiasts a wide range of indoor activities, including a gym, table tennis, billiards, darts and aerobics. A wellness area with a spa, a sauna and a beauty salon is available at the accommodation. Other options and services include an entertainment programme, live music and a kids' club.


All-inclusive is bookable. Guests can choose to book options such as breakfast, lunch or dinner. The establishment also offers snacks. Alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic beverages are offered.


The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: VISA and MasterCard.


  • Beach
    "Beautiful beach"

    Good for snorkeling. Beach is gorgeous. Close to beach.

    "Lovely, clean beach which is great for sports."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    On site stores. Near by town. Bars close.

    "Great location near the airport." "Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Staff was incredible. Excellent reception. Receptionist could not have been more helpful.

    "Poorly-managed but friendly service, especially at the restaurant." "Great, professional service from reception and housekeeping." "Recreation staff is ok."

  • Food
    "Delicious food"

    Wholesome food offering. Food was amazing. Great food selection.

    "Generally pleasant dining experience with a varied menu and good snacks." "Relatively tidy dining area but complaints about side dishes."

  • Cleanliness

    The resort is very clean. Rooms tidy. Clean shower heads.

    "Clean hotel facilities." "Acceptably clean rooms and dining area." "Pool area is clean, but the bathrooms are less so."

  • Vibe
    "Decent vibe"

    Reception area is open. Vintage Lounge. Great dancers.

    "OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere." "Hotel could use some updating." "Hotel is fairly plain." "Pleasant entrance area." "Hotel is relatively stylish." "Perfect airport hotel." "Awesome for families." "Great for a wellness holiday."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Premium towels. Air conditioner worked great. Leaking ceilings.

    "Somewhat clean, yet old-looking rooms with inadequate TV's and average views." "Poorly maintained rooms with badly rated beds and furniture, and problems with bathroom cleanliness." "Great A/C and minibars." "Shower can be a problem."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Had to pay for WI fi. Had to pay for wifi. Spotty wifi.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Relatively high internet cost."

  • Wellness Area
    "Wellness & sports facilities could be improved"

    Gym is small.

    "Poorly reviewed fitness area."