Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

921 reviews
Very good beach hotel. Located near shopping areas and the 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.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Near by town. Close to the airport. Beautiful landscape.

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

  • Food
    "Delicious food"

    Food was amazing. Beautiful fish. Great snack.

    "Great dining, with a good menu and tasty side dishes." "Food reasonably-priced with good desserts." "Fish & seafood is acceptable." "Clean dining area." "Bad snacks."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Excellent welcome. Staff is amazing. Great guest services.

    "Friendly service overall, with especially great housekeeping and bar service." "Management and reception are decent and somewhat professional." "Recreation staff could be nicer." "Pool/beach service is ok."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    "Tasty breakfast."

  • Pool
    "Ordinary pool"

    Quiet pool. Large pool. Pools close.

    "Acceptable pools with some cleanliness complaints."

  • Cleanliness
    "Quite clean"

    The resort is very clean. Clean towels. Clean towel.

    "Decently clean rooms and bathrooms." "Clean hotel facilities." "Pool in need of cleaning." "Clean dining area."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Inclusive holiday hotel. Inclusive resort. All inclusive resort.

    "Fairly good value for money." "Relatively high internet cost." "Normally priced food."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Standard bar"

    Delicious cocktails. Premium liquor. Endless Pina Coladas.

    "Standard bar." "Alcoholic drinks are not the best." "Good bar service."

  • Comfort

    Air conditioner worked great. Quiet resort. New mattresses.

    "Decently comfortable but with poor beds and A/C." "Spacious, peaceful rooms."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Air conditioner worked great. Never any towels. Leaking ceilings.

    "Rooms are relatively tidy, but furniture is poor quality, with substandard TV's and A/C." "Great views from large but outdated rooms with subpar beds." "Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean." "Good minibar." "Shower can be a problem."

  • Vibe
    "Vibe is not too good"

    Equipment is old. Decor is old. There was not enough band.

    "Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes." "Hotel could use some updating." "Hotel could be more stylish." "Hotel is relatively luxurious." "Pleasant entrance area." "Awesome for a beach holiday." "Awesome for families." "Great for a wellness holiday."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    You have to pay for wi fi. Had to pay for wi fi. Didn't have wifi.

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

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

    Gym is small. No spa.

    "Poorly reviewed fitness area."