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Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#9 of 59 hotels in Puerto Plata
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Playa Dorada, a gated oceanfront community on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, is home to Gran Ventana Beach Resort, one of the country’s friendliest, most welcoming hotels. Located directly on the beach, our Puerto Plata beach resort boasts three pools, a kids club and an airy, cool and fresh lobby. We also offer a superb, all-inclusive value for families, couples and group vacations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
French, Spanish
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Kim wrote a review Yesterday
7 contributions1 helpful vote
DO NOT STAY HERE! Dionicio and especially Carlos in the lobby were the only positives at this hotel. When we arrived there were hundreds of local residents monopolizing the hotel. Apparently this is a weekend occurence during the summer. That was only the start.The vast majority of the staff was rude. Glasses and silverware were dirty. My son found a long red hair in the ice cream. There was no regular soda for three days and we were told that management was more concerned about the price of re-stocking than they were about their guests.On day three one of our rooms was overpowered by the smell of sewage. The night manager, Dionicio, was very responsive though and did change the room. On the fourth night one of our rooms started leaking water from the ceiling and that continued for the rest of the trip. On the fifth night, a water main broke and there was no cold water for our last two days and apparently it was going to take even longer than that to fix. As a result the toilets in all of our rooms wouldn't flush and the water in the shower was boiling. The day manager, Oscar Lora, offered no help. He was rude and disrespectful. He had no interest in how this and everything else was affecting guests. His only response to each situation was to say it would be taken care of and walk away.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: Rooms and grounds in the second building appeared to be much better.
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Chiara Joyce S wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
It’s a very nice hotel,the food is nice and the beach is not overflowing with people. The animation brings a lot of life into the hotel and makes the stay even more fun,very nice employees. AMAURY (chihuahua)Roberto(Bubalu)Yovany(minimi) Luis(coco loco) yarilda and Juan Carlos.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Marissa L wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
Fun for family, good food. Entertainment shuts down at 11:30, and then very quiet. Locals come on the weekends and resort is very busy. Games at pool are fun and beach is nice, VERY WINDY. Overall, decent stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
CC wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Let me start off by saying that the resort itself is beautiful, grounds are impeccable and the ocean and mountain views are just breathtaking. Food is tasty. Drinks are beyond awful they are literally watered down and the beer is hot at the beach bar ALL the time. Sadly, check in was terrible, Waldin especially. It was a hot and lengthy process and my prior emailed requests were not honored and staff in the lobby were borderline condescending and rude. We sat in the lobby after arrival (which has NO AC) for an extra 3 hours due to their incompetence. We weren't offered so much as a glass of water and we were drenched in sweat. DO NOT BOOK YOUR TRIP INCLUDING ANY FRIDAYS OR SATURDAYS DURING YOUR STAY. Local residents take over the resort because of the new low rates being offered to the people there and it's a nightmare attempting to eat, get a drink or enjoy the pool. Masks are mandated in the buffet for all meals (which has no AC) and we were even told by one of the lobby workers at one point that we have to buy masks in the gift shop because they were running low... (HA!) and of course they were running out, 700 people just checked in at once! Not enough food choices or restaurants, we could only get a reservation for the Italian, it was good. There is no entertainment. Period. Rooms are rather hot and humid. Beach is on an incline, makes walking difficult and laying out super uncomfortable as the chair is never level and always on a slant. A lot of Coral Reef. People selling souvenirs on the beach are at an all time annoyance level. HUGE SHOUTOUT TO HIPOLITO in the buffet, What a professional!! He is the ONLY worker there that deserves my heartfelt gratitude for his service and kindness, the others need to model his behavior. Thank you Hipolito!! Finally, Management really needs to get it together. I would not go back. We have visited Punta Cana multiple times and wanted to try something new, unfortunately, this wasn't what we expected. My advice...Take your hard earned money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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rsulli wrote a review Jun 2022
Hr. Grace, NL36 contributions21 helpful votes
Compact resort with very good food and friendly staff. Visited May/June for 3rd visit. Still a great resort. Nice golf course across the street. Lovely long beach for walking. Would very much like to return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Léa R wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
Everything of this trip with my friend was very nice, the animation, the resort,etc. The entertainers, especially Juan Carlos, were really nice and fun. The pool and the room were very clean. The food really good! I wouls recommand this to everyone!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Lara C wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
Very nice beach not too crowded. At night, the show are really entertaining and funny. The personal is exceptional all day, every day. During the day, the activities are fun. The food is very good and changes every day, multiple choices. Thank you to Amaury(chihuahua) and Juan Carlos.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Luc wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very good service, staff really open and nice, Juan carlos and Amaury are the best entertainers, room very clean everyday, food always good and variate, nice pool, drinks were good and strong!! Thank you Juan Carlos and Roberto, you were my favorite !
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
cc wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
nice resort, very clean and staff is very nice and entertaining. The pool is nice and Juan Carlos is a great entertainer. The food was also good. Rooms were very clean and cleaning ladies cleaned the room very well every day.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Judy M wrote a review Jun 2022
Summerside, Canada18 contributions20 helpful votes
Been here before , most wonderful people in the world , so kind and friendly. The resort is small but excellent for getting around. Nothing is far away. Planning a return trip in November if all goes well It’s a place you get addicted to, can’t wait to go back. Even the beach vendors get to know you and when you let them know you’re not interested in buying they move on or just stop to say hello. Just be kind to all , they are only trying to make a living. Everyone has bad days but don’t take it out on the beach vendors. Cheers and enjoy this wonderful little gem in the sunny south. 💕
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran Ventana Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Rigo /Leonel and Marleny taxi tour and excursión (5.3 km), Joyeria Las Americas (6.4 km), and Rancho Lorilar (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Big Lee's Beach Bar, Ristorante Passatore, and Le Petit Francois.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Gran Ventana Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Gran Ventana Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gran Ventana Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gran Ventana Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.