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VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

Just back from a 2 week vacation at the Gran Ventana in Puerto Plata. Our family had a fantatic time and we are seriously thinking in going back next year which will be a first for us. We stayed in the Beata block which was fine and quiet. The hotel rooms were basic but comfortable and cleaned every day by our helpful maid Rosa. The food whether it was in the buffet restuartant or Ala Carte restaurants was of a high standard and plenty of choice. The food itself was monitored for freshness and replaced if not up to their high exacting standards. As for the service it was of a very high standard, I have never been anywhere on hols where my glass was topped up without me asking. Yes they are looking for tips but they certainly earn them.We were well looked after for the whole two weeks. I would recommend this place for families and not couples as our prescence appeared toirritae a few (tough luck!). The beach was great for the kids, clean, plently of beds and always a laugh with the lookielookie sellers. The trips were good having done Ocean world and the mega trucks. We'll save upand head back there next year I think. All you miserable people who have complained about the Gran Ventana don't know how to enjoy yourselves and are purley there to moan your head offs for 2 weeks. My advice to you is shut up and stay at home!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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5  Thank Munchies67
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

I stayed at the Gran Ventana with my family for two weeks and flew back Tuesday. We all had a fantastic time and thought that the hotel and facilities were lovely, the hotel had real character, food was lovely I would recommend booking up to eat in all the restaurants especially Ocean Grill, which was located right on the beach.
We managed to get our sunbeds round the pool each day however by 7.30am they were all occupied. We found it nice to spend the morning round the pool and then spend a cooler afternoon on the breezy and refreshing beach.
Take advantage of the sister hotel, Victoria Golf which is 5 minutes down the road. It has beautiful views and we really liked the waterfall jacuzzi in the Quiet pool. We only visited twice on our last week and would definately have spent more time there if we had had more time! V.peaceful!
We bought some lovely souvenirs at the nearby shopping plaza however I would suggest if you don't want to get badgered too much from locals trying to get you into their restaurants and shops, you shop during the day and not at night! We gave up on our evening shopping spree and re-visited during the day at leisure.
This holiday was amazing, all 5 of us enjoyed every minute.... in fact we are already looking to book up again and stay at Victoria Golf next year.
Enjoy x

  • Stayed: July 2009
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3  Thank Sunseeker92
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

Stopped at the Gran 'Glasgow' Ventana first two weeks in July.
Pre requisite to be from north of the border and sport a tattoo! Agree that it is not a four star hotel but i did not pay four star prices!
Food was very good and choice varied during the stay. We enjoyed all the A la carte restaurants spending our 25th wed anniversary night at the beach restaurant . Was given a very funny rendition of 'Happy Anniversarararary to you' from the staff.
Rooms were fine. No problems encountered . Hot water constant, Beds ok . We were in Soanna block third floor overlooking pool bar. No noise concerns either.
Pool was very crowded and no breeze so we chose to use the beach. This decision allowed us the added luxury of not getting up till 7.00am to get a sunbed / umbrella!!!
The beach had a cooling breeze from lunch time onwards which we found delightful.We enjoyed early morning walks to the left toward the orange market where after 10 minutes you were on a beach to yourself with crystal clear water. We were told that timeshare touts were a nuisance during the main part of the day there.
I am still surprised that people say the beach vendors on Ventana beach were intrusive.
A smile and no thank you was all that was needed for them to pass you by.
The fish by the beach coral were great so snorkelling is a must.
We did three trips, Outback Safari (informative,great scenery and nice boogie bording at the end), Catamaran ( good snorkelling and usual boat trip fare)and we went up in the Helicopter as an anniversary treat. Cancelled twice by the helidosa people for a mechanical prob and weather but this added to the thrill! Fabulous when we got up. Just the two of us and 20 mins of fun.
Also had the added bonus of a sun halo. Evidently a phenomenom rarely seen that spooked tha hotel staff . see photos
Can't comment on the entertainment as we did not really watch or listen to it but it appeared to be as commented previously. A bit British holiday camp stuff for me. Not what i go abroad for but needed for the younger children.
Staff were always polite and took great delight in showing of the hotel to its best whenever opportunity arose.
All in all we had a great time and would recommend this hotel to the package tourist. Got the best tan i ever had and added a stone in weight!
Enjoy what represents good value for money!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank stubbyCoventry
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

Stayed at the Gran Ventana between 7th - 17 July 2009, booked a good internet deal with Thomson back in March. We usually go to Punta Cana, but this year opted for the North Coast.The resort itself is nice although small compared to other resorts we've been to in the Caribbeans. The main pool is very small and therefore looked crowded the whole time and full of screaming children. But we go to the caribeeans for the beach and therefore were not that bothered, although my partner likes to swim in the pool every now and then, but this was impossible due to the size of the pool. The beach was great, the first days we had no problems in finding shaded chairs, but after that we had to resort to sit under the trees as all the other chairs were "reserved" with towels by people who only showed their faces in the afternoon for an hour or so. Yes, there are vendors, but a polite no thank you and they will not bother you. REstaurant food was ok, not a big selection at the buffet, some evenings were better than others, but you won't starve! We tried the Grill on the beach one evening and it was very good, one of the best fillets I've ever had! Room: a few issues when we checked in (patio door wouldn't close thus disabling the A/C, toilet wouldn't stop flushing, and the bathroom door was stuck and therefore was half open). Called Reception and within 15 minutes 2 maintenance guys were in our room and fixed everything: very impressed! I also appreciated the courtesy call after maintenance had been asking if we needed anything else. Overall it was a relaxing holiday and the weather, apart from 1 day of rain, was great. However, it is not a 4 star resort as stated on the brochure, more a 3 star, but staff is very good and they do make a difference. I wouldn't recommend this resort to couples or young adults as it is clearly a family hotel and I will not return to the North Coast. The east/ south coast is so much better and more "caribbean"...

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tildix
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Reviewed 30 July 2009

We went to the gran ventana in feb.When we arrived, we had a room right beside the bar of the other resort. The music started at 11:00 PM and not stoped before 6 AM. We've been finally moved 2 days after our arrival(we lost two days). But after that, the room was really good, clean place and good services. The only think is the show in the night is not really professionnal. The entertainment is good. No wave in this area but you can do a lot of snorkeling right in the front of the beach, really nice fish.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GuiSaMi
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