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Hotel Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

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Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo 10211 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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 26/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 26/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 119 hotels in Santo Domingo
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In the heart of the colonial quarter of Santo Domingo, set among remarkable buildings, stands the Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando hotel, the former home of the Governor of the same name, a contemporary of Christopher Colombus. Built on the first paved street of the New World, where beautiful Spanish ladies strolled to display their rich costumes, the hotel's guests will enjoy an outstanding stay in a unique place where the stones, patios and fountains will take you back in time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Elle wrote a review 23 Sep
New York City, New York1 contribution
We had a great time at the hotel during our stay in Santo Domingo. Claudio Ramirez was a great host at the restaurant and made it an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend the hotel and restaurant if you’re planning a trip to Santo Domingo.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 3 days ago
Good morning, Thank you for choosing Hodelpa Nicolas De Ovando as your destination in Santo Domingo. We are flattered to read your comments and know that your recent stay in our emblematic property was totally pleasant. With pleasure
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TJtravelerX wrote a review 14 Sep
Tijuana, Mexico223 contributions110 helpful votes
The hotel is in the heart of historic Santo Domingo and it has its own history. Our room was not as expected, since the window shade was noisy and the beds uncomfortable. The room was not well equipped, not good space. We understand that it is an old building, but we did not feel that our room was equivalent to the price we paid. The restaurant is OK for breakfast and lunch. The pool is OK and the place in general is nice.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 1 week ago
Good morning Mr. Thank you for choosing Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando as your destination in Santo Domingo, thank you for highlighting the beauty of our emblematic property, we are sorry to hear that your stay was not a pleasant one. With much pleasure
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Rahul K wrote a review Aug 2022
Nagpur, India102 contributions70 helpful votes
This is such an iconic, beautiful and well located property! Nothing to fault about that. The decor and property grounds have been carefully restored and I loved exploring every corner of the hotel. There is quite a lot of difference between the rooms. We had two rooms in the same category and they were of different sizes. The breakfast was lovely too, quite a spread compared to other places in the Dominican Rep. The only negative for us was the extremely indifferent (bordering on rude) reception staff who were there in the afternoon. Rossi who checked us in was extremely helpful and very polite, its a pity her colleagues did not share the same passion for work. The gentleman and lady manning the reception in the afternoon could not be bothered to answer our queries properly, were absolutely disinterested in doing routine work and even misguided us into doing a 40 minute "walking tour" where we had to pay 120$ to the guide! I hope the management looks into this. Apart from this I loved this place and if I ever return to DR, I will certainly stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 4 weeks ago
Good afternoon, Mr, Rahul Thank you for choosing Hodelpa Nicolas De Ovando, as your destination in Santo Domingo, we are flattered to read your comment and know that our property met your expectations. On behalf of the Hodelpa chain and all its associates we would like to apologize for the misunderstanding with our staff as our main purpose is to create memorable experiences. It will be our pleasure to welcome you again and we would be glad to change your expectations. With pleasure
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Fran D wrote a review Aug 2022
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I wish I would stayed longer at this hotel. The service and staff was great, and the location was perfect with free parking included. Also loved the hotel, very nice and clean and the food at the restaurant was delicious, definitely planning on coming back!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Aug 2022
Good morning, Thank you for choosing our emblematic property as your destination in Santo Domingo, we are flattered to know that your recent stay met your expectations. We look forward to
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Marley78160 wrote a review Aug 2022
Paris, France440 contributions132 helpful votes
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Our rooms were in the older part of the hotel which is lovely though we had to go up stairs to get to the bathroom. Staff is young and helpful but they urge you to take their own taxis which are much more expensive. The fresh fruit at breakfast was a disappointment as it was not ripe. Yet overall a pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Check if room has steps going up to bathroom
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 19 Aug 2022
good morning Marley, Thank you for choosing Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando as your destination in Santo Domingo, we are happy to know that your recent stay in our property exceeded all your expectations, thank you for highlighting our staff's service. It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again in our emblematic property.
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Airwalk77 wrote a review Aug 2022
Geneva, Switzerland57 contributions18 helpful votes
The staff don’t speak English and make no effort to do so. They react “allergic” to people who don’t speak Spanish. The metal stairs of the pool had sharp metal pieces and my daughter got wounded in her foot to the point that it heavily bled. The breakfast was of very low quality. The hotel as well as the room had no maintenance and for instance the flush of the toilet was falling off. The mattresses at the pool were old and not maintained. The money for value ratio is absolutely below anything I have encountered. This is at best a 3 star hotel by western standards. Stay away from this place.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 19 Aug 2022
Good morning Airwalk Thank you for choosing Hodelpa Nicolas De Ovando as your destination in the colonial city, we are sorry for the inconveniences you had in our property, we apologize.
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chloe f wrote a review Aug 2022
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The hotel is clean and service was excellent. Everyone was nice, especially Ramon and Claudio. Ramon was making sure we have everything we need by the pool and enjoy our afternoon swim. He and Claudio were tentative to our breakfast. Ramon made a wonderful cappuccino and Overall we were very satisfied with our stay and will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 13 Aug 2022
Good morning, Thank you for choosing Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando as your destination in Santo Domingo, we are happy to know that your recent stay in our property exceeded all your expectations, thank you for highlighting our staff's service. It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again in our emblematic property. With great pleasure
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L Uis A wrote a review Jul 2022
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I had an awesome experience at Hodelpa Hotel. My room was pristine and all my questions were promptly answered. I will love to go back soon and enjoy the mojitos relaxing by the pool. The hotel staff was always professional, kind, and extremely helpful. The property is immaculate and the breakfast buffet was delicious.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The hotel has parking space available. The hotel is located near plenty of restaurants, museums,...
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Responded 2 Aug 2022
Good morning Mr. Luis, Thank you for choosing Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando as your destination in Santo Domingo, we are happy to know that your recent stay in our property exceeded all your expectations. It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again in our emblematic property. With pleasure
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Magnolia wrote a review Jul 2022
Katy, Texas1 contribution
My experience at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando was superb. The hotel is located near the most amazing historic places in Santo Domingo. The hotel staff is extremely professional and take the extra mile to ensure you have an outstanding stay. The hotel is very clean and your requests are answered in a promptly manner. I can't wait to go back!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 29 Jul 2022
Hello Magnolia, We appreciate the time you took to comment on your recent experience at our hotel Nicolas de Ovando. We are pleased to read your comments and are happy to create memorable experiences. With pleasure Ac
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Liza wrote a review Jul 2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico22 contributions4 helpful votes
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Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando is extremely well located within la Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. You can walk to many restaurants and all historic landmarks. The hotel was spotless clean including our colonial room. The staff was awesome!!! They treated us kindly, with respect, and catered to all our needs. We will definitely return!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ana cespedes, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Responded 15 Jul 2022
Good afternoon Berriosliza Thank you for your comment on your recent stay in our emblematic property. It is very pleasant to know that our hotel Nicolas de Ovando and its surroundings have been to your liking thanks to highlight the attentions received by our staff for us it was a pleasure to receive you, We look forward to welcoming you again. With pleasure.
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PRICE RANGE
$121 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hostal nicolas de ovando-mgallery hotel santo domingo
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSanto Domingo ProvinceSanto DomingoZona Colonial
NUMBER OF ROOMS
92
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Nearby attractions include The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema (0.3 km), Kahkow Experience (0.1 km), and El Sendero del Cacao (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nacan Restaurant, Pat'e Palo European Brasserie, and Morrofino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.