by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Set in three historic building in Santo Domingo’s colonial quarter — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovanda offers modern accommodations while maintaining a traditional Spanish colonial atmosphere. It is located on “Las Damas,” which is known to be the first paved street of the New World, and is within walking distance of a number of other historical sights, shops and restaurants.
There are several room types to choose from including multi-room suites with separate living areas. All rooms have air conditioning, complimentary mineral water, safes, cable television, mini bars and windows that open. Many rooms also have views of the harbor. Cribs are available upon request.
The hotel has a swimming pool, a restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor dining, a bar that serves light meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day, a pool table, a library and a fitness center. Babysitting and room service are available. Parking and Wi-Fi are both offered free of charge.
Our Editor Loves
- Multi-room suites
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant onsite
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I was able to stayed recently at this hotel and I am very happy I did not knowing how wonderful it would be.
From the moment I walked in I was welcome and treated wonderful by everyone at the hotel (the two gentleman who carried our bags to our room were my favorite, but sadly I did not see their name), but everyone was really niece.
The location is perfect if one want to feel like in the colonial times and breath history walking the lovely colonial streets around the hotel.
Inside also the hotel is very charming and authentic. Is been one of my favorites in Santo Domingo.
by Rosanna T
I was looking forward to staying here, only to be extremely disappointed. People talked about it as 5 star hotel. NOPE! Not even close. We were put in Room 2024 which had mold in the bathroom (gross!), only 1 trash can which is in the bathroom, no trash can in the bedroom area so I had to ask for one. The water from shower spills onto the bathroom floors. No luggage rack in the room.
We were moved to Room 3014. There we had robes, which is a little better room. The shower pressure was so low, and water still spills onto the bathroom floor. I wonder why there were no robes in Room 2024? Who does quality check in this hotel? Coffee machine but only 1 coffee cup. Are we supposed to share 1 coffee cup amongst us?
Very cheap bathroom amenities. The size was super small not even enough for 2 guests. I asked for extra shampoo & conditioner (if it’s really shampoo & conditioner?), the housekeeper brought tubes of shampoo & conditioner. It was still wet. I opened the tube, it was used. I think this hotel gathers leftover amenities and re-uses it in other rooms. Not hygiene at all for guests! Guests beware, they cut corners with amenities. But they will take your money!
As we were leaving my daughter had to use the restroom in the lobby. Someone made number 2 in there, and the toilet didn’t flush. Gross experience.
I asked for “turndown service” at night. The front desk didn’t know what it was, even though it’s written on their website.
The breakfast staff were very nice. Luis at front desk was nice, he changed us to a better room.
I’ll never come back. And I would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone.
Either management is very incompetent or the hotel owner is just very CHEAP, bath amenities are cheap and generic. Yuck.