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“Amazing Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

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Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando
Ranked #13 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

From the moment you enter the centuries-old, beautifully restored building, you are whisked away into down-to-earth luxury and ambiance. The rooms are exceedingly comfortable and tastefully decorated. Plus, the food, service, and courtyard/swimming pool feel like a blend of classic Europe with a Latin American flavor. Could not have been happier. One of the best hotels I've ever had the pleasure of visiting.

Room Tip: Don't hesitate to pay a little more for a room upgrade. Well worth it to have a little more spa...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SDB-Viajero
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Is an honor for us that you took the time to express your comments about your stay at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. Our team is in constant training for the improvement of our services, is always a pleasure to receive positive feedbacks from our guests.

I really appreciate your words about your experience with us and waiting for your next visit as enjoyable as the previous.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

Rooms were very nice and clean. We took a package that included breakfast and bought it in the states. It turned out to be a great deal. Breakfast was great. However, without the breakfast package it is very expensive. in fact, everything is very expensive in Santo Domingo.The location was in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ylm_12
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 8 April 2013
Dear Guest,

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Thomas Simonnet
General Manager
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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

After days at a resort on a beach the night that we spent at the Hotel de Ovando was a perfect end to our trip. The hotel was gorgeous, exactly what I expected of an old city. I found myself admiring its architecture, flowers and old town feel with limited modern touch. After dinner in town our night ended perfectly with a treat in our room. It was a peaceful environment filled with great character.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank E12T
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks a lot for your comments regarding your stay at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback wether it's negative or positive.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us, and we hope to welcome you back in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Thomas Simonnet
General Manager
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Extremely beautiful hotel at a prime location near food, shopping and history. The staff is friendly and the maids clean beautifully. The breakfast was absolutely incredible and had everythin from cereal to lox. The pool is pretty and overlooks a harbor. If you can avoid don't order food by the pool, just drinks. The other resturaunt is really good and the chocalate souffle is so good. The gym is small and cool with 4 machines and weights, this is a really good hotel!

Room Tip: Go for the colonial room!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank maddy t
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Dear Guest,

Is an honor for us that you took the time to express your comments about your stay at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. Our team is in constant training for the improvement of our services, is always a pleasure to receive positive feedbacks from our guests, not only of the hotel, but also the Colonial City.

I really appreciate your words about your experience with us and waiting for your next visit as enjoyable as the previous.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

The beautiful colonial home, now hotel is a gorgeous spot to overnight while in Santiago. Within walking distance of old town, you will enjoy your stay both while at the hotel and while exploring it's surroundings. My room was stunning, complete with all details that make a stay memorable. The fitness center is clearly an after thought here, but find a way to enjoy it as the breakfast will be more enjoyable. We had dinner the evening before and I have to admit this was the lowest point of my stay, my fish soup was incredibly salty, but everybody else seemed to enjoy their meal and the service was outstanding.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rowergirl369
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Thomassimonnet, Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 21 March 2013
Dear Guest,
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback wether it's negative or positive.
I'm very surprise about your experience at our restaurant La Résidence, which is, I can assure you not an habit in our hotel and doesn't reflect our standards of service.
Be ensured that I will personally handle this matter with the Chef and the cooks and that your feedback will help us to correct our failures and get better as we strive to continuously improve
the quality of our services.
Thank you again for sharing your experience with us, and we hope your next visit will be make fully satisfied.

Sincerely,

Erwan DAUSSY
Director of Food & Beverage
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Salt Lake City UT
Level Contributor
53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

This was my second visit to the Ovando property and it never fails to please. What a beautiful property with great character. It is a step back in time and is located on the oldest street in the New World for those of us with European heritage. The hotel is located in a very old structure with 30" thick stone walls. It is located on the oldest street in the city, Calle Las Dammes. It is only steps away from the home of Columbus, the monument to Columbus and the oldest church in the Americas built in 1502.

The hotel staff is very friendly and the rooms are comfortable with modern comforts without loosing the old world feel. The pool area is comfortable and a great place to unwind with a drink at the end of a busy day. Many great restaurants and night clubs are with a few minutes walk.

When is Santo Domingo, make sure you visit this hotel. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Most all rooms are very dark and quiet making for a great nights sleep.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ribboy58
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Thomas Simonnet
General Manager
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Usa, Japan
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

We booked through American Airlines Travel Vacations and booked lowest room rate with full breakfast. The room was great and much better for us than the more expensive rooms. Mainly because there was a balcony that overlooked the water and cruiseships. You can sit outside. The room had a lot of light compared to the Colonial room. Booking thru AA and having breakfast included saved us a lot of money. The breakfast bar was great. Santo Domingo was very expensive and there is a 18percent tax plus a 10percent tip on all bills for eating out. The waiters will tell you that the tip is not the ten percent but it is. A concern we had ...was all the windows in the whole area had bars on them to keep out burglars. It appears that the native Dom. Rep. People are not making the high money like the tourist industry owners. Everyone that we spoke to told us to be careful while walking, or with our money. Not normally a place I would go to too relax because of the safety issues and always feeling like someone is going to rip you off. We drove to Punta Cana and on highway you see many guys with shotguns on side in the fields.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lm551a
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Additional Information about Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

Property: Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando
Address: Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo 10100, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo > Zona Colonial
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santo Domingo
#5 Spa Hotel in Santo Domingo
#8 Family Hotel in Santo Domingo
#9 Business Hotel in Santo Domingo
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santo Domingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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