This beautiful oasis is as far as one can get from the rut "If it's Tuesday, this must be the Topeka Holiday Inn, not the Wichita Holiday Inn." Pluses: Pristine cleanliness throughout, superbly attentive, courteous service from everyone (and multilingual), knowledgeable concierge, 3 internet terminals for use free, newspapers in 3 languages available daily for free reading, wide comfortable bed, spacious room, bathroom has a bathtub AND a shower (separate!), quiet, lovely view from patio (it's fascinating and relaxing to watch a cruise ship depart, as I did), pool on patio, snacks and drinks available on patio, but guests can relax there withOUT being pressured to purchase, airy Spanish-castle architecture, excellent location for walking to the numerous museums and historic sites of Zona Colonial, sumptuous and high-variety breakfast buffet, superb chef in hotel restaurant (which is praised, and justly so, in restaurant lists, e.g. Fodor's, as well as hotel lists). I'd just gently suggest grab-bars and a soap tray in the shower, and a writing desk in the room.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Nicolas De Ovando-Mgallery Hotel Santo Domingo