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“Excellent hotel.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

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Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando
Ranked #10 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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“Excellent hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

The hotel is superb. The food is excellent. But it is noisy around the pool (traffic and harbour activities).

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Thank you for taking the time to express your comment about your stay in the Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, is always a pleasure to receive positive feedbacks from our guests.

Also thank you for let us know your opinion about the noise in the pool area, we are located in the city and there are traffic, people, etc. so we work in order to avoid that those things disturb to the guests however the pool area is in a open space and is difficult don't hear something (in that area) during the day.

Hoping that you can visit us as soon as posible,

Sincerely yours,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

We recently spent a week in Santo Domingo staying at the Hostal Nicolas Ovando. This is a well run hotel, nicely situated in the colonial zone. We would highly recomend this hotel, it is spotless and has a staff that goes out of there way for you.

Room Tip: balconies on the 3rd and 4th floors are a plus, over the 1st& 2nd.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Keith B
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for let us know about your experience in the Hostal Nicolás de Ovando we work in order to make the stay of our guests memorable. Our staff will receive your nice feedback with emotion and the hope of you come back as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

I have never written a review but I felt that people need to know how great this place is. I went with a friend of mine to go visit family we decided on this hotel because it's walking distance to most of the things you want to see in the city and it was near my family. From the moment we walked we could tell it was going to be a very wonderful experience. There was someone at the door ready to get our bags from the car then from there we check in and we are handed a cold towel and then a drink (and we have yet to fully check in). After checking in we are led to our room and they explained everything in the room.

We ended up leaving after dropping off our bags and when we got back to our room there was a fresh fruit platter ready for us which was a nice surprise. We also were surprised the next day when returning to our room at night with chocolates on our pillow, slippers next to the bed. We always seemed to have a surprise in our room from a long day out.

Something I would recommend is to eat at the restaurant attached to the hotel. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. We spend $90 USD on starter, entree, dessert and 2 glasses of white (their wine menu is also very good).

I could go on and on about this hotel and how great it was.
Only thing maybe someone would complain about is how sometimes (depending on who you talk to) they will have a hard time understanding you if you speak English. I speak Spanish but the person I was traveling did not so he did mention that sometimes they wouldn't understand him, otherwise they do their best in helping you out.

Overall, loved it!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Thank you for your nice comment about your stay at the Hostal Nicolás de Ovando. I really appreciate that you took the time to write your first review and it was about us. We are a good team and we work together to achieve an excellent job. Thanks also for your words about the english, we are in constant training of english language to continue providing quality in our services.

Reiterating the thanks for your great comment about the hotel and inviting you to visit us again.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager





Yours sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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Falmouth, Maine
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Beautiful historic property. Everything was perfect.
The service, poolside and restaurant were both top notch.
This hotel exceeds the international standard of comfort and service.
Will return!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Is an honor for us that you took the time to express your experience about your stay at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. We work to make our guests spend a wonderful time in our colonial hotel.

I really appreciate your words about your experience with us. Hoping your next visit,

Yours sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

You are able To be right in the middle of the Colonial Zone to enjoy all the history; but also able to feel as if you are in a Private Retreat. The food an service are wonderful. The architecture

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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Is a pleasure for us to receive great comments about your stay in the Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, we work in order to make the stay our guests unforgetable. Is great that you have liked the architecture of our building it dates from the 16th century of the colonial time and today is used by us (MGALLERY Hostal Nicolás de Ovando) with an original and elegant style. You were on a trip of five hundred years of history just a few hours from home.
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Thank you for let us know your opinion about your stay in our hotel. Waiting that your next visit as enjoyable as the previous.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

This review is a bit late so to speak, but my wife and I were married here April 2011. Initially we were a bit nervous because although the rooms and grounds are beautiful, once we decided to book the wedding coordinator at the hotel was a bit unresponsive.
We arrived 2 weeks before the wedding and things totally changed. My wife is very picky and they did everything in their power to accommodate her. Carlos the wedding director was awesome and really went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed and that our guest were having a great time. The hotel is classy and historical that you really don't need any decorations, but of course the wife still had some. The food was out of this world. Quality and fresh with a huge assortment available for our guest. The rooms are beautiful as well and they even set us up with rose pedals in the sheets, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries etc... for the big wedding night. The service was impeccable and I would definetly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to see the Zona, and stay in safety and class.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank ILUVYERKIS
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Never is late for express something that you think is important the world know, in this case I feel very good for your sincere words about your experience in the Hostal Nicolás de Ovando and I feel very happy to know you stayed pleased with the team work especially with the work of Carlos, he and all team of the Hostal Nicolás de Ovando are always work to make our guests feel satisfied.

Thank you very much for your comment and hoping you can visit us as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Fly your fingers over the keyboard to make a reservation at this gem of a hotel in the capital of the DR. Steps away from 15th and 16th century history in the colonial section of the capital lies a hotel that will charm and soothe you with tremendous service, immaculate rooms and high-end toiletries and a complimentary breakfast. When you're done touring for the day, you can relax poolside with drinks and bar snacks worthy of Diego Columbus.
The staff is trained in many languages and European attention to detail is matched by Dominican warmth and generosity of spirit. We did not get a chance to try the spa or gym, but just walking from our room to the lobby or the pool was a tonic for soul.
Down comforters were warm for us, but the linens were of high quality. smoke alarm light was bright at night.

Room Tip: Loved being on the restaurant level, 3020's.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mamasanbkny
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Thomassimonnet, General Manager at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Thank you for your great words about the Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, is a honor for us receive good comments from our guests. We invite you to visit us again, we will ensure that you receive the same excellent services and quality.

See you soon,

Sicerely,

Thomas SIMONNET
General Manager
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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
#4 Spa Hotel in Santo Domingo
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santo Domingo
#8 Family Hotel in Santo Domingo
#9 Business 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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