Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando

Top choice hotel in Santo Domingo
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Even heads of state must get a thrill when they learn they’re sleeping in the former home of the first governor of the Americas. Oozing old-world charm, the Nicolás de Ovando, now part of local hotel chain Hodelpa, remains one of the nicest stays in the city, featuring 97 rooms packed with 21st-century amenities.

There's a variety of room types: some have four-poster beds, exposed-timber ceilings and 500-year-old walls with views of the port and river. The split-level contemporary-style rooms are more basic. Cobblestone walkways run through lushly shaded courtyards and the fabulous pool has commanding views of the Río Ozama. An excellent buffet breakfast is included in the rate; La Residence, the hotel’s superb and elegant French restaurant (mains US$17 to US$35), has a separate entrance down the street and opens for lunch and dinner.

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Quick description

Located in Santo Domingo, 100 metres from Puerto Santo Domingo, Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando features an oudoor pool in a luxurious renovated historical building. Guests can enjoy local cuisine in the on-site à la carte restaurant. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. For your comfort, you will find slippers a bathrobe and L'Occitane toiletries. Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando features free WiFi . You will find a 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property. Guest have access to the fitness entre and business facilities. You can play billiards or relax in the library at this hotel, and the area is popular for golfing. Mercado Modelo is 800 metres from Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando, while Malecon is 2.2 km from the property. Las Americas Airport is 23 km away.

Important information

Please inform Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon check-in photo identification and credit card are required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Local guests have to present any of these IDs when checking in: passport, drivers license or a local ID. Foreign guests are only allowed to present their passport as a valid ID.

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Sun terrace
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Garden
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Smoke alarms
  • Parking
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool bar
  • On-site parking
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Trouser press
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Snack bar
  • Free parking
  • Security alarm
  • Cctv outside property
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Designated smoking area
  • Cashless payment available
  • Billiards
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Bike tours
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Terrace
  • Walking tours
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Internet services
  • First aid kit available
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • 24-hour security
  • Shops (on site)
  • Library
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Shallow end
  • Tour desk
  • Children television networks
  • Gift shop
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Bridal suite
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Packed lunches
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Swimming pool
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Airport shuttle
  • Kid meals
  • Currency exchange


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Vip room facilities
  • Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Car hire
  • Dry cleaning


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Massage
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool