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Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

5 stars
Calle Las Damas, Cuidad Colonial, SANTO DOMINGO,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
9 reviews
Beautiful hotel

This is a beautiful, historic hotel in Santo Domingo. We enjoyed our one night stay even though we... See full review

  • honeymooner1113
  • Dec 1, 2013
Magical!

Classy and elegant. Old world feel in the middle of a busy and hectic place. Arrived to a delicous... See full review

  • Mom Traveler
  • Mar 30, 2013
Elegant five-star hotel in the historic Santo Domingo Colonial Zone
The five star Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo is named after the original 1502 owner, the founder of this first New World City. It is surrounded by the historic gems of Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone, buzzing with museums, shops, restaurants and bars. Meticulously restored to preserve the gracious Spanish colonial architecture, this hotel fuses old world charm with modern convenience. A fitness center, swimming pool and spa treatments are available on request. The restaurant serves gourmet international cuisine with French accents.

 

Highlights
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Gourmet restaurant

Rooms
The Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo boasts 104 spacious, luxurious rooms and suites. They are furnished with hacienda shutters and ochre tile floors creating an enchanting blend of historic elegance and five-star modern design.

 

Features
The five-star, historic Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo is the original 1502 home of the first governor of the Americas. Lovingly renovated, it showcases the original Spanish colonial architecture, fusing old world elegance with modern day convenience. It is located in the heart of Santo Domingo's architectural treasures and vibrant museums, restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel features an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and Spanish colonial courtyard with its statuesque columns and arches. There is a fully-equipped fitness center, and a range of beauty and massage treatments are available upon request. The restaurant serves international cuisine with a French twist in an elegant indoor setting or the romantic courtyard. The 24-hour front desk arranges currency exchange and island expeditions including golf and water sports. There is a library, porter and complimentary on-site parking.

 

Transportation
  • Las Americas International Airport (18.6 mi/30 km)
Attractions
  • National Pantheon (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Royal Buildings (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • House of Bastidas (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Parque Colon (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Fort Ozama (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Tower of Homage (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • The Cord House (0.1 mi/0.2 km)

 

Business
  • Three meeting rooms accommodate up to 60 delegates
  • Banquet facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

Policies and fees
  • CHECK-IN
    Foreign clients must present passport.
    Local clients must present passport, driver's license, local ID

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection Rooms

2 Sg beds Std
Contemporary Room with two single beds. Contemporary twin room with two single beds (1.10 m/3 ft 7), separate bathtub and shower, Wi-Fi, view of the Don Diego and San Souci harbors.
1 Db bed Sup
Colonial room with double bed. Colonial-style double room, one queen-size bed, shower, 3rd and 4th floor, Wi-Fi, view of the historical "Calle Las Damas" street.
1 Db bed Std
Contemporary room with double bed. Contemporary double room, queen-size bed, separate bathtub and shower, Wi-Fi, view of the Don Diego and San Souci harbors
1 Db bed Dlx
Deluxe Room with 1 double bed. Deluxe double room (only 7 in the hotel) in colonial style (more spacious than Superior rooms). Queen size bed and shower. Fourth floor.
JrSuite 1 Db bed
Junior Suite with 1 Double Bed. Junior suite (only 3 in the hotel). Mix of contemporary and colonial style. Large bedroom with 1 queen size bed. 1 room only. Separate bathtub and shower.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Disco
Night club
Golf
Horseback riding
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Florist
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available

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Hotel Map

18.47 -69.88
Nearby airports
STI, (STI), 180.00, KM, S; LRM, (LRM), 150.00, KM, W; SDQ, (SDQ), 30.00, KM, W;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria: 0.7 mi
  • Columbus Lighthouse Monument: 0.9 mi

Dining

LA RESIDENCE
International specialties with a French twist (master chef from France). Try our exquisite cuisine in the comfort and elegance of our air-conditioned dining room or outside in our Spanish-style courtyard
CIBAO BAR
Our cigar club with its old world atmosphere offers a wide range of cocktails and rum as well as a selection of the best Dominican cigars including several specially selected for MGallery.
LOBBY BAR
The Lobby Bar offers light meals and a large selection of cocktails made with fresh tropical fruit for you to enjoy by the pool or while relaxing in our library or over a game of pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
honeymooner1113
Houston, Texas
Dec 1, 2013

Beautiful hotel

This is a beautiful, historic hotel in Santo Domingo. We enjoyed our one night stay even though we didn't partake in the breakfast because we were trying to maximize our budget. They have a beautiful pool and lobby bar that is expensive but has some delicious and unique food choices. Thanks for a great stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mom Traveler
NY
Mar 30, 2013

Magical!

Classy and elegant. Old world feel in the middle of a busy and hectic place. Arrived to a delicous cocktail followed by fabulous live jazz by the pool. Arrived to the room ( go with the deluxe) with its beautiful architecture and tasteful decor. Breakfast was super healthy and staff was extremely attentive. Will definitely visit again soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patolin
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Feb 20, 2013

Great location, unique grounds.

If you are looking for a different, yet great stay, this is the hotel. Right in the heart of the Colonial Area this hotel has a unique look and feel. No indistinct hallways full of rooms. It´s more like a small villa. Beautiful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the restaurants at the square. A short walk from the hotel.

Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Taebear10
New York
Jun 28, 2012

Great Stay

I really had a great time there. It is a really cozy hotel. The staff was amazing!!! Great welcome! I only had an issue with the location although there was construction going on but the area wasn't pleasant to the eyes. I will go back and I will suggest my family and friends to go there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jd47
New York, NY, USA
Dec 31, 2011

Great hotel, probably best in City

Great location in Colonial district. Plenty of places to see and eat in walking distance. Very safe area. Hotel is in fantastic condition, spotlessly clean, staff friendly and helpful. Would not hesitate in staying here again and would recommend the hotel to anyone. Looking forward to a trip back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, FL
Apr 13, 2011

April 12/13, 2011

The hotel and property as a whole is gorgeuos. The excerise room falls short for a business traveler who would like to excersize during his stay. Food ad bar service are very good but a little on the pricey side. Overall have stayed here many times and will continue to for the moment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, FL
Apr 13, 2011

April 12/13, 2011

The hotel and property as a whole is gorgeuos. The excerise room falls short for a business traveler who would like to excersize during his stay. Food ad bar service are very good but a little on the pricey side. Overall have stayed here many times and will continue to for the moment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ExplorerMD
NY,NY
Nov 9, 2010

Great place to stay, relax, & explore

I stayed at Hostal Nicolas de Ovando for 3 nights on my first trip to Santo Domingo. It's a gorgeous hotel with beautiful amenities including dark hardwood furniture that makes the hotel room feel more like a home. There are numerous open air seating areas for reading and dining, either at the bar or the restaurant. The biggest pro is the hotel's location right within the Colonial Zone which is a safe part of town with a lot to see by foot during the day but also lots of night activity -- families with kids visit the nearby restaurants around the park. The only downsides are (1) the hotel food was super pricey, although well prepared and (2) the rooms open to the Ozama River's port so you see a lot of ships/cargo and not a lot of water. The solutions to these are to dine out at the local spots (walk down Calle de Las Camas and turn onto El Conde) and to see some ocean during the rest of your stay in the DR.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

When you exit the hotel turn left and walk down Calle de Las Damas untl you hit El Conde. If you take a left you can go down the stairs to explore the pretty remains of the fort (where usually 4 teenage couples are nestled in various corners at any one time). If you take a right there are a bunch of restaurants and bars to explore.

Review of Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ExplorerMD
NY,NY
Nov 9, 2010

Great place to stay, relax, & explore

I stayed at Hostal Nicolas de Ovando for 3 nights on my first trip to Santo Domingo. It's a gorgeous hotel with beautiful amenities including dark hardwood furniture that makes the hotel room feel more like a home. There are numerous open air seating areas for reading and dining, either at the bar or the restaurant. The biggest pro is the hotel's location right within the Colonial Zone which is a safe part of town with a lot to see by foot during the day but also lots of night activity -- families with kids visit the nearby restaurants around the park. The only downsides are (1) the hotel food was super pricey, although well prepared and (2) the rooms open to the Ozama River's port so you see a lot of ships/cargo and not a lot of water. The solutions to these are to dine out at the local spots (walk down Calle de Las Camas and turn onto El Conde) and to see some ocean during the rest of your stay in the DR.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

When you exit the hotel turn left and walk down Calle de Las Damas untl you hit El Conde. If you take a left you can go down the stairs to explore the pretty remains of the fort (where usually 4 teenage couples are nestled in various corners at any one time). If you take a right there are a bunch of restaurants and bars to explore.

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