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Hodelpa Caribe Colonial

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I enjoyed my stay breakfast was great, customer service was excellent

breakfast is free but too crowded - restaurant to occupancy ratio is about 1:10

Great hotel located in the heart of the colonial zone

The hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the tourist area. Everything is within a short walk. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

I stayed here this time just for one night, as I was coming back from Punta Cana. I have been there at least two other occasions, this hotel keeps its good management and service. That is not frequent in DR. I hope it will keep it. It is perfectly located in Zona Colonial. Breakfast is good, rooms are clean and comfortable, although small. No desk to work, that is only missing.

Want to be immersed in nightlife and culture in Santo Domingo? This is the location. This charming older boutique hotel in the colonial sector is in the center of the action. The staff is wonderful, and the food at their restaurant "Azul" is great. They even go out of their way to make sure that late arrivals can get a bite to eat. The staff also washed our car before our departure. Now this location is a busy street, with lots of nightlife until the early morning hours (although the room included a white noise maker). The rooms are simple, the bathrooms are small, and the furnishings are older, but they go out of their way to make them comfortable with featherbed mattress toppers, plenty of soft pillows, thick towels and all of the little extras that come in handy (like a sewing kit). The location is in walking distance from shopping and the main square with exceptional restaurants. Our room included two soft beds, a small bathroom with shower, a small closet with safe, a dresser with a flat-screen TV, end table, seating area (table, chairs) inside and a balcony with more seating. Other details: There is free wifi (not particularly fast, but serviceable) and cable television with channels in Spanish and English. The shower is valved a little different than we were used to, the warm water is in the center. The restaurant serves a free breakfast buffet in the mornings that was pretty tasty. Unlike many of the larger D.R. resorts, this hotel does have an elevator in addition to the large central staircase. The hotel also has free, gated parking.

Great location in Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, with parking for a car available 24/7. Staff are always present and are quick and responsive to needs. English speaking staff available. Basic breakfast available with good-quality food. Rooms are straightforward, with a nice bed. Wireless works well, as does A/C unit. Some noise from street, but nothing out of the ordinary for the area. Bike rental available at same location.

words cannot describe the great time I had this hotel the room was great staff was fantastic.

Very good! will recommend! location is very good. Staff very friendly with a can do acttitude.

I was very disappionted. The room was old and small. Location is terrible. Women selling their bodies and beggers hangging outside of the hotel. The only positive about this hotel is that the staff speaks English. I booked a king size room and was forced to stay in a queen size room because the hotel over was booked.

What you see in the website, is not. Some staffs are really rude. They just send someone with you in your room, can't even explain what you need to know. Totally frustrated with the service. That was my first time to Dominican Republic, I will never book this hotel again or refer to a friend either.

Love this hotel. From it's location, its friendly staff, delicious hot Dominican buffet breakfast, and all around bargain this place is a hidden gem in the Colonial Zone. It is at the other end of theColonial Zone which is great since it offers a move away from the louder action packed beginning of El Conde. I hope to stay here every time I come to SDQ, which is often.

Inexpensive, the Staff is excellent. The location of the hotel is in a pretty busy area but is great if you are looking for various things to do locally.

I was welcomed with good customer service and a glass of champagne, but I don't drink alcohol, it was nice for the offer though. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was also included and good. The hotel has free WiFi, good parking and close to every place you want to go. I would surely stay there again.

The staff were very friendly and helpful in every way that I needed it. This was my first time to the country and the staff just helped me make this a good experience. The room was small, but nice and the bed was very comfortable. They also provided high speed internet for free, which I did not see on the advertisement. Parking was good too, because the area of the city has very little street parking, because the hotel is in the center of a lot of social activities. I had a very nice experience and breakfast was good too.

We had an awesome at our stay at the Hodelpa Hotel, great staff, prompt service, clean , when we go go back we will stay there

I had a great stay. I think that I got overcharged for the items in the minibar based on the placard in the room but even so, it was reasonably priced. The rooms are small but manageable. Transportation, not provided by the hotel, but arranged at the same time is unreliable.

I was displeased with the reaction and explanation of the manager on duty on 10/4/08, when I complained about not getting the complimentary breakfast. He did not seem to care about my business. The mattress in the room on the 4th floor that I stayed in need to be discarded. It was lumpy and worn out; a health risk. Gave me back pain every night. Had to keep asking the maid to put wash cloths in the bathroom. Was very pleased with the service of the bellman and the front desk clerk. They were most courteous and efficient.

Isabel La Catolica No. 159 Santo Domingo Distrito Nacional

Located in Colonial Zone, Hodelpa Caribe Colonial is next to popular attractions like Parque Colon and Cathedral of Santo Domingo. This 54-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. It's in central Santo Domingo and also close to Alcazar de Colon and National Palace.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 54 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, free weekday newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Rooms also include ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Hodelpa Caribe Colonial enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 40 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Aqua Blue Moon)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed (Caribbean)

King 1 | Sleeps 2