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What We Love

  • Located in charming Old Town Santo Domingo
  • Pool and fitness center
  • Cigar bar with local cigars and cocktails

What To Know

  • Near the National Pantheon, National Palace, and U.S. Embassy
  • Internet access is available
  • Gourmet French fare at on-site La Residence


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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16th-century estate transformed into a luxe boutique sleep, with a topnotch cigar bar

The Lowdown

Set in the heart of Old Town Santo Domingo where hip bars and restaurants are sent in historic buildings, Hostal Nicolas de Ovando offers 104 rooms and suites in a colonial or contemporary style. Colonial rooms have canopied queen-size beds, high ceilings, and original stone window benches for looking out at the city. If you’re looking for a more modern sleep, book the sunny (smaller) rooms in the contemporary annex. On-site restaurant La Residence combines French tastes and preparations with an international flair, and the Ciabo Bar directs you to the finest Dominican cigars, the perfect accompaniment to a Caribbean rum.

In the Area

History buffs love Old Town Santo Domingo, as it’s truly the New World’s first town. It is home to one of the new world’s first streets (Calle Las Damas), its first fortress (Ozama fortress), the stunning Catedral Primada de América, El Alcázar de Colón (Diego Columbus’ house) and El Museo de las Casas Reales (Museum of the Royal Houses). At the latter, find a museum in an original Spanish Palace with tons of exhibits outlining the area’s colonial heritage.

How to Get There

Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo – MGallery Collection
Calle Las Damas Cuidad Colonia
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


4.5 Very Good 1029 Reviews
The best experience in DR ever
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came with a group of people from Colombia amd we all had a blast. The staff at this hotel was amazing and the service was top notch. The food and mixed drinks are very, very delicious.

We will definitely come back again.

Great accommodation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended who wants to stay in a historical location. Good location close to very famous touristic spots, restaurants and shopping area. Nice rooms and good services as well. You will feel very pleased with everything in general.

Highly Recommended
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a luxury experience in the middle of the colonial zone of Santo Domingo, you better book this hotel and I bet you will never forget it.
Service is good, rooms makes you feel like you are in 1500's when Spanish people discovered the island and you are from the Royals being there.

best hotel in town! / great customer service / amazing staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

former Sofitel / I stayed here a few times in the past,
now is Hodepla - local brand and I was afraid that the service could be not so good...
NO WAY! it is even better!
Best location in town, very good customer service, amazingly friendly staff;
special thanks to the front desk supervisor Senora Liana!
if you look for the best experience of Santo Domingo - this is a hotel you must stay at!

Quaint hotel near to restaurants and shops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a four-night stay here. My room and the hotel were clean. The outside areas of the hotel were pleasant for eating and drinking. The gym was tiny. Service was friendly, although on occasions slow.