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Hodelpa Centro Plaza Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Mella 54, Esq Del Sol, Apdo 459, Santiago, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Santiago
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful and Quiet place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

In reference to guest like myself I disagreed with some of our bad reviews.
For years I have stayed in every Hodelpa in Santiago DR. I never had a problem at any of their hotels. Totally the opposite I thing Hodelpa has changed the hotel industry in Santiago by enhancing their hotels and forcing other hotels to do the same. Maybe some of you have been unlucky or are asking for more than you pay for. A frequent complain that guest have is street noise. HELLO! you are in the middle of a city in low buildings, where every room is near street level. Noise is to be expected in any city. I live in New York and is not any different here unless you get a room on the high floors of the hotels. Now If you don't want the noise in Santiago stay at Hodelpa Garden Court. It is a new and modern hotel, not in the center of the city, but only five minutes away from all the noise that some of you are complaining about but so much enjoy and can't stay away from or try to ask for rooms at the back of the building like I do. Be wise when choosing a quiet hotel room or stay in a hotel in the middle of nowhere one hour away from where the action is.
Thank you Hodelpa's staff for accommodating me when I stay in Santiago

D Diaz

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Rooms are nice and clean, staff are very helpful. It was a trip to see family so all we did was sleep in the hotel. Did not get a chance to use the vouchers for the free breakfast, complementary drinks, shoe shine and free car wash. Since there's a Casino in the hotel, there's a lot of noise throughout the night with taxi cabs honking their horns. If I am seeing family again, I would not stay at this hotel again because I did not take advantage of the hotel and the beighborhood but I would recommend this hotel for someone who wants to stay in a clean and centrally located hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This hotel is very well located in the historical center of the city.
So you can easily visit everything on foot : cathedral, squares, Fort, Heroes monument, cementery...
The district is busy during the day but quite empty at night. But you can find bars and restaurants near the Heroes monument.
The hotel is clean, the service is ok, the rooms are clean, the air conditioning is working, the beds are good. There is a safe.
But the room is a little small.
The breakfast was good with a nice view from the 6th floor.
The price was ok for the value : 100 USD per day
There is a room with computers & internet available for free on te 6 th floor.
There is wifi everywhere for free.
The hotel has a parking just beside and the hotel offered us a car wash as well as a welcome drink.
So I would recommend this hotel even if it has no specific charm.
The service is good but not terrific (people do their job, but they are not as smiling as in other hotels of the country)
Santiago could be a nice city if there were not all these ugly electrical wires everywhere !!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you want to walk the streets and be near the places to see here in Santiago this hotel is in the right area: the Monumento de los Heroes de la Restauración is walking distance, as are the Cathedrals and many restaurants. There are also various museums nearby. The breakfast buffet is very good and offers some variety. It has a small gym if you want to do a workout. The casino is tiny but I liked it. The service was very good. I don't have an actual complaint about the place. When I return to Santiago I will probably return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Very good hotel in the center of santiago. Decent price. Very friendly and efficient staff. Yaniris at the front desk is awesome
Only minus: It seems there is not much in the neighborhood in terms of bars, restaurants and nightlife. I guess you got to catch a cab ride. But the room rate is attractive

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Beware of the noise from the traffic. Eventhough the walla appear to be thick, you can hear car horns constantly. This was my only major complaint. The food was great, staff was very friendly. Make sure you make arrangement with the hotel for a shuttle in advance. You might have to call them, i didnt get a response on from email inquiries.
If you have an unlocked cell phone, you can get a sim card from the cell phone company right around the corner.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

It was a good experience for the price and comparing with other hotels in Dominican Republic (where I actually had bad experiences).
The parking was great and the rooms clean and confortable.
The breakfast is basic but the service is good..
I do recommend it if the price continues accesible..

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hodelpa Centro Plaza Hotel

Address: Calle Mella 54, Esq Del Sol, Apdo 459, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santiago Province > Santiago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hodelpa Centro Plaza Hotel 3*
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