Such a good surprise when you arrive in this "low cost tourism island" to discover this colonial hotel managed by Accor. If i really don't recommend holidays in this island, i would just highly recommend Hostal Pallacio Nicolas de Ovando. Perfectly located in the best district of Santo Domingo, this hotel is definitively a very good adress and an excellent value for money.
I've been especially surprised to meet a very friendly and professionnal staff at the reception, the restaurant, the bar or anywhere else in the hotel. All of them are doing their best to provide a five stars service. This is the first positive point.
The second one is about the hotel itself. The heritage building is full of charm with a lot of patios and outdoor corridors. you'll feel really relaxed and you'll be not disappointed about your room, spacious, quiet (even the ones facing the street) with nice bedrooms with separate shower and bathtub. I like the decoration, simple and elegant despite of this surprising strikes painting on the wall... Moreover, there is really no complain about the cleanliness which is excellent and the comfort of the bed is just amazing....
About the food in the hotel, i can say the breakfast buffet is not to be missed. The choice is very extended and the quality very satisfacting. Same impression for the main restaurant offering a good selection of innovative and tasty cuisine not too pricey. An other positive thing...
So, why not to give four points??? Principally cause of the pool extremly tiny and facing an ugly view on a factory and because some little details can be improved (respect of the customer for example: i was at the bar at the end of the afternoon and there was a very noisy maintenance at a time i needed to relax... no wifi in the room...).
But this hotel is really the best place to stay if you have to come to Santo Domingo and you'll have at walking distance, plenty of bars and restaurants with a good atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the colonial quarter of Santo Domingo, set among remarkable buildings, stands the Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando hotel, the former home of the Governor of the same name, a contemporary of Christopher Colombus. Built on the first paved street of the New World, where beautiful Spanish ladies strolled to display their rich costumes, the hotel's guests will enjoy an outstanding stay in a unique place where the stones, patios and fountains will take you back in time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Nicolas De Ovando-Mgallery Hotel Santo Domingo