Hostal Nicolas De Ovando

The magnificent Colonial Quarter of Santo Domingo seems to have stopped the hands of time, taking guests back to the year 1502. Hostal Nicolas de Ovando is one of the Quarter's most historic buildings, and is even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests who choose to stay here truly get to experience a place where the past meets the present.

Guests looking to stay active will be kept plenty busy at Hostal Ovando, as they'll enjoy easy access to a wide array of recreational activities. After you've thoroughly tired yourself out in the sultry Caribbean sun, take a load off at the spa, which is located right on-site.

Located near the middle of Zona Colonial, Hostal Nicolas De Ovando happily welcomes guests who are thinking about lodging in this neighborhood.


The historic elegance of each room is off-set with contemporary design and modern amenities. Hacienda shutters and ochre tile floors don't compete with the Internet access and minibar, they work happily in conjunction with them. Guests can choose between Contemporary Rooms with one double or two single beds, or a Colonial, Deluxe Room, or Junior Suite with one double bed.

Since the property has a total of 104 rooms, Hostal Ovando is a relatively decently sized location. A long list of options and an exciting social scene make this large hotel popular among vacationers who like to keep busy. With respect to overall quality, we've rated this hotel a four and a half star rating.

A partial list of the in-room conveniences available for visitors at Hostal Nicolas De Ovando include:

  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioned
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Cribs Available
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access Port
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Mini Bar

If you want to make sure your room will have all the necessities, contact the front desk to verify availability.

Activities and Amenities

In addition to these in-room amenities, this hotel also offers some other amenities.

  • FAX
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Multilingual
  • Live Entertainment
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Parking

If you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival, it's a good idea to double check with the property because these details are often in flux. Visit this page to go to our in-depth article about the specific activities and recreation opportunities offered at Hostal Nicolas De Ovando.


Sofitel Luxury Hotel's restaurant is called La Residence, and serves International specialties with a French twist. Dine out in the Spanish-style courtyard, or the air-conditioned dining room.

Besides on-location dining options, vacationers hoping to find more culinary diversity should also look into some of the area's other nearby mealtime selections. Visitors staying at Hostal Nicolas De Ovando will find a limited but good selection of restaurants in the vicinity. It's a smart idea to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, even though Hostal Ovando offers dining on-site. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.

Guest Services

Also included with these accommodations are guest services -- including the ones listed below -- can help ensure that you keep your entire time in the Dominican Republic easy and enjoyable.

  • Complimentary Wake-up Service
  • Maid Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry

The property also boasts a few business amenities, so it's a safe bet for any stay, whether it's for business or pleasure.

  • FAX
  • Meeting rooms


You'll encounter many attractions in the vicinity of Hostal Ovando. Some of the closest are Modern Art Museum and Cinemateca. If you want to have fun and relax at the same time, like many travelers who visit this area, you've no doubt made time for a few peaceful hours at the beach. You'll find Montesinos Beach located a half mile from the hotel.

The hotel is located in the vicinity of Zona Colonial, a particularly enjoyable destination for travelers to explore.

If you're still curious about other destinations and attractions near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Calle Las Damas, Zona Colonial, the Dominican Republic

Phone: (809) 685-9955



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