This is an elegant and beautiful oasis in the oldest city in the Americas situated on one of the oldest streets in the Americas, Calle las Damas, in one of the oldest homes in the Americas. The hotel is located 18 miles from the Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo making it very accessable. Who could ask for more?
Discover the magic of the Colonial Zone while staying in one of the oldest residences in this historical city. While staying in a historical monument you can see the other moumnets by just steping outside the front door. The Hotel is centrally located so all the history is within walking distance. The hotel itself in inside the home of Governor Nicolás Ovando, the first governor of the city, and was built around 1502.
There are 104 rooms in 3 different historical buildings. There are many different room options all with air conditioning, safe deposit box, satellite television and much more. There is also 24 hour security to make you feel more safe during your stay.
They have facilities for the disabled, secured parking, a fitness center, WiFi, Concierge service, 24 hour security and much more.
They also have facilities for businesses meetings and banquets.
They have a beautiful pool on their interior patio, a pool table for some gaming, a lobby library and lots of little nooks where you can relax passing the day away in the warm Caribbean breezes.
The elegant restaurant "LA RESIDENCE" offers French dining with a twist. You have the option to dine in the air conditioned dining room or outside in the Spanish-style courtyard.
The cigar club "CIBAO BAR" offers local and national drinks, a great selection of Dominican cigars and entertainment open daily in the evenings.
The "LOBBY BAR" open all day offers light meals, snacks, and cocktails.
There is 24 hour room service available.
The view is spectacular. You can see the entire old city, the Rio Ozama and the Caribbean Sea all from this perfect location.
Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Panoramic view of Hostal Nicolas Ovando as seen approaching the Colonial City. +click to enlarge
Front entrance of the hotel from Calle las Damas +click to enlarge
The Patio (above) and Lounge (below) +click to enlarge
Hostal Nicolas de Ovando is on the USA Today list of 10 Top Historic Hotels in the Caribbean. The Hostal, past home of the first governor of the Americas, Nicolas de Ovando is the oldest of the hotels mentioned. USA Today points out that the hotel comprises three houses with thick stone walls, hacienda shutters and sun-splashed courtyards. "Given the hotel's history, it's a surprise at how hip the ambience is, with Santo Domingo twenty-somethings enjoying an evening cocktail by the pool while a DJ lays down tropical beats," says the newspaper. There is much sophistication at the hotel, too. "The hotel's Cibao Bar presents a selection of rums from 12 different Caribbean countries as well as a choice of primo Dominican cigars," comments the newspaper.