Discover the Colonial City of Santo Domingo when staying at Novus Plaza Hodelpa Hotel. Our all-inclusive FUN offer will make you enjoy your stay while visiting the First City of The Americas: a night's stay with breakfast, Early Check in 12:00 PM and Late Check out 3:00 PM , one ticket per adult to ride bike, a tour at the KahKow Experience (Get to know the origins of the delicious chocolate at our Holographic Theather, finishing at their Mystical Forest taste) and welcome amenities.
Set in the heart of Santo Domingo’s Colonial City, Novus Plaza Hodelpa is one of the area’s most unique hotels, a fun, modern and inviting destination surrounded by fabulous attractions, museums, shops and dining. When not out exploring the sights, we offer everything you need to ensure a relaxing, rewarding experience.Learn More
In the morning, you can start your day with a splendid complimentary buffet breakfast in our contemporary Patio Restaurant. Afternoons and evenings feature a creative a la carte menu of international specialties perfect for any taste and occasion.Learn More
From street markets and concerts to seasonal festivals, holiday celebrations cultural events and more, there’s something fun happening every day in Santo Domingo. Stay at Novus Plaza Hodelpa and you’ll enjoy a front-row seat to the city’s best events,Learn More
Novus Plaza Hodelpa does not have onsite wedding facilities, however our sister hotel, Hodelpa Casa Real, can accommodate celebrations ranging from intimate family affairs to large formal receptions.Learn More
Experience one of the most modern, dynamic and affordable hotels in the Santo Domingo Colonial City when you stay at Novus Plaza Hodelpa. Located directly on bustling El Conde Street, the only pedestrian shopping, dining and entertainment thoroughfare in the city, our bright, modern rooms, casual terrace restaurant and warm, friendly service provide the perfect gateway for families, groups and couples seeking to experience the Colonial City's vibrant shopping, dining, culture and nightlife.
It has a centennial patio located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo and offers an extensive menu of beautifully created tapas that go with the atmosphere of the place, Lulú Tasting Bar offers a variety of exclusive cocktails which you can enjoy with its Live Sessions during the week.
Savor authentic Dominican cuisine at this cozy, family owned restaurant.
A beautiful restaurant located in the Colonial Zone that offers traditional Dominican food with a modern touch, in which you can enjoy the main traditional dishes in a warm atmosphere in the middle of a greenhouse of different herbs.
Jalao is a restaurant where taste, color and culture combined, is focused on typical Dominican food with a gourmet touch, where any tourist will want to be from here.
It tells the story that this 500-year-old building housed the first tavern in the new world, located opposite the Alcázar de Colón offers an international menu with a tendency to Mediterranean cuisine without limitations. The restaurant offers a unique experience, combining the use of premium raw material and fresh seasonal produce.
They say that the best nectar emanates from the heart of the Dominican Republic and it is precisely from there, from the heart of our land, inside and brown, where we have taken chinchines from our things to offer the Dominican and the visitor, in trays of behuco and cane adorned with cayenne, full of the charism that identifies us as a people..
Operated by one of the country’s top cacao exporters, this part museum, part chocolate factory—located in the heart of historic Calle Las Damas—offers a comprehensive glimpse of the DR’s thriving cacao industry. The multimedia presentation includes a holographic theater, as well as a guided audio walk through the various rooms and visual exhibits, explaining the process of chocolate from tree to pod, and tablet. The tasting room features various types of chocolates, from white to dark that you can sample to your heart’s content. A chocolate making factory sits inside a glass-enclosed room at the center of the building’s courtyard, where workshops are offered for those who sign up in advance.
Calle el Conde is the oldest commercial street in the city of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. It runs directly through the center of Colonial Zone from Puerta Independencia (Puerta del Conde) to the Escaleras del Conde that end at the Malecon at Rio Ozama. This pedestrian only street is named after the Count of Peñalva, Bernardo de Meneses y Bracamonte, the captain general of Santo Domingo. Some of the manes this historical street has been called include Calle de la Separación, Clavijo, Imperial, 27 de Febrero and Real. El Conde runs through the center of the colonial city. It is very easy to navigate your way around the city from this street, finding your way around the Zone quite easily.
The Trampoline Children's Museum makes learning fun with a series of interesting interactive exhibits on topics ranging from the creation of the earth and the universe to the biology of the human body, colors, energy, nature, ecology and more.
The Faro a Colon, otherwise known as the Columbus Lighthouse, is a grand monument to the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World. This huge concrete construction does not look like a typical lighthouse, but resembles a mausoleum or a cross-shaped pyramid. Take a tour around the imposing façade, explore an in-house museum or climb to the monument’s peak for breathtaking views of Santo Domingo.
Tucked away in the deep southeastern corner of the Zona Colonial, this hidden treasure is the country's first '4D' movie theater. The first three dimensions are what you'd expect, but fourth brings in the elements – mist, fog, wind, heat, smells, motion seats and bubbles. Admission includes three short films and headsets that translate them into nine languages.
Go for a walk by the park of the Colonial City and enjoy the beautiful constructions located around it.Inaugurated in 1506 as Plaza Mayor de Santo Domingo Square, it didn’t begin to be called Colón Park until 1887.
Located on the Parque Colon in the Zona Colonial, the Basilica Catedral Santa Maria de la Encarnacion is the first and oldest cathedral in the Americas. Stunning features include dramatic Gothic architecture, fantastic friezes and ornamentation, the original 500-year old mahogany doors, which are still unlocked with the same centuries-old key and a hammered silver altar.
Visit the first military fort in the continent and discover more about the Colonial history of Santo Domingo.The simple and solid construction was built by the Spaniards between 1502 and 1507 at the request of the governor Nicolás de Ovando, providing it with a Medieval style. However, during the following centuries the place was modified and extended until it became the interesting building that you can see today.The main purpose of its construction was to defend the city from the attacks of British, Portuguese and French conquerors, as well as from the pillage of pirates.
Located on the Parque Colon in the Ciudad Colonial, the Basilica Catedral Santa Maria de la Encarnacion is the first and oldest cathedral in the Americas. Stunning features include dramatic Gothic architecture, fantastic friezes and ornamentation, the original 500-year old mahogany doors, which are still unlocked with the same centuries-old key and a hammered silver altar.
Built between 1502 and 1508, the Fortress of Santo Domingo, also known as Fortaleza Ozama, is considered to be one of the oldest forts in the Americas. Tours are offered, or you can explore the fort on your own.
The city’s seafront boulevard—officially called George Washington Boulevard—is one of its iconic features, playing a key role in Santo Domingo’s selection as Culture Capital of the Americas in 2010. Lined with the Caribbean Sea on one end, and rows of brand hotels, restaurants, and nightlife on the other, the Malecón comes to life in the afternoon at sunset and continuing into the night.
One of the most popular museums in the Colonial City is also it's most impressive in architecture. Completed around 1512, this Gothic and Renaissance style palace was once the home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife María de Toledo, niece of King Ferdinand of Spain.
The city’s youngest museum, inaugurated in 2011, the Telecommunications Cultural Center is also one of the most interesting, showcasing the history and evolution of media in the Dominican Republic, from television to radio, and the internet up to the 20th century and beyond. The three-story building has a modern façade that stands out from surrounding colonial buildings on Calle Isabel La Católica, and its interior exhibits showcase old communications instruments, as well as a robotics room, an electronic game room, and an audio-visual media library.
Set in one of the most beautifully restored 17th-century colonial buildings, the Amber World Museum boasts a small but comprehensive display on this precious stone on the second floor of the building—past the ground floor jewelry store. In the first dimly-lit room, red, blue, and green amber stones of varying sizes from the DR and abroad are showcased. The second room is dedicated to the unique features of Dominican amber, and its mining history in the country.
One of Santo Domingo’s and the DR’s most respected cultural centers. This historic location hosts regular art and photo exhibits, as well as movies and live music. It’s a favorite hub of creatives, from poets to writers and actors.
Designed in 1936, it was constructed in 1937 as a monument of 40 meters of height to celebrate the change of name of the city of Santo Domingo to Trujillo City, under the command of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. It is an obelisk which can be seen from every point of the famous avenue.
Located an hour east of the capital city of Santo Domingo, and closer still to Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), the cosmopolitan beach town of Juan Dolio offers an easy and tranquil tropical escape near the capital city. A favorite of well-heeled urbanites who flock here on weekends, Juan Dolio’s 10-kilometer (six-mile) long, spacious and sparkling white sand beach is dotted with hotels, dive shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as a variety of vacation homes, upscale residential communities, and newly built condominiums.
Las Américas International Airport, José Francisco Peña Gómez (AILA-JFPG) approximately 20 minutes from the City of Santo Domingo, is the main air terminal of the Dominican Republic due to its location and occupies the second place in the flow of passengers Regular of the country.
Located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, the International Airport La Romana is often viewed as the gateway to many of the nation’s most beloved attractions. Recently, this airport has been modernized while still maintaining a tropical feel.
Cibao International Airport, also known as Santiago Airport, is in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic's second-largest city. It is the country's third-busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movements. This airport is located 42.5 miles from our property.
La Isabela International Airport is a secondary airport in the city of Santo Domingo, the airport is mostly used for regional flights in the Caribbean area, private and sports aircraft, as well as pilot schools, air clubs and FBO.