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Santiago and the Cibao Valley Hotels

The Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel & Casino

  • Av. Estrella Sadhala Map It
  • Practical Base


  • Most staffers speak English
  • Personalized and professional service is the norm
  • Discounted weekend rates
  • Onsite, happening casino
  • Free shuttle to the airport or its stylin' sister, Hodelpa Garden Court ($145)


  • Service from the friendly staff occasionally inconsistent
  • Lacks the elegance of a grand hotel

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

The best hotel in downtown Santiago attracts attracts business travelers with its central location, but the pool and sundeck, fitness room, steam and sauna, and Asian-inspired massage services are equally attractive to tourists. Guest rooms have luxury bedding, are modern and utilitarian, but could use some colorful, cheery accessories. The executive floor (starts at $225) rooms are even larger, more attractive and include a 30-minute massage and a nightly happy hour among

other things. At the lobby level, which has had a slick redecoration, a most appealing breakfast buffet is an option; by night, you can enjoy fusion cuisine at Boka (edgy décor) or have mojitos and Spanish-style tapas in the Bar & Meson.

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Hotel Information


Av. Estrella Sadhala, corner of Calle 10, Santiago, 51000, Dominican Republic

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809-580–1992; 800-801–1971


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 155 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 03/12/2014

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By Joe

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Nov 1, 2005

Best Hotel in Santiago....hands down.

No other hotel comes close in Santiago. Very elegant and classy hotel with top of the line service.

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