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Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino

Santiago (Santiago de los Caballeros), Dominican Republic (STI)

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Based on 291 reviews
A friendly Boutique resort located in central Santiago
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Deluxe Room - EP - Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino - 1

Deluxe Room - EP

Room Amenities: One Queen Bed or two full beds free wired and wireless Internet access, CD player, minibar, a coffee and tea maker, a refrigerator, private bathroom has bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and a hair dryer. Climate control, free bottled water, and a direct-dial phone are included. This room is Non-Smoking. Maximum Occupancy 2


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Executive Superior - EP - Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino - 2

Executive Superior - EP

Room Amenities: One King bed or two Queen beds,  room overlooks the courtyard. A pillow menu, signature bedding with cotton linens, private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and a hair dryer. Free wireless Internet access, television, a minibar, coffee/tea maker, and a refrigerator, air conditioning, and climate control. Non-Smoking room with  wheelchair-accessible. Maximum Occupancy 2


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Deluxe Superior Room - EP - Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino - 3

Deluxe Superior Room - EP

Room Amenities:  Deluxe King size bed, room overlooks the courtyard,  private bathroom has a shower and tub combination, complimentary toiletries, a makeup/shaving mirror, free wireless Internet access, and the 42-inch LCD television  Mini-bar, a coffee and tea maker, and a refrigerator are provided. Cribs/infant beds, and air conditioning. Maximum Occupancy 2


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Club Imperial - EP - Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino - 4

Club Imperial - EP

Room Amenities:One King bed or Two Queen beds Free wired and wireless Internet access, CD player, welcome amenities, minibar, a coffee and tea maker, and a refrigerator, private bathroom has bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and a hair dryer, climate control, telephone and a free bottled water. This room is Non-Smoking.


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Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino
Ave. Salvador Estrella Sadhala, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic


This resort is close to Centro Leon, Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration, and Restoration Heroes Museum. Additional points of interest include Estadio Cibao and Historic San Luis Fort Museum.

Why Stay Here

Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino features

  • A poolside bar and a bar and lounge.
  •  Room service is available 24 hours a day. The resort serves buffet breakfasts (surcharges apply).
  • Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. 
  • Full service health Spa
  • FREE round trip airport shuttle from Santiago airport
  • FREE guest parking

Accommodation Details

155 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino feature minibars and CD players. Refrigerators and coffee and tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have cable channels and pay movies. Rooms also include complimentary bottled water and safes. Guests may request hypo-allergenic bedding, extra towels and bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Boka Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine with a, A la Carte menu where you can have a buffet breakfast and Bar y Meson Las Tapas where they offer a menu and happy hour from 6pm to 9pm

24-hour room service is available.

All available for additional fees

Meetings & Conventions

The property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. Event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference and meeting rooms.


Wedding services and concierge services are available.

Based on 291 reviews
Submitted on 20-04-2016
I have stated here many times because that's the hotel that my company chose . The personnel is friendly but each room I have had has been dark at night . I prefer a good strong light in my room and here you would not be able to see yourself well in the mirror . Also a lot of the outlets by the bed are out of work and I cannot charge the phone next to me . It is annoying since I like to watch the news on my phone . The location is dangerous at night . You need a taxi or a car . Violence in DR .... Read more
from Brooklyn, New York
Submitted on 24-04-2016
O.M.G. what can i say? This is my second stay in this hotel. I was there in 2015 and EVERYTHING was so outstanding that i had to return. The staff, food, amenities, especially the pool area are all i need. I often have friends to come visit and I've never had any problem with them being allowed to visit. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 24-04-2016
My wife and I stayed four days and three nights. From the moment we arrive to our discharge the staff were courteous and helpful. They have outdoor pool with the bar on the side. Impressed with chef Pedro service every morning in the breakfast buffet. We had a great time!
from Padua, Italy
Submitted on 30-04-2016
Best Surprise i found in this hotel en Santiago....all team was Super full of attention and very very kind,just the first day i had un little problem in the bar with the waiter ,and immediately the manager Mr Ulloa came directly to me for to offers apologizes....this Hotel have beautiful pool and Casino.The secretary en especially mrs Eneidy call every day in room for ask if all was perfect,never i found this service in all the world even in 5 stars luxury ,so what i need to say...?my Complimen... Read more
Submitted on 27-05-2016
The best experience in the quality food and staff.....thanks for your kindness Braham Mendez rosario and Jean Carlos Rodriguez for attentiveness and great sense of humor......I love my a great clean professional hotel.....I love everything about it......I will not change experience was awesome........
from Patchogue, New York
Submitted on 23-06-2016
This was a small casino in Santiago de los Caballeros. It was clean and very luxurious. At night the place gets crowded and it's very nice atmosphere. The service was great and had a great time. Loved it
from Providenciales
Submitted on 24-06-2016
This is the 5th visit I have made to Hodelpa Gran Almirante. Stayed at Club Imperial where the staff there were very helpful assisting with the details of my day. Alexandra in reservations again handled my booking and allowed me to be flexible with my dates. The daily breakfast at Club Imperial is fantastic, and the restaurant on the ground floor in the evening continues with great food and service. Paul M.
from Ontario, California
Submitted on 11-07-2016
I recently stayed a week at this hotel for work. The hotel is well kept, pool area is nice, my room was clean, bathroom was nicely remodeled, employees were helpful. However, it's located in a very busy area. I woke up to the sound of car horns honking and went to sleep to the sound of car horns honking! But that seems to be normal in Santiago. There is a TGI Fridays right next door to the hotel and I ate there a couple of nights for dinner. Otherwise, the hotel has good food if you're not a fan... Read more
from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Stayed for a couple of days while in Santiago for a tournament. The hotel is very clean, modern, spacious. The room was big and the beds comfortable, didn't feel any outside/street sounds; the only negative was that there wasn't real windows, just a couple of what looked like portholes. The food was good, but I would have liked a bit more options on the buffet. The real standout from this hotel was the service, very attentive, smiles all around, and everybody took real care to be helpful. You di... Read more
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel was one of the better hotels my family and I stayed at in a long while. I found it better than many of the US hotels I've stayed at. We stayed only at the hotel side so this review is for that side only and not for the casino side. We stayed in one of the penthouse suites.The penthouse lobby has an area where kids can play tic-tac-toe while overlooking the pool and a nice view of Santiago. We were pampered by the staff. A shout out to Rosanna. She was at Guest Serv... Read more
from Acworth
Submitted on 30-07-2016
I stayed there for business for a week and will continue to stay when I return for business. The room was a typical hotel room design, whether in the US or anywhere else. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and although I brought my own pillow because hotel pillows are typically uncomfortable, I ended up using theirs because they were equally as comfortable. The room also had a nice, fully stocked mini fridge. The only drawbacks from the room were: the sliding mirrored closet doors were o... Read more
Submitted on 08-08-2016
My family and I took a vacation in July of this year 2016 for 9 days, We stay at hodelpa el gran almirante. When I call to make the reservation. Ervin Francisco answer my call, from the first moment he was very helpful, friendly, he answered all my questions, and gave me all price detail. Which was very Helpful for us. And convenience for us. I recommend if you planning to travel to Santiago. Don't hesitate to stay at hodelpa El gran almirante. I could tell you that the food, people, room, eve... Read more
from allentown pa
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We did not stay over but stopped over to plan for our wedding next year. All accommodations are first along with service. The inside of the hotel is modern but also very clean. The staff is curtious. The casino is rather small but well maintained and good security. The latest slots are on hand as well.
from San Antonio, Texas, United States
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I will stay at the hotel one of these trips. but the casino is the class of Santiago, without a doubt. As a matter of fact I'd venture to say the hotel is as well, without seeing the inside of the rooms. I surmise this from he door staff, the cleanliness, the clientele is always dressed well. Right next door is a Chili's, so its really quite busy, a good mix of partygoers, mostly Dominicans I'd say. The casino is clean and the staff is courteous. I missed this courtesy when I went to the capita... Read more
Submitted on 27-08-2016
The bridal party and I stayed in the honeymoon suite for the day getting ready for my best friend's wedding. The a/c didn't work, there was a leak in the bathroom, and the actual room we had reserved wasn't ready for hours. The hotel itself was nice, but not for the price. I wouldn't recommend this hotel.
from Massachusetts
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Just returned from a group business trip to Santiago, DR where we stayed at the Hodelpa. We were greeted by kind, friendly staff with cool towels and complimentary drink. Checkin was seamless and quickly found myself in an oversized room. All the expected accommodations were present, including adequate lighting, air conditioning, in room safe, desk, good wifi reception, flat panel television, water pressure and electrical outlets. The staff remained very friendly and accommodating during any int... Read more
from Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 07-10-2016
I prefer to stay there every time that i go for bussines because the employees are very friendly, the room are very comfortable , and i feel like I'm at home. The employees make me feel like family the hotel is in a good location and has everything you need. thanks to guess services, reception department special thanks to ( Jonathan Figueroa ) and Pascual Ulloa for handel all of my reservation.
Submitted on 14-10-2016
room was very nice, clean. the hallways need updating. In the rooms you can hear what is going on outside and in the hall. the pool is very nice and large. The pool bar is small and could use updating.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 14-10-2016
This is an easily accessed hotel, with a casino on one side and a TGIF restaurant on the other side. It is reportedly the best in the market, but keep your expectations very modest. The staff is very nice and courteous and friendly, but the physical hotel is older, and the rooms are definitely not very modern. Maintenance and housekeeping could be better. Internet speed is very slow. Breakfast is modest. The higher rooms offer good views and panoramas of the city.
from Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Submitted on 26-10-2016
My husband and I have been staying at this hotel for 8 years. We go to the D.R. twice a year when visiting family and always stay here. First take advantage of the free hotel airport shuttle service ‚?? they are always on time, much better than taking a taxi. The bus has plenty of room and the drivers are careful ‚?? don‚??t forget to tip! The staff are very helpful, friendly and very attentive and they speak English. The hotel continues to remodel and make improvements and so it always loo... Read more
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Nice and clean rooms, fully loaded. good amenities, excellent pool. The service is excellent. All the guys working there are very pleasant and profesionals with the service. I truly recommend the service of the excecutive floor.
from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Submitted on 23-11-2016
When visiting Santiago de los Caballeros in the DR, this traditional hotel is well located, offers good food, nice rooms and a casino. It is not a quaint. It is more a value one. If it happens you are Catholic, do not missed the neat church located across the street.
Submitted on 26-11-2016
This hotel is ok, average, clean but parking sucks. The hotel should provide more towels in the rooms and update the bed linens. The hotel is very secured with lots of security. Great thing about this hotel is, a TGI Fridays next to the hotel.