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Boasting a privileged location in one of the most peaceful beach areas of Juan Dolio, the Emotions by Hodelpa in Santo Domingo is situated 70 km from La Romana airport. This all-inclusive resort offers elegant rooms, delicious cuisine and facilities for families, all within close proximity of Los Marlins Golf Course and Guavaberry Golf & Country Club.
Hotel details
Minimum age
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  • Some section only
  • Minimum age required : 18
Important information
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  • During the Holy Week, please take note that all watersports in the Dominican Republic will be suspended.
    As per new legislation, all discotheques open to the public are to shut down at midnight from Monday to Friday and 2 am on Saturday and Sunday. This may result in various discotheques being closed until further notice. For the hotels that have a discotheque dedicated only to hotel clientele, regular operation hours are maintained. Furthermore, for the casinos that remain open until 4 am, no alcohol is served after midnight on weekdays and after 2 am on weekends.

Mandatory Information: 2 New restaurants

  • November 25, 2016:

    Service offered: Hotel will be offering a new buffet restaurant and a new Mexican à la carte restaurant.
    As of: December 1, 2016
     

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • Please take note of the following changes in our 2016-2017 brochure. 

    November 25, 2016:
    There are 336 rooms, and 3 à la carte restaurants.
About your Hotel
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Hotel Location

  • Approximately 70 km from La Romana International Airport
  • Approximately 130 km from Punta Cana International Airport
  • Across the street from the beach
  • Beachfront
  • Area: Juan Dolio

Hotel Description

  • Minimum age required - Some section only
  • 336 rooms

Services

  • Rooms for family of 5 or more
  • Parking available at the hotel
  • 3 pool(s)
  • 10 restaurant(s)
  • 3 bar(s)
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • Playground
  • Internet business center
  • Evening entertainment
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • Casino (off site $)
  • Spa ($)
  • Doctor on site ($)
  • Laundry services ($)
  • 2 tennis court(s)
  • -
  • Nurse on site ($)
  • WiFi available in :
    • The entire complex
  • ATM ($)
  • Shuttle service off site
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
  • Scuba diving ($)
  • Babysitting ($)
  • Golf course nearby ($)
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Photo shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 18 years old
  • Wine Cellar ($)
  • Beauty salon ($) Nearby the hotel, free shuttle service
  • Massage ($) ($)
  • Spa services ($)
  • Car Rental
  • This hotel accepts student groups

Beach

  • Private beach
  • Beach Club on site
  • Beach Club (facilities on the beach) : Yes (included)
  • Lounge chairs

Hotel Contact Information

  • Emotions By Hodelpa 4*
  • Juan Dolio Boulevard, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic.
  • Tel.: 1-809-338-9555
  • Fax : 1(809)683-2303
Inclusions
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For travel between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017

Package

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 24 & 31
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, juice, soft drinks and domestic beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Room service (light menu breakfast, lunch and dinner) in adult-only room
  • Select international brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
Solo Collection inclusions :
  • Promotion (no single supplement, restrictions may apply)
  • Communal table for sharing meals
  • Happy hour (weekly, restrictions may apply)
  • Room service (free, where available)
  • WiFi (free, restrictions may apply)

Accommodation only

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 24 & 31
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, juice, soft drinks and domestic beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Room service (light menu breakfast, lunch and dinner) in adult-only room
  • Select international brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
Solo Collection inclusions :
  • Promotion (no single supplement, restrictions may apply)
  • Communal table for sharing meals
  • Happy hour (weekly, restrictions may apply)
  • Room service (free, where available)
  • WiFi (free, restrictions may apply)
For travel between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018

Package

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 24 & 31
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, juice, soft drinks and domestic beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Room service (light menu breakfast, lunch and dinner) in adult-only room
  • Select international brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
Family Collection inclusions :
  • Part of:
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids
  • Kids' Club
  • Free seat selection for kids (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) (available at main Canadian airports)
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Accommodation for families of five or more
Solo Collection inclusions :
  • Promotion (no single supplement, restrictions may apply)
  • Communal table for sharing meals
  • Happy hour (weekly, restrictions may apply)
  • Room service (free, where available)
  • Complimentary WiFi (restrictions may apply)
Essentia inclusions *:
  • Private check-in at the Essentia Lounge
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Bottle of rum in room upon arrival
  • Fresh fruit plate in room upon arrival
  • Concierge service
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Beach towels in room upon arrival
  • Turn-down service
  • Priority à la carte restaurant reservations
  • Excursion(s) Colonial City Tour of Santo Domingo
  • Complimentary 30-minute massage
  • Complimentary à la carte dinner at Bigaro Grill (1 per stay)
  • Complimentary safety deposit box
  • Complimentary WiFi
* Included with "Club Essentia Garden View", "Club Essentia Ocean View" and "Club Essentia Swim Out" only

Accommodation only

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 24 & 31
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, juice, soft drinks and domestic beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Room service (light menu breakfast, lunch and dinner) in adult-only room
  • Select international brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
Family Collection inclusions :
  • Part of:
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids
  • Kids' Club
  • Free seat selection for kids (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) (available at main Canadian airports)
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Accommodation for families of five or more
Solo Collection inclusions :
  • Promotion (no single supplement, restrictions may apply)
  • Communal table for sharing meals
  • Happy hour (weekly, restrictions may apply)
  • Room service (free, where available)
  • Complimentary WiFi (restrictions may apply)
Essentia inclusions *:
  • Private check-in at the Essentia Lounge
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Bottle of rum in room upon arrival
  • Fresh fruit plate in room upon arrival
  • Concierge service
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Beach towels in room upon arrival
  • Turn-down service
  • Priority à la carte restaurant reservations
  • Excursion(s) Colonial City Tour of Santo Domingo
  • Complimentary 30-minute massage
  • Complimentary à la carte dinner at Bigaro Grill (1 per stay)
  • Complimentary safety deposit box
  • Complimentary WiFi
* Included with "Club Essentia Garden View", "Club Essentia Ocean View" and "Club Essentia Swim Out" only
Rooms
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  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Superior > Ø

    • WiFi
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Flat screen cable TV
    • Garden & Pool View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Crib (on request)
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
    • Evening entertainment
  • Deluxe > Ø

    • WiFi
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Flat screen cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Garden View
    • Up to 5 people :
      • Maximum 4 adults
      • Maximum 3 children
    • 2 queen-size beds
    • 1 sofa in the living area
    • Crib (on request)
    • Dining area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Hairdryer
    • iDock
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
  • Adult Only Superior > Ø

    • WiFi
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Flat screen cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Pool or Garden View
    • Up to 3 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony
    • Full bathroom
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
    • Dedicated room location
    • Waiter service (at the private pool in dedicated adult only area)
  • Club Essentia Garden View > Ø

    Inclusions
    • Essentia inclusions (Season 2017-2018)
    • WiFi
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Flat screen cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Garden View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Crib (on request)
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Turndown service
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board (on request)
    • Room service
    • Telephone
    • Essentia inclusions
  • Club Essentia Ocean View > Ø

    Inclusions
    • Essentia inclusions (Season 2017-2018)
    • WiFi
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Flat screen cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Ocean View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Crib (on request)
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Turndown service
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board (on request)
    • Room service
    • Telephone
    • Essentia inclusions
  • Club Essentia Swim Out > Ø

    Inclusions
    • Essentia inclusions (Season 2017-2018)
    • WiFi
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Flat screen cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Pool View
    • Up to 3 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Turndown service
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board (on request)
    • Room service
    • Telephone
    • Essentia inclusions
Sports / Activities
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Sports

  • Archery
  • Boogie board
  • Climbing wall
  • Golf course nearby ($)
  • Snorkeling ($)
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis ($)
    • 2 tennis court(s)
    • Night Tennis ($)
    • Tennis Pro ($)
  • Waterpolo
  • Windsurfing

Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Aquafitness
  • Bicycles
  • Bingo
  • Board games
  • Dance lessons
  • Fitness center
  • Games room
  • Giant chess board
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Karaoke
  • Nature walk
  • Pilates
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool tables
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Spinning
  • Stretching sessions
  • Video games
  • Yoga
Internet
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WiFi available in :

  • The entire complex

Internet for Business

Family Collection
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Kid-Friendly Fun

You’re going on a family vacation! Great! Where do you go? Where do you stay? Does the hotel have a water park? Will your teen get bored? So many questions! That’s why we’ve compiled our Family Collection, catered to the wants and needs of all types of families. So you can spend more time teasing your teen about singing Justin Bieber at karaoke or bonding over that time Grandma fell out of the canoe.

WHO ARE YOU TRAVELLING WITH?

CHILDREN UP TO AGE 12
For the Little Ones and Tweens
With fun-filled kids’ clubs and activities galore, your children might never want to leave!

TEENS AGED 13 TO 16
Cool for Teens
Surf simulators, arcade games, DJ classes – your teens won’t even have time to miss Snapchat!

SWIM FANS
Water Parks
Spend hours of aqua fun at these hotels with awesome water parks and surf simulators.

JUST YOU AND THE KIDS
Single Parents
Moms or dads travelling alone with kids under 13 can benefit from reduced rates and even free stays for their little ones.

FAMILIES OF 5 OR MORE
Big Fun for Big Families
Big families are the stars at these hotels with spacious rooms and/or luxurious suites.

To find out if this hotel meets the needs of your family, and see which specific inclusions apply to this hotel, please refer to "Family Collection" Inclusions in the "Inclusions" section.  
Available for season 2017-2018
Sunsavvy Collection
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Sun-Kissed Steal

What tastes sweeter than sipping on passion-fruit juice while lounging on the beach of your tropical hotel? Doing it all at a hotel you snagged at an amazing price! Renowned for their friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff – you’ll know all their names by the end of your trip – our Sun Savvy Collection resorts give you the best bang for your buck. So go ahead and treat yourself to those surfing lessons or that zip-lining adventure. You’ve earned it!
Available for season 2017-2018
Solo Collection
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Your Vacation, Your Way

The South is your oyster when travelling solo. Kick up your heels in salsa classes. Swap your dancing shoes for fins and snorkel among colourful fish at the beach. Go ahead and order that plate of empanadas in your room at 3 a.m., no one is stopping you! Make new friends, blaze out of your comfort zone… or stay in it! The choice is yours because this is your vacation. Another serving of empanadas, please!

BENEFITS

No single supplement * 
Free WIFI ** 
Communal table for sharing meals **
Free room service **

* Limited number of rooms.
** Where available, in designated areaa.
Restaurants / Bars
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  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
    • Disco
  • Restaurant(s)

    • Amici
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Italian
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
    • Oak
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la carte Cheese and Wine ($)
    • Pitahaya
      Image bar
      • Lunch : Market & à la carte Organic ($)
      • Dinner : Market & à la carte Organic ($)
    • Bigaro
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Grill ($)
      • Reservation required
      • Evening dress code: Formal
      • Smoking area
    • Ergos
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Evening dress code: Casual
    • Oregano
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Dominican
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
    • Milwaukee
      Image bar
      • Lunch : Snack Bar
      • Dinner : Snack Bar
    • Lolita
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Mexican
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
    • Tropico
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
  • Bar(s)

    • Ola Lola
      Image bar
      • Location : Beach
    • One
      Image bar
      • Coffee Shop
    • Tiki Tiki
      Image bar
      • Location : Pool
      • Opening time : 09:00
      • Closing time : 23:00
Kids
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  • Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • 1 kids pool(s)
  • Playground
  • Babysitting ($)
  • Rooms for family of five or more
Golf 2
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  • There’s nothing like a good game of golf to get you in the vacation spirit, so here's some information on nearby golf course(s) offering advantageous rates locally ($).

    This information is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.,

Guavaberry Golf & Country Club

Designed by Gary Player
Juan Dolio
8093334653
8093333030
guavaberrygolf@codetel.net.do
  • Golf Course near the property
  • 18 holes
  • Mandatory caddie ($)
  • Lockers ($)
  • Par 72
  • 7,156 yards
  • Pre-reserved tee times available
  • Formal dress code
  • Teaching pro ($)
  • Club house ($)
  • Mandatory golf cart ($)
  • Minimum age to play : 18 years old
  • Pro shop ($)

Los Marlins Golf Course

Designed by Charles Ankrom
Metro Country Club, Juan Dolio
8095263315
8095261130
mcountryc@groupmetro.com
  • Golf Course near the property
  • 18 holes
  • Mandatory caddie ($)
  • Driving range ($)
  • Lockers ($)
  • Par 71
  • White 70.5/123 (6400 yards) - Yellow 68.3/120 (5970 yards) - Blue 69.9/115 (5283 yards)
  • Pre-reserved tee times available
  • Formal dress code
  • Teaching pro ($)
  • Club house ($)
  • Mandatory golf cart
  • Pro shop ($)
Golf package ($)
  • Transportation to and from golf course included
  • Round 1 round of golf
  • Golf cart included
  • Fee(s) included
Scuba Diving
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Services ($)

  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Scuba diving centre on site
Spa
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Services ($)

  • Body Treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa Circuits
  • Special Therapies
  • Turkish bath
Spa package ($)
Wedding / Honeymoon
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Wedding package ($)

Honeymoon package ($)

Special offers
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  • 1 child under 13 stays and eats free (2016-2017)

      • Applicable for travel between May 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017
  • 1 child under 13 stays and eats free (2017-2018)

      • Applicable for travel between May 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018
Ratings
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TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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Excellent 00000 October 13, 2017

  • Really enjoyed my time here great service had a great time, still enjoying the beautiful weather the service is amazing very energetic people, rooms are great and the room service is wonderful. Carlo...
  • ericcE4734YO

Amazing hotel please read 00000 October 4, 2017

  • I would like to start by saying that this hotel for all of us a group of 8 was amazing . The hotel staff are amazing kind polite which I think is the most important for a hotel . Specially for the...
  • tko-tank

Very good 00000 September 28, 2017

  • I Normally Dont like to stay in all inclusive resorts but to be honest I loved This place. The food was very good, different styles of restaurants . I was on the vip part, the rooms were Amazing...
  • frankdes
Transat rating
8888²
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Hotel Ranking Descriptions

★★★★★ A luxury resort offering first-class accommodation along with a very wide range of services and facilities.
★★★★ A superior resort offering a high standard of accommodation along with a wide array of services and facilities.
★★★ An intermediate resort offering a good price/quality ratio along with pleasant accommodation and various services.
★★ A standard resort offering comfortable accommodation and basic services.
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