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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
  • Metro:
  • District:

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)
  • Accessible for people with restricted mobility
  • 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)

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)
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)
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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The Sun, at your fingertips

Who says vacations can’t be fun and affordable? For our Sun Savvy Collection, we've selected resorts that provide the quality you want at the prices you love and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, all in a heavenly decor!

From Colombia to Jamaica to Mexico, sizzling deals await you. Find your ideal hotel and don’t wait another minute to set off on your dream vacation!
Available for season 2017-2018
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
      • Dinner : À la Carte Mexican
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
    • Tropico
      • 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 ($)
Golf package ($)
  • 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
Solo Collection
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Vacations just for you

Travelling solo means you never have to compromise. Whether you want to laze by the pool, practise your Sun Salutation on the beach or take part in hotel activities, the choice is yours!

Our Solo Collection compiles resorts that cater to people like you, who want to enjoy their vacation the way they see fit. This way, it will be easy for you to make friends whenever you feel like having a little company.

Solo Collection Benefits
No SINGLE SUPPLEMENT * 
Free WIFI ** 
COMMUNAL TABLE for sharing meals
WEEKLY HAPPY HOUR with Transat clients
Free ROOM SERVICE **

* Limited number of rooms.
** Where available.

Ratings
0000¼ 987 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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Overall Good Experience, but Resort Has Many Cons 000¼¼ May 22, 2017

  • While we enjoyed our vacation in DR at Emotions overall, we are conflicted about how to review our experience because there were many little things about the trip that added up and negatively...
  • stephaniemK5348UF

Average 3.5 to 4 Star Resort 000¼¼ May 21, 2017

  • We have been to Puerto Plata several times and decided to try something in the south so that we could see Santo Domingo and experience another part of the country. We selected Emotions by Holdelpa...
  • jeffreyb212

Another day in paradise 00000 May 18, 2017

  • So to start off with what i have to say about this property is the staff at the emotions hotel are amazing friendly and very helpfull. Managment is incredible, the managers name is Dimitri, he is not...
  • t0wtruck
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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