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Emotions By Hodelpa

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Boasting a privileged location in one of the most peaceful beach areas of Juan Dolio, Emotions By Hodelpa in Santo Domingo offers elegant rooms, delicious cuisine and facilities for families, all within close proximity of Los Marlins Golf Course and Guavaberry Golf & Country Club.
Location: 35 min from La Romana airport

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  • Gibs : Edmonton, AB CANADA
Amazing, amazing, amazing

We stayed at Emotions February 5-12, 2018. We went with another couple and we all loved the resort. Here is my breakdown:1. Yes, the resort is 90 minutes from Punta Cana, but I knew that before I booked. Do your homework and you will not be suprised.2. We stayed in building #4, the adult only building. We were in room 4311, overlooking the pool. Room was clean was super clean and well stocked. Air Conditioning worked and we had plenty of hot water. Bed was comfy, pillows were not great, but if you used 2, it was ok.3. Buffets were fantastic, the buffet by the pools was bigger and had more selection than the beach buffet.4. A la carts. We loved the Italian and Mexican, the Dominican was not our favourite (personal taste, nothing wrong, just not my thing)5. Pools... fantastic. Adult pool was smaller but quiet6. Ocean had some seaweed, but you could easily find a place to walk in without it. Nice beach. We could not find chairs, but we were in the water, so no big deal.7. Service...this was 5+ stars. Adriana was fantastic. Best service we have ever had at any resort we stayed at, anywhere. 8. Drinks, excellent, they had everything we could want or need. We are not fussy about top shelf liquor, so this made no difference to us.9. The coffee bar was a nice touch10. The hot dogs in the beer shop were gross... stay away. The popcorn was good and fresh11. The resort gift shop is pricey, go down the street about 2 minutes and get your items for half the priceOverall, we loved it. We will go back.Highly recommend for a quiet, small resort for relaxing.

  • Adriana G : Rockwood, Canada
Good and bad

We stayed as a family of 3 the week of Feb 5 - 12. First off, BEWARE that this resort is friggen 2 and a half hours from punta cana airport. This adds exhaustion to your travel day!! I am going to review here my personal pros and cons...PROS-Good food, LOVED the Mexican restaurant and Dominican restaurant. the fruit smoothies in the am were great.- Kids club was great and CLARA is awesome. Our little blondie loved her and so did I. - Michael Jackson show rocked. - Dominican people are lovely and service overall was great- beds are comfy\- pool is nice and entertainment is good- I liked the music they played around the resort, its chill- I liked that there were dogs and kitties around. (Im an animal person:)- the coffee shop is AWESOME, delicious coffee drinksCONS- beach (and I weep as I say this) is terrible. Tonnes of seaweed. I have never seen a beach I didn't like but this was one. Bring your swim/beach shoes if you come here because it is super rocky- there is a bit of a language barrier as we had trouble getting clean towels the first day we got there. But we see the hearts of the staff and they are good- the mixed drinks are not good. They just don't taste good. Its weird and the wine is also terrible- there are smokers everywhere and for someone like myself who has asthma this was a major negative. I was walking into smoke all the time and feeling ill because of it. NOT COOL.- not enough beach chairs around the pool. Don't know why this is. - it rained every day in the afternoon!!!!! :( We LOVE DR and DR people so we will be back but not to this resort.

  • debith48 : Trenton, Canada
Excellent service!

Stayed week of Feb 4-11with a group of 6. Had a great time. We were in building 9 which is the furthest out. A little far, not a great view from the room, but it was quiet. Our room was cleaned well daily. The resort is lovely, never had a problem finding chairs by the pool or beach. They could use a few more umbrellas by the pool and some palapas on the beach. The service at this resort is the best that we have had in a long time, either at the buffet, restaurants, bars or poolside! Special thanks to the very lovely & friendly Mildred, Luce, and Arianna, who added to the enjoyment of our trip.

  • freebrin : Belleville
Second Time - Looking forward to #3

Visited this hotel from February 3-10 with 5 ladies and had an awesome time.There are many things that stand out about this resort, but what stood out for me was outstanding service. We felt like we were treated like royalty pretty much anywhere we went. I am going to start this review by naming the staff that really stood out for us.The best bartender - Juan GilbertoBest Waiter at Ooh la la - PasquelBest Waiter who worked at Bigaro but seemed to be everywhere - Jose CastilloBest Waiter at Oregano (Dominican Restaurant) - Domingo EncarnacionThis hotel is 2 years old and appears modern with good amenities. Rooms are large and clean. The bathroom set up is a bit different, the toilet and showers are both behind glass doors and there is a double sink in the center of the 2. If you are traveling with someone other than your spouse there is limited privacy. There is a coffee maker in the room and a mini fridge which is stocked daily with soft drinks, beer and lots of water.I can't comment on the pools as I am a beach person. We stayed on the beach each night until the sun went down. The beach is quite lovely, it doesn't have the pure white sand of Bavaro beach but was still lovely. We were able to find shade every day which was good.This resort is very quiet. If you are looking for a party atmosphere with a lot of activities and extravagant shows this would not be the place for you. We were looking for a quiet vacation on the beach reading books and it served our purpose wonderfully. We had dinner each night and went to the outside bar by the ocean. There were very few people there but the service was fantastic, our wine glasses were never empty.We were able to eat at each of the a la carte restaurants which I will review belowDominican - food was great - service was amazing the first night we were there and not so good the second night when Domingo was off.Italian - food was great and hot - service was outstandingMexican - food was fantastic - the service was slow but waiters were very niceWe ate at the buffets for breakfast and lunch. There isn't a vast selection of food but what was there was very good. There was lots of fresh vegetables for salad and fresh fruit every day.It was very easy to book reservations at this resort. No long line ups. We just stopped at reception on the way to the beach and booked our reservation for the evening.When reading the reviews you will notice the beach is across the road from the resort. It isn't actually a road it is more like a sidewalk, don't let this stop you from booking this resort. It really was no big deal. The resort is quite small and it only takes 5 minutes or so to walk from one end to the other.I don't often return to the same resort twice and can easily say that I would book this hotel again. I felt very welcomed upon my return and several of the staff remembered me which was very nice.Overall a fantastic holiday.

  • mortgagegirl1 : Ontario, Canada
Girl's vacation, February 2018

Travelled with a group of 5 ladies Feb 3-10. We found the staff at the resort awesome! Rooms - were spacious and beds were pretty comfy. Mini fridge had 3 water, soft drinks and 2 Coors Light. When the staff noticed I drank only the Pepsi Lite, they then left me 2 everyday. Food - No complaints, we ate at the buffet the fist evening, The Italian (my favourite) and Domican twice and the Mexican once. We also booked the Lobster dinner on the beach for a special birthday treat. It was delicious and our waiter Jose Antionio Castille went above and beyond to make the night fun. Breakfast buffet always had bacon! LOL. Thank you Diego for awesome service at the breakfast buffet. Juan was our favourite bartender at the beach bar. Wifi - was spotty in my room and at the beach. Usually available in the restaurants, buffets, around the pools and in some rooms. We flew into Santa Domingo airport and it was about 30 minutes on the bus to the resort. I cannot tell you about excursions or the temperature at the pool as we were at the beach everyday until sundown. We did take in the Michael Jackson show which was very good. Overall I would recommend this resort.

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Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte lunch and dinner (reservations required)
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (Domestic and Premium)
  • Mini-bar restocked daily
  • Room service
  • Snacks
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Free shuttle service to golf course, disco and casino nearby (2-minute drive away)
  • 300 rooms
  • 1 Buffet and 4 a la carte restaurants
  • Grill restaurant
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Tennis Courts
  • Kids Club
  • Climbing Wall
  • Gym
  • Serenity Spa (fee)
  • Bicycle Rental (fee)
  • Club & Casino
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry Services
  • Free WiFi throughout property
Superior Room includes:
  • 2 Queen beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Private bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Tea and coffee maker
  • Alarm clock with radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 2 children
Kids Deal - Kids under 5 Stay and Eat Free.
For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 5-12, Kids pool, Playground, Babysitting available for a fee.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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    Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic

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Emotions by Hodelpa
Boulevard Juan Dolio, Juan Dolio Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.