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Essentia by Emotions

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ESSENTIA is an exclusive Club within the Emotions Beach Resort, offering exclusive inclusions, superior accommodations and room locations, upgraded amenities, exquisite dinning, private pools, beach area, bar and lounge and special services with attention to every detail. This lovely resort features elegant and refined rooms and suites in the luxurious ESSENTIA Club.
Location: In Juan Dolio at one of the most privileged beach areas, approximately 40 minutes away from the city of Santo Domingo

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Eric C :

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 very energetic guy who works at emotions beach resort very good vacation for a first one

  • tko-tank :
Amazing hotel please read

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 reception and the behind the counter called JOSE he is amazing hard working person , The Intertaiment manager called NABUK and his staff The manager called YRIANE BOITEL who is very polite and kind and always there to help . This kind of people make everything about this hotel to be nice The rooms - amazing clean and full of things which u need nice bathroom nice beds really big beds big tv sofa and every room comes with nice words on top of the bed .The hotel ground - full of shops that u need Amazing coffee shop like costa in England , amazing I mean amazing restaurant and massive variety of food The pool area is really nice baby pool and adult pool with spa all the ground has FREE Wifi everywhere We did not see the beach because of the hurricane IRMA that destroyed our holiday and hotel but this hotel made it the best Expirence ever

  • frankdes : Amsterdam, Holland
Very good

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 , beds moreThan perfect , rooms big And clean Thank you So much Santa you were really the best . The Juan dolio village also very Nice to go .

  • Sinthia K :
Plus stay due to Hurricane Maria

We were taken there in the September 20th to 22nd. Small resort compared to Sunscape. Stuff wasn’t that friendly as Sunscape. Only can remember few guys from the Italian restaurant, Mexican buffet and from children’s activities center some stuff was extraordinary. Rooms were beautiful compare to Sunscape and beach area!

  • James S :
Lost some Luster

I have stayed at the Hodelpa Emotions a number of times and while it is one of the better places in Juan Dolio, it ain't great. This last visit was off-season and inexpensive as people seem to avoid the DR during hurricane season. Go figure The physical property is decaying a bit since the last time I stayed with masonry crumbling in a few places and tiles missing in various places. Housekeeping was well below par. Even though I had to wait to get into my room, the room was not neat and tidy and the phone didn't work. How do I know? Because when I got out of the shower to find no towels in the room (not even a hand towel!), I couldn't call to ask for some. Don't ask how I dried off! It's a decent property with a beach and decent food for the area, but the property needs some TLC and probably a new local manager.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited a la carte lunch and dinner (preferred reservations)
  • Snacks
  • Room service (light menu breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Unlimited domestic and premium brand drinks (house wine included)
  • Personalized mini-bar restocked daily
  • Daily sports and activities program
  • Select non-motorized watersports
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free shuttle service to golf course, disco and casino nearby (2-minute drive away)
  • Free WiFi
  • Private check-in at the ESSENTIA private lounge
  • Welcome VIP cocktail
  • Private pool
  • Exclusive bar/lounge
  • Bathrobes, slippers and beach towels in room upon arrival
  • Turndown service
  • Anti-allergy pillows and blankets
  • iPod dock in room
  • Colonial City Tour of Santo Domingo
  • Free 30-minute massage
  • 300 rooms
  • Restaurants including 2 a la carte (Dominican Fusion & Italian)
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee house
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Tennis Courts
  • Kids Club
  • Climbing Wall
  • Gym
  • Serenity Spa (fee)
  • Bicycle Rental (fee)
  • Scuba dive centre (fee)
  • Club & Casino
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry Services
  • Shops
  • Free WiFi throughout property
ESSENTIA Garden or Ocean View includes:
  • WiFi
  • air-conditioning
  • 1 king-size or 2 double beds with anti-allergy bedding
  • full bathroom
  • hairdryer
  • flat screen TV
  • coffee-maker
  • personalized mini-bar
  • bathrobes
  • slippers
  • pool towels
  • turn-down service
  • in-room safe
  • steam iron
  • balcony or terrace
  • maximum occupancy 4 persons
For the kids - Children's pool, Kids' Club (ages 5 to 12), Playground, Babysitting (subject to availability, $).
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.