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Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada

Calle Principal Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-11-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-11-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 55 hotels in Puerto Plata
Travellers' Choice

Looking for a place to stay in Puerto Plata? Then look no further than Emotions by Hodelpa Playa Dorada, a romantic hotel that brings the best of Puerto Plata to your doorstep.

Emotions by Hodelpa Playa Dorada offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travellers looking to enjoy some surf and turf can head to Le Petit Francois. Otherwise, you may want to check out a seafood restaurant such as Le Petit Francois, Ristorante Passatore, or Big Lee's Beach Bar.

Puerto Plata is also home to Casa de Cultura, a popular art museum that is not too far from Emotions by Hodelpa Playa Dorada.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Emotions by Hodelpa Playa Dorada as you experience everything Puerto Plata has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Darinel Gomez wrote a review Yesterday
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The service was the top highlight. We arrived late at our check-in, and Edward from the reception arranged our reservation for the restaurant on the first night. My wife has been suffering from food allergies, and the captain chef (Ruddy) from the Italian restaurant went over backward to serve her the dish she wanted and she felt safe having. During our stay, all bars served us a pleasant service. My biggest highlight goes for the Covid protocol at the buffet and the service of the personnel. Special shoutout to Darleny at the beach buffet and the main buffet as well, as she was provided the most attentive service we have had in a long time. The only con would be at the main pool, as many people gather at the corners where some inside-water cement chairs are located, combined with the factor that water might not flow as well on that area, you may find some debris. Overall, I would go back soon and will have it as definitely my first option for the Playa Dorada area.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Jobani wrote a review May 12
West Palm Beach, Florida3 contributions
Emotions by Hodelpa gave my party of 6 world-class hospitality at a fair price. The staff exhibited professionalism, flexibility, attentiveness, and courtesy. The wifi was fast. Their covid measures were adequate and up to international standards. The rooms were clean and well-conditioned. However, the bath area was at the same level as bathroom so the bath water would spill out of bathroom and into the bedroom. I did not particularly like that while we were sitting at the beach, the independent mobile vendors (i.e. trinket sellers, masseuses, fresh coconuts sellers, hair braiders, etc.) would come up to us peddling their products or services every few minutes. But I understand they are just trying to make an honest living. They are very aggressive though. I loved their food waste controls. Kudos to this hotel's management for limiting the amount of food at the buffet, thereby cutting costs and throwing out less food at the same time. I would love to see this hotel do something like the Las Vegas casino hotels do with their food waste feeding it to livestock farmers, and thus decreasing food waste even more. Keep up the great work. P.S. Roberto and Jose, the waiters, always did an amazing job. I saw those guys work hard and provide outstanding service to me and my family, as well as to other guests.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Peter B wrote a review May 9
Raleigh, North Carolina3 contributions
Has to be the most beautiful beach I've ever seen, and I grew up in Miami with many trips to the keys. The service was great, everyone made me smile and they salute you with a hand over their heart indicating everything they do is with love. I started each day with a little cafecito (y un pedacito de Flan) con Gissel Vasquez and Oriami Bonilla, que trataron muy bien. Then it's have a little breakfast. To burn off the calories, i would then take a bike tour led by the Ambassador of Emotions and Puerto Plata, don Jose Tineo de Animación. Can't forget Isaura Nunez from reception very friendly y me resuelve. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a good time!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Kj J wrote a review May 8
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil15 contributions16 helpful votes
On my visit to Emotions Hodelpa I stayed for 3 days and my room was cleaned only one day. Also, when I rebooked for my last night the manager got mad at me and told me that I needed to check with the hotel before I rebook! I booked through Hotel.com and I the manager that I had used hotels.com. He told me that he was mad because I needed to check with the hotel before I rebooked because the rate I was paying was was too low!!!! Wow! He said that the hotel was very busy and he only had a limited amount of rooms? What does that have to do with me? This sounded so crazy to me and he actually had a crazy attitude! There was many empty rooms due to the Coronavirus, so why was he lying to me the hotel being full? Most of the workers at the hotel were nice, but the manager and some of the staff acted like they hated their jobs! Never visiting this place again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Stay away from this hotel.
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Rainieri C wrote a review May 4
1 contribution
This hotel is a very good hotel totally recomend it, very clean, but the Best thing is the employees like José and Roberto which have the Best attention with the customer, the pools ser awesome too and the bars
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$103 - US$475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanDominican RepublicPuerto Plata ProvincePuerto Plata
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada
Which popular attractions are close to Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Nearby attractions include Joyeria Las Americas (5.9 km), Rancho Lorilar (3.7 km), and Vivonte Cigars (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Passatore, Big Lee's Beach Bar, and Mares Restaurant & Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.