See why so many travellers make Emotions by Hodelpa their all-inclusive resort of choice when visiting Juan Dolio. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.
The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.
Emotions by Hodelpa features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. In addition, as a valued Emotions by Hodelpa guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
During your visit, be sure to check out one of Juan Dolio's popular shrimp restaurants such as El Meson and Sal Marina Restaurant, all a short distance from Emotions by Hodelpa.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Emotions by Hodelpa as you experience all of the things Juan Dolio has to offer.
It all started with the Uber ride from the airport. After picking us up and driving away from the airport, the driver pulled over on a dark road. I was expecting the worst.... He handed me his phone and an English-speaking man told me that our hotel is outside of Uber's area (not true as the app had the hotel and address displayed as well as the Uber options and prices as usual) and we would need to pay more. I've never had that happen before. A few days into our trip, I requested an Uber to go into Santo Domingo. I ordered the Uber and waited for pickup only to get a message from the driver demanding over 3 times more than the Uber price! This Uber issue did not affect my rating of the hotel, I only include it here so that others may know what may be in store for them when traveling to the DR. Now for the hotel. Easier to list what was good there. Food better than average, beach clean and service/personnel were fantastic! Other than that, the rest was terrible. There is a person assigned to you that will continually hound you until you attend the presentation. He showed up every time we stepped out of our room and even joined us for our morning coffee. We wanted to have a relaxing coffee at the pool, just the two of us, but that was not possible as the "concierge" invited himself every morning! The overall layout of the hotel is not good. It has a very small beach and oceanfront with most of the hotel going back away from the ocean. From where most of the rooms are, you have to walk a decent distance and cross a road in order to get to the beach. Also there were no activities provided by the hotel to do at the beach other than lounge chairs. Restaurants are only open at night for a few hours and there is no room service; so if you are hungry, you must make the long walk to the beach grill for a buffet (if you're lucky and it's open). WiFi is only available near the lobby, pool plaster was flaking off, room furniture was old and banged up and worst of all the shower not only drained slowly (so you have standing water in the shower) it never produced hot water. It never even got to lukewarm! You would think these problems were with only our room. Not so, I spoke to others at the resort that were having the same issues and more. I will not be returning to the Dominican Republic. The awesome hotel staff cannot make up for the disappoints at this hotel and the extortion from the Uber drivers. I will keep going to other destinations and spend my hard-earned money there.…
We drove from Santo Domingo, purchased 3 adult day passes to enjoy the "private" beach and what a waste of money that was. Food was absolutely horrific. Restaurant manager or head was being very rude to the lady servicing the ice cream. Beach was not clean, full of massive amounts of beach vegetation with little access points. Beach vendors everywhere approaching us, made it very uncomfortable for us to enjoy. What total dissapointment and waste of time and money. The only thing I can recommend was the hot coco. The lemonade was artificial, soda was flat. Absolutely the poorest food quality and beach maintenance. Do not waste your time or money.
I stayed in Emotions By Hodelpa in Juan Dolió, Dominican Republic in December 2020. The plan was only to stay for 3 days while completing a job. On a very stressful evening Chef Edward went OUT OF HIS WAY to make me the most delicious meal. When I went to the snack bar and saw that what was offered I could not eat, he said he would prepare whatever my favorite meal was. And he did!! Because of Chef Edward’s courtesy, attention to detail in the beautiful and delicious meal I chose to return with my family, 5 TIMES since that trip. I also bought the VIP membership, Elite Collection because if Chef Edward is a reflection of what Hodelpa offers its guest then I want to continue being a guest of Hodelpa. THANK YOU CHEF EDWARD for turning my one stressful work evening into 5 amazing family vacations. My network on social media have also visited this hotel because of what I have said about you and the staff at Emotions in Juan Dolió.…
We stayed for two whole weeks in the Essencia VIP Area with oceanfront view. The rooms were very clean and the view was to die for. It was in March 2021 so we enjoyed a quiet stay. They had a great breakfast with different cheeses and fruits. For dinner 3 out of the 4 restaurants opened and the food was delicios. However, the kindness and service of the staff surpassed it all. They were always ready to have a talk, to help and attend to your every need. They really make work of processing your feedback. I would like to shout out to the hardworking lovely Diego, Jose, Roberto, Luis, Francisco, Idaleni, Ana Julia, Norberto and a special thanks to our contact person and angel Laikin. Gracias por todo!
The hotel is not all that it is cracked up to be. We are here now and to say we are disappointed in the place is an understatement. The food is not very good at all and the room service is pretty much non-existent. Twice I have called for room service and never received the order. I am currently sitting here waiting on a fruit plate that I ordered over an hour ago. When I call, they say it is on its way, but that doesn't happen. Then they will not answer the phone when you try to call back. The employees are very friendly and the beach is pretty, but as far as being a 5-star all-inclusive resort, I would give it a 3 star at most.