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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property with 3 outdoor pools

On the beach

Your stay at this Villas Del Mar property places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Los Marlins Golf Course and Guayacanes Beach. Guavaberry Golf and Country Club is within 6 miles (10 km) and Estadio Tetelo Vargas is within 9 miles (15 km).


This smoke-free property features a private beach, an attached winery, and a full-service spa. Relax beachside with sun loungers and cool off with a drink at the beach bar. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, children's pool, and playground.

Free WiFi, balconies

The 336 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and premium bedding.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
C$176* Per night/room 20 Dec. - 21 Dec.

Adult Only Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Club Essentia - Room service included

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Great two night stay. The staff was very friendly and serviceable. Waiter Maiki was great and Pablo made the best frozen mojitos I’ve had. It’s not a five star resort but it definitely exceeded expectations. The one negative is the staff who try and sell you a timeshare.

Posted by on 1 Nov. 2019

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1 Nov. 2019 by Rossanna Noyola, Assistant Mangement

Dear Guest, Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to rate us 4/5, we are thrilled to know you loved your time with us, Warm regards,

5 out of 5
The service was great, very clean the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was incredible and awesome, the drinks was off the change. Great deal.

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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7 Oct. 2019 by Rossanna Noyola, Assistant Management

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us and rate us 5/5. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our great customer services and delicious food. We hope see you soon! Best regards,

5 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Jun. 2019

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3 Jul. 2019 by Monica, Hodelpa costumer satisfaction manager

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to rate us 5/5, we are thrilled to know you loved your time with us, Warm regards,

5 out of 5
Emotions by Hodelpa in Juan Dolio is a great place to stay! The staff; starting from the gardeners to upper management are friendly and bend over backwards to meet your every needs. The premise is well taken care of. The gardens are beautiful; surrounded by gorgeous trees, shrubs and exotic foliage. The rooms and public restrooms are very clean. For me, that’s very important. The variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet stations is quite extensive. It’s very hard to choose what to eat as everything looks quite yummy! The restaurants, Ameci and Oregano’s cuisine is a must to go and enjoy a phenomenal dinner! (These were the two we tried as our stay was short). Domingo incarnación, Marcos Rincón, Francisco and Yesenia Hernandez treat people like royalty! Again, they’re very friendly and accommodating. My family and I felt welcomed at Hodelpa! I would definitely stay there again! I totally recommend this hidden treasure!

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2019

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10 Jun. 2019 by Monica, Hodelpa costumer satisfaction manager

Dear guest, We are thrilled to know you absolutely enjoyed your time with us and truly appreciated our amazing staff and its costumer service. Thank you for highlighting how accurate is our hygiene, and how much you loved our food. Its been our pleasure having you, thank you for sharing how you will be returning back to us in the near future, Sincerely,

4 out of 5
Pros- Food, location, beach party & staff friendliness. Cons- Bathroom cleanliness, Club Essentia’s room size, receptions lack of communication & their drinks. My family and I booked 3 rooms for 3 days and 2 nights. The food was amazing, there wasn’t one dish we tried that we didn’t enjoy. The hotel was extremely close to the beach which made it very comfortable for us being that we traveled with 2 infants. Their beach party Monday night was so fun, they had us all laughing our behinds off! The staff was super friendly and welcoming. They had smiles on their faces 24/7 and weren’t expecting a tip (which made us tip them very well). Unfortunately there were a few things that had us very unhappy. We found all 3 bathrooms filthy! There was mold and a lot of dirt around the toilet and sink. The bathrooms are not cleaned thoroughly and on our second day I had to call reception so that someone can clean our room. They immediately sent someone but the cleaning lady ended up putting damped sheets on our beds. I booked 1 room in the “Club Essentia” section (VIP area with a private pool and private beach section) but that room was very small. The room was for 2 adults and 1 child and it felt like if we were walking into each other after every step. Reception failed to inform us that we (club essentia) were entitled to all international drinks and all the benefits. The drinks were watered down. Overall it was an ok experience but I don’t think we’ll be returning to this hotel.

Posted by , from New York on 26 Aug. 2018

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27 Aug. 2018 by Monica, Hodelpa Costumer Satisfaction Manager

Dear HS, Thank you very much for choosing us and sharing the excellent costumer service our team provided to the whole group. We are very happy to know you truly enjoyed our gastronomy, the excellent location of your Essentia rooms and the super fun beach party. We are deeply sorry for the inconveniences you encountered, we will definitely share your review with our housekeepers team, since we are known for providing the best hygiene throughout the entire hotel. Thank you for sharing, sincerely,

2 out of 5

Not as Advertised

Pros: Good food, nice setting with lilly ponds, resident birds (flamingoes), shaded ground with lot of tall trees
Cons: Outdated room (cracked bathroom sinks, holes in drapes, ants crawl around in the room, only local portable ac unit, water luke warm, public pool dirty
Disappointed, minibar was advertised as free but only has water and coke, room was outdated, beach has lot of seaweed.

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent Resort! Will return

What I mostly liked about this resort was there was always something to do. They had a great variety of food (delicious). The staff are just amazing! They were extremely nice and always with a positive attitude. In Emotions by Hodelpa I was treated more then just a simple guest. Everywhere I went, I was kindly greeted.

Posted by , from O on 27 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

Girlfriend Getaway

My besties and I had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They went out their way to make our stay a pleasure. A rental car is a must, if you would like to visit Punta Cana. It's about a 2 hour drive but worth it.....

Posted by , from Tennessee on 26 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect beach vacation....

Positives: perfect beach, heavy hand when it comes to the pouring drinks, great food dominican dishes on the buffet, updated bedroom with balcony, front desk staff speaks english, and great service with smiles. Negatives: zero.....

Posted by , from fort Lauderdale on 30 May 2016

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About the Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio

Location Boulevard Juan Dolio, Guayacanes, 21000

All-inclusive Details

  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • All meals served buffet-style
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Room service not included
  • All food and beverages included

Property Features

Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. At Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 6 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers an attached winery, a complimentary children's club, and a children's pool. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio was completed in November 2015. This 3.5-star Guayacanes property is smoke free.

  • 336 guestrooms or units
  • 9 buildings
  • 6 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Built in 2015
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Winery on site
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Santo Domingo (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.) (35.6 km / 22.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio offers 336 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Guayacanes property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Oregano - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Amici - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Ergos - This buffet restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine. Open daily.

One - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Milwaukee - Onsite brewpub. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100 per vehicle (roundtrip)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Emotions Beach Resort Hodelpa All Inclusive Juan Dolio
  • Emotions Beach Resort Hodelpa All Inclusive
  • Emotions Beach Hodelpa Juan Dolio
  • Emotions Beach Hodelpa
  • Emotions Hodelpa Juan Dolio All-inclusive property Guayacanes
  • Emotions Hodelpa Juan Dolio Guayacanes
  • Emotions Holpa Juan Dolio Gua
  • Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio Guayacanes
  • Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio All-inclusive property

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.