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Seems to be plenty of beach chairs. beach and ocean water weren't great, lots of algae.

Beautiful property. Great Staff. Jacuzzi was cold. Fun place to relax!

They won't let you in until 3PM. Not even a soft drink is available during the long wait. Room has small TV, did not have a garbage bin, and no toilet paper. Safe number pad was missing and no how to use instructions. Pina Colada appeared like a juice. Machines did not keep it frosty. Lunch was poor. Service at the buffet restaurant very slow. Oregano restaurant was excellent. Night show was super. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, i give this property 3 star. I will not return.

The staff were very gracious and provided a great experience.

Registration process took forever...Horrible how we would lose power at any given time..which meant no air conditioning & no lights..some bathrooms could be cleaner...Control of the flies circulating the buffet areas was a big concern. Another thing i did not like was unable to have clean beach & pool towels daily....

The resort was beautiful and the food and staff were great people just have to remember that check in is at 330 pm cool experiance

The check-in experience at this hotel left a bad taste in my mouth. On the first day I checked-in to the hotel, my girlfriend decided to join me for the day so I asked the hotel to add an additional adult for one day. My Orbitz itinerary stated the fee for an extra adult as $58.00 per day, but the Hotel manager told me they will not honor that amount and told me that I needed to pay their full price. When I showed them my Orbitz itinerary, they became very rude and said they would not honor it. They told me that I needed to contact Orbitz, but I will not be able to do so because they were closed for the day. I tried calling Orbitz anyways, and a customer rep answered the phone. I had to call Orbitz twice because the cell phone reception was very bad at that hotel and kept cutting me off. Orbitz told me that they would give me $25 credit that I could apply for my next trip so I paid the hotel full price to add my girlfriend. Later when I checked my Orbitz account I did not see any pending credit issued.

It definitely could use some updates and caulking in the bathrooms but for a really cheap rate you get all meals and alcohol, private beach, activities and excursions, 3 a la carte restaurants and some flamingos. Hard to beat the value for money but it is a 3.8 star dominican, NOT a 3.8 American so if you can see past a little chipped tile you will have fun and get a bargain. The entertainment staff tries to make you smile all day every day and there’s something for everyone. Ocean divers on the private beach brings the bus to you and gives every level of activity from snorkeling to wreck diving. Go now!

Entertainment was great, Food was great but the drinks could be better/stronger. The property is great as well!

Boulevard Juan Dolio Guayacanes

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Villas Del Mar within 2 miles (3 km) of Los Marlins Golf Course, Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio is within a few miles (5 km) of Guayacanes Beach. This 336-room, 3.5-star property welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a winery.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. There are ample dining options with 6 onsite restaurants, including Oregano, which specializes in fusion cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

All 336 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes.


Property features

Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio features a private beach, a winery, and a full-service spa. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and concierge services. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include 3 outdoor pools, a nightclub, and a children's pool.

Room options

Adult Only Superior Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Club Essentia - Room service included

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio

Everyone (35) Couples (2) Family (1)
3
Everyone

Seems to be plenty of beach chairs. beach and ocean water weren't great, lots of algae.

By on Oct 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your vacation destination, We appreciate you taking the time to extend your opinion, we have increased the staff in charge of collecting algae on the beach. We hope to return soon! Best regards

5
Friends

Beautiful property. Great Staff. Jacuzzi was cold. Fun place to relax!

By on Sep 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to share your kind words on your positive experience with us especially on how great our property and costumer service is. Its been our pleasure having you, Warm regards,

3
Partner Couples

They won't let you in until 3PM. Not even a soft drink is available during the long wait. Room has small TV, did not have a garbage bin, and no toilet paper. Safe number pad was missing and no how to use instructions. Pina Colada appeared like a juice. Machines did not keep it frosty. Lunch was poor. Service at the buffet restaurant very slow. Oregano restaurant was excellent. Night show was super. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, i give this property 3 star. I will not return.

By on Sep 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Emotions for your stay in Juan Dolio. We are glad that you have enjoyed our nightly activities, our gastronomic experience in the Oregano restaurant and especially our excellent customer service. Please allow me to explain that, we offer the option of early check in with additional cost and welcome drinks. Any request during your stay can be reported to the Customer Service or Reception department. We appreciate your observations and looking forward to having you here again! Warm regards,

5
Everyone

By on Sep 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2019

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
Everyone

The staff were very gracious and provided a great experience.

By on Sep 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2019

Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to share your kind words about your positive experience with our customer service. Its been our pleasure having you. Warm regards,

3
Friends

Registration process took forever...Horrible how we would lose power at any given time..which meant no air conditioning & no lights..some bathrooms could be cleaner...Control of the flies circulating the buffet areas was a big concern. Another thing i did not like was unable to have clean beach & pool towels daily....

By on Aug 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 20, 2019

Dear guest, It was definitely not the kind of experience we provide and we are sincerely sorry and apologize for all the inconveniences you encountered. We can assure you that we have taken your comments very seriously and actions have been taken immediately. Sincerely,

5
Families

The resort was beautiful and the food and staff were great people just have to remember that check in is at 330 pm cool experiance

By on Jul 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us. We are honored we delivered and could meet your standards. We are glad you loved our beautiful resort and its amazing staff. Thank you for sharing, Sincerely,

5
Everyone

By on Jul 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for your preference and taking the time to rate us 5/5, we are happy to know you truly enjoyed your time with us, Warm regards

4
Everyone

By on Jun 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2019

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,

1
Everyone

By on Jun 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate us, we are sad to know you left dissatisfied. We would have loved for you to have provided us more details on the things you didn't appreciate so we would have been able to assist you the way you deserve, Sincerely

Emotions by Hodelpa - Juan Dolio

Boulevard Juan Dolio, Guayacanes, 21000
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