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Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio

3.5 stars
Paseo ViciniJuan DolioSan Pedro de Macoris00000Dominican Republic
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Good3.3 / 5
Room needs to be redecorated
Great location
Great amenities
Beautiful beach
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Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio

from $85
  • Triple Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Marina on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Onsite venue #2 - This restaurant is located on the beach.

Recent reviews

Good 3.3 /5 from 45 reviews

Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
Excellent4.0 / 5
The hotel grounds are really lovely; the interior garden and the beach are highlights. The food was less exciting; the meals were uniformly uninteresting and not well prepared or presented. Everything else was great.
2 night romance trip
Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
Good3.0 / 5
okay but not overly impressed.
Some of the staff were very nice but not overall impressed. WIFI only available in reception and very slow, rooms very basic, food was okay but not much variety. nice small beach but the beach next to the hotel is a public beach and full of litter and garbage. not much in the immediate area.
14 night trip
Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
Excellent4.0 / 5
Perfect relax
Esmeralda is our favorite getaway in Juan Dolio. A small and quiet all inclusive, where we can totally relax. The food is quite simple, but everything is quality and very good tasting. The beach is better than all the resorts we have experienced in for instance Bavaro and La Romana, without all the sea algae they have there. It's the intimacy, coziness and short distances between everything, that makes the Esmeralda the perfect place to relax.
1 night family trip
Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
Good3.0 / 5
Recent Stay from Guy From USA
Spent 5 days and 4 nights. Myself and a friend. A pleasure trip. This was my first time to Juan Dolio area but second trip to DR. I am from the USA. Beach beautiful. Massage great. room about as what you would expect in dR....September is a very hot time in DR so room was not as cold as I would have liked it but OK. Staff great and friendly... Food well thats the issue..mostly local type DR food buffet style...not the best but OK..I went for fresh fruit, toast and yogurts for breakfasts, lunch I stuck with fruits, salads, bread, desert....Had one dinner at buffet and had other 3 dinners at a la carte pay restaurant on hotel premises....great food...excellent fresh seafood... A la carte bar local beers (Brahma)...plentiful and cold... local name booze...a la carte pay restaurant premium booze, el presidents beer plus corona reasonable price. Great well kept grounds... So, not really comparable with a USA hotel i mean its the dR...But overall middle of the thing is beautiful beaches..very night clubs around. I went with a girlfriend. Would not recommend for a single male guy going solo to DR..other places to go like Boca Chica or Sousa.
4 night trip with friends
Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
Poor1.0 / 5
Unable to recommend this place to anybody
I spent 3 nights at this hotel –from Saturday Sept. 5 to Tuesday 8, 2015– and got disappointed since the beginning. First, the AC unit barely cooled the room. I weight only 165 lbs. and have not high blood pressure, but the only way to avoid sweating while in the room was to stay away from movements. Second, the pillows were hard like rocks and the linens were dubiously clean. Third, the restaurants –the one included in the price for the staying and the one I had to pay for in hope for a better meal– the food and the beverages were of very poor quality a variety and in the paid restaurant the prices were too expensive for what they offer there. Fourth, I got a room with ocean view in front of the pool and the hotel keeps a very loud music in this area from 10 am to midnight every day. I wasn’t expecting this since the hotel advertises itself as a Spa. Fifth, Monday 7, at 10 am, the AC unit in my room stopped working. I was told the electricity was gone and a generator was able to keep working everything else but the AC units. The electricity came back at 5 pm and with it, the AC. Sixth and finally, I decided to have dinner at the paid restaurant the last night and I got a very bad bacterial infection from the meal. I was able to overcome this problem thanks to a bottle of BACTRIM and a bottle of IMMODIUM that I had brought with me for the trip.
3 night romance trip

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Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio

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