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Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata

4-star4 stars
Playa DoradaPuerto Plata57000Dominican Republic

Upscale beachfront resort with spa, near Playa Dorada
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.2
  • This is not a 5 star hotel. This is a 2 to 3 Star at most. They have serious plumbing…Aug 5, 2018
  • I had a awesome time at this resort! The staff is extremely professional and they make…May 23, 2018
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Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata

from $155
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Adults Only
  • Swim Out
  • Adults Only Jr. Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 425 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children's club *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools -
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Pool umbrellas
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
More
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Evolution Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

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

Bigaro - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Oregano - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

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

Ergos - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Nearby

  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata’s small print

Also known as

    Policies

    Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

    Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 40.00
    • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 20.00 (from 6 to 12 years old)
    • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 40.00
    • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 20.00 (from 6 to 12 years old)

    Optional extras

    Children's club access is available for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata

    Landmarks

    • On the beach
    • Playa Dorada - 7 min walk
    • Playa Dorada Golf Club - 6 min walk
    • Fun City - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    • Lorilar Ranch - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    • Long Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    • Isabel De Torres National Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    • Fort San Felipe - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

    Getting around

    • Puerto Plata (POP-Gregorio Luperon Intl.) - 21 min drive
    • Santiago (STI-Cibao Intl.) - 109 min drive
    • Free self parking

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.2 From 37 reviews

    Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
    Exceptional10.0
    Small all-inclusive beach resort in Puerto Plata
    Small and affordable all-inclusive property, with a good beach, several swimming pools, spa (extra cost), great food (several restaurants, including buffet and a la carte) and excellent service. There is also a theater for nightly shows, a disco and several bars.
    Santiago, us3 night trip
    Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
    Very Good8.0
    Nice facilities, but bad staff service.
    The hotel has lots of good amenities, the food, the location and the facilities have lots of potential to become a 4 to 5 star hotel. Unfortunately, it lacks good service from the staff, specially at the front desk when checking in, and then throut the resort stuff is just not professional, they lack training and they are always talking to eachother very loudly...and using bad vocabulary in front of the guest, for people that are bilingual as me it became very uncomfortable since they didn't have common sense or any service etiquette.
    silvia, us2 night trip
    Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
    Exceptional10.0
    R&R at a great all inclusive.
    Excellent food. Nice room. It was great that no reservations were needed for restaurants!
    Richard, us2 night trip
    Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
    Very Good8.0
    Not bad
    Worth your money if go there on discount. It is VERY new - few months only. In fact decoration and even some installation continued while we were there. It is clean, or better said unused. But also understaffed and the personnel lacks experience but it is somehow compensated by friendliness. The breakfast is horrible, everything cheap (especially ham, sausages and cheese) or/and very local. If you don’t eat eggs and plantains you will not be very happy. On the bright side fruits are good, oatmeal not bad and yogurts ok. The dinner is much better with the main cause good always. Even better in the a la carte restaurants but the waiting time there could be a bit frustrating. But then people are not in a hurry when staying in a resort. The beach is nothing to speak of. But then this is the way it is in Puerto Plata. If you want a good beach go somewhere else. DR has it all! In short all not bad.
    Boris, us4 night trip
    Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
    Very Good8.0
    Clean and great for value
    Overall my stay was good. The hotel was very clean, which is SUPER important to me. House keeping was great everyday keeping everything clean. only thing i would suggest is that they have someone tour the entire area of the hotel so we can be more aware of everything they have to offer. I did not know anything about anything that was going on within the hotel. I did not like that the nightly shows were upstairs and indoors. I think having it downstairs is more convenient and ideal for guests. I met a lot of great employees who were excellent and others not so friendly. Im actually Dominican but I moved to Canada when i was only 5 years old, so needless to say my English is way better than my spanish( i do speak spanish but not perfectly) so when i would go to the bar to order drinks i would sometimes speak english and sometimes speak spanish (force of habit i speak both). Well the servers would get annoyed with me with this which i thought was so unprofessional and rude.One asked me " if you speak spanish why are you talking to me in english" I explained to them that i speak better english. The rest of the time they would give me attitude when serving me. This was not pleasant to me and i felt very uncomfortable and did not make me feel very welcome. The food was sooooo plain and repetitive everyday. I was expecting food with sazon! Dont come here for the food, i went out everyday to eat in local restaurants. One server Jose Martinez was Excellent! Thank you!
    A Traveler, ca7 night trip

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    Emotions by Hodelpa - Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata

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