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“Excellent stay if you get the right room!”
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Ara Ambigua Lodge
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We had room 15 which was wonderful. Rooms 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, etc., were not great, even awful. I saw about 20 rooms there as I was with a group. Some of the cabins had air conditioning which we REALLY needed, cute bathrooms, artistic touches, and our room had a lovely bed. The security was excellent, we felt very safe. It was quiet and clean. The food was very good and they had great salads. The pool was also very nice and a great temperature. Most bathrooms were very odorous; there was a raw sewage smell. We just kept the bathroom door closed. It was very convenient to all Sarapiquí attractions. Service was above average, problems were taken care of immediately and management was very kind and understanding. Wifi worked great at the reception.

Room Tip: As I said, 11 - 15 seemed the best, but 15 was really wonderful, beautiful veranda, lots of windows...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Nice and gentle personel. A lot of birds around the room. There is a trail in the wood nearby, where we saw montazumas and squirls. Food is OK and free Sidi in the lobby.

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Nice hotel with a very spacious room and a small terrace. Large swimming pool divided in 2 (grown ups & children) by a little bridge. Good shower. If you want to eat in the restaurant, you should try the pizza!!!!!!! One of the best I ever had.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

This place is great for the charm and the setting. Great to watch an amazing assortment of wild birds while dining in the open-air restaurant (they put out fruit and feeders - you'll see everything form hummingbirds to toucans, orapendula montezuma, squirrels....). Rooms are OK, clean, a bit dull, quite spacious, set in the grounds in chalets. All quite new. Food in restaurant is OK, nothing special. Staff are nice. Free wifi in public area. Nice pool area. Look for wild monkeys in the trees around the hotel. Choose this place for the setting and atmosphere - best of the 4 family-run hotels we used around the country on our tour.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Stayed two nights and received excellent service. Originally were supposed to stay 1 night but hotel was able to accommodate us (a group of 21) for an extra night. Personnel attentive to our needs. Food was excellent. We had the breakfast and dinner buffet. Both had more than enough food even for seconds. Breakfast was included but we negotiated the dinner buffet at a very reasonable price. We were able to use their meeting room free of charge. For our group it was an excellent choice and an excellent experience. Beautiful grounds. Would definitely stay there again. Rooms were spacious, with AC.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ara Ambigua Lodge

Address: 400mts Norte de la Iglesia de La Guaria, 2110-1100, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Sarapiqui
Price Range: $125 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ara Ambigua Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ara Ambigua is a beautiful mountain hotel, located in Sarapiquí in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica just 1.5 hours from San Jose. Here, you can enjoy the peace and exotic beauty of the tropical rainforest. Throughout your stay, you'll have a relaxing and enjoyable experience in this family-owned and run hotel. ... more   less 
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