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Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel a family business. A/C and pool lovely. Rooms clean and adequate. Restaurant has a good bar, pizza and desserts. Open air and mornings are filled with birds coming to the fruit feeders. A birders delight. Definitely recommend.

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Berlin
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fantastic property. Follows eco principals, excellent accommodations, great staff, and birds everywhere. I take a class to Costa Rica during Winter break to look at ecotourism and we always spend a couple of nights here. The property is maintained as a semi-reserve and the hotel is certified as ecofriendly. Really great place to stay!

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Eppstein, Germany
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I stayed at the Ara Ambigua Lodge for two nights in August 2016 with my husband and two boys, ten and almost two years old. Our room was close to the upper pool. It was quite spacious, but the decoration and furniture were rather tacky and tasteless, there was hardly any space to put one’s clothes (only a small, open-front...

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ashford
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stayed 2 nights at this hotel, Rooms were clean and tidy, two double beds in our room. AC and great shower. Slightly dark in room as we were surrounded by the gardens. Didn't really matter as we where not in the rooms that much. Restaurant good had a good choice on offer, cocktails were good too. Once it got dark...

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The gardens are gorgeous! At night, we saw many red eyed tree frogs near the restaurant. The chorus of frogs singing at night is beautiful. We did have a few issues with the toilets in 3 rooms, but maintenance came to fix it right away. The rooms were clean and nice, and the A/C felt great! The pizza is a...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We landed in Sarapiqui without a reservation and found this place. The rooms are spacious and the best thing about them is the outdoor covered patio. We got in our room just before a torrential downpour and it was sweet to sit out there and watch the rain pound down on the jungle growth. The evening meal was superb. Had...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Nice lodge with a huge restaurant area where they serve great cocktails. The food is nice but a bit too fancy for the place. Downside is that there's no fan so it's very hot and a lot of mosquitos. The garden is big and beautiful and in the evening you can spot different types of frogs. The place is good...

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Costa Rica with a group of students. Beautiful facility, friendly staff, wonderful food, clean rooms, comfortable beds and AIR CONDITIONING! Highly recommend this place. The entire facility is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

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Central Florida, Florida
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The food and cocktails were ok. The room was not something I would choose again. The beds were small, full size I think, and hard and squeaky. There were not any extra towels or blankets. The bathroom was small and the lighting in it was terrible. The shower door was falling off and the shower head didn't flow very well....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I didn't actually stay at this lodge, but I ate at the restaurant. Twice! The food here was the best I had during my 2-week stay in Costa Rica. The ceviche was fresh and light. I've forgotten the name of the first chicken dish I had, but it was described as a fusion. The second was Chicken Gordon (yes with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

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
Price Range: $135 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ara Ambigua Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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“all rooms are great but i like the ones on the lower end of the property best”
 of 5 bubbles FrauPuffin, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the 30's are higher up and a bit more difficult to get to with big luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles SummerLover71, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If mobility is an issue, this location could be a bit daunting due to the hilly location.”
 of 5 bubbles Palmetta1, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms, bungalows, and an assortment of accommodations, we had A/C”
 of 5 bubbles Gorsefighter, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“we ate overlooking the bird area: smashing”
 of 5 bubbles garysU5371ZU, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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