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Ambala Garden Lodge

Ambala Garden Road, Muri, Cook Islands
Ambala Garden Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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westport new zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed at ambala april 2012 asked esa about hiring his two motorscooters he told me that other guests had broken them so they were not available when we arrived with three teenage boys at 1am they said they would not mind a quick swim in the pool. esa told us it was not allowed at that time it was too... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We just returned from a holiday in the Cook Islands and stayed at Ambala Garden Lodge in Rarotonga. I must say it is the best place we have ever found and stayed at. The hospitality was outstanding and the surroundings and amenities we superb. I know people say good things about their holiday accommodation and maybe some times you have... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

It took me some time searching on internet to find this wonderful place in lovely tropical lush surroundings. From the time that Esa welcomed me at airport (at 1am!!!) until I left 6 days later I enjoyed my stay at Ambala Gardens. Nancy’s breakfast were simply wonderful and can only endorse what others have said about this. I had the... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Apr 10, 2011 Nancy is a very thoughtful hostess. We landed in Rarotonga at 7 am. Nancy was there to pick us up. She took us home and gave us coffee. Later she took us into town to get some things we needed. She listened to us talk about what we'd like to do, made some suggestions and made the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

Stayed there in April 2010. Esa and Nancy were outstanding hosts. Got picked up from the airport by Esa back to the lodge. They upgraded me to the larger room for free since it was vacant. They gave me great recommendations on what activities in town (and they were spot on). The only downside was that the location is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

After spending numerous hours researching and reading reviews I honestly thought that we had booked the most idyllic place to spend 9 glorious days with the family relaxing and enjoying the warm weather. This unfortunately was not the case at all and very disappointing. The Garden Suite was dark and dingy, with no natural light. The kitchen was akin to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

My wife and I stayed with Nancy and Esa for a week at the tail end of our honeymoon. It was fantastic!! They were super friendly and knowledgable, it was like staying with your own private concierge. The breakfasts were outstanding, we can only imagine how good they would have been in summer when more fruit was in season. Everything... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

We stayed 1 week at Ambala Gardens and it was just OK. Considering the price we found several deficiencies and we are not fussy travellers, just want clean, and things in good working order. First, the lodge is a long walk to the beach, and its all uphill on the way back. This is ok if you are prepared for... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

From the moment we stepped off the plane and were welcomed by a smiling Esa, we knew we were in for a relaxing holiday. Ambala Gardens is a garden oasis a few minutes walk from the beautiful Muri beach. Esa and Nancy were the perfect hosts; there when you needed anything but not encroaching on your privacy. Nancy's breakfasts were... More 

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

We had a lovely stay at Ambala Lodge. The accommodations suited us perfectly, with ample healthy breakfasts to fuel us for the day, and kitchen facilities in our unit that allowed us to keep the beer cold, and snacks and light meals available for our 10 year old. Our hosts were gracious and supportive as we planned out our visit,... More 

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