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Ara Ambigua Lodge

400mts Norte de la Iglesia de La Guaria, 2110-1100 , Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel has very nice property which you could wander around. Bird watching was good, frogs are at the pond and even saw a three toed sloth. The room was basic. My sliding glass door did not open so I could not use my patio. The mattress was thin and hard. The room was clean though. The dining area is... More

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Wimborne
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only here for one night on our tour...a great shame. This is a beautiful place with top quality rooms to match. There is so much wildlife within metres of the hotel. You can see a great variety of birds in the trees outside your room, and in the open sided dining room whilst you have a meal. We... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This lodge is due for renovation and some rethinking. We had the bad luck to have a lot of rain during our stay. Nothing strange in this part of the world. Having a cabin only reachable through the mud is also acceptable if you visit this kind of places. But not having a doormat to get rid of the mud... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just around the lodge you can find frogs galore! They maintain ponds and even mist at night to make the frogs happy! After sunset Michalia gave us a night tour to find frogs! She was so knowledgable and found many species! This tour is free but of courses we tipped her for her amazing effort! The gardens offer various ecological... More

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Massachusetts
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145 reviews 145 reviews
27 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights on an OAT trip. The room was ok, but the view out the slider was very good. The flowers outside our window attracted many butterflies and hummingbirds. Fun to watch. Also the trails are very good for bird watching early in the morning. We also found a sleeping sloth not far from our room high... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

During our roundtrip in Costa rica we also stayed in Sarapiqui. The room we got from the outside looked nice. However, after staying for one night in the room it became clear that the room requires a lot of maintenance. The airconditioning is broken and makes a lot of noice, the matrasses are old and dirty and sleeping very uncomfortable,... More

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Costa Rica
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is the second time I visit this hotel. The staff is always very attentive to all my requests. The staff at the restaurant is the best and the food is good. There is a bird feeder in front of the restaurant so you can see lots of birds. This place is excelent for a relaxing vacation. The room was... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Rooms are great. Lots of birds to watch while eating breakfast from the buffet. Staff in the dining area cannot be beat anywhere! Our waitress was one of the very best ever! Overall just a very nice place to stay. The whole experience was very nice for us. We hope to go back soon!

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Our group consisted of a 9 yr old, her mother and grandmother. We all give this lodge two thumbs up. We stayed here so we didn't have to stay in San Jose on the night before a flight. It was a 2 hr bus ride from the nearby bus terminal to the terminal in San Jose. Sarapiqui didn't seem to... More

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Munich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Beautiful setting, surrounded by lush forest, with a small caiman pool and a frog reserve. The grounds are very well maintained, the rooms being dispersed throughout. Small clean pool. Our rooms were OK, with air-con, but nothing to get excited about. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet (CR style) and evening meals were fine. Try to pick a... More

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Address: 400mts Norte de la Iglesia de La Guaria, 2110-1100 , Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
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Number of rooms: 44
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