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AdrianChisenga wrote a review Nov 2018
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea48 contributions31 helpful votes
I had an awesome time and experience! This will be one of my top 5 best experience. The opportunity where all my senses; sight, smell, feel, hear and taste came alive!!! Ambua has stunning views. It compensates for the average hospitality services tourists would expect but it is better than the seedy lodges in Tari that are covert places for gambling, prostitution, drug and arms dealings. For naturist and nature lovers like me.... this is PARADISE!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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jade808558 wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia88 contributions14 helpful votes
Did not get to spend a lot of time staying here as there was some trouble in the community but the lodge is on a ridge with a great view and has beautiful gardens. There are hotel rooms and huts. We stayed in the hotel rooms and they were fine with balconies looking over the view. Bathrooms were a bit smelly but I suppose in a tropical climate it is very hard to keep the mould away. The restaurant and kitchen staff were great accommodating food requirements easily. Good quality food and a very pleasant common area.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Phil P wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
positives - nice view, nice staff, clean, nice gardens.Good cheap laundry service, OK food. negatives - rat in room all night, despite staff chasing it out once. It chewed everything, expensive place.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Foojtraveller wrote a review Feb 2018
Calgary, Canada23 contributions9 helpful votes
We traveled here in September 2017 and arrived in the wet season. The flight into the private airstrip was great, and the check-in was smooth. The lodge is at elevation so has great views and is also quite cool. The room was extremely nice. The only reason I do not recommend this place is that for the price we were paying, the food was very mediocre lacking any local flavor and the managers did nothing to help recover my daughters raincoat that she had left in the common area and had disappeared by the next morning.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Ambua Lodge
Responded Feb 6, 2018
We are pleased that you enjoyed your flight into Ambua Lodge, the accommodation and the views. Since your stayed with was about five months ago, I need to do some research before responding to the other points you raised. Appreciate your patience.
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SirCR wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom56 contributions26 helpful votes
Ambua is in the fairly remote Tari district of PNG but it is a lovely, traditionally-built lodge situated in the mountains with a spectacular view of the valley below. The main room (where everything happens) is a large wood construction space roofed over in traditional thatch, and featuring magnificent totem poles carved from whole tree trunks. The rooms are mainly traditional round huts, though there are now a dozen modern rooms in a new block next the lodge itself. There are advantages to each: the modern rooms are better insulated and drier, whereas the huts have a nicer setting down amongst the gardens (which are beautifully landscaped) and are more romantic. The food was very good but again no choice. As with all places in PNG the service and operation of things is a bit unpredictable, but very sweet and good humoured. The team went out of their way to help us, especially when things went wrong with our onward travel plans. I'd like to say a particular thanks to Dave and Beryl, who were only running things temporarily, but did an amazing job. Two things to mention: one, the weather can be very changeable, and in the afternoon/evening the lodge is often inside clouds with frequent rain. The temperature really drops when this happens so bring warm clothing. Two, the road from the lodge into town is pretty grim, so expect along and bumpy journey.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ambua Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ambua Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ambua Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ambua Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ambua Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ambua Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ambua Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.