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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

i stayed in the hotel for 8 days where i was in a business trip. the people are nice and friendly, the location is good as its very close to the airport. but the hotel furniture is very old and the food is not really good

Thank AhmadHaider82
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I person I knew had her laptop stolen from their hotel room while they were out. The hotel didn't take responsability, they didn't even point them in the right direction to file a police report, they were completely useless, and they still charged them for the nights they stayed. I cant beleive a hotel can have such horrible service.

2 Thank Argus26

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Hayden, Idaho
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74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed at this horrible hotel with a high school EF Tour. The lobby was shabby, the room smelled awful, the rug was stained, there were tiles missing in the bathroom/shower, I was afraid to sleep in the sheets (I slept on the top of the bed between beach towels), the breakfast was not edible and I prayed there wouldn't... More 

2 Thank TerreG
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This hotel is in serious need of TLC. It shabby looking, and the decor needs a lot of help and renovations. Some of the window panels are missing, i had clean but stained sheets, the carpet was stained, the tiles in the bathroom were cracked, the air conditionning barely worked some light fixures in my room did not work...you get... More 

1 Thank TanyaOnTheRoad
Boston, MA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

uuuugggghhhh!!! It was not by choice my friend and I stayed here but rather a late-night, last option! We had booked a place down the road at Casa Colon and were forced to move to Hotel Ambassador because our room at Colon was no longer available (that's another post). Thank god we only had to really spend less than 6... More 

2 Thank MMHworldtraveler
San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

It's this kind of hotel where you can only spend one or two nights for business. The hotel is old but the location is very good, you are in the middle of San Jose. A place for low budget without taste.

1 Thank marcelzeimer
Panama City
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

From the moment we entered it was a nightmare!!! We arrived late at San José and saw the Ambassador Hotel, trusting the name; we decided to spend the night there. What a mistake!! The first room they gave us was dirty and the air conditioning didn't work. The second one, was dirty, the A/C didn't work and had bed bugs.... More 

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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Hotel Ambassador

Address: 26th & 28th St. | Paseo Colon, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Price Range: $62 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ambassador 3*
Number of rooms: 74
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Hotel Ambassador Costa Rica/San Jose
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