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South Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2009

The owners were away and I'm not sure if this was why things were not great, but the place was lacking care and attention to detail - the kitchen cupboards smelt so bad we had to wash each thing we wanted to use with boiling water first. Also if the family with small & noisy children upstairs had showers then... More 

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Alberta Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2009

This was our second visit to the Cook Islands (last time 5 years ago). This visit was even better than expected. We chose Ambala Gardens from reading the great reviews it received. They were accurate on their rating. What a great experience! What phenomenal people Nancy and Esa are! We were treated like family almost immediately, comfortable there from the... More 

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London, UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2009

I picked Ambala based on TripAdvisor reviews and there's not much I can add except to say that all the good stuff is true! Nancy's breakfasts are fantastic. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed. The location is great - Muri beach is definitely one of the best on the island. I definitely plan on coming back!

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ONTARIO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2009

We stayed with Nancy and Esa for a delightful and relaxing week in February '09. It was truly enjoyable. Their B&B is located in the middle of a generous and beautiful garden of tropical delights. We picked breadfruit, avocado and papaya which appeared on the menu the next morning as part of a sumptuous breakfast prepared each day by Nancy.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2009

A friendly welcome from Nancy & Esa after a long haul flight was very much appreciated; they made you feel at home immediately. The Ambala Lodge is a great place to relax. The well kept swimming pool, an essential requirement if you are holidaying in Rarotonga, is beautifully positioned in a tropical garden. I would recommend the poolside appartment; spacious... More 

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Calgary, AB
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2009

If Muri Beach (just a short walk down the road) is THE best beach on Raro, then AMBALA GARDENS is THE best accommodation property on the island. Our 2 week visit was absolutely the most relaxing, enjoyable vacation we've experienced -- in a large part, to Esa and Nancy - the incredible hosts of the Ambala Gardens. From the property's... More 

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Baja California Sur, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2009

It's hard to add much to the accolades already here, except to say that we only had three nights with Nancy and Esa and regretted the short stay (needless to say we're planning to return!). Our hosts were both solicitous of our comfort and relaxed raconteurs, and Nancy's cooking featuring fresh Island produce is attractive and tasty. Lots of good... More 

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Frankfurt
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2009

We have been on a Worldtrip and we stood at Ambala Garden for 2 weeks. We had a great time and found new friends. The location is situated in a peaceful wonderful green garden with views to the ocean. It is only a 2 Minute walk to the beach. The appartments (we lived in the Frangipani Suite) are big and... More 

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Vanderhoof, BC
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2009

For 19 days in January and February 2009, my wife and I were guests at Ambala Gardens Lodge located in the Muri Beach area. Tucked away off the main highway about .5km yet within walking distance of the beach and Muri Beach, this bed and breakfast offers a quite retreat from the main tourist areas on the Island. The owners... More 

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France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2009

We stayed for 6 nights in what should have been great accommodation. Having read Trip Advisor reviews, we were anticipating a great holiday. Yes, we agree that Nancy & Esa are very friendly hosts, and Nancy's breakfasts are indeed very tasty and varied. The location is good, the garden delightful, and lovely beaches are within walking distance. But we were... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BED & Breakfast set in a beautiful tropical garden, just a 5 minute stroll to the beach. Sea and mountain views. Queen size beds, ensuite rooms, use of lounge, TV & DVD room, deck, barbecue and swimming pool. Close to shops, restaurants and bus stop, and near to watersports, scuba diving, white sandy beach, mountain walks and deep sea fishing. Air port transfers can be arranged. English or Continental breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambala Garden Lodge

Address: Ambala Garden Road, Muri, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range: RM302 - RM366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Ambala Garden Lodge Muri, Cook Islands - Rarotonga
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