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Gingerbread Hotel

1Km Este Del Gimnasio | Nuevo Arenal de Tlaran, Nuevo Arenal 00000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Riverview, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just had dinner here at the recommendation of a family member who travels to Costa Rica quite often... the food was ABSOLUTELY amazing!! Chef Eyal asks if anybody in the party has allergies and then goes into the kitchen to create his magic. The appetizers, main courses, and dessert were all to die for!!! If you go, you will... More 

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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My family and I had the most deliciious, creative dinner at The Gingerbread. The chef/owner is unique and so so creative with each dish! We let him just serve us what he was cooking, we didn't even look at the menu, and we were all just blown away with everydish we were served....and the deserts are a must!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I spent our wedding night in the wine cellar suite at Gingerbread - what a perfectly romantic way to end our special day!! The room is spacious with a huge comfortable bed, an indoor/outdoor shower which brings the jungle to you ... One of our favorite parts, and of course the decor which truly makes you feel... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We spent two nights here and loved it. Breakfast was outstanding and the restaurant was to die for!!!!!!! Lots of expats frequent the place at night. Lots of fun!!!!!! We stayed in the wine cellar and love the room, the bathroom is so unique it is part of the room but outdoors.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The portions are so big that two people need to decide on one and share. We had a half Greek salad, half order of mushrooms, ribs with yuca and a desert. Let's just say we needed a wheelchair to leave. It's a must if your in the area.

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Gingerbread Hotel is in a great location just outside Nuevo Arenal. Each room is unique. Eyal and his staff always take good care of you. Even if you just in the area, be sure to stop in for dinner when possible.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One of my favorite things about visiting Arenal is being able to visit The Gingerbread. Chef Eyal has a knack for making people feel right at home.The hotel includes breakfast which are worth the stay in itself. One of my favorite things was sitting at breakfast taking in the beautiful view of Lake Arenal. Definitely a must place to stay... More 

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La Grasse France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My wIfe sand I are from NZ & Australia and constantly travel for business and pleasure so consequently we have had varied experiences from all over the world. Eyal is a wonderful host, with a larger than life personality, and the cuisine that Eyal produced from this little locals place was excellent and impressive. Its a great little place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Traveled to the Arenal area to specifically stay at the Gingerbread house as well as enjoy the most unbelievable food on the EARTH.. Each room was decorated in a different them and extremely attractive, comfortable and romantic.

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Gingerbreadhotel, Guest Relations Manager at Gingerbread Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We pride ourselves on our world class food and comfortable, quaint accommodations. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and hope you can join us again in the future! Pura Vida More 

Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Modest yet quaint and comfortable accommodations. Great views of the lake. The sound of the rain hitting the metal roof is great for sleeping, relaxing or reading a book. Sitting on the balcony with a drink watching the birds, listening to the trees blow in the winds is good medicine. I'm ready to go back and I just left.

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