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Gingerbread Hotel

1Km Este Del Gimnasio | Nuevo Arenal de Tlaran, Nuevo Arenal 00000, Costa Rica
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Gingerbread Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Nuevo Arenal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a hidden gem! Eyal and his staff were welcoming, helpful, and entertaining! The room was perfect and quaint! The real reason to visit this place is the food! It was definitely the best meal we had in Costa Rica and possible one of the best meals we've ever eaten. Chef Eyal is a blast - entertaining, funny, and an... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Gingerbread is perhaps my favorite restaurant in the world. The food is alway mind blowing, the staff fantastic and the owner Eyal is the best chef I have ever had the honor of enjoying his kitchen creations. I pass through Nuevo Arenal often and have dined at The Gingerbread well over 60 times, and I can honestly admit I... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurant I have every been too. The Chef was awesome & very social to his guest. Chef Eyal created a menu for our party that was first rate. The appetizer, main corse & dessert were all 100% perfect. Thanks for the outstanding service & outstanding food.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We arrived at Gingerbread at night and immediately fell in love with the lights and handmade stained glass accents. It's a charming cottage with a wonderful view of the lake (a fortunate accident). Chef Eyal is absolutely hilarious. He's loud, boisterous, and fun. His food is some of the best I've ever had. Every meal was amazing and it is... More

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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Ayel is an amazing host and an incredible chef. The food was simply delicious, huge portions and huge value for money. We got a half portion of the chicken schnitzel (with heavenly mash and cripsy fresh veggies)and shared it and we were full! And cyclists are never full! It was such a carefully prepaid meal where the small details were... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My first trip to Costa Rice started at Gingerbread. What can I say, they treated me like family. Everyone else staying at Gingerbread was also happy as we ate breakfast together and got to know each other. I went out in the local town with some of the staff my second night and they showed me such a great time.... More

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Zebulon, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Approximately Jan 20th, 2014 I made hotel reservations to stay at the Gingerbread hotel in Costa Rica for eight days, starting Feb20th thru Feb 27th, 2014. When my plane arrived late, I spoke to an associate of the Gingerbread hotel named Bob, who told me not to come to the hotel because I would get there to late in the... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Room was great with clouds painted on ceiling and one wall. Beautiful view of lake Arenal from private balcony. Food was excellent and perfect to share! Age at choice right on the lake with private parking! Excellent breakfast every morning!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We own a property near Arenal, and when we had no water for several days at our house, the folks at the Gingerbread were very helpful and flexible in last-minute juggling of their reservations to provide a room for us. We have stayed at the Gingerbread previously, and will definitely stay there again if we need a room. Bob &... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Exceedingly unfriendly host. The hotel was closed when we showed up for our reservation. Was not advised in advance that credit cards were not accepted. Overcharged for a bottle of mediocre wine. The bathroom drinking glass had been used as an ashtray. Television did not work. A very unpleasant experience. We left after one night.

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Address: 1Km Este Del Gimnasio | Nuevo Arenal de Tlaran, Nuevo Arenal 00000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Gingerbread Hotel Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gingerbread was conceived as a place for people to experience a unique accommodation and dining atmosphere like no other on the shores of Lake Arenal. We excel at combining the comforts of home with contemporary fine dining. Our unique rooms offer all that you would expect, full baths with hot showers, air conditioning, satellite TV and wireless service. Private porches with a pair of wooden lounging chairs are perfect for relaxing while watching the sunset. ... more   less 
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