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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

It was my first visit to Ginger Bread and I can't even begin to express properly what an incredible, unique experience I had. Eyal and his staff welcomed us the moment we arrived. We were shown to our rooms, which were the most unique themed Boutique hotel rooms I've ever experienced! We stayed in the Wine Cellar! Just Amazing! But,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Charming building, personal service, clean rooms, excellent food (though pricey!). Bar attracts a good crowd of mostly expats on weekends. Great location, right across the street from Lake Arenal, nice view !

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful days at the Gingerbread in May. I am a retired hotel manager with Marriott. The accommodations were well appointed and very roomy. We were in the Wine Cellar room. Breakfast was included it was delicious and plentiful. The restaurant is open for dinner. The menu changes daily, the chef is available to work... More

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Redlands, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Clean, reasonable rates! We would definetely stay there again. And Eyal... what can we say? Terrific person. A wonderful cook, host, manager and always entertaining. The meals were outstanding and more than we could possibly eat .. a testament to his dedication to making people happy. A real honor to meet Eyal and to stay at a very comfortable and... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. Chef Eyal prides himself on serving the best to people & sharing his passion for food. Pura Vida! More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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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
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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 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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Additional Information about Gingerbread Hotel

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): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Gingerbread Hotel Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal

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