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Gingerbread Hotel

1Km Este Del Gimnasio | Nuevo Arenal de Tlaran, Nuevo Arenal 00000, Costa Rica
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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh what a night! Fun time, was not expecting to see a Fire Dancer, that's for sure. We have stayed at Gingerbread for the past 4 years and have always had an Exceptional Meal, Great Rooms and Great Floor Show by Eyal. As for the New Year's Eve Party, that was our first and I am so, so glad we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner on the advice of our hotel. We had a fantastic meal. We took pot luck and the chef served us what he fancied cooking. We were not disappointed. The staff were attentive and friendly and the overall ambience was lovely. Highly recommended.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here with friends for the New Years Eve party. For a set price there was a grand buffet of salads, pastas, vegetables, multiple entrees, etc. etc. etc. as well as drinks and later dessert. There was excellent live music, a fire dancer, and perfectly safe fireworks in my opinion. The previous reviewer complained about marijuana... More 

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

AnnaAndJesse- We are so glad you enjoyed our New Years Eve Bash!!! It is quite the event and we put a lot of care into the food and entertainment provided. We hope to see you again next time you are in the country. Pura Vida Gingerbread More 

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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For New Years Eve we were looking for a different place, but a fun one, and we certainly found it here. Six of us (2 parents, 4 daughters ranging from 15-21) had a great time. The food was excellent and the drinks kept coming! For entertainment, they had live music, a fire dancer and fireworks that they lit off from... More 

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

Elizabeth C- We are glad you and your family enjoyed the food, drinks and entertainment! There are some things that cannot be controlled when having a large party like this one, so we do apologize if the smoking was offensive to you or your party and hope that you enjoyed yourselves regardless. Thank you for celebrating the new year with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food I've ever had in my life! So delicious. Order the small plates which is what the chef suggests for the night and its amazing. We tried 6 different plates and they were all incredible. Save room for the last plate which was an amazing dessert!

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

Jennifer E- We are so grateful that you enjoyed your Chef's Choice dinner with us! Eyal is the heartbeat of Gingerbread and he sure knows how to please his guests! Thank you for your kind words & we hope the rest of your Costa Rica journey was enjoyable as well! Thank you, Gingerbread More 

Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A group of 10 of us went to Gingerbread last night and had the most amazing meal. Chef Eyal chose everything for us from appetizers to dessert. The food just kept coming. Everytime I tried something new I thought it could not be outdone by the next item to hit my lips - but I was wrong. Everything prepared for... More 

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

Peibsk9- You picked the best way to eat food at Gingerbread, in a large group so that you can try one of everything! Thank you so much for the glowing review. Your words are much appreciated & loved! We hope you can return to Gingerbread on your next Costa Rica adventure. Pura Vida, Gingerbread More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Eyal out did himself again! We have eaten and stayed there many times. This time we ordered the mushrooms which are always our favorite and we also ordered the poki tuna which was a new appetizer for us and it too was absolutely delicious! We ordered two entrees--the brandy pork which was very good and the tri-tip was fabulous! After... More 

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

Vicki, Thank you so very much for your high praise! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and past visits with us. We will see you next time! Pura Vida Gingerbread Staff More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The hotel is situated on top of the restaurant, on the side of the road. You hear the noise from the road, smell the restaurant smells. The rooms are nice, nice views of the lake. No pool. I would definitely go to the restaurant ( very good food, nice service, enormous portions, but they are nice about sharing, and taking... More 

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

Caroline, We are glad you enjoyed the food, as we take much pride in our restaurant. I am sorry if your stay in the hotel was only average. If you have any specifics that could help us improve for future guests could you please email us at gingerbreadhotel at gmail? Thank you & we hope you had a wonderful time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Dine family style with a small group so you have the opportunity to try more than one dish. I live a 6 hour flight and 3 hour drive from here, but Hope to find myself back here again one day. Cheif Eyal is a brass guy, but intertwining. Remember the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld....

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Easily the best meal I've had in CR. My expectations were high based on friends recommendations. This wasn't just a night out for dinner, it was an experience. Chef Eyal and his team delivered on the promise of a great meal. If you go, just let the Chef know what you like on the menu and he'll deliver a couple... More 

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