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Gingerbread Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Craryville, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the Wine Cellar, found a wine label with my name on it and we celebrated my wife's birthday. Let's just say the owner created the perfect spot to relax after a full day of adventures. The bungalow was perfect in every way. Clean, comfortable beyond belief and a special home away from home. Well done, staff friendly and...

Thank John H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Note we only ate here, we did not stay. However, we are very glad we did eat here, as it was by far the best food we had in the area, more than worth the 35-40 minute drive from where we were staying near La Fortuna. Highlights were the mushrooms and the tuna salad, but it was all delicious. Be...

Thank SamBoaden
Snohomish, Washington
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We stayed here early March at the recommendation of Lake Arenal Brewery. We arrived in the evening and the house and arbor were colorfully lit up and so welcoming. The house and grounds are beautiful, rooms are decorated elaborately funky. The people are so friendly. We arrived too late to enjoy the famous dinners but we did have a generous...

Thank shellykf
Dominical, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed the night at the Gingerbread hotel which is a quaint little bed and breakfast place. The rooms are not fancy but very clean and comfortable. The real highlight however is dinner. From the first appetizer to the last bite of dessert it was some of the tastiest food I've had in Costa Rica. This is a "must do"...

Thank Crystal M
Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had read alot about the Gingerbread and all the good comments were true. We stayed in the jungle room with a lovely balcony over looking the lake.Our friends were in the wine room which is a seperate cabin. Both were clean and unique. The staff were accomadating and hospitable. They had a bird feeder and we watched a great...

Thank AnimalLovingNurse
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Chef Eyal and his team were amazing! We stayed for four nights and ate at the restaurant for two (would have been all four except we stayed on the nights the restaurant was closed too). THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC! Every dish presented just beautifully and the flavors....to die for. The bed was very comfortable and a great view of the...

Thank Carrie P
Redmond, Oregon
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Four in our party and we were blown away by the hospitality of Chef Ayal and the food was the best. We all agreed that it was the finest restaurant meal we have ever had, Chef Ayal finished it off for us with a taste of some terrific Tequila! We would highly recommend reserving a dinner stop and the next...

Thank dtleeds
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A definite must if you are in Arenal. Great drinks, magnificent food, and a beautiful place. But it all comes together with the owner, chef and host Eyal. What a host! Among the best places I have ever gone to anywhere in the world.... Keep it up Eyal and hope to see you again soon!

Thank OmarCoco
Romeo, Michigan
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Unfortunately we did not make it to Gingerbread-we stayed tooo far away. I am hoping on the next trip we are able to plan it better, I had to cancel due to distance, now that I know the lay of the land will adjust time frame. Gingerbread was so polite when we cancelled really wanted to have dinner there. Thank...

Thank sundance000
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and I arrived to the Gingerbread Hotel after a VERY long day of traveling. We were greeted by the owner and the chef with free drinks. We checked into our room and it was wonderful. The wine décor was so nice, and we especially loved the outdoor shower. We spent the evening at the restaurant enjoying Chef Eyal's...

Thank megskeenan

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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 

Additional Information about Gingerbread Hotel

Address: 1Km Este Del Gimnasio | Nuevo Arenal de Tlaran, Nuevo Arenal 00000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: RM530 - RM595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gingerbread Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“I would say every room would be perfect”
62JohnH62, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are unique. We liked our jungle room.”
shellykf, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Eden room and Wine room are ground level the rest are above the restaurant”
AnimalLovingNurse, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“pick the wine cellar room! Super cool with an outdoor shower!”
OmarCoco, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I loved the Garden of Eden Casita!”
SueK249, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
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