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Dominical, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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"...

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Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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Thank AnimalLovingNurse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

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Redmond, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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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!

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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...

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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...

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Thank megskeenan
College Station, Texas
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were guests of Chef Eyal for two nights. He was welcoming, took the kids with some friends of his to paddle board on the lake after dropping us in town for a beer. He warned us that dinner was going to be good, and he derived two nights in a row. Truly amazing meals, and it felt like the...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

To be honest, I would give 3 1/2 points, but as this is not possible, I give 4. Our room was big, the double bed mediocre (narrow and when one person moves just a tiny little bit, the other one can feel it). But there was a small second bed, so we slept well. The place is quiet, and you...

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College Station, Texas
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed many great meals on our travels but none compare to Chef Eyal's cooking. It is outstanding. Our family of four (kids ages 12 and 14) stayed just two nights. We wish it could have been longer. Our rooms were clean and comfortable with a lovely view of the lake. Eyal took our kids paddle boarding with some...

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

Welcome to the Gingerbread Family! We are so pleased you stayed with us and had such a great time! We had a blast getting to know your family and hope that you guys have an amazing rest of your time in Costa Rica Pura Vida

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: RM545 - RM602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gingerbread Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Eden room and Wine room are ground level the rest are above the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles AnimalLovingNurse, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“pick the wine cellar room! Super cool with an outdoor shower!”
 of 5 bubbles OmarCoco, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I loved the Garden of Eden Casita!”
 of 5 bubbles SueK249, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great, but I loved the casitas!”
 of 5 bubbles LFS1990, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The rooms above all have balconies overlooking the lake. You wake up to the sounds of the birds chirping away. Beautiful and Serene!”
 of 5 bubbles 170lindac, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
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