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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Flying Crocodile for 2 weeks - my selv, my husband and our two children of 5 and 8 years. We had the apartment called Dali near the main building, which has 2 bedrooms, a bath, kitchen and living room. The apartment was perfect for our little family. The kitchen utensils quite old, but fine the a... More 

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De Meern, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed three days in this beautifull resort. The parc is lovely and the pool a nice quiet place to reconsider the passed year. (We were here the first week of january.) We hired a house for the four of us. House was clean, had a good airco and the restaurant by the resort is basic but good, probably a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We had difficulty finding the hotel but asked some friendly locals and they lead us there :) We were preapred for the roads and that we may have to drive through a river bed... We had a rental car so we drove it like we stole it and plowed right through the river. Once at the hotel we got checked... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This place is buzzing with jungle wildlife. Our room (9) was beautiful and uniquely designed with colored windows, huge shower area, and an upstair porch overviewing the hotel grounds. Andrea (the manager) was very nice, and an amazing cook. Dinner is ordered in advance, and we called to let her know we are vegetarians. She made a special meal for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My family (kids 9 and 11) just returned from Costa Rica. We spent two nights at the Hotel Flying Crocodile. Honestly, if you could have picked up this hotel and put it 10 minutes by road (instead of 45) to Samara town, it would have been perfect for us. (The website states that the 'short route' is about 15 mins... More 

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Thank David L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

After booking at least 6 months in advance and reading all of these predominantly good review we were excited to stay at the flying crocodile. We have booked cottage no1 which from the pictures looked very nice and comfortable. The initial impressions were good as the setting is pretty with nice garden and short drive to the beach, however this... More 

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flycroco, Manager at Hotel Flying Crocodile, responded to this review

Thanks to you for taking the time to submit your review. However, I would like one or the other to clarify. It is true that the air conditioning was too loud, that was jammed rotor, then what we have found. You came to me in the evening to tell me about the problem. Unfortunately, it is not possible in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We booked this place cause it had an interesting name " the flying crocodile" and we're ready to see some flying creatures. Flying creatures we saw but it wasn't crocodiles but humans in little planes taking off to see the jungle including its crocodiles, turtles, birds and other treasures of Mother Nature. Getting there is half the adventure, a fun... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The hotel is no where close to Samara Beach. When we arrived in the evening, the Host informed us there was no food at all and we had to give 24 hours notice, The room was uncomfortable, windows broken and hot and stuffy. There was no one around when we decided to checkout in the morning. You should have at... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Flying Crocodile was such a unique place. Each building was artistically constructed, often built around huge guanacaste trees which invited the Congo monkeys and other wildlife. Ping Pong, billiards and the pool and other facilities were in great shape. Lots of different ranchos and hang out spots. Everyone working there seemed happy.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great set of bungalows/apartments with is own gyrocopter airport. Very cool location about 20 minutes from Samara Beach and very close (10 minutes) to the fantastic Barrigona beach. Some had full kitchens, others just a fridge. Breakfast was continental style with cooked to order eggs if desired (good and filling). They also have lunch and dinner (dinner was great too... More 

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