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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife, our toddler and I just spent 9 amazing nights at this hotel, and nothing I can say here will come close to expressing how sad we are to have left this morning. IT's just that kind of place. The grounds are beautiful, the bungalows private, cozy, and very well-designed. We really enjoyed just walking the paths that lead... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We traveled as a group of 10 people and had an absolutely amazing time at the Flying Crocodile. Each bungalow was unique and took us all by surprise with its details, artwork and character. The wildlife and the beaches nearby were all added bonuses, as well as the food served in the Croc's restaurant. Would highly recommend booking a gyrocopter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The pictures can not capture the beauty and uniqueness of this amazing property! First, the pool...my 5&7 year old adored the slide, lounging pools, and perfext depths to jump, cannonball, and dive down to retrieve rings on the pools unique mosaic bottom! The temperature for adults was perfect everyday! BOTH couples and kids had plenty of space to quietly enjoy... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We loved the environment, amenities, and the hosts. European charm along the coast, and jungle. Access to the Gryo-Copters was a high point, (pun intended). Wi-Fi to the rooms would have been a plus. We'll be back.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this was one of the nicest places on our costa rica vacation.it is located in a very quiet ,rural area only 10 minutes walk from a beautiful beach.the comfortable and unique rooms are scattered about a huge garden with lots of flowers and big trees.lots of animals around,birds ,butterflies,monkeys,iguanas.the restaurant serves great breakfast and dinner and also tasty smoothies and... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We needed a place to stay while visiting Samara Beach area and wanted something a little away from the town. We found this hotel on Trip Advisor and stopped in to see if we could stay the night. It is a small family run hotel with lovely landscaping and separate cabinas around the property. We had our two grandchildren with... More 

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Leon, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a bit of a bumpy ride to get to this place, but once we got there the hardship was easily forgotten. Very friendly staff, beautiful unique cabins, well kept garden, and a nice pool to relax in!

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