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Hotel Flying Crocodile

Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not very easy to reach, but it was worth it. The staff was very friendly - helped us solve a problem with the rental car and agency. The rooms were large and clean, tastefully furbished. You can find lots of animals in the garden, any time of day or night (we had an armadillo that came to our... More

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights (wish I would of stayed longer). I had fallen in love with this hotel first time I viewed it and booked many months in advance and it did not dissappoint. Although all the lodgings looked lovely to me the Scarlet Macaw room caught my eye. Two story bungalow with a... More

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the flight in the ultralite that is based at Flying Crocodile Hotel. Joerg, the pilot was great!! An amazing experience. So, we decided to stay at flying croc. and the only room available was the budget room as they called it. Not the best choice. The dinner was pathetic, but as we were starving, we ate without... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most awful experience at the Flying Crocodile. The food was inedible, the the bed un-sleepable, the air-conditioning inadequate and the experience horrible. When we tried to check out after the the first night of a 4 night stay we were told we would be responsible for the entire 4 nights bill. When they asked what was wrong... More

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Darnestown, Maryland, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed during a solo motorcycle trip around Costa Rica, and the Hotel Flying Crocodile was an amazing spot to relax and enjoy the jungle wildlife. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the grounds were beautifully manicured, and the accommodations were perfectly suited for the environment. The detached cabanas surrounded a nice pool in a private yet convenient setting. From... More

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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: a few km from Samara, on an unpaved road, like many other hotels. You need a car to get there, preferably a 4 wd. A Suzuki Jimny will do it. It's not about the actual 4wd, it's about the ground clearance. You will have to pass through a river, which is 4cm (2 inches) high in the dry season.... More

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Page, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The flying crocodile is not in a village or a town, it is in the middle of nowhere. There are bungalows in oriental style. A muddy trail brings you in about 15 minutes to the beach. It is a quiet place , when no gyrocopter is flying. In the long evenings you can listen to retired Germans or young Russians... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The staff, Petra and Andrea, were very gracious hosts and willing to do whatever possible to accommodate our stay. We followed their advice and visited the two nearby beaches. The nearest, Playa Buena Vista, was a little on the dirty side with rocky brown sand and a decent surf. Just off this beach was a sweet little open fire pizza... More

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Chelsea, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is a special gem. Each unique guest house transports you into it's own world with it's charming innovative architecture. Cleverly designed paths wind about the property where they all eventually lead to a beautiful pool complete with a slide and sinuous snake reminiscent of Gaudi's style. The property managers Petra and Andrea are fabulous. Flexible, helpful and kind,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Flying Crocodile for four nights in November... and everything about our stay was AWESOME! Petra and Andrea are wonderful hostesses and made us feel very welcome. The food in the restaurant is very good. :) The rooms are unique and comfortable, and very clean. They really take good care of the hotel and... More

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Also Known As:
Flying Crocodile Hotel
Address: Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#6 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
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