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Hotel Flying Crocodile

Certificate of Excellence
Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Hotel Flying Crocodile
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015
Lucy F Dorking, United Kingdom
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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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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We hadn't prebooked this hotel and just turned up for one night before staying in Samara......We drove up from San Jose and followed the route on the sat nab to get there - it was beautiful to arrive as the sun was setting in to this exotic, charming hotel...Very friendly and accommodating staff - great dinner and we stayed in... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The owners and staff were very pleasant and the gardens were beautiful! The breakfast was very good and even included freshly made juice. There is a beautiful, secluded beach about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, where we came upon a sea turtle egg hatchery and surf board rental shop. On the walk back we encountered several howler monkeys... More 

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Viersen, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A small hotel with different charming buildings in a tropical garden. Nice pool area with sunbeds and hammocks. Lots of animals to spot aroud our room. Very friendly staff and good food and cocktail. Georgeous beaches within a few minutes drive.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Individual artistic houses with breathtakingly many design details. Quiet environment with pool and facilities for children. 5 incredible beaches within 20 minutes. Sweet, friendly hosts serving homemade dishes at low prices. Homely, personal service. Beef in red wine sauce is unforgettable. The orange light at sunset at the local beach gives the ultimate pictures of your family. Visit of many... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Though it´s a bit an adventure to get there (you have to ford a river) it´s worth it. We found wonderfull gem in a middle of greenery. Cute small houses comfortably and uncommonly equipped, situated in tropical garden in which dominates very old huge tree. Hotel has small swimming pool with relaxation area. Breakfast consits of fresh fruits, bread, marmelades,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great place to stay. We have been there with 2 kids ( aged 3 and 6) and relaxed all the time. The guys are completely relaxed, provide a great service and help every time you ask for something - if it is a great place / beach to stay or any other tips. Great accommodations - very beautiful & charming... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We popped in for a couple of beers after a hot morning on a nearby beach, It is a very relaxing, comfortable and attractive place.The bar area is unique with water fountain and bamboo, Excellent friendly service with a smile. We popped in twice it was that nice.

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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I spent 8 nights at the Flying Crocodile, with the days spent learning to fly the autogyro with Frank, a flight instructor, and the evenings enjoying the spectacular food and company of Petra and Andrea and their many guests. Andrea and Petra run the Flying Crocodile Hotel, providing a personalized service. They sincerely enjoy getting to know their guests, encouraging... More 

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Makanda, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We've been to the country several times before, and this was our second stay at this hotel. We stayed 2 nights in room #4, we would have liked to stay much longer! Roomy, clean, unique. The grounds are beautiful, service is outstanding, and Andrea is very... More 

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Pô, Sanguie, Burkina Faso
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I don't have enough good things to say about this charming and unique property, and I am a very picky traveler. Five nights at the Flying Crocodile, though we'd only planned on four. It was that special! We've traveled on three continents in dozens of countries and have stayed at some of the world's most unique and expensive accommodations. The... More 

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