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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014
irene f Page, Arizona
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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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Page, Arizona
1 review
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
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I loved this property. Myself, my husband and our kids (4 and 8) stayed there for 3 nights in June. The managers and staff were so nice and helpful. The property is beautiful: very intimate and slightly off the beaten path, but still easily accessible by car. My kids loved seeing wildlife on the property and the pool and slide.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you prefer to stay in a large resorts with a lot of people, clubs and music, various activites, and choice of bars and restaurants, this place is definitely not for you. But if you are looking for a quite cozy shell to hide and relax, you will find it quite good. Just a dozen of rooms, almost no other... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I had a wonderful stay here last year, and the new manager has made things even better! Hot water in the showers all day long now! And great water pressure. The place is beautiful and so well kept. This place just keeps getting better and better. The most accommodating staff I've ever seen. Nothing but smiles and beautiful Costa Rica.

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David, Panama
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful, almost magical setting. My wife and I stayed at Flying Crocodile to take a test flight in an ultralight plane. The warm hospitality made us feel like family. No ID, only first name to check in. Very quiet and nestled in the mangroves with beautiful impeccably maintained grounds. Truly a feast for the eyes. The same troupe of howler... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This isn't Miami beach. Don't bring an attitude or expect a major tourist resort. Its charming, clean and beautiful, run by German/English speaking folks always smiling and helpful. Yes, its out of the way. Do your research before booking. Don't expect to jump in a cab at will at the front door and go to "town".

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Hotel Flying Crocodile was just perfect! First of all Petra and Andrea are wonderful hosts and were very kind and helpful to us during our stay. Our apartment was clean and spacious and was equipped with everything. Breakfast was included with the apartment we rented and it was delicious! The hotel is outside of the main town which means we... More 

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