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Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo

Playa Buena Vista, Playa Samara 35014, Costa Rica
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We humans tend to forget the little failures and the small inconveniences that accompany our adventures if only the journey is garnished with good intentions, great mood and positive energy. The same goes for our lodging experiences. We would readily dismiss and even forget those annoyances if we only felt respected and appreciated as customers, if we were compensated in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our 8 months old daughter. We first thought it was in samara but it is located the beach next to it. It is a beautiful and quiet place. The beach is lovely . You truly experience Costa Rica and the beauty of the nature at this place. The Buena vista beach is around 8 minutes walk. If... More 

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Granada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

After analyzing the reviews, we decided to take a chance on this place, and are very glad we did. It was perfect for us, with our own transport as well as bicycles, so we could easily access town and beach via various routes (most involving at least one river crossing). The large room we booked was fabulous - two double... More 

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Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We stayed here for two nights on our round trip of Costa Rica. Firstly please note that you need a 4x4 to get here as you cross a rather large band of water before you arrive and this cannot be done with any other car. The road leading up to here is really bad as well. The main area of... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We only had a short stay of one night and the road was really exciting (unpaved and a river needs to be crossed) but when we arrived at the hotel it was really nice. The owners (Germans) were helpful and very friendly. We had a nice room directly over the reception/restaurant which was nicely furnished and we slept pretty well.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Hotel del cocodrilo was a beautifull location, nice beach 5 minutes away, good room service (cleanliness, dishes washed) but the owner was a serious case of sketchyness. He gave away our reservation on the first day (probably since the clients were old and german like himself... No hate intended) and so he offered us another reserved room which didnt even... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great We relax and have the down time required for busy couple from Canada Host makes sure we have no problems Safety great ... Car available at low costs ... Nice local guys come occasionally to play music in the late afternoon Want busy or noisy head into town... Smiles by all the Costa Rica staff... Very Nice

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This hotel was probably a brilliant place to stay 20 years ago, when the owner was still interested in running a good establishment, but now I think he has lost interest. His staff are mainly "interns" with no experience and no service culture, who seem to work for bed and board but no wages. His cook was poor (worst food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

A delightful hotel with comfortable beds, good showers and a home away from home feeling. It is still a 10-15 minute drive to Samara, there are beaches closer by although with signs warning about crocodiles we didn't venture in. The one thing we would recommend is having a car to get there and to get around during your stay.

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Marin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights here in July and enjoyed our stay very much. We stayed in the larger room with the kitchenette. It was perfect for our family, as we could make some meals ourselves. We also ate at the hotel restaurant. The food was always fresh and flavorful. The rooms were simple, but comfortable. We enjoyed the beach down... More 

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