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Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo

Playa Buena Vista, Playa Samara 35014, Costa Rica
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Ranked #15 of 27 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015
Jeannny Frankfurt, Germany
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

During my vacation in Costa Rica, I came across to the Hotel Paraiso Cocodrilo and from the beginning I liked it so much. The Room, the service and especially the international and national food. Recently we had a Serbian bean soup and otherwise they have always fresh fish and is delivered daily by local fishermen. The hotel complex has impressed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is about a 15 min drive from Samara, so you need your own ride. It's very clean, a little quirky, and nestled in a hideaway area of jungle with lots of local wildlife (and beautiful nighttime fireflies). Nice pool and the quirky owner makes a damn good meal! A 10 min walk to the beach (or two mins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were traveling through Samara and needed a place to stay for one night and Paraiso del Cocodrilo fit the bill. We were looking for something a bit more rural, and beach proximity was not essential (we were en route to Playa Grande, where we would have plenty of beach time). This hotel has a lot of character and the... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We are a young couple and spent 5 nights here during march 2014. We liked the hotel very much and recommend it to you! First of all, the service is great - Rainer and his team take care for all your special wishes, no matter how strange they might be. ;-) Then, we admired the big garden - everyone can... More 

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