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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very special place in the middle of pure nature. Anyone who loves the sound of the waves, birds singing and monkeys howling will love to wake up in this unique hotel. Breakfast is amongst the very best in Costa Rica and included in the room. The staff is very Friendly and helpful with everything.. Rooms are very...

1Thank Franciie
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not a picky traveller and have stayed at a wide range of places and I get that reviews are all relative and based on what you're looking to experience, what you can afford, what you're accustomed to etc. So I simply offer a few things to be aware of before you book here. The staff are nice and the...

2Thank C A
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great place to get away. Restful and beautiful. Check out the howler monkeys, have a drink at the poolside bar. I would recommend for anyone that wants something not so commercial and touristy. Owners were very friendly and accommodating.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Most people who travel to Costa Rica are looking for something different. Well look no further! The Flying Crocodile is one of the best hotels we have visited anywhere. The grounds are amazing. There is a cool waterslide into a very nice pool (great for kids and adults alike). The people who run the place are very friendly and speak...

Thank Marcus32a
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This place is beautiful and well established. We stayed for two days just before we left Costa Rica. But although the breakfasts were very good the evening meals were bland, tasteless and just awful. The food was I suppose typical Costa Rican and was completely lacking in flavour and for me inedible. I was surprised to find the place was...

Thank Glennis F
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Great place at very reasonable prices with an awesome breakfast daily. Andrea and all the staff were always friendly and very helpful. Ideal if you dont want the hustle and bustle of Samara beach which in itself is not that bad if you compare it to Tamarindo or Coco beach. The road is a bit rough getting here as most...

Thank Arturo G
Reviewed 28 March 2016

A very good place to stay in Samara. Samara can be a busy place and the best thing about this hotel is that it is away from the crowd, a litle far from Samara. The environment is superb. Appartments are large and great, they are scattered in a park from where you can hear the monkeys. The staff is German,...

Thank Theapatrid
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Did not stay at the hotel but did eat lunch there on 2 occasions during this trip to Samara. Fantastic food and Andrea is a wonderful host. Did 2 ultralight trips in past years and then did a flight on the gyro-copter this year. Amazing experience. Not to be missed.

Thank JanSMR
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We (3 couples) spent 3 nights at the hotel and it was a great place to finish our jouney throughout the country,. The nearby beaches were wonderful, nature and hotel gave the right environment to relax.

Thank Meiki S
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We stayed at the Flying Crocodile for 2 weeks - my selv, my husband and our two children of 5 and 8 years. We had the apartment called Dali near the main building, which has 2 bedrooms, a bath, kitchen and living room. The apartment was perfect for our little family. The kitchen utensils quite old, but fine the a...

1Thank Paula P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Flying Crocodile Lodge is nestled in a nature reserve and surrounded by mangroves. Not far away is situated the untouched beach of Playa Buena Vista (about 10 min. by foot) located on the Nicoya Peninsula, 6 km north of Samara. Our Lodge offers ten individually designed rooms, each equipped with a bathroom, air conditioning, fan and fridge. The bungalows are colorful and attractive with attention to special details (inspired by the architecture of the Mexican "Casa del Pacifico" and the art of Antonio Gaudi). We are surrounded by approximately 2 acres of tropical gardens with a swimming pool, where many animals have found their home. The garden invites you to stay, relax and enjoy. Additionally, there are table tennis, table football, pool table and a trampoline. For our younger guests a playground and a children's pool with water slide is available. You will find yourselves well taken care of by our chef, who serves complete breakfasts, luncheons and specially prepared dinners, every day. We offer a complete program of excursions and other adventures you might like, as well as laundry service. Also for group travelers, we offer our full services. We are happy to cater to special procedures and requirements, and also rent out the entire hotel, in order to preserve the calm and friendly group dynamics. Similarly, we support you in seminars, conferences, workshops, presentations, antistress training and much more. It is our intent that we will provide participants and speakers a pleasant atmosphere. Our hotel is connected with an Ultra-Light Flying Center. The experienced pilots offer you a flight adventure of a life time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Flying Crocodile

Address: Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $90 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Flying Crocodile 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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#4 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#6 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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“All rooms are unique, decoratively designed and vary in price - we liked to be near the main house closer to the restaurant.”
PaulaP356, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“no 1 was terrible. Ideally pick another hotel, the service is unacceptable”
Eshley, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in the two level (1 bed up with ac / 1 down w/o ac) - had a fridge. Others had full kitchens.”
thais_r_us, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The Chagall bungalow opens up to the pool, but is much more private than you'd think. Book it!”
305rickyp, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are great! there is a collection of unique cabins”
Dorien-traveler, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
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