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    Hotel Flying Crocodile

    Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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          US$64
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          Overview
          • Excellent71%
          • Very good19%
          • Average7%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible2%
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          “gyros” (9 reviews)
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          Wifi
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          Breakfast Buffet
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          Multilingual Staff
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          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          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...More

          1  Thank Paula P
          Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

          We stayed three days in this beautifull resort. The parc is lovely and the pool a nice quiet place to reconsider the passed year. (We were here the first week of january.) We hired a house for the four of us. House was clean, had...More

          1  Thank wkoets
          Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

          We had difficulty finding the hotel but asked some friendly locals and they lead us there :) We were preapred for the roads and that we may have to drive through a river bed... We had a rental car so we drove it like we...More

          Thank BaseballChica
          Reviewed 4 January 2016

          This place is buzzing with jungle wildlife. Our room (9) was beautiful and uniquely designed with colored windows, huge shower area, and an upstair porch overviewing the hotel grounds. Andrea (the manager) was very nice, and an amazing cook. Dinner is ordered in advance, and...More

          Thank dudubur
          Reviewed 30 December 2015

          My family (kids 9 and 11) just returned from Costa Rica. We spent two nights at the Hotel Flying Crocodile. Honestly, if you could have picked up this hotel and put it 10 minutes by road (instead of 45) to Samara town, it would have...More

          Thank David L
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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Laundry Service
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$70 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #4 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
          • #6 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 9
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          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Guanacaste >
          • Playa Samara
          • Also Known As
          • Flying Crocodile Hotel
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          lisamusic
          Thank you for posting the review - I think my family would love it. How was the smoking? I've read in some reviews that it is intrusive. That would be a deal-breaker for us. Also, we were thinking of getting surf lessons. Did you do that or see anyone else do that on their beach? Thanks for answering, Lisa
          7 May 2017|
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          Response from Pura V |
          Dear Lisa, thank you for your interest. The smokers can smoke outside, but they also take care of the other guests. Surf lessons is only posible in Sámara. (Dry Season 13 min. / Rain Season 35 min. to drive). I hope i can... More
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          Ricardo S
          hi. is this hotel pet friendly? I want to take two small dogs.
          6 December 2016|
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          Response from flycroco | Property representative |
          Dear Ricardo, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not accept pets in the hotel. Many Greetings
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          slawdogtc
          If we aren't renting a car, how can we easily get from the Flying Crocodile to our next hotel on Samara Beach? Will taxis drive out there?
          21 December 2015|
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          Response from flycroco | Property representative |
          Hello, yes you can go from our hotel with a taxi to samara. kind regards Pascal (intern)
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          "All rooms are unique, decoratively designed and vary in price - we liked to be near the main house closer to..."
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          "no 1 was terrible. Ideally pick another hotel, the service is unacceptable"
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          "Stayed in the two level (1 bed up with ac / 1 down w/o ac) - had a fridge. Others had full kitchens."
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          "The Chagall bungalow opens up to the pool, but is much more private than you'd think. Book it!"
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