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Hotel Flying Crocodile

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Codico 5235, Apdo. 99, Playa Samara Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This summer we spend a week in the Flying Crocodile with the kids (6 and 8). What a place! Beautiful (and clean!) houses, nice pool and a very friendly French staff. We forgot the braces of my son and she was even so kind to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

It was absolutely worth comming here! Friendly, helpful people. Best dinner you can imagine!so delicious !!! Nice and cosy 2 storied-bungalows, very clean and perfect relaxing areas. And it is close to samara for surfing. We would absolutely recommend it to come here!!!!

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Eva-Maria_Bischof
Reviewed 19 October 2018

There is new management since June 2018, This is an amazing place, truly a hidden gem in Guanacaste, the owner is extremely welcoming and accommodating, offer great advice to visit local places and things to do, the included breakfast is really good very well balanced,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Isalas16
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I stayed there for a week. It was my third visit because the hotel was connected to a local flight school. The former owner and former manager were German. The owner did not invest in needed improvements for several years but now he has sold...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Verz individuell designed bungalows and a nice pool including a pool bar. The place is a bit off the track but its worth the journey. Big, beautiful secluded beach in walking distance, beware of crocodiles.

Date of stay: March 2017
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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$ 61 - US$ 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Flying Crocodile Hotel
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$ 61 - US$ 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Flying Crocodile Hotel
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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Dining (4)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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elumio
14 October 2017|
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Response from Simon R | Reviewed this property |
We had brought all our own so afraid I can't remember. Sorry for responding 1 month after post. I'm new to these reviews....
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lisamusic
7 May 2017|
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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
6 December 2016|
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Dear Ricardo, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not accept pets in the hotel. Many Greetings
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Room Tips
"All rooms are unique, decoratively designed and vary in price - we liked to be near the main house closer..."
PaulaP356
4 Feb 2016
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"no 1 was terrible. Ideally pick another hotel, the service is unacceptable"
Eshley
28 Dec 2015
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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."
thais_r_us
22 Jul 2015
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"The Chagall bungalow opens up to the pool, but is much more private than you'd think. Book it!"
305rickyp
22 Jul 2015
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