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The Golden Frog Inn
Calle Las Veraneras #22, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama   |  
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Portland, Or.
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Home Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We got lucky, ended up here by default as indians protesting a copper mine closed the Pan American highway for days and changed our plans and those of others. A beautiful place with pool and garden grounds up in the hills. Large rooms with nice bath, kitchen, cable and patio w/hammock - a place for an extended stay. American owners Becky & Larry are great hosts. They know the area well and were very generous with it all.

Room Tip: Some rooms have kitchens. Those that don't have access to a shared kitchen at poolside.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We just returned from a fabulous seven nights at the Golden Frog. Can't say enough but I'll try. The owners, Larry and Becky, were the best hosts we've experienced in our four trips to Panama. They're goal is to make your visit more enjoyable and they succeed in that in flying colors. Our room with kitchen was used to the max- we cooked dinner on every night but the first one. And if your room doesn't have a kitchen there's a huge community kitchen poolside. The location is beautiful and convenient. My only hesitation in writing this is that by encouraging more people to come here I might have trouble getting my reservation for next year. Think I'll do it now!

Cliff Dexheimer

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We've stayed at the Golden Frog Inn twice now, and hope to return regularly for as long as we are living in Panama City. Valle de Anton is our favorite destination thus far in Panama, as it is a refreshing escape from the heat and humidity of the city and beaches nearby. The Golden Frog is the perfect place to stay in Valle. It is a small, personalized place to stay with friendly owners and staff that are there when you need them, but also know how to let you enjoy your stay in peace. The owners host a welcome cocktail hour for new guests, which gives everyone a chance to sit down and chat for an hour, sipping good wine and munching on a variety of hors d'oeuvres. We normally keep to ourselves on holidays, but this was just a nice way to meet interesting people and socialize for a while. We enjoyed it so much on our first visit, that it was something we really looked forward to when we went back.

If you have kids, choose room #3, which has a separate bedroom as well as a queen bed in the main room (partitioned from the living room/kitchen). The pool is lovely and for those who choose rooms with the "shared kitchen", know that the kitchen is nicer than the one I have at home, large and elegant.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Medford, Oregon, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying here on our way through Panama and our only regret is not being able to stay longer. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the grounds are immaculate, and services and amenities are wonderful. Becky provided excellent information on the town, and surrounding area. I give them my highest recommendation! We can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San DIego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We stayed 1 week in unit #3 for a week and loved our stay. It was perfect for 2 adults and our 2 girls. The unit is a single unit not attached with beautiful views and a porch. There is a small bedroom with a full sized bed and bathroom. Another large room is split by a half wall and has a bedroom and the other side is a room with a kitchen and sitting area with TV. Maid service is on day 3, but for only $5 you can have it cleaned daily, and was worth it for us. The grounds are beautiful, and it was great to have a good sized pool to swim in after hiking!
The El Valle area is like paradise, beautiful with waterfalls, flowers, butterflies, and green everywhere. We loved a relaxing week there and hiked, soaked in the local hot (warm) springs, and went horseback riding. The horses were great and about $10/hr, and just down the road. The Beach is only 30 min. away, and has great surf and board rentals.
The hosts were friendly and kind and we felt a really warm welcome and comfortable the entire stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They do have a few dogs that our girls just loved, but do know dogs are there.
We were so glad we stayed a very relaxing week and will stay at the Golden Frog on our next visit! Very relaxing and great for a family.

Room Tip: unit #3 is great for a family of 4.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

My wife and I stayed here recently and we recommend it very much. It has kitchen facilities available and this makes longer stays more economical - the beauty of the place will make you want to stay longer! Becky and Larry will help you with any local knowledge you need, and the ambience will help you relax.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

my friend and i just stayed here and loved it! Beautiful gounds- majestic. I would highly reccommend it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Golden Frog Inn

Address: Calle Las Veraneras #22, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
Location: Panama > Cocle Province > El Valle de Anton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in El Valle de Anton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Frog Inn is a little piece of paradise here in El Valle de Anton. Newly remodeled in early 2011, the villa's larger guest units are now equipped with fully stocked kitchens and cable TVs to better accommodate guests wanting longer stays in Paradise. The villa is located in a very quiet, peaceful area of El Valle. The 42 foot pool, the sunsets, and spectacular birdwatching make for a wonderful tropical get-away. We know you will enjoy your stay at the Golden Frog Inn. Come and share the beauty of this beautiful villa and community with us. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Golden Frog Hotel El Valle De Anton
The Golden Frog Inn Panama/El Valle De Anton

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