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“Truly Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
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Calle Las Veraneras #22, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama   |  
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Brooklyn, NY
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“Truly Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

We had an amazing stay at the Golden Frog Inn.
Our room was immaculate and our patio was a relaxing oasis.
The grounds are beautiful and the hosts are very helpful and chill.
This is our favorite place that we stayed in Panama!

  • Liked — Hosts, breakfast, massage, grounds
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chitre, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2008

A very wonderful place to stay and relax with awesome hosts. We enjoyed our stay so much that we extened our stay there. Beautiful and relaxing B&B.

  • Liked — Beautiful setting, spacious room & great breakfasts
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2008

Lovely setting located in a beautiful valley. Enjoyed evening wine with our host. Room was large, with semi private porch where you can walk out directly to the pool. Frogs in the evening, iguana during the day. You can walk to town. Nice way to end our visit to Panama. Thanks

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2008

My wife and I learned of the Golden Frog Inn from Fodor's. We spent two enjoyable nights in mid-September at GFI. There, we found clean, and comfortable accommodations in a setting of unusual natural beauty. El Valle de Anton is a semi-remote, somewhat rustic area characterized by an unhurried pace. To our view, Golden Frog Inn dovetails perfectly into this environ. We received the most attentive and disarming hospitality from our hosts. Larry is a retired sea Captain who obviously enjoys gardening and cultivating bonsai plants. He gives exceptionally interesting mini-tours of his rich collection of maritime artifacts. Becky is a former dog trainer and animal lover who puts together hearty breakfasts over the which any foodie will want to linger. It is an added bonus that she is also fussy about her coffee, grinding her own carefully-selected beans every morning. Every evening they hold happy hour with wine and snacks, a pleasant way to launch an evening out at any of the varied and fine restaurants in El Valle. Suffice it to say, these innkeepers know how to cultivate an atmosphere of relaxation and escape from the rat-race.

If there are any caveats, they would be few. It would be ill-advised to choose this inn if a 5-star, Club Med experience is being sought. This is a slightly rustic, close-to-nature, unpretentious kind of place; while it was perfect for us, it is probably not for everyone. (We walked around the grounds with Larry and Becky and spotted a tree sloth, along with some exotic bird life). Accessibility could be slightly challenging to anyone for whom navigating a few steps would be difficult. Also, there are only a few rooms, so availability might be an issue during the high season. Otherwise, we will definitely stay here, if and when we return to El Valle.

  • Liked — Informality and relaxed ambience
  • Disliked — somewhat remote from Parking
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

The reason we were in El Valle was to attend a wedding. Turned out we not only attended a wedding. We had a dream vacation too. That was because we stayed at The Golden Frog. Felt like we were entering paradise from the moment we arrived because the grounds are incredibly lush and beautiful. The welcome was so warm and personal. Owners, Larry and Becky ,and manager, Adrian, were not only personable and friendly, they were personal guides who gave us information about our surroundings.
Our accommodations were terriific. Our room was spacaious and lovely with our own patio area only steps away from a swimming pool. Steps away from that was a veranda of the main house where we enjoyed delicious breakfasts, lounging with a view beyond description, and interesting conversations.
Larry , Becky, and Adrian went above and beyond to make our stay a wonderful one. They gave us guidance as to activities and attended to our every need. Larry drove us to the market. Adrian met us on our descent from a hike with cold drinking water. They called to confirm transportation links for us to get to various wedding festivities.
The point is this. The Golden Frog is a full service piece of heaven on earth.
If you are contemplating a stay there, we say go for it, and we are jealous because we cannot wait to return .
Dana and John Ehrhart
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Liked — The setting and the people who owned and managed property.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2008

This is a must if you are staying anywhere close to El Valle. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and very peaceful. The owners, Larry and Becky, will make sure your stay is perfect. I can't say enough good things about the Golden Frog Inn.

  • Liked — The hospitality of the owners - took very good care of us
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

I am on an extended job assignment in Panama and need to get away from the noise and concrete of the city whenever possible. The Golden Frog has become my home away from home. A couple of relaxing days there lying in a hammock, reading, listing to my favorite music and my spirit is restored. I awaken in the morning to the birds singing and not the "construction crane", the new national bird of Panama. Becky and Larry are excellent hosts and will do whatever they need to so you will have a pleasant stay. And Larry's collection of bonsai are indeed a treat.

Stayed June 2008
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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): $
Number of rooms: 26
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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