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Hotel Residencial El Valle
Hudson, FL
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74 reviews
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“Very relaxing, enjoyable hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2010

I was only sorry that we were staying there just one night! The rooms were charming, with painted scenes above the doors and in the bathroom, a community refrigerator on the AWESOME outside deck with hammocks and one of a kind wooden furniture. The beds were very comfortable and the food that we had for breakfast was great, along with the great juice. Make sure you try the chicken stew for lunch....$3 and it was great. If you are looking for some 5 star hotel, this is not it (this is not a derrogatory statement). The location is great, across from the supermarket and within feet of the fruit market. My son and I wanted to stay in a local type of hotel and we were not disappointed!

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2010

The patio with hammocks and artistic furniture was a highlight we lounged out here for hours watching clouds and birds and the small town life going by. Good deal of privacy simple comfortable rooms with fun decor. You can walk anywhere you want to go from here. Monica the monkey is sweet but needs a friend and the puppy is fun to play tag with. Eat at the cafe downstars get the lentils!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2010

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel, and we thought it was great. The room was clean & comfortable with a TV, fan and a good shower. The first floor balcony/veranda area is a great place to hang out in the evening and share a beer with fellow travellers. It's right in the centre of the town, but we slept like babies because everyone seems to go to bed at about 10pm in El Valle. It's a beautiful town as well - gardens full of flowers and birds, and surrounded by forest-clad mountains. I had a couple of concerns about it though: we were greeted on arrival and shown to our room by a boy who appeared to be about 9 years old. When we checked out we paid our bill - $220 in cash - to the same boy, who seemed to be working as a full-time receptionist. Also there was a "pet" monkey, a Geoffroy's tamarind which looked very sweet but the poor thing spent all day tied to a chair downstairs. I only want to see monkeys free in the forest!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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travelling
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2010

My father and I stayed here for two days while passing through to Panama City on motorcycles. We chose the hotel based on reviews and we weren't disappointed. It is situated in the middle of the stretch of town and conveniently has a hotel, store, and bicycle rental downstairs with parking in the back. The rooms are clean, brightly colored, and comfortable. My favorite part, though, was the third floor which is a roof top deck with hammocks and chairs to relax in and a small fridge to keep whatever you need in. There is a very inexpensive laundry service available, which we were happy to take advantage of (though my whites did come back a little violet). The most impressive, though, was that I accidentally left my credit card in my room and Enrique, the proprietor, very generously dropped it by my hotel in Panama City for me. How's that for service? Everyone was incredibly friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed February 2010
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Olympia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

We stayed two night just last week and found the owner to be an excelent host. He gave us a map and drew arrows and circles of all the attraction in town and even called and made reservations at the zip line for us the next morning and then gave us a ride there in his truck without cost. This is a rustic hotel so if you expect mints on the pillow and all the fancy stuff you will be disappointed. If you are looking for friendly staff who speaks english and clean rooms in a great location then this is your place. One word of caution I have found with this and all places we stayed in Panama, ask for a quiet room. Our first night we were in a room that faced the street and also the wind. Both were noisy. We complained and we got moved to the 3rd floor with a window that faced the back and it was very quiet then. I would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2009

We stayed here for five nights in November. The rooms were clean, comfortable and wonderful mountain views in all directions. The roof patio was amazing - lovely views, providing you could stay awake while relaxing in the hammocks. The location is perfect, right in the middle of town. Enrique is the supreme host - he arranged for a wonderful birding guide for us. Our favourite restaurant is Bruchettas, but the one below the hotel was also very good. Walked down to the local library for internet access $1/hour. Would go back to this hotel in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2009

This place was recommended to us. We were pretty disappointed. Had intended to stay two nite, but left after only one. The room was a suite and had a great view of town and the mountains, but it was not clean. The bedroom had a king bed and two singles. They were made up with rough sheets and then a not too clean looking blanket thrown folded at the foot. There was no lights by the bed to read by. The television was in the living area which was ok but not very comfortable. Room would be a great room with a few more amenities added and clean bedding. Also saw bugs on the walls. Its to be expected in the area, but turned me off. We felt we way overpaid for this room compared to the excellant rooms we got other places. We took the suite because the other rooms were very tiny and dark. This might be the best place there, though, excluding the resort type places. We would not go back to El Valle probably at all. To many other better places to go. We did not find any place decent to eat there.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Residencial El Valle
Address: Ave. Central, Frente a Super Centro Yin | 100 metros antes del mercado de artesanias, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
Location: Panama > Cocle Province > El Valle de Anton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in El Valle de Anton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Residencial El Valle Hotel
Hotel Residencial El Valle Panama/El Valle De Anton

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