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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Happy hour(s) is a great way to socialize. The golden frog offers wine and beer which you can drink from 18-20. The room was clean and the bed rather small for the two of us. The restaurant serves good dishes, especially the rapo viejo. The centre of El Valle is a 2.5 kilometers walk. There are no good restaurants in...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favorite place to escape from the city, beatiful, comfortable, welcoming and pet friendly! Love their views, breakfasts, terraces and the manager. Happy hour every day will indeed make you happy - a good chance to meet new people from guests and locals.

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Allan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Alena for taking the time to write us a review! See you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess I was expecting more from this hotel after reading positive comments in Trip Advisor. I was wrong. First of all, this is not a hotel, it is a very good hostel, pretending to be a hotel. They charge like a hotel though. Location is good and peaceful. It has a nice garden. The pool is miserable and dirty....

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Allan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Mustafa for your review and sorry you did not enjoy your short visit with us. We feel this review may be unfair to us as we never pretended to be a hotel or restaurant, we are a small family run inn with 8 rooms. The modest menu we prepare is only for our guests who prefer to dine...

New York City
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent two nights at the Golden Frog, which is apparently under new ownership. First, the positives: the location is great. The buildings are nestled nicely into the hillside and the common areas have a great view of the surrounding mountains. Our rooms were spotless and nicely furnished. But many of the small things that are important for a...

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Allan L, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay here. The hot water was checked promptly after it was reported and it was working normally. The hot water tap has to be turned on fully for the heater to work, then slowly turn on the cold water to regulate the temperature (there is a sign next to the shower). We...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming hostel and perfect for a romantic weekend getaway up in the mountains. Its location is quite convenient as it is close to the town and main attractions in El Valle. Managers are extremely kind and friendly; they even offer a happy hour kind of deal with appetizers and an open bar that includes wine with candle lit tables. I...

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Allan L, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Elisa for writing us a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here.

Grand Cayman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 2-3 hour drive from Panama City and you will be in El Valle , the only town in the world actually in a volcano ! A non-active volcano I will add. Myself and my friend hired a car from downtown Panama City and it took us 3hrs to drive to El Valle. We got caught in traffic getting...

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Allan L, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great and in-depth review! We really enjoyed reading it!

Cleveland, Georgia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

After a week in Panama City, we escaped the noise and traffic to visit El Valle. We stayed at the Golden Frog Inn, and I can't say enough good things about it. Finding anything in El Valle, even with directions and a GPS is daunting. When we finally found the Inn, my daughter and I collapsed on the comfortable furniture...

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Allan L, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Betsy for the the great review! We are happy to welcome you to our little paradise.

Playa Coronado, Panama
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stayed one night in, from the photos on the Inn's website, must be their smallest room. If we had not been sharing the room with so many cockroaches, ants, and assorted other insects we would have had more space. I know this is Panama, I have lived here for several years, but we had fewer bugs in our tent in...

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Allan L, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Gregory for the review and input. It was our most economical option, and unfortunately your stay coincided with some of the rainiest weather we experienced all year, hence the insects seeking shelter indoors. Rest assure we do everything in our ability to prevent this, in the meantime we also offer many other room types.

New York
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The hotel was fabulous. The grounds were stunning, the food terrific (they were so helpful in making vegetarian food) and the room was very comfortable. Petr and Kim were absolutely fantastic. Thanks for a great stay!

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Allan L, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed our food and will relay that to the chef!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and throughly enjoyed our stay here. The grounds were gorgeous! We stayed in one of the 2 units with the kitchens looking out at the pool. The staff were wonderful and the location was perfect.

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Allan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Golden Frog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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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 for longer stays. The villa is located in a very quiet, peaceful area of El Valle. The 42 foot pool, the sunsets, and spectacular bird watching 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 

Additional Information about The Golden Frog Inn

Address: Calle Las Veraneras # 22, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
Region: Panama > Cocle Province > El Valle de Anton
Price Range: £65 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Golden Frog Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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