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The Golden Frog Inn
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

We were four people with two rooms. We had rooms #1 and #2 which are together in one building. There was a beautiful patio for both rooms that joined together to make it seem like one big house. Views of El Valle crater and their own grounds were great. It is a very friendly place run by Larry and Becky. The breakfast were great and Becky does a great job with presentation using local foral displays. I think overall we felt very comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

Had a super time at the Golden Frog. Larry & Becky are wonderful hosts and the manager, Adrian, is also super. They really go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. On a Sunday evening when taxis stopped running, Larry drove us to a restaurant and picked us up when we were done. They also arranged an amazing bird watching tour with Mario Bernal Greco--a real expert who has worked for National Geographic and Smithsonian. If you have a chance to stay here, do!

Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

The Golden Frog is a spectacular looking hotel, with the rooms spread out in private enclaves around the beautiful grounds. I loved the pool and my own private hammock. The hosts were friendly and the amenities in the main part of the hotel (breakfast area, bar, library and common rooms) were terrific. However, we were there for only 2 days and it rained hard both days. That wouldn't have been a problem if it weren't for the damp. The bedding, the couch, the clean towels all felt damp after a few hours. A room dehumidifier would have done the trick, as we experienced in Boquete, with a similar climate. I hope this is addressed because it's lovely otherwise.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2009

And don't leave El Valle without staying at the Golden Frog. El Valle is a great side trip a short distance from Panama. We flew in from Bocas, rented a car at Albrook, spent the night in El Valle, and returned the car to Tocumen when we flew home. If you are into beautiful scenery, wonderful views, and fresh air with low humidity you have to go to El Valle. The Golden Frog was one of our favorite places in Panama. Room #2 has a semi private patio, ceiling fan, and hot water. The room is very spacious with beautiful views from both the window and the patio. We really enjoyed the afternoon happy hour and the breakfast with the hosts and other guests.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2009

The Golden Frog is a really pretty place. It's not really close to the restaurants but El Valle is pretty spread out so all locations seem to have their advantages/disadvantages. The B&Bs garden and the view really make it worth staying off the main street, it's a great place to laze by the pool or in a hammock and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Adriano the manager is great, he speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable about the area (and football and many other subjects!), a great guy to have a chat with. The breakfast was great, and the rooms were fine, noisy when it was windy outside but i guess other places might have the same problem as they all seem to have the same type of windows.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2009

Golden Frog Inn is tranquil and very relaxing. It is set up in the mountains and is very secluded. When you wake up in the morning you can hear the sound of the birds, smell the fresh mountain air and enjoy your cup of Panamanian coffee in a hammock! This place was perfect after spending two days in the hustle and bustle of Panama City. We decided to take a city bus from Albrook Terminal to El Valle de Aton. The bus ride was an interesting experience and made for a great adventure. The bus stops randomly on the side of the road the whole way to pick up people...and not just people also two long water tubes that the driver stuck in the aisle of the bus. The bus ride was about two hours and dropped us in the center of El Valle. We had to grab a cab to Golden Frog Inn because it is a little bit of a hike with your luggage. The cab was about $2. The rooms at Golden Frog Inn are perfect. They have a nice large bathroom with hot water and cute decorations. Around 6:15 there is a happy hour where there is some light appetizers and wine. It was great to talk to people staying there along with the owner and Adrienne (sp?). Everyone was EXTREMELY nice and welcoming. The helped to get us cabs when we needed them, told us the great places to hike to and made our stay a success. We loved Panama and this was probably one of our favorite places we went while in the country. If your looking for some relaxation and some clean, fresh mountain air and sun this is the place for you! We loved Golden Frog Inn!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2009

The Golden Frog met /exceeded all our expectations. After driving from PC on our way to Bocas del Torro we arrived quite late..11:00 PM.. and found Adrian waiting for us. This small gorgeous BnB is a find.. I would definitely stay here again.. The breakfast and coffee are great.. There were 6 of us... our 4.. 20 something kids and friends and 2.. 60 something kids (us) all ejoyed our stay. Becky and Larry are great host.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Golden Frog Inn

Address: Calle Las Veraneras, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
Region: Panama > Cocle Province > El Valle de Anton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in El Valle de Anton
Price Range: £65 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Golden Frog Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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