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Ivan's Bed & Breakfast

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111 Jadwin Avenue, Gamboa, Panama
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Ivan's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 4 Gamboa B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at Ivan's was superb. He welcomed me, a solo traveler, with open arms, and did everything to make my stay perfect. He is knowledgeable, chatty, and full of tips of the amazing forests surrounding Gamboa. The room was clean, the bed very comfortable, the airco worked perfectly, the fan gave a fresh breeze, the shower is lovely and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Ivan's 3/38-3/30/2014. Our room was basic, but clean, air conditioning worked fine, and the shower was hot with good water pressure. Ivan is a wonderful host, highly knowledgeable about all things Panama and especially birds. The food was wonderful and it was very enjoyable to have meals with others who were staying there. This... More

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Boquete, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Ivan and Gladys are great birders who make u welcome! Their B&B is rustic but very clean! Dinner was ok but not worth the price but considering other options not bad! The double bed is small but the shower and air con made up for it!! Ivan is knowledgeable about birds and the easy access to pipeline road is wonderful!!!... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Views on website are deceptive. Rooms are extremely basic and small. Beds are too small for the normal size adult. There is a musty smell in the rooms and in the dining room, where the air conditioning is broken. Outside area is run down and untidy. Chairs under the gazebo are dirty and mildew covered. The evening meal was terrible... More

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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay at Ivan's. We stayed there mainly for the birding nearby. His house is a historic building and interesting in its own right. The dining room is like a little museum with all sorts of interesting objects to look at. The dinner and breakfasts were good and to be honest there is not much choice... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed at Ivan's on two occasions, during my recent trip to Panama. For those interested in birding the area, you can't really ask for a nicer arrangement or a more gracious and knowledgeable host. Ivan, a birder himself, has a long family history in the country. His dad, currently living on the first floor, is a wealth of historical... More

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Washington, D.C.
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177 reviews 177 reviews
61 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Ivan's B and B is a comfortable and welcoming place for those who wish to be close to the birding hotspot of Pipeline Road which is just a few minutes away. Ivan is a very friendly and helpful fellow who makes his guests feel like old friends. A delicious breakfast is included in the rate. (Or a bag breakfast for... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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320 reviews 320 reviews
60 hotel reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We enjoyed two days at Ivan's B & B surrounded by beautiful greenery and serenaded by birdsong. I describe below what we liked and what we wished could have been different: Positive aspects: We found Ivan to be a great host. He was very friendly, funny, and helpful. He was a good historian and story teller. He was there when... More

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Kalispell, Montana
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

You can't replace multi-dimensional values with a single value - or five stars. I think most of the kudos and criticisms I see in the other reviews have real merit and are difficult to reconcile with a high rating, but I'll try. Gamboa is relic of the canal building period. Its primary claim to fame now is that it is... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed 3 days with Ivan and would come back in a heart beat. Ivans knowledge of the surrounding area is outstanding. His place is spotless and the food is incredible. If you are into nature and peace and quiet this B@B is a perfect place. Oh and if you are fortunate to stay at this little slice of heaven ask... More

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Address: 111 Jadwin Avenue, Gamboa, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
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Our B&B was found in 2005 comprising of 4 rooms all with full privacy & comfort focused on personalized attention to our guest, mainly dedicated to birding, nature observance and guided Eco Tourism. Gamboa is located in the Soberania National Park offering superb biodiversity of plants, birds, mammals and insects. ... more   less 
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