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The Balboa Heights Bed & Breakfast

Calle Oleander 857b | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a lovely stay at Balboa Heights in March. Perfect place to stay both ways on our overnight layover between flying into Tocumen and leaving from Albrook the next day. They have a great location close to Casco Viejo, but in a lovely neighborhood away from all the noise and crowd. Marijke was very helpful with our trip, providing... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Balboa Heights B&B. The location is great, as it is near the nicest places to visit in Panama City and still very quiet and relaxing, on the slope of Ancon Hill. In the nice garden, several different animals can be spotted, from monkeys and deers to wonderfuls birds like tucans and hummingbirds. All in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We loved staying at Balboa Heights B&B -- I wish we'd had more time to stay longer. Marijke could not have been nicer. She was an excellent host, answered all my questions before my arrival, and is just a lovely person. The room was very clean and nice and quiet, with a good AC for some relief from Panama heat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed at 'balboa heights' for 2 nights and found it a most relaxing and comfortable place. Beautiful rooms, good breakfast! Marijke even prepared us a super breakfast when we had to leave really early in the morning at 6. During a 2day stay at San perlas islands, we could even keep our room and leave out luggage, which was... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

While a little difficult to find, the place was very comfortable and the owners are incredible friendly and helpful. The room was incredible comfortable and peaceful, the grounds were beautiful, and the breakfast each morning was tasty. I highly recommend if you're willing to go off the beaten track a little to give this place a try. You don't need... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After traveling through Panama Balboa Heights B&B was the perfect place to end our trip. Beautiful room, with the best bed we had in whole Panama. With an old jungle just at the back yard, you have a change on some small wildlife. You get the peace and quiet to relax and for only 3 dollars you can explore the... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Marijke & Joris provide lovely accommodations, a delicious brekky in the morning (Marijke even went do far as to accommodate my son's significant allergies) and comfortable surroundings. Who doesn't want to spot the lively agouti family amid the healthy, satisfying breakfast? Taxis and biking & hiking on the Almador Causeway are all readily at hand. Most of all, here is... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This was our 2nd trip to Panama exploring the country (Dec 2013), so we have stayed in a number of places, over the course of almost 4 weeks in country. Not only is this the best place in the city we have stayed at, but it is our choice as the most friendly, and value for the money in all... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Balboa Heights B&B has all the comforts of home (privacy, a quiet place to relax, spacious accommodations), except better -- think freshly ironed sheets, breakfasts that magically appear, and someone who cares if all is well. The location was perfect for us: taxis could easily be called, but we enjoyed the 20-25 minute walk to the causeway for dinner while... More 

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panama city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

The lodging is situated in Balboa, a green and quiet area which offers very good access to the city center, the Panama canal and an easy way out of the city. Marijke, the host, welcomes you with great warmth and always offers you a hand to make your stay as smooth and easy as possible. The European-like breakfast is gigantic... More 

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