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The Balboa Inn

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Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
The Balboa Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edgewater, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, son, best friend and I stayed at the Balboa Inn two nights in late June, 2015. The managers, Rosie and Simon, arranged for a driver to pick us up from Tocumen Airport, which was EXTREMELY helpful because we had never been to Panama City before, and would have been at the mercy of any old cab driver otherwise.... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Here is why I picked the Balboa Inn. We were spending two nights in Panamá City before picking up our van at Albrook to go to the cloud forest areas of Panamá. I decided to take the advice of many on these forums against picking up the car in town or at Tocumen. ( Good advice indeed!) We wanted a... More 

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Wildwood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I went with our church on a mission trip and stayed at the Balboa Inn. The inn is clean and safe. The staff was VERY friendly. Gonzalo was the new proprietor. He was attentive to our needs. The food for breakfast was always hot and served quickly. There was also fresh fruit every morning. I especially liked sitting on the... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We could not have asked to have been in a better place than the Balboa Inn for several reasons. It is a welcoming, clean inn with great hosts and located near all of the main attractions. The garden area is wonderful and we saw agouti, keel-billed toucan, blue-gray tanagers and small parrots frequently. Quite a wildlife surprise in the big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We arrived without a solid plan. Fortunately, our hosts, Rosie and Simon, were very kind and helpful, and went out of their way to assist us in planning our travels outside of Panama City. The guest house is clean and comfortable (but not fancy), and the patio is a nice place to chat with fellow travelers, enjoy a hearty breakfast,... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We travelled three weeks in Panama. The Balboa Inn hosts Rosie & Simon made the start of our trip and the end of our trip a very good experience. They are very friendly, helpful and make you feel at home. We would highly recommend staying at Balboa Inn, not only because of the great location near Albrook domestic airport, Miraflores... More 

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Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We booked into this hotel for one night and stayed for a week. The hosts Simon and Rosie go out of their way to make you welcome. Nothing is too much trouble . The hotel is in a very nice neighbourhood and very central to many amenities. We ate breakfast outside on the patio and enjoyed watching all the many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great place to stay. Used the Inn as our home away from home while visiting surrounding sights of Panama City. Rosie and Simon made our stay very enjoyable. Loved the enthusiastic visits each evening on the patio with other guests. Rooms clean and comfotable. Rosie and Simon excellent host and hostess. Very knowledgeable of surrounding sights -very helpful in every... More 

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Maribel, Wi, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed here for a total of three nights, and were happy with our experience. As other travelers have noted, this B&B is somewhat basic in many ways, but its strategic location in a quiet neighborhood was a real plus, and we found the rooms to be clean and comfortable. The service was unmatched, as Rosie and Simon are the... More 

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Romulus, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed at the Balboa Inn for 6 nights in Feb. 2015. A modest, not luxurious, hotel. Conveniently located,a short taxi ride to many of the top attractions in Panama City: Ancon Hill, Casco Viejo, The Interoceanic Canal Museum,Flamenco Marina (departure location for the Canal Tour), Mira Flores locks, Albrook Mall, Metropolitan Park, Fish Market, Goethals monument, Canal Administration building... More 

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