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The Balboa Inn

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Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at the Balboa Inn. Rosie and Simon are excellent hosts and they went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. They have tons of local knowledge and are willing to help with any situation that arises. The Inn is very comfortable, nice clean rooms, good air conditioning and clean bathrooms, lovely porch for... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Innkeepers Rosie & Simon were exceptionally helpful in providing advice and assistance on my first trip to Panama. The inn and its managers far exceeded my expectations. Delightful people. Inn is homey, clean and well-run. Great breakfasts. Socializing with the variety of other guests was a high point. Terrific value for money. Highly recommended.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 3 nights at Balboa Inn while staying in Panama. The first one being a very short one, because the next morning we already flew out to San Blas, but we returned 2 days later for 2 more nights. And exactly that return from San Blas showed the extreme customer focus from Rosie and Simon: we arrived back at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Describing the experience at Balboa Inn is not easy; basically as travellers we found everything we needed. Rose & Simon are great: apart from the very relaxing and comfortable B&B they are managing (reallyquiet area in the nature), we have been fully supported in our Panama travel, from booking different trips in the territory for us to the quantity of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We recently spent a few days at the Balboa Inn in Panama city, Panama. Rosie and Simon were very friendly and welcoming from the beginning to the end of our stay. We felt at home and would certainly recommend this Bed & Breakfast to anyone looking for a pleasant stay. Excellent location. We would come back to the same place.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I stayed at the Balboa Inn for three nights in December 2015. This is a nice place, not too fancy, just everything you need. The quiet, safe, residential location is ideal for Casco Viejo, the Panama Canal and its museum, the Miraflores locks, Allbrook Airport and Mall, the Amador Causeway and Ancon Hill. The open/dining/garden area on the main level... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

How lucky we were to have Rosie & Simon to look after us at the Balboa Inn on our first and last stop in Panama on a birding trip. They were brill. So friendly. So hospitable. Nothing too much trouble. So enthusiastic and so interested in what we were doing and what we did..... Early breakfast; no problem. Late arrival;... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We have just returned from a fantastic bird watching holiday in Panama, spending the first three days and the last night at the Balboa Inn. As mentioned in all the reviews, Rosie and Simon were excellent hosts: friendly, efficient and so very helpful. It was like visiting old friends when we returned to spend the last night there at the... More 

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Thank Jone A
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Many thanks for a great stay in the Balboa Inn. Perfect location to explore the City. Rosie and Simon are a blessing, Simon keeps the beer flowing and Rosie organises the taxi's for the following days visit and helps with your itinerary. Breakfast is great and a good time to see some of the local wildlife exploring the garden. As... More 

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Thank kevin s
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Good place in a good, peaceful neighborhood. Interesting to stay in the former “Canal Zone” now “la area revertida.” Reasonable breakfast, clean, decent rooms. Rosie and Simon are GREAT hosts. They will help you with organizing your day, getting a taxi, and are generally helpful, nice people with great senses of humor. I’m not sure why B&Bs are this price... More 

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