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The Balboa Inn

Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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The Balboa Inn
Ranked #11 of 67 Panama City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and another night at the end of our trip before flying out. Bill and Mieke are wonderfully friendly and helpful hosts and advised on restaurants to go to and even a place to get away from the city for a few days, El Valle, which was wonderful. They were also helpful with taxis, phone... More

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Mt. Vernon
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed at the Balboa Inn on our first night in Panama and on the last two. The room was comfortable, although the beds were low to the ground. Hosts Bill and Mieke were upbeat and extremely helpful with logistics and to recommend sights and restaurants. There was lots to choose from for breakfast and the gardens were nice. Location... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

On a recommendation of friends, we stayed at the Balboa Inn during our day in Panama before returning home. TThe grounds are lovely and Bill and Mieke organized our one day trip of Panama City with excellent Drivers (thanks Samuel) and a wonderful tour of Casco Viejo by Gloria Smith. It is the only "hot" shower I had during my... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This lovely B&B is a place which is one of the nicest we have stayed in during our trip in Panama. Bill and Mieke are very caring, nice people with a lot of knowledge about every aspect of Panama and the 'Panamenian way of life'. Please people visit them and vote the Balboa Inn to number 1 in the Tripadvisor... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Bill and Mieke basically saved the end of our holiday! They went out of their way to help us get the most out of our last few days in Panama - can't thank them enough for their effort and kindness in arranging drivers, giving us great advice on locations, and organising us a stay in San Blas, all at the... More

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Pedasi, Panama
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15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you are looking for a convenient place to sleep with breakfast, this is it. Close to many places, just a short cab ride to anywhere you want to go, especially if you are exploring the Ancon, Allbrook, Canal, Casco Viejo and much more. The accomodations are nice, lots of hot water, cold A/C, windows and a nice place to... More

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

During our 3-week holiday in Panama we stayed a few times at the balboa inn. We had a wonderful time there, especially because mieke en bill have so much info to share. Not only in panama city but in the rest of panama as well. We slept in 4 different rooms and each one was as nice as the other.... More

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Niskayuna, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Bill and Mieke run a bed and breakfast in a home that is part of a suburban development not far from Panama City. My family stayed with four other couples for a few nights going to and going from The Republic of Panama. The rooms were not fancy, but they were clean, insect-free, air-conditioned and satisfactory. The nicest parts of... More

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Louisville, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I try to approach every situation with an open mind and give the benefit of a doubt, but I am sincerely confused by all the positive reviews for this property and was extremely disappointed. PROS: -location: good location close to Albrook, Casa Viejo, the Canal, and the Causeway - breakfast: a good selection, nothing special, typical continental spread - hosts:... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

On my way to a ten day stay in Bocas del Toro from the UK I stayed for one night in the Balboa Inn and returned for a four night visit on my way back through Panama City. I was met at PTY by one of the Inn's regular drivers and arrived for my first night at 23:30. Bill had... More

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Also Known As:
The Balboa Hotel Panama City
The Balboa Hotel
The Balboa Inn Panama/Panama City
Address: Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #11 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Balboa Inn is a small Bed & Breakfast at the foot of Panama's main landmark, Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancón) in Balboa. Conveniently located between the downtown area, Amador Causeway and just minutes away from the domestic Albrook Airport, Casco Viejo, and the Panama Canal you are away from the city noise yet have access to all its services. The Balboa Inn: a great location, personal service, a real breakfast. Simply good value. Why settle for less? ... more   less 

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