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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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Maribel, Wi, Usa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there because of the location and the good review but the place is very basic for the price. Basically you don't have any comfort and the new, cleanness is debatable and the new owner is very far from understanding the basics of hospitality. He spent most of the afternoon watching the guest's TV in the only living space,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have stayed at the Balboa Inn several times in the past two years both under the former management and most recently (Jan. 2015) under the new management. The new manager Gonzalo and his son were most helpful in assisting me with obtaining my "misplaced" luggage on American Airlines (no surprise there). The Balboa Inn is a comfortable, quiet, safe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Balboa Inn for 4 nights in late November 2014 and it was a wonderful place. The new manager, Gonzalo, is a non-smoker (as is the entire inn) and was extremely helpful [The web site still shows the former managers and some tour, etc. prices are out of date]. The location was very convenient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed at the Balboa Inn last week, and had a perfect visit. We were picked up promptly at the airport, our room was lovely, quiet and comfortable, and our full breakfast the next morning was wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

we spend 4 nights in the Balboa inn at the end of our holiday in panama. We had a pleasant stay hear. Gonzalo (he runs it) gave as lots of tips on where to eat, where to go and such. Our room was clean, breakfast was nice (fruit, yoghurt, cereals etc.). I would recommend people who want to visit panama... More 

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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Balboa Inn provides great B&B accommodation, is clean and has a nice backyard with great wifi for relaxing and planning your stay throughout Panama. The owners are friendly, welcoming and informative. We stayed in 2 different rooms with comfy beds, modern A/C units and quiet fans. The beautiful mural paintings throughout were done by a local Panamainian artist and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you want to visit Miraflores dock or Casco Viejo, this Hotel is pretty close The rooms are simple but comfortable and clean, the environment is quiet and the birds will wake you up in the morning. The breakfast is served on the terrace with ñeques and many birds around. The manager was very helpful eventhough we didn't stay enough... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We enjoyed balboa inn. The place looks really nice with the paintings on the wall. We had a really nice welcome from the manager. He also assisted us with advising on what to do and where to eat. The room was nice and clean and we really liked the shower. Also the breakfast was nice and a good location near... More 

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