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Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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The Balboa Inn
Ranked #15 of 71 Panama City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Panama City, Panama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in August after actually managed the in for 3 years. Mid July we retired and there is a new manager. We would like to thank all of the wonderful guests who stayed with us during that time and wish the new manager good luck and success in the future. A big thank you too for all of your... More

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I would never stay here again. The front desk manager was an unfriendly militant man. When I asked for some cream in my coffee 20 minutes before the official breakfast opening time of 7 a.m., he immediately said NO. Read the sign. Breakfast opens at 7 a.m. I explained that I wasn't interested in breakfast, just some cream in my... More

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Scotland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Edmonton
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Balboa Hotel Panama City
The Balboa Inn Panama/Panama City

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