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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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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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