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Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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The Balboa Inn
Ranked #17 of 67 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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Louisville, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
14 reviews 14 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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Kelowna, BC
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We like to stay in B&B's to meet other travellers and gather info of the area from the Hosts. We were totally disappointed and only stayed one night. We booked a large room so we would have some space but it was very small, no closet for clothes, one hard chair to sit on, uncomfortable bed & tiny shower. Compared... More

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new york
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Inn was in a quiet, safe, residential neighborhood. The Cerro Ancon mountain was 1/2 mile away and great jog or hike from the Inn. The owners were very nice and made multiple phone calls for us due to missing luggage, without charge. They also lent us bug repellant and sun screen until the airlines delivered our suitcase .We appreciate... More

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Expats Micky and Bill go out of their way to provide a comfortable stay. They also share valuable information about Panama. In addition there are many species of birds on the property that Bill feeds fom the terrace daily.

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Urbana, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were guests at your inn from September 20 to September 29. We want to thank you for the hospitality we enjoyed during our time there. We feel sorry that we had to awaken you at 4:15 a.m on the 30th because our driver to the airport did not come for us. You were so gracious and helpful and we... More

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Panama City, Panama
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A very convenient location lovely breakfast included and a nice seating area outside. The rooms were comfortable too! Mieke and Bill were very friendly and accommodating! All in all great value for money!

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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed at Balboa Inn with our 3 children (14, 12, 10) in a triple room. The owners were accommodating in that they allowed us to stay in a small room and add a bed (the quad was booked, as was the other inn in the area.) It was an average Euro type inn with a helpful owner. The beds... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We've stayed 5 nights at the Balboa Inn with our 1,5 years old boy. The provided a travel baby cot for him, which was very nice. They also have a babychair. The managers Mieke and Bill are really nice and can answer all your questions. Too bad that they smoke a lot, the smell and smoke is not very nice... More

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Shelton, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed before leaving Panama and on our return. Mieke and Bill were so helpful arranging our airport drop off and pick up. We were even able to leave our car with them for 3 weeks at no charge!!!! We had a very early departure but still woke up to hot coffee and a nice little breakfast. The Inn is... 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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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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