We just finished up a week in Panama, staying with Bill & Mieke at the Balboa Inn. There were 14 people in our party and we took up 5 rooms. The service was what I would hope for in a bed and breakfast establishment.
Some of the advantages of staying here included:
Pickup and drop off at Tocumen International Airport.
Friendly staff (cleaning/cooking)
Truly excellent conversation with Bill & Mieke while relaxing from a long day this or that:>
The rooms and environs are very clean, more European in flavor than American
Disadvantages - there were none for me, but in case you did not notice, there is a lot of jungle in and around Panama... so I'd suggest mosquito repellent, and some benadryl spray for when the repellent does not work.
To finish our trip off, one of our daughters left her cell phone behind when we headed for the airport. Bill & Mieke had a note out to us before we arrived back stateside (call it 4 or so hours with flight time) letting us know about it and asking where we would like it shipped.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Balboa Hotel Panama City
- The Balboa Inn Panama/Panama City