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The Balboa Inn

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely hotel run by a lovely English couple - the rooms are a good size and mine had beautifully decorated walls with painted storks and foliage, super hot water with nice bathrooms freebies. It also had great storage space, large windows and a/c; all set in a lovely shaded garden, onto which some rooms open onto. You eat breakfast... More 

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Colfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Having lived in the Canal Zone way back in the late sixties,I was somewhat familiar with Balboa. Not wanting to stay in Panama City, a real zoo,we chose the Balboa B B to start our nearly month long trip across Panama.We arranged an airport pick-up with Rosie and a two night stay before heading to a beach area near Costa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The very first thing to say about the Balboa Inn is to commend the high level of service offered by Rosie and Simon. From booking a lift from and to the airport (very important) to guidance on how to negotiate a local taxi, they are very quick to offer help or do the arranging for you. Besides that, the rooms... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We had the pleasure of spending 10 nights at the Inn with our fantastic hosts, Rosie and Simon, during our recent trip to Panama. The goal of the trip was to explore the Canal Zone neighborhood where my Great-Aunt and Uncle lived from 1935 to 1950 and the Inn was the absolute perfect jumping off point for our visit. Although... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We stayed at the Inn for our first 3 nights and our final night in Panama. Our hosts, Rosie and Simon, greeted us warmly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The room and the breakfast terrace are exactly as they look in the pictures. We spent hours out on the terrace, watching the... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We were looking for a "pension" not an American style hotel. This was a converted house in the Ancon area of the city. The room was spotless with a descent bed (a little stiff) and a good air conditioner. Rosie and Simon were a world of help getting around and providing assistance. Simon walked us through the neighborhood to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this lovely Inn when I arrived in Panama, the couple who run it are English, Rosie and Simon, they were so welcoming and relaxed I felt like part of the family and only after one night! The room was beautiful and clean, the service was amazing they organised taxis and told me where the bus was. Unfortunately... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We stayed at the Balboa Inn for the last 3 nights of our vacation. Upon arrival, we were greeted by our fabulous innkeepers, Rosie and Simon. The were terrific! Speaking perfect English (as they are from England!) they were always accessible to answer questions, make suggestions, help with transportation ....or just sit around and chat. Lovely couple! The Inn itself... More 

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portland, maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The Balboa Inn was one of our favorite places during our month long trip to Panama. It was a true home away from home. The rooms were comfortable and homey, although the owners might want to address some general work on the building. The location is in a safe neighborhood and easily accessible for all the normal tourist activities. What... More 

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Venice Beach, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The place is great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or stay there again. But the best part is not the clean, working and convenient accommodations, but rather the graciousness of the innkeepers,Simon and Rosie. They don't hesitate to go out of their way to welcome guests in every way. Good location for getting around and Sandra and Samuel are... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about The Balboa Inn

Address: Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $78 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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