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“Great Stay at the Balboa Inn”
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The Balboa Inn
Ranked #4 of 84 Panama City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Port Moody, Canada
1 review
“Great Stay at the Balboa Inn”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at the Balboa Inn on three occasions during our trip to Panama in April. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. Everything in the rooms functioned well and the garden was a great place to hang out and watch the local wildlife. Breakfast was great and the fresh baked goods were always on hand in the morning. Cold beer by request was a nice touch as well!

Thanks Bill and Mieke for a great stay, we hope to be back again someday!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

This was a lovely place. The couple who run the hotel are extremely friendly and provide lots of useful information on what to visit and what you should pay for things. Rooms are good with A/C, fan and TV. Breakfast is also good.

Taxi's are cheap so nothing is too far away. Good alternative to the big chain hotels which seem to be very expensive.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

This comfortable and airy inn is nestled in an attractive and safe neighborhood that is close to transportation, restaurants and the Allbrook Mall. We have stayed at hotels in the rain forest of Costa Rica and I must say we have never seen as many birds as we did while enjoying our generous and delicious breakfast at the Balboa Inn. We got so caught up watching the birds and Agoutis we almost ignored our breakfast.The birds were fascinating and it was a lot of fun seeing the Agoutis so close up. The rooms are clean and bright, tastefully painted with nature scenes. One aspect I really appreciated was that the bathrooms included wash cloths along with bath and hand towels. Mieke and Bill are so warm and inviting and share their love of birds along with their guests. They know the most exciting tours and tour operators and are extremely helpful in making arrangements. When we are in Panama City we will always come to the Balboa Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hudson, Canada
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Well located in a calm and safe residential area. Rooms are good and breakfast is fantastic. Mieke, Bill and their team make you feel home and are generously available for advise and information of any kind about the country and the capital.
We will definitly stay again at the Balboa Inn.
Antoine & Anne-Claire

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Managua
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Balboa Inn is a great place to stay in Panama City. It's a good starting point for excursions to the Panama Canal or the Embera Village. And the Allbrook Shopping Mall is just a 5 min taxi ride away.

Mieke and Bill have been very helpful in organizing our tours. Mieke knows the best tour guides! Make sure to ask her if you want to visit the Panama Canal.

We enjoyed having breakfast on the terrace, surrounded by a lush green garden and observing different kind of birds as well as a family of Agoutis.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Our first trip to Panama. We stayed at the Bilboa Inn before and after our vacation at the beach. Very convenient pick up and drop off at the airport. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and reasonable. The managers Bill and Mieke are friendly and very helpful. The area is a safe residential area. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Mississauga
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Good and safe loaction, close to domestic airport and close to restaurants. Bed linen and mattress is old and tired. Breakfast was good and so was the service, friendly with lots of good advice. Grocery store in close proximity, likewise with decent restaurants. Worth the visit to the co-op for handicrafts within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Balboa Inn
Address: Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Balboa Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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 Ancon) 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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