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Ivan's Bed & Breakfast Birding Lodge

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I stayed there two nights to walk the local trails and the Pipeline trail. The rooms are small but comfortable with private bath and air conditioning that works well. Wi-fi is fair but Ivan told me it only works well in the first room, so ask for that if important to you. Price seems a bit high and the meals...

1Thank Dave S
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We recently stayed at Ivan's for three nights and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Yes, the rooms are small, but you have a comfy bed, a ceiling fan, AC and a hot shower, plus a terrific little patio just outside the room to sit and relax. However what makes Ivan's special is Ivan himself! A knowledgeable and interesting man and...

2Thank yogiglo
Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 6 February 2015

3 of us stayed at Ivans in January on a birding excursion. Ivans is basic, clean accomodations, warm shower, soft beds, air conditioning, just what you need after a long day of hiking/birding. Wifi was weak signal but did work. Don't expect the hilton, but do expect comfort and security with some local flavor. The highlight of Ivans is Ivan...

1Thank 347StephenC347
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

My stay at Ivan's was superb. He welcomed me, a solo traveler, with open arms, and did everything to make my stay perfect. He is knowledgeable, chatty, and full of tips of the amazing forests surrounding Gamboa. The room was clean, the bed very comfortable, the airco worked perfectly, the fan gave a fresh breeze, the shower is lovely and...

3Thank Jort V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at Ivan's 3/38-3/30/2014. Our room was basic, but clean, air conditioning worked fine, and the shower was hot with good water pressure. Ivan is a wonderful host, highly knowledgeable about all things Panama and especially birds. The food was wonderful and it was very enjoyable to have meals with others who were staying there. This...

2Thank MNMaryMary
Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Ivan and Gladys are great birders who make u welcome! Their B&B is rustic but very clean! Dinner was ok but not worth the price but considering other options not bad! The double bed is small but the shower and air con made up for it!! Ivan is knowledgeable about birds and the easy access to pipeline road is wonderful!!!...

3Thank Suetony2014
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Views on website are deceptive. Rooms are extremely basic and small. Beds are too small for the normal size adult. There is a musty smell in the rooms and in the dining room, where the air conditioning is broken. Outside area is run down and untidy. Chairs under the gazebo are dirty and mildew covered. The evening meal was terrible...

2Thank Bulawayoguelph
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay at Ivan's. We stayed there mainly for the birding nearby. His house is a historic building and interesting in its own right. The dining room is like a little museum with all sorts of interesting objects to look at. The dinner and breakfasts were good and to be honest there is not much choice...

2Thank Fisheagle2513
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I stayed at Ivan's on two occasions, during my recent trip to Panama. For those interested in birding the area, you can't really ask for a nicer arrangement or a more gracious and knowledgeable host. Ivan, a birder himself, has a long family history in the country. His dad, currently living on the first floor, is a wealth of historical...

2Thank Chip S
Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Ivan's B and B is a comfortable and welcoming place for those who wish to be close to the birding hotspot of Pipeline Road which is just a few minutes away. Ivan is a very friendly and helpful fellow who makes his guests feel like old friends. A delicious breakfast is included in the rate. (Or a bag breakfast for...

2Thank sptravelers5

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Our B&B was found in 2005 and it is in the historic town of Gamboa located aprox 25 Km from Panama City. The house was built totally in wood under rustic structures in 1936 Our family operated B&B is mostly dedicated to Birding and Nature observation comprised of 4 rooms, 2 rooms located in the ground floor and 2 rooms located in the upper floor all with full privacy & comforts. Our service objective is focused on personalized attention to our guest, The historic Town of Gamboa is mainly a residential area without commercial activity . Gamboa is located within the Soberania National Park offering superb biodiversity of plants, birds, mammals and insects. Please note there are no supermarkets, restaurants, bars and /or cafe's in the residential area ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ivan's Bed & Breakfast Birding Lodge

Address: Jadwin Avenue 111, Gamboa 0043, Panama (Formerly Ivan's Bed & Breakfast)
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
Price Range: $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The double beds are pretty small for two people. The two rooms downstairs have private baths. The two upstairs rooms share a bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 757debbieg, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is slow and I only got it outside my room. Not an issue. You're not here to Tweet!”
 of 5 bubbles 98chips, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“First room has best internet.”
 of 5 bubbles 547daves, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Book ahead. There aren't many options in Gamboa.”
 of 5 bubbles 98chips, 27 Feb 2014 | Read review
“If your goal is to leave early in the morning (before 6am) to bird, request a downstairs room. This makes entry and exit easy without bothering any other guests.”
 of 5 bubbles 69CharlesC, 15 Mar 2013 | Read review
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