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Konz
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there three times during our Panama round trip last December The place is really nicely located in Balboa. Safe to walk around and a restaurant close by. Our hosts, the couple Rosie and Simon made the stay an unforgettable experience. Very friendly and always there if we needed them. They had plenty of advice what to do. Also...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During our 3 weeks Panama exploring tour we enjoyed the lovely Balboa Inn and the family like atmosphere 3 times. Simon and Rosie are the best hosts you can imagine. always friendly, attentively, helpful and in a positive mood. Thanks for making us our holiday very special and an unforgettable experience.

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Zona laghi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many thanks to Rosie and Simon for their nice wellcome we arrived late afternoon coming from Santiago and they let us feel confortable and relaxed The house is located near the Canal in a residential quarter very special Later Simon took us in a very good restorant The room we had was essential but clean . We wish all the...

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed your shot stay with us. We would like to wish you all the best for 2017 too. Best regards Rosie & Simon.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found the hotel very satisfactory. It was clean and lived up to all my expectations. What exceeded my expectations were Rosie and Simon. They're the managers. They are extraordinary as was their entire staff. I’ve bounded through lots of hotels but never enjoyed and appreciated the hotel keepers more…you’ll be calling them friends by the end of your stay.

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Paul for your wonderful review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and more than happy to help & guide you in the right direction for you to make the most of your time in Panama.. I am sorry we will not get a chance to see you back here at the Inn..but maybe on the next adventure....

Quepos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Although it was my first time staying in the city I felt that the price was high for the type and condition of my room. The management was excellent. The variety of birds was nice and the location near the canal administration zone was interesting.

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Hardy, we enjoyed having you stay with us. I have taken note of your comments ref price and room. As you know there are changes in place with new ownership and improvements to the Inn are ongoing .We are happy you enjoyed the birds in the garden and the location is excellent . We would...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We recently spent a couple of days in Panama and were looked after so well by Rosie and Simon. They made sure that we got the right cabs and went on the most interesting tours. The B&B room was very functional, but not luxurious. The real charm of the place is the folks operating it. There is a very nice...

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Happy New Year Bob, thank you for your lovely review. Simon & I really appreciate your comments. We had a very enjoyable time with your group. We were more than happy to help out when we could to make your time here enjoyable. The B & B as you know is under new ownership and the hotel underway with improvements....

Sion, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had a great time at the Balboa Inn, us and our 3 kids were welcomed with open arms by Rosie and Simon. They did their best to make our holidays great, from organizing taxis to organizing day trips. Rooms are good and spacious with a good breakfast served by friendly people. Close to town and yet quiet, with loads...

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you "The Fullemann Family" for your kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you all here with us on your two visits. Your children Maeva, Naledi and Ayiana were fantastic, such beautiful girls that are a credit to you. I am so happy they enjoyed their experience with the sloths and your jungle adventure. We are sure mum and dad...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, great hosts and soon to have a beautiful garden. Lots of birds around so paradise for birdlovers. They allow pets, which is great, so we could bring our dog. Room was good with excellent WiFi connection. And breakfast is delicious. We will definitely stay again!

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Dear Hermine & William, thank you for your lovely review and so happy you found the Balboa Inn the perfect place for your stay in the city. We look forward to your return in December with your adorable beautiful dog "Aragon" or Arry as I like to call him. Kind regards Rosie & Simon.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

I stayed on and off at the Balboa Inn for a week in september 2016. Rosie and Simon are very friendly and helpful and the staff as well. The inn is located in a central but quiet area, and close to the Casco and the causeway. The rooms are spacious and the central area makes you feel relaxed. I'll be...

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Dear Elsebeth, thank you for the lovely review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to base yourself at the Balboa for all your activities, whale watching, Embere village tour, san blas, casco viejo and the causeway and much more. You did so much and made the most of your time in the city....

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I have stayed with my family at the Balboa Inn last week - for the second time in a year- and I can only agree with the slogan on their (beautifully soft and luxurious!) towels: "The Balboa Inn- your home from home"! When I booked the first time last year, I chose this B&B primarily for its excellent location- it...

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balboainn2311, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Birgit for your lovely review. We were so happy you and your family returned to the Balboa Inn and enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure especially seeing how much Katalina has grown and we look forward to seeing you all next year. I am sure she will have many more stories to tell us. Thank...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $116 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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