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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 18 February 2016

My girlfriend and I have stayed at a number of B&Bs around the world and this was undoubtedly one of the best. First and foremost, the host, Marijke, is wonderful. Incredibly welcoming and willing to share whatever knowledge she can. In one case, when we were driving back to Panama City from El Valle, she even e-mailed us as a...

Thank Christian M
Piedmont, California
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our family of four stayed four days in this great small B&B tucked away in a quiet residential neighbourhood bordering a tropical forest late December. The two connecting rooms are tastefully decorated, clean and bug-free. The location is convenient for reaching Casco Viejo, Amador Causeway, Albrook airport and for exploring the canal zone (A 2-minute walk leads to a thorough-fare...

Thank GerdKoch
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Have just had 2 nights here after a 24 hr journey. The accommodation is everything they say it is. Lovely hosts and cute kids. And the animals/birds in the back garden are regular visitors. Recommended. Easy to get taxi to and from the old city and canals.

Thank Y4313GXchrist
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had a lovely stay at Balboa Heights in March. Perfect place to stay both ways on our overnight layover between flying into Tocumen and leaving from Albrook the next day. They have a great location close to Casco Viejo, but in a lovely neighborhood away from all the noise and crowd. Marijke was very helpful with our trip, providing...

Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 May 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Balboa Heights B&B. The location is great, as it is near the nicest places to visit in Panama City and still very quiet and relaxing, on the slope of Ancon Hill. In the nice garden, several different animals can be spotted, from monkeys and deers to wonderfuls birds like tucans and hummingbirds. All in...

Thank rutelau
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We loved staying at Balboa Heights B&B -- I wish we'd had more time to stay longer. Marijke could not have been nicer. She was an excellent host, answered all my questions before my arrival, and is just a lovely person. The room was very clean and nice and quiet, with a good AC for some relief from Panama heat,...

Thank Yana K
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed at 'balboa heights' for 2 nights and found it a most relaxing and comfortable place. Beautiful rooms, good breakfast! Marijke even prepared us a super breakfast when we had to leave really early in the morning at 6. During a 2day stay at San perlas islands, we could even keep our room and leave out luggage, which was...

Thank Alocin21
Washington, DC
Reviewed 23 February 2015

While a little difficult to find, the place was very comfortable and the owners are incredible friendly and helpful. The room was incredible comfortable and peaceful, the grounds were beautiful, and the breakfast each morning was tasty. I highly recommend if you're willing to go off the beaten track a little to give this place a try. You don't need...

Thank Gottaluvme_5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 July 2014

After traveling through Panama Balboa Heights B&B was the perfect place to end our trip. Beautiful room, with the best bed we had in whole Panama. With an old jungle just at the back yard, you have a change on some small wildlife. You get the peace and quiet to relax and for only 3 dollars you can explore the...

Thank Erwin S
Portland, OR
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Marijke & Joris provide lovely accommodations, a delicious brekky in the morning (Marijke even went do far as to accommodate my son's significant allergies) and comfortable surroundings. Who doesn't want to spot the lively agouti family amid the healthy, satisfying breakfast? Taxis and biking & hiking on the Almador Causeway are all readily at hand. Most of all, here is...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Balboa Heights Bed & Breakfast in Panama City is located in Balboa, there where the Administration Building of the Canal is situated. The house is a typical wooden tropical style home dated from '50, the period that the US governed the Canal. The backyard is the foot of the Balboa Heights, an untouched piece of jungle. Animals, such as deers, capybaras, monkeys, Toucans and many other bird species are frequent visitors of the garden. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable. A large colonial style bathroom is there to share. In the mornings guests can count on a full lovely breakfast. By foot you can visit Causeway Amador to see the ships pass by through the Canal. By car you are only minutes away from the Miraflores Locks, beautiful Casco Viejo or the shopping center Albrook Mall. Want to travel further domestically by plane or bus, the domestic airport and the bus terminal are also very close by. In a few words, this Bed & Breakfast is your jungle escape in the City and very conveniently located to move further onwards after a few days of sightseeing in the City. Your hosts, a young couple from The Netherlands, will be very honoured to have you stay with them. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balboa Heights Bed & Breakfast

Address: Calle Oleander 857b | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: ₹ 5,446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Balboa Heights Bed & Breakfast Panama/Panama City
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“Peace and quiet just around the corner of the city. Allbrook Terminal, Casco Viejo and the Panama Canal only a few bucks for the taxi away!”
 of 5 bubbles 240erwins, 30 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We like the room, that had a view of the forest, yes, a undeveloped park in the center of the city, saw deer and other animals, while inside city limits, and no other houses could be seen, from this room.”
 of 5 bubbles HugotheSignGuy, 13 Feb 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the room at the front of the house but the other room looks on to the garden, so if you like your wildlife request that one.”
 of 5 bubbles chillbilli, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Make a reservation before you go, since the have only 2 rooms available at the moment.”
 of 5 bubbles IV76, 12 Mar 2012 | Read review
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