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Ontario, Canada
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Our stay at Balboa Inn was fantastic. Thank you Susaila and Hiram. We felt so welcome and at home. We were offered a quieter room after many unexpected guests arrived and were made to feel so comfortable. The toucans, other birds and agouti's we saw right in that backyard were so wonderful. Hope the Colibri feeder attracts more, now that...

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vermyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rolled in on a hot day after a long and miserable bus trip from Boquete to this comfortable little B&B in Balboa. The first thing offered was a beer! How win friends. Anyway, we were treated very well by the manager and his wife, the place was clean and comfortable, nice little restaurant nearby. Couldn't be happier.

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

hello thank you very much, we are new administracion and we try to do the best for the guest , we appreciate a lot your comments thanks!!

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well its our last day as managers of The Balboa Inn, we are very emotional as we love it here but things happen for a reason. The Inn is located in a beautiful part of the City in the canal zone, away from the hustle of downtown. Many birds wildlife and lovely landscape. Easy access to casco viejo, amador causeway,...

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Usb P, Gerente at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

thanks you very much

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Balboa Inn and it was one of the most enjoyable times of our trip to Panama. The gems of this place are Rosie and Simon, the managers. Even though it was 10:00 pm when we arrived, they sat with us on the patio with a beer and made us feel so welcomed. They are...

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

Hola Kyle & Mark, we really enjoyed your company and sad we will not get to see you on your last days in Panama and hope your holiday has been wonderful. We will keep in touch. Thank you for your lovely review and kind words this means so much to us. This is our last review we can respond to...

Konz
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Thank you for the kind review. We love meeting everyone from all over the world who share their stories and adventures and our job at the Inn is made easy and enjoyable when we have perfect guests. You were great company and we looked forward to your return each time. We wish you all the best for 2017. Warm regards...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We equally enjoyed your company and felt like our family returning each time. We enjoyed listening to your adventures and were happy you enjoyed your time in Panama. We miss you both.. We might see you in Austria. All the best to you both. Rosie & Simon

Zona laghi
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 13 December 2016

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 7 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 6 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....

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about The Balboa Inn

Address: Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: ₹ 5,415 - ₹ 6,886 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Balboa Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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