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The Balboa Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Porirua, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Panama for 2 nights with the objective of doing the transit tour. We booked Balboa back in Aug 16. After reading the good reviews. The management team changed by the time of our visited. The inn is quite a distance from the city and although we never visted it there is apparently a restaurant close by, but thats...

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Thank you!!

Thane, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was in Balbos Inn only for 2N1D. Its away from main city but i preferred it that way and i could see many birds in the backyard of the hotel in early morning. The rooms were ordinary but clean The management was new as I visited in mid-Feb 2017 and they took charge from JAN 17. But they were...

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

hello Thank you for the appreciation and cooperation, we try to be better always for our customers , we hope you coming back . Thanks you very much

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 April 2017

excellent hotel to stay in if you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet. it was very practical for me as i was down there for work purposes and it was in the neighborhood of my work (Canal Authority) the rooms are comfortable and the service is attentive. i've stayed here in the neighborhood of 6-7 times and...

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

hello !! Dear customers !!! We truly appreciate your comments !!! we are very happy to have you again here , please visit us again soon!!! Su

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I came in from Boca Del Toros and was immediately delighted with the very comfortable room and lovely surroundings and amenities. Sue was so great. It seemed to me that I kept bothering her with small details but she was so attentive and accommodating and I could tell she enjoyed her job and being there. I walked to The Country...

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

hello !!! im very happy to read your comments, thank you very much for your comments, i hop sou you can coming again to our place , we try to do day by day better , we going to fix the problem with our lovely parrots , that for sure!!! we do some changes now, i send the picture when...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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

hello!! we fel you here like family thank you very much for your hospitality here !! see you next year yesssss!!

Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 31 January 2017

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 31 January 2017 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...

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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 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: ₹ 4,586 - ₹ 5,620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Balboa Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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The Balboa Hotel Panama City
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“Should choose a room on first floorwith backyard view.”
SwatiShinde, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor are quieter in the evenings”
denisen146, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms ok.”
Ufos-Saar, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As far as I am able to determine, all rooms are quite.”
Marcus_Egidio, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room #5 with the closet was perfect for our 10-day stay -- allowed us to unpack completely.”
933maureenr, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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