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Reviewed 21 May 2009

My wife and I traveled to Panama for our honeymoon. Before flying to Bocas del Toro we stayed at the Balboa Inn a couple of nights and stayed there again before returning to the States. Its location in a quiet residential neighborhood (known as the Balboa 'flats' during the Canal Zone days) on the side of Ancon Hill is not...

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Reviewed 19 May 2009

We really enjoyed The Balboa Inn. The Dutch owner was accessible and informative and the staff was also helpful. The servers were friendly and breakfast were great on the lovely patio. The Inn is located in the "Canal Zone" where the canal staff were housed and had offices during construction. The area is close to the Miraflores locks, a beautiful...

1Thank lucyminnesota
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 May 2009

We spent 4 nights (April 15 - 19) at the Inn prior to our cruise. We were greeted at the airport by Julius (he works with the Inn), he had a sign with our name on it and made our trip to the Inn very pleasant, especially after flying all day. Gloria checked us in, and was there every night....

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 9 May 2009

The Balboa Inn was an arrival and departure B&B for us on our recent Panama trip. Safe truely neighborhood location at the base on Ancon Hill, the staff at Balboa was helpful and very kind. Breakfast on the patio was excellent! Thorwald and his staff were very helpful in arranging transportation to and from the airport both ways.....good recommendations on...

1Thank hansboomer
keystone heights, fl
Reviewed 20 April 2009

My husband & I stayed at the Balboa Inn 4 nights. Pre-arrival communications were well done as well as an arranged pick up from another hotel. We arrived and were nicely greeted by Gina, Saskia and other non-english speaking staff. I chose a triple room since others had commented on lack of places to open suitcases & other storage issues....

3Thank gtrtravel
Panamathor, Owner at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this extensive review. It reaffirms the notion that creating total customer satisfaction is a never ending process and we welcome this opportunity to dot our ‘I’s’ so to say. We agree there are a few rooms left that still need minor fixes such as hangers and will take care of...

Reviewed 20 April 2009

It was my first time in Panama. I stayed for a week, April 5 to April 12. The staff Gina, Gloria were wonderful, helpful, like family for the week I stayed there. The owner, Thorwald, is very helpful in giving guidance for what to do and also very interested in finding our how your different outings from the B&B went....

Thank ItalyTina
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 April 2009

The Inn is a great B&B, perfect if you want to be close to PC but away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. So close to Albrook (bus station and airport) as well as Amador Causeway, this is the perfect place to stay if you are planning day trips (or even longer) to other parts of the...

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North Myrtle Beach, SC
Reviewed 11 April 2009

The best thing about this bed and breakfast is the people. Jeri, Gloria, Thorwald, and especially Gina were friendly and helpful with all aspects of our stay. It was very clean and the breakfast was good. We made several different reservations online since the room type we wanted was not available on all days. On arrival, the rate was adjusted...

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Reviewed 2 April 2009

Balboa Inn Three generations of my family spent four nights at the Balboa Inn in Panama City, Panama. Everyone of all ages was pleased with the trip. The owners and staff (especially Thorwald and Gina) were flat-out incredible; some of the most well-informed, friendly, courteous, and helpful people we have ever had the pleasure to work with anywhere in the...

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Reviewed 31 March 2009

Our family stayed here at the start and end to our 7 days in Panama. The location is excellent, safe, clean, friendly staff, excellent breakfast on a beautiful patio set in a beautiful neighborhood in a peaceful setting. It's close to the local airport, MiaFlores, the Causeway-great spot for lunch and seeing the views of the city and near the...

Thank mundocurious

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: RM354 - RM447 (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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“As far as I am able to determine, all rooms are quite.”
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“Room #5 with the closet was perfect for our 10-day stay -- allowed us to unpack completely.”
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