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Bala Beach Resort

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went to Bala Beach as part of another trip to a near-by zoo in Colón. We tried the beach, which unfortunately needs some maintenance in regards to the trash etc, at least what is right in front of the hotel and restaurante for better comfort of visitors. Sun chairs and other amenities are limited. Maybe they could offer more...

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Colon, Panama
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The place is beautiful but they need more attractions. you can enjoy the pool, play volleyball, go to the beach, eat in their restaurant and go in kayak, but this is all you can do. In my opinion they need to expand the amount of activities they offer, for example a bar with cool music, other entertainment areas, etc.

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1Thank danielmc_18
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The owner I rented from provided excellent communication and was able to provide keys and information about the area quickly. Very clean and very knowledgeable owners. Wouldn't hesitate to rent again through this method. Rented all around the word through the owners sites.

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4Thank Nuagetrek
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Please AVOID THIS PLACE at all cost. My family and I made reservations for March 2016 for a 3 bedroom apartment for 7 people since January. After making the reservation, we emailed the Operations Manager (Eric) to confirm our stay since we were traveling all the way from NYC. Please see attached picture showing the email we received from him...

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27Thank Ssantamaria
Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

For staters, this is not a Resort. It is a owner owned condominium who hires a third party management team who rent out units to foreigners and tourist alike. This information is critical because you must be aware of the check in start and end time. Which by the way isn't disclosed until the reservation is booked. The check is...

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10Thank Amed A
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I say it is exclusive for two reasons: it is designed to be higher end but is struggling to become established, so is exclusive of many things: a restaurant, smooth or paved roads and parking, windows that don't rattle or whistle in a wind, and people. We visited during high season yet there were 9 of 120(?) suites occupied, which...

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BalaBeach, Gerente at Bala Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we take our customers insights very carefully to make sure we are in constant improvement. We hope next time you visit our project you'll enjoy the most. - Bala Beach

Utah
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Just didn't fit us or or meet our expectations of a resort and seemed to be a lot to pay $465 for 3 nights with free breakfast – not a good value for us. The resort does try hard, has friendly nice helpful but mostly Spanish speaking only employees, It was more like 2 star for us, but their efforts...

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BalaBeach, Gerente at Bala Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for your review. We´re sorry to hear you didn´t enjoy your time at our project. We are constantly working on major improvements and as we are a developing project in a humble town, we enjoy being able to provide a different side of the Caribbean. Thanks! - Bala Beach

Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Bala Beach resort is about an hour and a half of Panama City. There are several things that I really liked about this place. First, it was the calmness of the place; event though is near Colon, Bala Beach is well located, far from the noise and the crowd. We arrived Friday night, went to town to buy some groceries...

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BalaBeach, Gerente at Bala Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Lilia for your great review! We´re glad you enjoyed the little details of staying with us, please come back whenever you like. -Bala Beach Team

Reviewed 15 December 2015

Bala Beach is a great place to visit if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing time. We visited during the rainy season and there weren't many guests at the resort. We stayed for four nights and it was amazing to listen to the waves crash the shore every evening. I will definitely go back. If you are looking for...

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Bala Beach Reso... P, Gerente at Bala Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your time at Bala Beach Resort, and we look forward to seeing you in the near future. -BBR

Reviewed 25 October 2015

the best is the pool and the outdoor activities and the nearness of historic places. Colon, the other side of the Panama canal. pr¡effect if you don't like to many people around. There are no night life.

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Bala Beach Reso... P, Manager at Bala Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We really appreciate your review, we hope to see you again!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bala Beach Resort is a Rental Program located in the Panamanian Caribbean, specifically in Maria Chiquita, Colon, way to Portobelo. Our Rental program is not as other Hotel or Beach Resorts in the country. We are focus in giving couples and families a relaxing ambiance out from the congested and noisy city, offering a Concierge service and amenities that will fulfill your needs. The Bala Beach Resort Rental Pool Apartments are warm, inviting, and designed for your comfort and convenience. Whether you choose a Studio apartment, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, or a 3 bedroom apartment, you will experience the celebrated “ahhhhh” of our Relaxing Resort. Internet usage is available in our common areas and is for free. 

All Rooms feature Queen-size beds, free bottled water, welcome amenities, and fitness center access. A relaxing, upscale space, Aku Restaurant offers complimentary breakfast between 8:00am and 10:30am, and an open Menu from 11:00am to 7:00pm, accompanied of a variety of beverage options throughout the day. After a day of friends or family there is one more thing to savor at our Resort: the welcome of our guest apartments, which are completely smoke-free. Studios $120.00 per night (2 people max)- I Bedroom $175.00 per night (4 people max)- 2 Bedroom $230.00 per night (6 people max)- 3 Bedroom $300.00 per night (8 people max) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bala Beach Resort

Address: Maria Chiquita, Portobelo, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Price Range: £90 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bala Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rent lower floors as upper floors the windows rattle from the strong wind, plus if you have to get out quickly, you can use the stairs.”
Nuagetrek, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here!”
Ssantamaria, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rent from the condo owners. Choose high floors for the best views.”
  • Bala Beach resort - view from the balcony of the beach and restaurant
  • View from the balcony towards Portobelo
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tripmaster10, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms we saw appear to have a fire hazard in the water heater venting, are noisy and badly fitted so don't unpack until you've checked the room meets your expectations, you may be moving!!! Rent from an owner, I'd expect they should have fixed most of the problems by now.”
PANAJACX, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Find an owner who will rent to you through the web, as the rental pool is not ready yet. reasonable rates both long and short term.”
Nuagetrek, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
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