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Sion, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Balboa Inn, us and our 3 kids were welcomed with open arms by Rosie and Simon. They did their best to make our holidays great, from organizing taxis to organizing day trips. Rooms are good and spacious with a good breakfast served by friendly people. Close to town and yet quiet, with loads... More 

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

Thank you "The Fullemann Family" for your kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you all here with us on your two visits. Your children Maeva, Naledi and Ayiana were fantastic, such beautiful girls that are a credit to you. I am so happy they enjoyed their experience with the sloths and your jungle adventure. We are sure mum and dad... More 

Panama City, Panama
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, great hosts and soon to have a beautiful garden. Lots of birds around so paradise for birdlovers. They allow pets, which is great, so we could bring our dog. Room was good with excellent WiFi connection. And breakfast is delicious. We will definitely stay again!

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

Dear Hermine & William, thank you for your lovely review and so happy you found the Balboa Inn the perfect place for your stay in the city. We look forward to your return in December with your adorable beautiful dog "Aragon" or Arry as I like to call him. Kind regards Rosie & Simon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I stayed on and off at the Balboa Inn for a week in september 2016. Rosie and Simon are very friendly and helpful and the staff as well. The inn is located in a central but quiet area, and close to the Casco and the causeway. The rooms are spacious and the central area makes you feel relaxed. I'll be... More 

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

Dear Elsebeth, thank you for the lovely review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to base yourself at the Balboa for all your activities, whale watching, Embere village tour, san blas, casco viejo and the causeway and much more. You did so much and made the most of your time in the city.... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I have stayed with my family at the Balboa Inn last week - for the second time in a year- and I can only agree with the slogan on their (beautifully soft and luxurious!) towels: "The Balboa Inn- your home from home"! When I booked the first time last year, I chose this B&B primarily for its excellent location- it... More 

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

Thank you Birgit for your lovely review. We were so happy you and your family returned to the Balboa Inn and enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure especially seeing how much Katalina has grown and we look forward to seeing you all next year. I am sure she will have many more stories to tell us. Thank... More 

Zaandam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Couldn't agree more with previous positive comments. Feeling home abroad, nice and clean rooms, good coffee and excellent breakfast. Quite place to be, close by the locks, the hill and with a cab your a in an instance at the old town for example. Simon and Rosie bid us a hospitable welcome. Very helpful in finding additional tours to do... More 

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Boblingen, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Rosie and Simon are very helpful and very friendly. They are of great assistance for any question such as restaurants, sight seeing etc. The rooms are very basic, especially considering the price for the rooms. Breakfast is pretty rudimentary too. The replenishment of breakfast items is rather slow, and in our case there was no more coffee even before the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

A lovely hotel run by a lovely English couple - the rooms are a good size and mine had beautifully decorated walls with painted storks and foliage, super hot water with nice bathrooms freebies. It also had great storage space, large windows and a/c; all set in a lovely shaded garden, onto which some rooms open onto. You eat breakfast... More 

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Colfax, California
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Having lived in the Canal Zone way back in the late sixties,I was somewhat familiar with Balboa. Not wanting to stay in Panama City, a real zoo,we chose the Balboa B B to start our nearly month long trip across Panama.We arranged an airport pick-up with Rosie and a two night stay before heading to a beach area near Costa... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The very first thing to say about the Balboa Inn is to commend the high level of service offered by Rosie and Simon. From booking a lift from and to the airport (very important) to guidance on how to negotiate a local taxi, they are very quick to offer help or do the arranging for you. Besides that, the rooms... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had the pleasure of spending 10 nights at the Inn with our fantastic hosts, Rosie and Simon, during our recent trip to Panama. The goal of the trip was to explore the Canal Zone neighborhood where my Great-Aunt and Uncle lived from 1935 to 1950 and the Inn was the absolute perfect jumping off point for our visit. Although... More 

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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 Ancón) 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: £62 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“As far as I am able to determine, all rooms are quite.”
 of 5 bubbles Marcus_Egidio, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room #5 with the closet was perfect for our 10-day stay -- allowed us to unpack completely.”
 of 5 bubbles 933maureenr, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closest to the office have a better chance of reliable wifi.”
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“my room was off the courtyard and I loved it.”
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