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The Balboa Inn
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

We stayed at the Balboa Inn for the beginning of our journey to Panama and again at the end. From the minute we arrived it felt like home. Bill and Mieke were amazing hosts, very helpful, very accommodating, and extremely enjoyable to visit with on the terrace. The breakfasts were great, it's in a nice residential area that is close to the airport, the bus terminal, and Albrook mall. There are a few restaurants within walking distance. We couldn't get a taxi to the ferry one morning so Bill woke early to drive us there. Mieke reserved a 2 day excursion for us to San Blas while we were off exploring Panama. When we arrived there for the end of our stay, I only had one foot out of the taxi before they were both at the door to greet us....ahhh, home sweet home! This was truly an amazing place to stay because of the hosts. I will definitely recommend to anyone that wants a carefree place to stay in Panama City. Even though the Balboa Inn is in Panama City, it sure didn't feel like it.

Room Tip: Stayed in two different rooms but room # 10 was my favourite because it opens to the terrace
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ineke-Lisa
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

We enjoyed our stay with Mieke and Bill - two very helpful hosts who are well suited for the job! Breakfasts were delicious and the open-air breakfast area tropically pleasant. The neighborhood is residential and quiet but for the occasional small plane taking off or landing at the nearby local airport. Several eateries within walking distance but English is definitely a second language here.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank PierreFournier
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I recommend Balboa Inn Bed & Breakfast highly. It is centrally located which makes it a great base point or a perfect way to begin your trip. Mieke & Bill Hamilton have a great family approach to making our stay flawless. They exceeded our expectations by providing excellent service and always sharing helpful information. They are the ultimate concierge, which made everything easier for us. The Hamilton’s were full of knowledge of Panama City and other neighboring cities, no question was too big for them to answer. They even provided us a driver for a fee who was just as friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We will definitely stay here if we return to Panama.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank BelindaKeiser
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

We felt like home from the first minute we arrived. Mieke and Bill are perfect hosts always helpful and giving useful advice for an enjoyable stay in Panama and Panama City - they are perfect managers and very nice people too. The rooms are very clean and provide you with everything you need and the sitting on their garden veranda is much better than a visit to any botanical garden - the perfect place for a stay in Panama City. We wish we can be back soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank didue007
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We stayed here while participating in the Panama Ironman 70.3. It was a great location for being able to bike a little before the race, and very convenient for biking to transition, and home after the race was over. This side of the city is quiet and safe. The Balboa Inn is located in a nice residential area. Mieke and Bill are great hosts and were so helpful with accommodating all our unusual needs -- bike transportation, an area to assemble our bikes, and even a 4:30am breakfast for race morning! We were so grateful for their flexibility and support.
Thanks Mieke and Bill!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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