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Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar

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Avenida B Calle 8 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We picked this place for the location and the quirky rooms and they were spot on. Great location, though Casci Viejo isn't very big so not hard. Staff were very helpful. Rooms clean, big and everything you need. Good view of city from the rooftop bar. Only thing I would say is that for the money you pay there should... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holy cow this place is awesome! First off it's located in Casco Antigo, a neighborhood outside of Panama City proper. Even though my husband and I are backpacking and thus on a budget, I really wanted to see Casco and stay there at least one night, and one night is all we could afford but money was no object I... More 

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TantaloHotel, General Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review

Dear Ginji Thanks for your recent review about your experience in Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar. We are very pleased with your comments and certainly we will pass your review to our team. The vision and concept was delivered by our owner and the service and hospitality by our great staff. We hope to have you back in a... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow...what an amazing view! We came here for cocktails at sunset and we were not disappointed. It starts to get busy around this time but we were lucky and managed to get a table. The mojitos were excellent, almost as good as the view! This bar is a must if you are visiting Panama City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Amazing first time visit to Panama City! Travelled alone on holiday - Stayed 4 of my 7 nights at Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo in Room #5 (corner room) "Geo Orga" which was massive and incredibly cool vibe. I loved my corner room with the 3 huge doors and windows bathing my room with sun and tropical breezes from my... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went here to have a bite on the rooftop terrace and were pleasantly surprised by the vegetarian options. The portions are a bit small (count on two dishes per head), but the food tasted very well. Nice view too - overlooking both the old city and the skyscrapers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a review of the downstairs lounge/bar and rooftop bar. I thoroughly enjoyed both. Service is friendly and attentive, drinks are reasonably priced (perhaps a touch on the expensive side but I imagine that comes from being a top destination in Casco Viejo). Definitely worth checking out. Note: our time at the rooftop was cut short because of an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Probably the best place in Panama at the moment. Everywhere from the food itself to the ambiance. It is tapas style. Great cocktails. Good for drinks at the bar upstairs as well. Great view from above.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a super hip, fun hotel with very friendly staff, comfy beds and overall a great vibe. I could sit in the lobby bar, snack on the delicious cocktails and listen to the great music all night! This was our third stay in three years and after fantastic service from Rita during the first two years and lovely experience... More 

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TantaloHotel, General Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review

Dear alr4444 Thank you for the recent review related to your last visit to Tantalo Hotel. We are glad you have visited our Hotel several time and that you have enjoyed the overall experience. Tantalo indeed has a vibrant ambience in the restaurant and roofbar and we do our best to control the music levels so it doest not affect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Tantalo is freaking amazing. The rooms are all different and well decorated. The beds were comfortable. The lotion they have is great. Trust me it smells great. Showers are good. Obviously the roof top bar is perfect. With the best view in Panama City. The mojitos were fantastic. I mean fantastic. The service they offer was great. They held our... More 

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TantaloHotel, General Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review

Dear Kaitlan_shiloniy Thanks very much for your recent comments about you last visit to Tantalo Hotel. We are please to know you had a great overall experience including our services and amenities. Thanks again for your valuable comments and we look to welcome back in the future. Kind Regards. More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

When have you booked a hotel and been able to choose the exact room in which you wanted to stay? At Tantalo, you can. Each room is designed by a different artist, and you can choose your "theme" upon booking. Pretty cool, especially since some styles may not suit your taste. The hotel is very reasonably priced. Rooms are a... More 

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TantaloHotel, General Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review

Dear KW1011 Thanks for your valuable comments. We are glad you had a great stay in Tantalo as well as enjoyed the views and drinks in our Roofbar. Our booking engine indeed allows our customers to choose (upon availability) any of the 10 rooms we have. The idea is you stay in the room you feel more identified with. For... More 

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