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Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida B Calle 8 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #10 of 107 hotels in Panama City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Austin, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Tantalo for 2 nights this week. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, and well-decorated. The rooftop bar has a great view, but mediocre service. As other reviewers have noted, there's a fair amount of street noise outside the hotel. However, we didn't find the staff to be particularly helpful or polite. The first real... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tantalo is a fun and lively restaurant with a constant energetic vibe. The food is phenomenal, the rooms are clean and spacious and the staff is very friendly. After having a poor experience with Casa Antigua, I had to find an alternative hotel to stay at in Panama City. I wanted to stay in Casco Viejo, bit most hotels were... More

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is your perfect stop when visiting Panama's old city. The restaurant on the street level is great and the people are very friendly. There is a rooftop bar with good music and the perfect place for a sunset drink.

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first arrived to Tantalo on a Thursday night the restaurant and roof top bar was in full swing. It was exciting! The front desk staff were attentive and welcoming upon our arrival. The room we stayed in had a funky cool street art vibe. The staff were accommodating and always greeted us during our stay. The roof top... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We travel extensively and have a good basis of comparison for outstanding versus basic, Tantalo was outstanding. Are the rooms cool? Yes. Is the food delicious? Yes. Is the bar the place to be at night? Yes. But the service... the service is simply outstanding. We emailed in advance of arriving and had a great response from Antonio at the... More

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Boquete, Panama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My friends and I stopped by the restaurant earlier in the day asking about if they had happy hour and was told the had 2 for 1 drinks. We returned for happy hour to find out only the local beers were 2 for 1. We waited for a long time for a $9 drink that was only half full. We... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Me and two friends stayed here for 5-days and had a fantastic time. I love the layout of the place, the staff is very helpful and speak great English, we really felt at home here. The room was also spectacular and we were given a free upgrade given that it was off-peak. I would come back here if I were... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed in room 5 last week for 3 nights. We arrived late on a Sunday night and they kept the restaurant open past time for us. They also left a really nice welcome tray in our room with snacks like marshmallows, chocolate covered strawberries and graham crackers. The food was excellent. We had breakfast, lunch and... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped by Tantalo to escape the heat and catch the Mexico/Netherlands match and enjoyed it so much we booked our remaining stay there. The hotel is really unique in that each room is designed by a different artist. We stayed in suite #5 consisting of three balconies overlooking the square and wonderful contemporary artworks from wall to ceiling..but done... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Tantalo is a unique experience and a great place to stay in Casco Viejo if you're looking for and artsy and different hotel. Recently spent several nights in Panama City and had originally booked the Tantalo for 1 night during my trip. While exploring Casco Viejo, I decided to scope out Tantalo before my stay which would be a few... More

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Address: Avenida B Calle 8 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar 3.5*
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Our hotel is created with the mindset that we u different spaces as one commercial organism that is constantly evolving throughout the day / night. Tantalo is a 12-room hotel, a restaurant featuring a communal kitchen-style atmosphere serving shared comfort dishes influenced by ingredients from around the globe, the lively ground floor bar / lounge and finally the only public outdoor rooftop bar / lounge in Casco Viejo with incredible views. Each hotel room features individually designed custom art by different local artists ensuring that no two rooms will be the same. ... more   less 
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