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“The Magic of Casco Viejo / Tantalo”

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Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar
Ranked #31 of 115 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 22, 2012

We were a large group of twenty people, had dinner in the restaurant which was super good, we loved that is an tapas menu, so you get to share with everyone and theres not the uncomfortable "waiting for everyone to choose moment", the Chef even came to our table and we were able to say our comments.

We had fabulous wine recommended by Adam which was a super good Host, we finished our night in the rooftop bar which I wouldn't find words to describe because is a place that need to be experienced, with views of the old city, mountain and the skyscrapers is just a terrific place to hang out and have a few drinks with good music and nice ambience.

Definitely a place in Casco Antiguo that you need to see if you go and stay there.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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TantaloHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2012

Hi Genesis
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are excited that you and your friends enjoyed our restaurant as well as our beautiful Roofbar. Please coma back soon, a passion fruit mojito will be waiting for you.

Cheers!

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Tantalo Hotel had everything I seek while traveling - excellent service, sheek decor, central location & key included amenities (free wi fi throughout entire property, delish food, iPod docs in the rooms, SUPER comfy beds, etc.).
This was my 2nd trip to Panama & my first stay in the Old City.  The area is super charming.  To be able to explore the area by foot & then go back to a hip home is pretty awesome.  The  roof top lounge is the place to be in the city!  Sunset cocktails w/a spectacular view of the city - heaven;)  (Loved the Lemon Grass Mojito - so refreshing & delicious!).  The place is pretty happening at night but the good news is that I didn't have to walk far or worry about any noise following me to sleep that night (rooms are perfectly insulated.  Thank you for making my little Panama holiday amazing - I look fwd. to my next stay at Tantalo!  

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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TantaloHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2012

Thank you very much for your good comments. We are thinking to get your comments to our staff to motivate them and letting them see that they can make things happen, letting you to live the experience of Tantalo.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

My Partner and I had lunch at Tantalos yesterday and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the decor and ambience fresh, modern and comfortable and the service we received from our waiter Francisco was outstanding . He attended to our every need and was helpful, informative and professional - he also spoke English which is definitely a plus. He gave us a post lunch tour of the rooftop bar which had fantastic views over Panama City.
I whole heartedly recommend Tantalos!
Thanks guys,
Stacie and Peter - London, England.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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TantaloHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2012

Estimados Stacie & Peter,

So great that you had such a good experience. Just to let you know we sent a memo to all our staff with compliments to Francisco. Thank you very much.

Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

the old city is the place to stay in panama city-- it is being built up more and more each day. And Tantalo is the place to hang out in Casco Viejo-- the views are incredible, and the attention to every detail is mind blowing!!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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TantaloHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2012

It has been a few months since your visit and we are proud to tell you a lot of things have changed…for the better! Our beautiful green wall is now installed and it has the distinction of being the first interior green wall in Panama. The artwork in the rooms is all finished and it looks incredible, our international tapas menu is finalized and we have been getting excellent reviews from visitors just like you. Additionally, we now are the proud owner of Oliver, a metal dog sculpture that is made out of Panamanian scrap metal who is constantly guarding our entrance.

Please come back soon

Happy Travels!

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

"Tontalo Kitchen" was a sophisticated mixture of panamanian fusion and classic north american dishes- all with a gourment finish. Great ambiance and drop dead dishes like the fried cheese and tender octopus..

Roof top bar is a hybrid NYC style deck with great music, a cool breeze, and sweeping views of the skyline..undoubtedly one of the best in Panama..

Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
Thank David B
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TantaloHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2012

Thank you very much for your comments. We invite you to continue to enjoy our dishes, you can also enjoy our breakfast and snacks.

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Good people at Tantalo: we really enjoyed your new hotel and especially the rooftop bar. The ambiance and views are amazing - of both the historical Casco rooftops and views of the modern city.

The service was great and excellent appetizers!

Thanks for a great time. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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TantaloHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2012

Dear BriPanama,

Thank you very much. Like we said to another customer, let us know what kind of event or activities we can organize for your entertaiment and full enjoy.

We are still putting the pieces together, but we definitely think that our space, restaurant and rooftop could hold very special events and very special moments.

Best regards

Tantalo Hotel Kitchen & Roofbar

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Without a doubt the best view of Panama city that you are going to get from Casco Viejo... my reaction was a literal "wow" when I first arrived and got an eyeful just as the sun was setting... and I live here!

The team behind this place has clearly paid a lot of attention to details... the lighting in Tantalo Kitchen, the first floor restaurant, hangs from the ceiling like a spiderweb, creating the type of effect you would kill to replicate at home. While its a quick elevator ride to the bar a quick detour to the retro tile floor stairs is well worth the effort.

My friend and myself ordered a series of tapas ranging from sumptuous mac n cheese (with shrimp bits!) to sirloin blue cheese sliders. We could not get enough of the fresh take on Panamanian comfort food like the tortillas and pulled pork concoction which we had to order twice! And then again... which we kind of regretted because we barely had room for the spiced jumbo shrimp which must have been marinating since the stone age, they were steeped in flavor. We had a chocolate chip ice cream cookie for dessert like spoiled children... and it was fabulous.

Will definitely be back... can't wait to stay at one of the rooms!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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TantaloHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2012

Dear VixCr:

Thank you for your review, is very pleasent for us that in so short time so many many people has felt and lived the Tantalo experience in so many, many ways.

Please make this hotel your home, for every time that you come to Panama, and if you live in Panama, then make this place your escaped...

Best regards!

Tantalo Hotel Kitchen & Roofbar

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Address: Avenida B Calle 8 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Panama City
Price Range: $104 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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