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“tantalizing food experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar

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Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar
Ranked #37 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
holland
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149 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“tantalizing food experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The restaurant Tantalo is one of the most innovative restaurants in Panama city. Although it took some time to place our orders, the quality and prenetation of the food was great. The atmosphere is modern, but by a smart light plan, intimate. We were in the low season and were seated without making a reservation but I estimate that in high season a reservation is needed. The staff is friendly and informal and speaks spanish and english. Overall we realy liked this restaurant and recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grecia S, Guest Relations Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review, May 4, 2015
Dear HollandWanderer,

Thank you very much for all your kind comments.

We are pleased that you enjoyed our food at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, always full of art, good vibes, good service and surprises for our customers.

We invite you to visit our different environments.

Hope to see you soon to continue enjoying the beautiful Panama city with us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ojai, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in August 2013 during our honeymoon and it was great. The staff were friendly and helpful; they even brought champagne and a dessert platter to our room since we were on our honeymoon. The meal we had at the restaurant was one of the best we had in Panama and the rooftop bar was very lively and happening for a Tuesday night. We definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again without a doubt!
Oh yeah, the bed was amazing! We slept so well!
-Jeanette & Patrick Muller

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jeanette M
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Grecia S, Guest Relations Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review, May 4, 2015
Dear Jeanette,

Thank you very much for all your kind comments.

We are pleased that you and your husband enjoyed our different environments at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, always full of art, good vibes, good service and surprises for our customers.

Hope to see you soon to continue enjoying the beautiful Panama city with us.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great location! My husband and I stayed overnight - arrived on a Monday a.m. & left the next day. The Truly Panama shuttle service (Nahir Nunez) that picked us up at the airport was exceptionally helpful. Our room at the Tantalo (with a sweet balcony) was spacious, clean. The AC worked beautifully ditto the shower. Hotel staff was courteous and helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms w/balcony on back of the hotel and far from the 'atrio' (which is where music happens...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CZJones
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Grecia S, Guest Relations Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review, May 4, 2015
Dear CZJones,

Thank you very much for all your kind comments.

We are pleased that you and your husband enjoyed our different environments at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, always full of art, good vibes, good service and surprises for our customers.

Hope to see you soon to continue enjoying the beautiful Panama city with us.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

My husband and I arrived at this hotel at 2:00 a.m. The driver was waiting at the airport and took us there. We checked in, hoping to just crash and sleep. The bed was uncomfortable, but the noise was unbelievable. It was a Thursday and at 3:00 a.m. the traffic noise ouside our window was nonstop. Sirens wailing, and in addition, noise from thin walls and bar upstairs. We dragged ourselves downstairs to lobby and explained that we couldn't spend another night there, and could they please just charge us for the one night (actually only 1/2 night). At first they were not pleasant to my husband, but when I tried to explain they agreed. However, after my husband paid $190 for the driver and one night's stay, I returned home to find they charged an additional $48 to my credit card. I contacted the hotel, but they are not concerned with this.
So, in conclusion, I will say the hotel is pretty, lots of artwork, but very minimalist. If you want to stay up all night and like noise, then by all means go there. If you want to be comfortable, stay elsewhere (we moved to The Bristol) and take a taxi to see that area (taxis are cheap).
Very disappointing!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Patricia W
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Large rooms, great location, and good service. Room had a couch and a balcony overlooking the lounge. Right in the middle of Casco Viejo, best place to walk around as a tourist. A little loud, could hear music from downstairs lounge.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank albinsky
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Grecia S, Guest Relations Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review, May 4, 2015
Dear Albinsky,

Thank you very much for all your kind comments.

We are pleased that you enjoyed our different environments at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, always full of art, good vibes, good service and surprises for our customers.

Hope to see you soon to continue enjoying the beautiful Panama city with us.
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in this hotel, having picked it to avoid the large international chains in the newer part of town. The location is amazing in the Old Town and there are many restaurants and bars you can walk to.

The hotel is itself fantastic from the moment you check in until you check out. Excellent service from all members of the team (restaurant, front desk and roof top bar tenders) and very boutique with excellent design. Rita on the front desk was always very courteous and helpful and is a great asset to the hotel.

I stayed there with my parents and was initially concerned that the noise from the roof top bar might disturb them but the rooms are very quiet. We were never disturbed by noise.

Would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: Perhaps ask for a room on the 2nd floor (it is furthest away from the roof top bar)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank sastravel15
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Grecia S, Guest Relations Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review, May 4, 2015
Dear Sastravel15,

Thank you very much for all your kind comments.

We are pleased that you and your parents enjoyed our different environments at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, always full of art, good vibes, good service and surprises for our customers.

Hope to see you soon to continue enjoying the beautiful Panama city with us.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at tantalo. On reading the reviews I was worried about the noise but it wasn't a problem even with work going on in the street outside. We ate at the restaurant at night and it was one of the best meals of the trip. The rooftop bar is stunning.

Now onto the rooms, they were so luxurious and comfortable. The bed was the most delicious place I have ever slept and the artwork was really quirky.

Finally the staff, especially Rita were fantastic especially when they heard we were on honeymoon. We couldn't of asked for a better place to end our trip.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Madcow4985
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Grecia S, Guest Relations Manager at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, responded to this review, May 5, 2015
Dear Madcow4985,

Thank you very much for all your kind comments.

We are pleased that you and your husband enjoyed our different environments at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar, always full of art, good vibes, good service and surprises for our customers.

Hope to see you soon to continue enjoying the beautiful Panama city with us.
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Property: Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar
Address: Avenida B Calle 8 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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