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What We Love

  • Staying in comfortable designer digs in Panama City’s rapidly changing old town
  • Dining on hearty tapas dishes in the restaurant before heading to the rooftop bar for cocktails with a view
  • The property’s eco-friendly philosophy
  • Guests can use the hotel’s bikes to explore the historic neighborhood
  • Rooms are spacious, stylized affairs
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Due to the vibrant ambience of the nightlife, children 17 and under are not recommended
  • While the surroundings are safe, there are some streets that are not recommended for wandering
  • Some guests may not like their balconies so close to those of nearby private residences
  • About 20 minutes (depending on traffic) from the downtown/financial center
  • Expect some noise from the party-loving crowd in the rooftop bar


  •  Adults Only
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

With a stay at Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar in Panama City (Panama Old Quarter), you’ll be minutes from Panama Cathedral and Panama Old Cathedral. This hotel is within close proximity of Palacio de las Garzas and Herons’ Palace.

Make yourself at home in one of the 11 guestrooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and separate sitting areas.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

How to Get There

Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar
Calle 8 Este con Avenida B, Casco Viejo
Panama City, 00000 Panama


Spacious room
Mariette H

Interesting building style with Chinese colonial furniture. Our room was very spacious with a lot of wasted spaces. My son had to share king size bed with us even though it was a double level room with 2 toilets, dining table and lounge suite. Wifi average in the lounge, but no signal in the bedroom but very good in the lobby. The computer is old and very very slow. Some areas need urgent maintenance and carpet in passage need replacement. Not recommended for family with small children as the one window at stairs is very dangerous when opened. Walking distance from restaurants, Rey supermarket and Metro train and bus routes.

4-star Hotel without City map
Vladimir F

De Ville is officially 4-star Boutique Hotel.
I had De Luxe Suite, Single occupation, Breakfast included, for very good price, less than 60 euros per night.
The Suite was not very large, but clean and quiet, as I requested, and Non smoking! The Furniture was classic, the double bed comfortable. I had in the room safe, fridge and coffee-maker for filter coffee.
There was no welcome drink upon arrival and no free bottle of drinking water. There was no bar in the lounge.
I was asked to pay my room upon arrival, which I did with my Mastercard.
The bathroom was with shower, which is OK for me and had some toileteries (soap, shampoo, conditioner), but no body lotion, which I like and had it with me.
Breakfast was good but not excellent for the 4-star hotel. I certainly missed some better cold meat, croissants and honey. There was yogurth the first morning only. The juice was not good, just "coloured water". The coffee was good.
I asked at reception for the city map, as I was for the first time in the town, but they didn't have it.
The most of the staff was correct, not extremelly kind, and most of them don't speak English. I asked for the wake-up call at 4.30 am the day of my departure, but they didn't call me. The best of all was Mr. Luis at reception.

So So!

Not very clean hotel, carpets old and dirty, lots of stains...it's too expensive for that hotel. in some rooms very very bad WiFi or sometime completely lost signal.. But very good location in the center of the city and At the reception they speak English!