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Very Good 314 Reviews
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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


4.0 Very Good 314 Reviews
Convenient and quiet
Reviewed 1 month ago

Older small hotel on less hectic side street, but convenient walking distance to a variety of shops, restaurants, and bus lines as well as Metro stop. Large rooms and bath, but could use a thorough dusting. Plentiful breakfast buffet. Helpful staff. Outside tables for chatting and smoking.

Reviewed 2 months ago

We had a confirmed reservation here, as well as confirmed airport pick-up, coming in at 12:30AM. We arrived on time and no driver showed up. We taxied to the hotel and were told at 1:45AM that there were no rooms left. I had confirmed two days prior our reservation and late night (early morning) pick-up, so they knew when we were arriving.

If you want to be sure you have a room in Panama City, do not reserve at the Hotel DeVille.

Good service in a central location
Reviewed 2 months ago

The hotel is centrally located and the staff was helpful. I was allowed to check in 2 hours early and the guy working at night was really good and had a lot of information. My room was large and pretty quiet, the bed was really comfortable, and there were good cable channels. A few negatives - The room description listed a washer/dryer and bathrobes. I didn't have either. The wifi is open (not secure). Also, the hotel seems a little old. Overall my stay was good.

Stinky and way below average
Reviewed 4 months ago

Smells bad. Not very clean. Old (not characrerwise). Several broken things in the room ( tv, curtains, torn sheets).Breakfast is not impressive. Staff a bit aloof. There are way better options in town for the same price. I won't be back

Booking with TripAdvisor wasted my time and money. Terrible experience.
Reviewed 4 months ago

The hotel was fully booked when we arrived despite that fact we booked in advance and paid in full.

The system on TripAdvisor did not reflect this and allowed us to book and pay. We missed an event we planned on attending because we had to book a new hotel. Terrible service. Will never book anything through TripAdvisor again.