Perhaps the most happening hotel in the city, Tantalo has helped usher in a new era in Casco. The property attracts a cool crowd of local hipsters and foreign jet setters, who now come to the city to soak up culture, rather than just to make a deal. Each of Tantalo's boho-chic rooms has a different theme and is decorated by a different artist. Nocturne, for instance, is an ode to Charles Bukowski, with documentary photography and quotes about night, romance, and darkness. Insulated with old phone books and newspapers, the hotel goes out of its way to be green, including using recycled plastic as potters on a green wall that's watered with reclaimed rainwater from the lounge skylight. The great house restaurant, with two long communal tables, serves eclectic tapas-style dishes. The rooftop bar, Encima, occasionally has live music and is one of the best hangouts in Casco.
Panama City› Hotel
Calle 8 Este with Avenida B
Our Rating Neighborhood Casco Viejo Phone 262-4030 Prices $153–$204 doubles, rates include breakfast Units 12 Amenities Restaurant, bar, complimentary bike rental, yoga classes, Wi-Fi (free) Web site TantaloBook a Room Now
MapCalle 8 Este with Avenida B Panama City
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