Destination: Cienfuegos City
Hotel chain: Gran Caribe
Number of Rooms: 149
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
The Hotel Jagua, a full-service hotel in lovely Cienfuegos, has an interesting history: the nearby Moorish Palacio del Valle, dating from the early 20th twentieth century, was sold to a developer in the 1950s who hoped to convert it into a casino with extended hotel facilities. He was close to finishing the Hotel Jagua for this purpose when the Cuban Revolution triumphed on January 1, 1959. The casino-operation was halted and the Hotel Jagua opened as the first hotel in post-revolutionary Cuba.
This hotel exhibits architectural lines and styles typical to the 1950s; from the lobby to the rooms, spaces here are big, open, and bright. The swimming pool overlooking the Bay is a delightful place to relax after visiting elegant Cienfuegos. There are daily activities offered at the hotel, and for night owls there’s a cabaret/disco several nights a week.
The city of Cienfuegos is located on a bay of the same name. At the southern extent of the city lies residential Punta Gorda (once a hideaway for the rich) overlooking the bay. Today, a waterside stroll here reveals beautiful original wooden (beach) houses and at the tip of the point, a lovely gazebo perfect for watching the sunset.
The 139 standard rooms are bright and spacious, with pretty views of Cienfuegos and the bay. All have air conditioning, private bathroom with bathtub, shower, telephone, radio, television, safe-deposit box and minibar.
Located in the well-known residential area of Punta Gorda, overlooking the bay of Cienfuegos.
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