At a Glance
- the adjacent De Valle Palace, built in 1917, is a wonder of eclectic architecture
- the hotel is a mammoth concrete megalith
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Hotel Jagua Review
This six-story cement structure dating from the 1950s towers over the palacios of Punta Gorda (it stands in what was once the Palacio de Valle's garden). Rooms view the bay and the city—a more pleasant sight at night than by day thanks to an oil refinery and other industry. The decor is bright and modern, with white-tile floors and colorful bedspreads. The restaurant has buffets—serving Italian food one time, Cuban another—when there are groups and offers a Continental menu when it's quiet.