Overview of Polana Serena Hotel

The Polana Serena Hotel is a landmark in Maputo, with a unique blend of colonial charm and African appeal. Set among swaying palms and landscaped gardens, it welcomes you with an old-world elegance.

Conveniently situated in one of the most prestigious avenues of Maputo, close to embassies, the presidency, ministries and main restaurants, the Polana is also only 10 minutes away from the city centre and the airport.  The Polana Serena Hotel is a good base from which to explore this vibrant city and its surrounds.

In addition to the hotel facilities, the Polana Serena Hotel offers numerous excursions around the city itself and further afield. You can go on day trips to the Costa do Sol or catch the ferry to Inhaca Island with its long white beaches and warm azure seas.

Rates

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Date Board Price
01/01/2024 - 31/01/2025 Bed & Breakfast R3,355

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • A real historical landmark
  • Beautiful tropical views
  • Excellent restaurants & menu variety
  • Friendly, helpful staff
Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Day tours

Day tours

Rooms at Polana Serena Hotel

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • sea-facing-room

    Standard Sea Facing Room

    The rooms and suites at The Polana reflect Maputo’s rich heritage, with décor inspired by the Portuguese, African and Indo influences. Each room and suite has a sea or city view, and is equipped with airconditioning, mini bar, satellite tv and WIFI connection.

    General Facilities

    Recline next to the sparkling swimming pool surrounded by manicured gardens and overlooking the Indian Ocean, or make use of the elegant resident’s lounge.

    Refresh your look at the hotel’s beauty salon and buy souvenirs for those at home at one of the three gift shops.

    De-stress from the real world at the Maisha Mind, Body and Spirit Health Club with its exclusive spa and small gym, including a heated lap pool.

    Babysitting service

    Babysitting service

    Bar

    Bar

    Computer facilities

    Computer facilities

    Concierge service

    Concierge service

    Curio shop

    Curio shop

    Gym

    Gym

    Hair salon

    Hair salon

    Jacuzzi

    Jacuzzi

    Restaurant

    Restaurant

    Room service

    Room service

    Safe

    Safe

    Sauna & steam room

    Sauna & steam room

    Spa

    Spa

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    The food at Polana Serena Hotel deserves its 5-star rating as one of the finest eateries in Mozambique. Dining options include a coffee shop, an informal restaurant and an elegant dining room, The Delagoa Restaurant with its French flair.

    Situated overlooking the lush landscaped gardens and pool area, the Varanda Restaurant offers a daily theme buffet as well as an à la carte menu.

    In a refined but relaxed atmosphere, the Polana Cocktail Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing long drink selected from their extensive cocktail list.

    As the sun sinks below the horizon you could savour a drink at the Aquarius Bar, complimented by dazzling views of Maputo Bay and the Indian Ocean. The Aquarius Bar served light meals and delicious sushi throughout the day.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Lauren Johansson

    Lauren Johansson

    Africa Safari Expert

    The Polana is a Maputo landmark! Noted for its design by Herbert Baker, this city hotel is perfectly accessed from the airport and harbour. If spending more than one night, do get out and explore Maputos shops which are within easy reach. My favourite spot was the Aquarius bar and restaurant which serves sushi and delicious cocktails, the views here are magic!

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    Traveller Reviews

    • SY

      We had a marvelous experience – and enjoyed Maputo Mozambique – the Polana Hotel was magnificent

      Sherry Young
    • PT

      Guest services Manager welcomed us with a surprise cake/pastires/champagne in a lovely suite. They made us feel very welcome and comfortable, despite the renovation going on.

      Peter Taylor
    • PH

      We really loved our stay. It was everything we wished for.

      Patrick Humphries
    • PH

      We really loved our stay. It was everything we wished for.

      Patrick Humphries