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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.


  • A real historical landmark
  • Beautiful tropical views
  • Excellent restaurants & menu variety
  • Friendly, helpful staff


  • Day tours
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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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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Babysitting service available
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Concierge service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Bar
  • Hair salon
  • Computer facilities


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Dates Board Price
2022-01-01 — 2022-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $155

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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Polana Serena Hotel

Sherry Young

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

Peter Taylor

"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."

Patrick Humphries

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

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