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Polana Serena Hotel, Maputo

Luxury hotel in Maputo with 3 restaurants and spa

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$171 CAD

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  • Poolside Bar
  • Studio, 1 Double Bed - Bathroom
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Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380, Maputo, 00100, Mozambique
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Great place to stay while in Maputo. Beautiful views and they took care of scheduling a…

    Jun. 21, 2021

  • The restaurant, the fountains, the amenities. Pleasant and helpful staff

    Mar. 8, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 153 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Museum of Natural History - 21 min walk
  • Shopping 24 - 24 min walk
  • Eduardo Mondlane University - 33 min walk
  • Maputo Cathedral - 38 min walk
  • Maputo City Hall - 39 min walk
  • Maputo Botanical Gardens - 39 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room
  • Executive Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Studio, 1 Double Bed

Location

Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380, Maputo, 00100, Mozambique
  • Museum of Natural History - 21 min walk
  • Shopping 24 - 24 min walk
  • Eduardo Mondlane University - 33 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Museum of Natural History - 21 min walk
  • Shopping 24 - 24 min walk
  • Eduardo Mondlane University - 33 min walk
  • Maputo Cathedral - 38 min walk
  • Maputo City Hall - 39 min walk
  • Maputo Botanical Gardens - 39 min walk
  • Fortress of Maputo - 44 min walk
  • Praca dos Trabalhadores - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Machava Stadium - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Xefina Pequena - 11.9 mi / 19.1 km

Getting around

  • Maputo (MPM-Maputo Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 153 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pool sun loungers

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1922
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Serena Maisha has 5 treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Varanda All Day Dining - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Delagoa Fine Dining - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Aquarius - This restaurant specializes in sushi and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Small print

Also known as

  • Polana Serena Hotel Maputo
  • Polana Serena Hotel
  • Polana Serena Maputo
  • Polana Serena
  • Polana Serena Hotel Hotel
  • Polana Serena Hotel Maputo
  • Polana Serena Hotel Hotel Maputo

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MZN 200 per person (one way)

Policies

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Polana Serena Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring sushi. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Moksha (5-min walk), La Dolce Vita (6-min walk), and Mundo's (8-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MZN 200 per person one way.
  • Onsite recreation at Polana Serena Hotel includes aerobics . Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Polana Serena Hotel also has a fitness center and a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Just wish they had a map showing facilities. I couldn't find the fitness club or restaurants. Walked around the grounds for a long time, getting lost (but it was a wonderful walk; the grounds are lovely). I finally asked, but it would be nice if their room services book had a map.

    Margo, 2 night business trip, Mar. 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice hotel and location. Spacey and comfortable all around.

    3 night business trip, Jan. 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel

    My favorite hotel! Love everything about it.

    Inga, 1 night business trip, Nov. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stay at Polana Serena Maputo

    Gracious, luxurious old style hotel - outstanding service

    Rick, 1 night romance trip, Aug. 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Polana always great!

    The Polana is a beautiful colonial-era hotel. Staff are super friendly and breakfast is amazing. The renovated wing is very nice with all modern amenities but I think loses some of its historic charm, but just depends what you’re looking for!

    Anna, 5 night business trip, Jul. 7, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good service

    7 night business trip, Jun. 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good and nice to stay

    5 night business trip, Jun. 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Can consider

    1 night business trip, Jun. 11, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Bad senior mismanagement of a charming old hotel.

    I don’t really know how to rate this place. I stayed there twice in the past two weeks. It’s a beautiful old hotel with lots of charm, good food, friendly staff. But my room never had hot water. I informed the reception who sent someone to “fix” it but nothing changed. No apologies from management, no change of rooms nothing. This week I stayed there again. I wake up yesterday to find the whole main hotel in pitch darkness. Fire doors closed, lifts not working, air con off, room key cards not working, only lighting in passages a few small small tea lights. I nearly walked straight into a glass painting at the end of the passage it was so dark. We sat in that darkness for 10 hours. My phone went dead. My laptop died. Couldn’t do any work at all. Some lame excuse about the backup generator not working. For a 5 star hotel owned by one of the richest men in the world? Really? So - what did Mr Abishek Negi do to compensate us for this? He was around. He did nothing at all. No letter of apology, no offer of refunds, no free meal, not even a spa voucher. Nothing. Maybe he only does that for VIPs. I asked at reception what they were going to do and they just shake their heads. Nope. That’s not how you run a 5 star hotel, anywhere, ever.

    Michael, 1 night business trip, May 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location, amenities, breakfast, staff... It's a great hotel and the service is very good too.

    Amy, 5 night business trip, Apr. 26, 2019

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