The room is in a bad state. The safe is not working. The fridge is not working. The aircon is noisy. The food is totally over priced for the average quality tey serve. The oher guests had a party right in front of my door until 11pm. Sleep is not good on the very thin mattress. Linen is hard. Really not a good deal for the price they charge. They have free wifi but the internet speed is 0.02MPS
We weren't scheduled to stop in Moatize/Tete but circumstances dictated an overnight stay at Hotel Moatize. It's pretty upmarket - nice furnishings and finishes: air-con, TV, modern bathroom and shower, inviting pool. A little bit expensive at around $150 per room per night, but the area seems generally very expensive (with all the mining activity pushing up prices). The adjoining restaurant is also nice but the prices quoted in the dinner menu seemed exorbitant. Breakfast was included in the rate, however.
I was in Tete for a business meeting and found myself staying overnight at this hotel as the radison was fully booked. Now don't get me wrong, i wasn't expecting world class luxury in this mining town but I did expect a decent meal. I ordered a pizza which was so full of chillies (pili pili or peri peri) that I couldn't go beyond one bite. Bear in mind, I am Indian and I thought i could take my chilli.
Went to bed in a room which had right outside the room, what can be best described as a street light. The curtains were so unbelievably thin that one could easily see inside all the rooms if the lights inside were switched on so no wonder I had this street light in my face the whole night. I tossed and turned the entire night, had an average breakfast and thanked God that I just had one meeting to go to and then on to a flight back to Johannesburg. On the upside, the pool looked like it would be nice on a hot Mozambiquan day but I am not looking forward to be being back. The language problem doesn't help either.