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    Polana Serena Hotel

    Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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    May 7
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent51%
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    “main building” (27 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This palatial pile has a colonial charm about it and has all the typical traipsings one would expect from a 5 star hotel in an African capital city. There are lovely sea views, a large swimming pool, extensive gym and massage services etc. The rooms...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I have to say we didn't stay at the hotel - but simply were in the market for a good massage. We were able to book a massage at the spa in the hotel - maisha spa. We had the most relaxing 90 min spa...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Polana exudes such opulence. The rooms are modern with appealing décor. The hotel has a big sparkling pool, a well equipped gym and a Spa on site. As this was a business trip I did not get enough time to really enjoy what the...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The old hotel(since 1920) keeps his story in every corner. The rooms are classic and comfortable. The staff are amazing and very helpful.You can enjoy the magnificent view of the sea in the rooms, pool, resturants and bars.

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Can't comment on the hotel itself, however, the decoration was understated elegance. Went for a spa day for massage. Highly recommended. Facility and staff presented with excellence. Well worth the expense.

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    Southern Sun Maputo
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
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    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Tennis Court
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    • US$222 - US$379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Luxury Hotel in Maputo
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Maputo
    • #3 Business Hotel in Maputo
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Hi, we are 4 white women traveling in Mozambique. We have a 4 hour layover in Beira. We arrive during the day. Pictures show that the airport is pretty bare bones. My question is would we be safe enough to venture out and leave the airport to find a restaurant to eat at? or would the airport provide more safety for us? I'm also wondering if just sitting at the airport for 4 hours poses as a risk, kind of like we are sitting ducks. I do not know Mozambique at all, but do understand that there is a real threat to travel here. Some insight about the area would be great. Thank you.
    10 September 2016|
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    Response from RoninDC | Reviewed this property |
    When I was in Mozambique back in May, I also went to nampula and isle de Mozambique and they were both pretty safe. Beira is the 2nd largest city but I haven't been there. Based on trip advisor, the top 2-3 restaurants... More
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    Hi. I am traveling to Maputo for an overnight layover. I will be arriving around 9:30 at night. Is it safe to travel alone as a female arriving that late? I am hoping to be with a friend if she is able to meet me there. What is the safest way to get from the airport to the hotel? Would you recommend that I arrive during the daytime instead if that can be arranged? I was thinking about taking a private car or using the hotel shuttle for a ride. Which do you recommend for the safest travel? Thank you
    7 September 2016|
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    Response from TravellingSMH | Reviewed this property |
    Or have the hotel meet you. It might not be expensive but that's the nicest way to arrive at night.
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    I see you have a "business centre with internet access". Does that mean there is no wifi throughout the hotel? Do I need to be in the business centre to have internet access on my phone and laptop?
    15 October 2014|
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    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Dear Ryan, We do have Wi-Fi throughout the hotel not just in the business centre. Looking forward to have you staying with us.
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    Room Tips
    "Rooms facing North also face the engineering rooms of the hotel"
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    "Rooms with sea view"
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    "Make time for the massage or spa treatment"
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    "Ask for the rooms with view to the swimming pool, and if you can afford it with valcony."
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