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Situated in the heart of Maputo on one of the city's most desirable avenues, the justly famous Hotel Polana is a cool and gracious haven that recalls the elegance and splendour of colonial times.
The Polana overlooks the Bay of Maputo and close to Maputo's nerve center, the international Embassies, the Presidency of the Republic, government Ministries, popular restaurants and ten minutes away from the Mavalane International airport, the Polana Serena Hotel is a majestic building with a history stretching as far back as 1922.
Whilst the architectural motif is unabashed colonial splendour, the interior design concept excels in quiet elegance. The rooms at this Maputo Luxury Hotel offer a selection of styles from sleek modernity to 'Empire' gilt. Spacious and gracious, the keynotes at the Polana Hotel are comfort and tranquility.
Rooms & Suites:
Standard Rooms; the location of the Polana Mar rooms is across the Aquarius Bar & Restaurant. All rooms are fully refurbished and the majority of these rooms are sea facing, twin bedded rooms with verandah. The rooms are quiet and comfortable and the interiors have an "African touch".
Executive Rooms; feature the same facilities and amenities as the standard rooms however they are either larger with open space with dining and seating area or with a small lounge area separated from the bed-room. All have been set with either King-size or Extra King-size beds.
Food & Wine:
Maputo has always been renowned for its cuisine, which bears the imprint of the Portuguese influence, the tastes of Africa, and the proximity of an ocean rich in the most wonderful seafood. The Hotel itself is an embodiment of all that's best in local cuisine.
The Aquarius Bar and Restaurant, on the top floor of the Polana Mar, with its magnificent view of the Bay of Maputo.
- 24-hour room service.
- Airport transfers.
- Baby sitting service.
- Car hire.
- Wireless Internet Connectivity.
- Credit cards.
- Currency exchange.
- Express check-in and check-out facilities.
- Hairdryer in the room.
- International newspapers.
- Laundry service.
- Messages/Voice mail services.
- Smoking and Non-smoking rooms.
- Porter service.
- Satellite Television.
- Vegetarian cuisine.
The Polana, with its rambling lines and tall palm trees, is typical of the style of Mediterranean-influenced architecture which graces the city. Another good example is the Natural History Museum, with its tall spires and stone fretwork. The Hotel's sports facilities include tennis, bowling, sauna, massage, free-weights, cardiovascular and aerobics training, swimming pool and there are plenty of scenic walks along the undulating white cliffs that front the hotel and enjoy magnificent vistas out over the endless blue waters of Maputo Bay.
The most important landmark is the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Concecião, the heart of the original settlement over a century ago. The palatial Central Railway Station with its copper dome is also well worth a visit.
Maputo (the name was changed in 1975) has long been famous for its seafood, especially its spicy peri-peri prawns, which can be found at many of the local restaurants. Pop down to the Central Municipal Market to buy fresh cashews, which are grown in the rural areas.
For nightlife, visit one of the many bars and clubs on Feira Popular, where you can dance all night to the Afro/Latino beat.
- Rates from: US$ 295.00
- Per person per night sharing
- Rates are in US Dollar
- Rates form part of safari itinerary
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Flights (return);
- UK - MOZ; from £ 805
- USA - MOZ; from $ 1649
- EUR - MOZ; from € 973
- Subject to availability & T&C's