Polana Serena

Maputo, Mozambique

346 reviews
Excellent business hotel. Great pool. Awesome vibe.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • King-size Bed
    • Double Bed
    • Bathroom
    • Wheelchair access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Hairdresser
    • Café
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Restaurant(s) with a smoking section
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Elevators
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Restaurant(s) with high-chairs
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
  • Food
    • Special Diet
    • à la carte Lunch
    • Breakfast Served
    • Half Board
    • Evening Buffet
    • à la carte Dinner
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Set menu lunch
    • Full Board
    • Children's Pool
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Aerobics
    • Entertainment Program
    • Aqua aerobics
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis
    • Pool bar
    • Number of Pools
    • Massage
    • Beach Umbrellas
    • Beach Volleyball
Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380 P.O. Box 1151 00100 Maputo
3.2 mi to downtown


The hotel is situated in the heart of Maputo, on one of the city's most desirable avenues. Overlooking the Bay of Maputo, it is close to Maputo's nerve centre, the international embassies, the Presidency of the Republic, government ministries and popular restaurants, and is 10 minutes from Mavalane International Airport, the hotel is a majestic building with a history stretching as far back as 1922. The Municipality, The Iron House, The Fort, The Natural History Museum, the market and the CFM train station are all within 30 minutes away on foot or 5 minutes away by car.


The hotel was built in 1922. Guests are welcomed at the accommodation, which has a total of 177 rooms. Most storeys are accessible by lift. Amenities include a cloakroom, a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access (no extra charge) is available to travellers in the public areas. Various gastronomic options are available, including a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room, a café and a bar. Various shops are available, including a souvenir shop. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the establishment. Additional services include room service, a laundry service and a hairdresser.


Rooms feature air conditioning and a bathroom. Most rooms feature a balcony with a view for guests' enjoyment. Many rooms feature a sea view, which further enhances the ambience. The carpeted rooms feature a double bed or a king-size bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. Additional features include a mini fridge and a tea/coffee station. Internet access, a telephone, a TV and WiFi add to the comfort of the holiday. Rooms suitable for wheelchair access are bookable. A shower and a bathtub can be found in the bathrooms. A hairdryer can also be found in each of the bathrooms. Bathrooms with wheelchair access can also be booked. The hotel offers smoking rooms.


The accommodation features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Sun loungers and parasols are ideal for relaxation. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. Guests can enjoy a range of refreshing drinks at the poolside bar. Tennis and beach volleyball are available to active guests. Water sports enthusiasts are offered aquafit. Sport and leisure facilities at the establishment include a gym and aerobics. A wellness area with a spa, a beauty salon and massage treatments is available at the hotel. The accommodation offers an entertainment programme for adults.


Catering options available at the establishment include bed and breakfast, half board and full board. Available meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff are also happy to provide special dietary cuisine.


The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Cleanliness

    Clean rooms.

    "Clean rooms."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Delicious breakfast. Good breakfast.

    "Tasty breakfast."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Attentive staff at the bar. Front desk staff helped me. Friendly staff.

    "Friendly, acceptably professional service."

  • Room
    "Great room"

    Clean rooms. Big shower. Beautiful view.

    "Large, clean rooms with wonderful views."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Amazing outside pool. Big pool.

    "Great pool."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    Close to city centre. Excellent location. Great location.

    "Great location."

  • Vibe
    "Awesome vibe"

    Great ambience. Old world design. Amazing architecture.

    "Awesome vibe." "Friendly atmosphere." "Hotel is relatively stylish." "Good for business people." "Nice boutique hotel."

  • Amenities
    "Great amenities"

    Wonderful layout. Old world design. Casino near.

    "Nice building."

  • WiFi
    "Regular internet service"

    Wi-fi works perfectly. Good internet.

    "Average wifi quality."

  • Value for money
    "Value for money could be better"

    Hotel charged me.

    "Value for money could be better."