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    Polana Serena Hotel

    Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
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          • Excellent55%
          • Very good31%
          • Average9%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible2%
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          “main building” (27 reviews)
          “grand dame” (9 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Facilities for Disabled Guests
          Business Centre
          Dry Cleaning
          Tennis Court
          Butler Service
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 16 February 2015

          Excellent Experience.Best Hospitality by the Staff. Nice Food, Good Arrangements of Buffet, Spa, Gym and Swimming Pool is excellent. Parking Security is Perfect, prices are good as per its a 5 Star Hotel. I have stayed in this hotel for almost 5 times and every...More

          2  Thank Karim R
          Reviewed 13 February 2015

          I have stayed in this hotel 3 times for business. The first time, back in 2007, I had a terrible experience. The room (in the main building, above reception) was very old, nothing really worked, old and dirty bathtub, service from staff was very, very,...More

          2  Thank dededeld
          Reviewed 13 February 2015

          Polana is the oldest - and most prestigious (read expensive) hotel in Maputo. it has a beautiful and romantic garden, with a fantastic swimming pool facility, although at outrageous prices. But the restaurant on the other hand, has a limited menu with double up prices,...More

          Thank YaldaM
          Reviewed 11 February 2015

          This is how a grand hotel should be: a beautiful building, refurbished recently to a very high standard, but retaining some charming touches - such as the old-fashioned lift in the main lobby. My room was lovely and comfortable. The pool(s) are outstanding, and the...More

          Thank Daniel O
          Reviewed 10 February 2015

          I already stayed a few times at the Polana and when going to Maputo, I always try to stay there. The first impresssion you have is that you went back 40 or 50 years. It is a classic hotel whilst at the same time totally...More

          Thank msv19650916
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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • 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
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          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
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          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Hot Tub
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Tennis Court
          • Price range
          • US$202 - US$657 (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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          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 142
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          • Maputo Province >
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          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.
          9 September 2016|
          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
          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.
          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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