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White River, South Africa
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The new beach villas are appealing and beautiful to stay in, but due ot the proximity to the beach they can be quite noisy in the morning with the fisherman leaving / returning as well as the port noises. Recommend a room in the main hotel building which are stunning and full of character and beautiful furniture being a "gallery"...

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Spokane Valley, Washington
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Summary: If (1) Travel time (30-60 min) is not an issue, (2) You don't have the budget to stay at the Palano or Cordoso hotels ($200-450) (3) you have accepted you are in Africa so things don't always work/go the way you want, then this is where I would stay Great: -The views were spectacular both down on the pier...

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Cork
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had a nice stay in this hotel and found the ferry trip across the river quite an experience. The rooms were lovely and we had the use of the penthouse with great views. The food was nice but had to be ordered well in advance. When it arrived it was nice and staff were helpful too. Cats do wander...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Tapas lunch, reclining on a couch, looking out over the bay towards Maputo: what could be more heavenly??! Water lapping the shore beneath the deck, fabulous prawn and calamari salad with fresh pao, cold beer and cheerful staff - this is the stuff that beach holidays are made of. Don't bother to take your car: catch the ferry across from...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 25 July 2013

The hotel is located on the other side of Maputo bay so the only way across is to use a car ferry. The queue for the ferry can be very long especially at the weekends when we travelled. We were in a vehicle so the waiting wasn't too bad though people selling everything from curios to mats swarmed around the...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 19 June 2013

The Gallery Hotel is situated across the bay from Maputo, encapturing magnificent views of the Maputo skyline. Catembe is the location to retreat from the bustling city, whilst enjoying the advantages of location to game parks, islands, long sandy beaches, and most importantly, peace and quiet. The food here is very nice as well as the pool area of the...

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Malkerns, Swaziland
Reviewed 29 April 2013

I was well impressed with my visit to the gallery Hotel. The last time I have been there was 11-12 years ago. I am currently living in Swaziland so I took my friends and drove to Catembe for the day. The new rooms right on the beach are stunning, the tapas & Cocktails bar over the sea is amazing with...

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England
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We are experienced worldwide travellers and booked a holiday to this hotel in August 2012 based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. However I was concerned, when a week before we were due to go (February 2013) I saw some very negative comments had been added. Turns out they were right. We arrived at the airport, having booked and confirmed...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2013

I didn't stay at the hotel, but visited from Maputo. We took the Catembe ferry accross the river. We then sat at the back of one the locals van's to take us to Catembe. It was well worth it - stunning views, nice bar over the sea, and very good food. A good afternoon out, and getting there is half...

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Haugesund, Norway
Reviewed 10 December 2012

The trip to the hotel was supposed to last for a couple of weeks, but after only a day me and my girlfriend left for another destination. The reasons for this was very simple: - Dirty and small room along with poor standards (tiny TV that did not work, one small bed cover to share along with the whole impression)...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small independent Boutique hotel on the beach with stunning views of the Indian Ocean islands and city skyline. Rooms are tastefully decorated with art featuring local artists. The hotel has 2 restaurants, one famous since 1958 for the best seafood and LM prawns, the other is the new Marisol Baia, a cocktail and tapas bar at the end of the hotel's private jetty. Ideal for romantic getaways as well as family stays. Swimming pool, large garden and direct access to a safe beach. With free wireless and transport to any place in town, we are hosting a growing number of international consultants and business travellers. Easily accessible in 10 minutes from downtown Maputo by car ferry or private boat of the hotel. Safest and most inspirational place to stay in Maputo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catembe Gallery Hotel

Address: Rua B 77 Catembe | Maputo, Catembe, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Catembe
Price Range: €72 - €104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Catembe Gallery Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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