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Ilha de Mozambique is the setting for Hotel Escondidinho, renovated in the 19th century, the house now offers accommodation for 20 people in 10 unique rooms.

Once a trading house where slaves were accommodated, this Mozambique Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the fascinating island of Ilha de Mozambique. Hotel Escondidinho can be found on a quiet street in Stone City, with a shady a courtyard and a great restaurant.

Steeped in cultural history, Ilha de Mozambique is a UNESCO Cultural and Historical World Heritage Site with its amazing architecture and mix of African, Arab, Portuguese origins.

Start your holiday in Mozambique in one of Hotel Escondidinho’s 10 rooms, with large windows, high ceilings and wooden furniture.  The rooms are either pool facing or overlook the street below. Relaxed comfort includes a swimming pool in the courtyard and a wonderful restaurant on site.

Hotel staff can organise dhow trips to the neighbouring Mozambique Islands and beaches, including sunset cruises. Visit the charismatic churches and mosques. See the beautiful colonial buildings and small traditional houses, all which have been maintained beautifully over the years.

Visit the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere. Or the Fortaleza São Sebastião which is the oldest building in the southern hemisphere!

More and more guest houses and small hotels are being opened in restored buildings, offering comfortable and charming accommodation, and contributing to the slow restoration of the island’s former splendours.

Make Hotel Escondidinho the first stop on a Mozambique Island Adventure.

10 rooms, all with mosquito nets.    All of the rooms are air-conditioned, some rooms have en-suite bathrooms and other external but private bathrooms.


  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Dhow sailing
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Swimming
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Cultural visits


  • 9 X Double rooms
  • 1 X Family room
  • En- suite bathrooms
  • Mosquito nets
  • Fans
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-fi
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool