Why we love Polana Serena

By far one of the most famous hotels in Mozambique, if not Africa. The Polana Serena is an icon and place of fond memories and tales from from your grandparents! Think of LM prawns and exciting holidays of yesteryear.
An easy winner for the very best accommodation in Maputo, the Polana stands alone with a proud reputation. Try it out with a Maputo holiday break including flights from SA.

The Polana Serena Hotel stands, built in 1922 is situated at the very heart of Maputo on one of the city’s most prestigious avenues and within easy reach of the international embassies, government buildings, presidential complex, shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Mavalane (Maputo) International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

The Polana Hotel is an architectural splendour and is reminiscent of Mozambique’s interesting history.  The 5 star Polana has recently emerged from an extensive renovation program restoring it to a standard befitting  one of undeniably the very best hotels in Maputo. This landmark historic building fuses classic charm with the ultimate in world-class amenities, and certainly the most prestigious accommodation in Maputo.

Polana guests can choose from one of the 142 rooms, ranging from standard rooms, deluxe rooms, studio rooms, executive rooms, executive suites and a presidential suite. Think contemporary African design fused with authentic Portuguese style and the result is elegant yet modern appeal; lavishly carved furniture, rich fabrics with muted tones and canopies above the large beds. Amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, mini bar, air-conditioning and phones.

The five star ‘Grande Dame’ of Maputo hotels now also offers a choice of three restaurants: the Veranda Restaurant, the Delagoa fine-dining experience and the Aquarius Sushi Bar. Food involves intricate tastes of Portugal, Africa and India all in one! The Polana Bar is the ideal meeting place – for cocktails or aperitifs.

This most well known of all Mozambique hotels also features the Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Health Club and Spa, a sparkling swimming pool, lounge, business centre and three curio shops. To crown it all, a fancy ballroom hosts events and conferences.

Polana facilities

  • Gift shop/News Stand
  • Casino
  • Porter service
  • Art Gallery
  • Private Drawing rooms
  • Hair and Beauty salon (chargeable)
  • 24 hour Room service
  • Same day Laundry & dry services (chargeable)
  • Multichannel TV
  • Limousine services (chargeable)
  • Fully equipped Business Centre
  • Secretarial services, photocopying
  • Currency exchange
  • Conference facilities
  • Child Friendly

Getting to Polana Serena Hotel Maputo

Maputo features a tropical savanna climate that borders on a humid subtropical climate. Maputo is a relatively dry city, averaging 761 mm of precipitation per year. The city has relatively short rainy season lasting from November through March. Maputo also features noticeably warmer and cooler seasons, with its warmest month (January) on average about 8 °C warmer than its coolest month (July).

GPS coordinates for Polana Serena Hotel

-25.899896, 32.599187 View Map