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Main Beach, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
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Motel do Mar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Good Day All; We had been at Ponta this past long weekend, and I can not recommend this destination for any family as this is defnitely a disgrace to take your family to such a unfriendly, unsafe destination. You have to keep close eye on your family an kids and the resort itself defnitely need some maintenance work to be... More

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Let's face it, for these prices you cannot expect the Savoy but it was also surprisingly good. The rooms are basic but you will not need anything else. There are beds, a fan and a bathroom that are all serviced daily. Each unit has an outside space with braai (BBQ) area and the beach is on your doorstep. We were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Motel Do Mar, has got the best location. The rooms are very basic, but clean, serviced daily, and meet your basic needs, we were plesently surpised. For the price you are paying this is value for money. Literally, a few second and you are on the beach. The hotel is a great location if you are interested in night life,... More

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South Africa
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Before i say anything about the hotel i think one has to say something about Mozambique in general. Similar to Lesotho, the inaccessibility (need 4x4, far away from our most populated province) somehow translates to much higher accommodation rates in general. For instance Sani Top chalet (lesotho) is amazing but very expensive comparatively, but its the only place to stay,... More

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We just returned from a weekend in Ponta and had the best time! Motel do Mar is one of the more affordable accommodations, probably because it is due for a much needed facelift. The rooms are clean but nothing fancy. The best part is the beachside location. The hotel is RIGHT on the beach right behind the "shopping center" of... More

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We were in South Africa on a long vacation and decided to travel to Moazambique for a long weekend. I would not recommend doing this at all! The border is quaint but we were surprised at the huge visa cost ( $70 per person) for a single entry for anyone from out of the Southern African area. There were 5... More

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Address: Main Beach, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Ponta do Ouro

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The Motel do Mar began to be built in stages in the 50's . Right at the beach it offers 68 rooms with a capacity for four people. It was recently refurbished and furnished thus providing a greater comfort to its guests. Operated by the majority shareholder SODEPO – Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Ponta do Ouro, Motel do Mar has plans to install during the year 2011, a casino and a pool, to ensure more opportunities for fun and satisfaction to its guests. :: Scuba DivingPonta do Ouro is the best place south of Mozambique to dive. It is famous for its coral reefs, abundant marine life and a variety of dive range. Come and dive with us! :: The beach: It offers a lot of sand and sun, fresh air and plenty of entertainment. The bay is very safe for swimming. Don't forget the sun protector and get the tan of your life! :: Kitesurfing: The bay of Ponta do Ouro offers world-class kite surfing, water level and smooth inside and outside waves. Come, jump into your board and let the kite be taken by the best wind! ... more   less 
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