As far as room furnishings go, this was on par with the nicest places I have ever stayed anywhere. Upon my arrival, the staff was eager to help me check in and get to the room. I felt pampered and safe.
On the downside, it was a bit pricey for what it was. They tried to overcharge me for postage. They decided 8:00 am was the time they needed to check the mini-bar. Did I look like that much of a lush that they needed to check 6 hours after I checked in?
Overall, it's a nice place to stay. The Southern Sun edges it out, but this one is worth a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The “Grand Dame” of Africa, as the Polana Serena Hotel is widely known, is a must-see historical landmark when talking about the city of Maputo. The elegance and splendour of its façade are the living memory of bygone colonial times; its luxurious interiors whisper stories of the many generations who spent nights protected by the hotel’s majestic walls, kings and queens, ambassadors and presidents, princesses and common travellers; its gardens, perfect and romantic lookouts offer a breathtaking view over the Indian Ocean.Built in 1922 in the heart of Maputo, one of the most exclusive residential areas, the Polana Serena Hotel belongs to the elite of the most famous hotels in the world. The splendor of its colonial lines blend tradition and art, making your stay an unforgettable journey through the past, looking to the future. Faithfull to the Serena Group philosophy of integrating architecture with cultural heritage, the Polana Serena Hotel offers a mix of elegance, grandeur and ethnicity, in a space equipped with the most modern solutions, luxurious facilities and excellent service. ... more less
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