On a working assignment in Gaza Province I had to stay two nights in Xai-Xai. The first night in town was spent at a place which was a cross between a garage, a prison, a sports club and a brothel. It is not listed on Trip Advisor and in fact the room itself wasn't too bad and very clean! The second night I went to the beach and found Halley's Tourist Complex, which was probably modern and smart about 50 years ago. Although it is very shabby, with broken fittings and cupboard doors that didn't close properly, a light that didn't work, etc, etc. there were some bright spots, notably the beach itself, but also the very good fish dish served in the restaurant and the orange juice for breakfast. But I know I'm struggling to find positive things to say in order to justify an average rating. Some of the staff smiled. There was hot water. By Mozambican standards it was good value! I also stayed at a Safari Complex in an inland village where I was charged around 50 USD for a bed in a hut with no electricity, a toilet that didn't work, drops of water in a bucket and mosquitos buzzing through the windows. Wild times!