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Hotel Tofo Mar

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Josina Machel Neighborhood Tofo Beach, Tofo 1307 Mozambique
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#6 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Tofo
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Hotel Tofo Mar is a luxury boutique 13 room hotel on the beach in Tofo, Mozambique. This historical building from the Portuguese colonial era has retained much of its art deco charm. Newly refurbished with a large ocean view conference center, it is also ideal for corporate events. Situated right on the beach, it is the ultimate beach getaway; inquire about diver discounts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Diving
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Massage
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
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Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese

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Grade: 69 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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KCtofo wrote a review Mar 2020
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The property is on prime location, literal steps to the ocean and for a sunrise/sunset chaser like myself the location was perfection. You can also easily enjoy the stars at night on the verandas or right on the beach if you so wish. It's also located at the centre of town, so it's easy access to restaurants, shops, market, etc. I would suggest a room with sea view as you will hear the ocean rather than the city view rooms where you hear the parties/music. The rooms were clean and supplies replenished daily. The showers had good water pressure and hot water, the only issue was the shower drains did not drain well. The property also has a generator which is nice as I was able to work even when the rest of the town & the city where our office is had no electricity. The only thing is that they really need to improve their wifi access on the property - for those of us on business visits, the wifi rarely worked - no matter where you were on the property. The included breakfast spread was always delicious and the kitchen/waiting staff were very accommodating if I requested my own items to be prepared or preparing a take-away for days I had to leave early for work. Clara, Laura & José at reception were always very caring and accommodating, to the point that on a Saturday where I didn't go down for breakfast Clara came to check if everything was okay and why I hadn't eaten yet by noon. Louisa, Danielson and the kitchen chef and others whom names I can't remember were always caring, kind and very accommodating to any needs/requests. I was able to leave my luggage at the hotel on days that I travelled for work to other locations which made life so much simpler. They always gave me the best rooms and best rates during my stay. It was a great place to rest and relax after busy work days, I felt spoiled by the staff. I look forward to seeing everyone again on my next visit!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a quieter room with the sea view if you like quiet. You can watch the sunset from you bed...
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Tom v wrote a review Jan 2020
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I've been a couple of times to Tofo during the last decade. It was always a pleasure. Its such a fun little town with so many internationals. Excellent diving and good food and an amazing beach. This time I wanted a nice hotel with a sea view. And Tofo Mar has the best view; its really on the beach. I loved the very friendly staff Thank you Paulo and excellent assistance of Laura!, the architecture of the place, the functional - enough electricity plugs!- beautiful bath room and the overall charm. Its not a 5 star hotel and for sure it can use some paint but I like more a genuine place, thats for me also the charm. Its perfect for individual travelers as well as for families. And it has a very good quality-price and the best deals dive wise with Diversity Scuba. I highly recommend both
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Best Sea View, take a balcony room
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Karen F wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia22 contributions26 helpful votes
The property has prime location on Tofo beach and right in the centre of town. As we are here between Christmas and New Year it is very noisy with loud music pumping every night. (Not sure if it is usually like this?) Other than the fantastic location, there is not much else I can say positive about the property. It lacks charm and atmosphere and although looks attractive in the photos, is pretty tired and grotty. The bathrooms look like they have been renovated fairly recently, but there are tiles missing off the walls and the bath/shower area is grungy. The shower leaks badly - and I'm not talking about a bit of a drip but pools of water on the floor. The toilet is really uncomfortable (this is the first time in all my travels that I've reviewed a toilet!) to the point where my 11 year old son could not sit on it without pretty much falling in!! (So definitely not for those of you who like to read the newspaper while doing your business!!) The housekeeping is shoddy and we've had to constantly ask for supplies. The breakfast is OK although they have constantly been running out of items on the menu. There is a menu of hot food that can be ordered (included in the charge) but nobody told us about this. We only found out by chance. The property needs an urgent spruce up starting with a paint and scrub. The furniture in reception needs replacing too. In summary, the fantastic location made it worth while but don't expect more than a 3 star hotel for the 5 star price.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Angus B wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa119 contributions32 helpful votes
Old-school hotel on the beach. Friendly staff, solid and clean rooms. However needs some management attention that would take it to 5*. The rooms are quite hot (A/C not working well) and very humid, so be prepared to spend time outside in the breeze.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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schiechr wrote a review Nov 2019
Zurich, Switzerland45 contributions16 helpful votes
Well managed beachfront hotel with wonderful views of beach and ocean, clean and well-furbished rooms and central location in Tofo, just a few feet away from the market and plenty restaurants. Very important to mention ik a place like Tofo, that the showers work perfectly and have constant pressure warm water (which is not a given in town). The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. The hotel is owned by the same people that own Diversity Scuba (just 150 meters away) and they offer generous discounts on diving and other activities. So a perfect choice if you plan on diving. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$77 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueInhambane ProvinceTofo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Tofo Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Tofo Mar?
Nearby attractions include Praia do Tofo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Tofo Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Tofo Mar?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Tofo Mar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Tofo Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sumi, Happi, and Branko's.
Does Hotel Tofo Mar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Tofo Mar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Tofo Mar located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Tofo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Tofo Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Does Hotel Tofo Mar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.