We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
12/3/2017 12/4/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Polana Serena Hotel

    Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    12/3/2017 12/4/2017
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    $281
    $232
    SAVE $49
    $281
    $232
    SAVE $49
    $281
    $232
    SAVE $49
    Traveler (393)
    Pool & Beach (59)
    Room & Suite (51)
    Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Maputo
    576 reviews
    #3 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    1.0 mi
     
    Southern Sun Maputo
    525 reviews
    #1 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    0.9 mi
     
    Hotel Cardoso
    359 reviews
    #5 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    0.9 mi
     
    Hotel Avenida
    204 reviews
    #6 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    0.5 mi
     
    Overview
    • Excellent55%
    • Very good31%
    • Average9%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
    Travelers talk about
    “main building” (28 reviews)
    “grand dame” (9 reviews)
    “grand old lady” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness center
    Concierge
    Spa
    Facilities for Disabled Guests
    Business Center
    Dry Cleaning
    Tennis Court
    Butler Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    Dec 3Dec 4
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 10 partner sites to see rooms from $232.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Maputo hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "2bbbfbe2ef034b68ab2063da94089dab", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":671726,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[78861003],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":3,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":4,"month":12,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":232,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"2bbbfbe2ef034b68ab2063da94089dab","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":281,"lowestMetaPrice":232,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":281,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":281,"lowestMetaPrice":232,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":281,"hotelName":"Polana Serena Hotel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjJiYmJmYmUyZWYwMzRiNjhhYjIwNjNkYTk0MDg5ZGFiIiwiQUlLIjoiOTMxYjVmYzFhZWVmNDQ3MmE4ZGJjMjcxYTMxY2NjMzkifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "12/03/2017", "checkOut": "12/04/2017", "lowestPrice": "$232", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"53947620":"TravelocityEWS","109205588":"HotelsCom2IB","78861003":"OrbitzEWS","32613133":"Expedia","62468005":"BookingCom","65678053":"Hotwire"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (578)
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    1 - 5 of 426 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This stay was excellent. I stayed in the new wing with resistance because of previous memories, but oh I was so wrong ! What a fantastic improvement. There's nothing I could ask for (except the fridge was not working) and nothing I would improve on....More

    Thank MiniverM
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I was on business for a whole week. Service in this hotel was just fantastic; excellent breakfast and buffet lunch. And super pool (outside). Highly recommended for business and families to discover Maputo. Nice bay view for some rooms.

    Thank leonardm65
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    In December 2015 I had my last meal and visit to the Polana. After my family frequented it for over 90 years. I left because the hotel was not what it use to be. The quality was declining. Lunch became mass produced for conferences. The...More

    Thank lordfinsbury
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I spent 2 nights in this original and old hotel and enjoyed it a lot. The rooms (I used 2 rooms) were clean, quiet, spacious and well equipped. The hotel has several restaurants, sea view, pools and good food at reasonable prices. I would go...More

    Thank MikatheFinn
    Response from SerenaHotels, Gerente de relações com clientes at Polana Serena HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear MikatheFinn Thank you for choosing to stay at the Polana Serena Hotel and taking the time to write about your experience. We are pleased to know that you felt welcomed and well hosted. We look forward to welcome you back at Polana Serena Hotel....More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    After a 10 year absence, I was welcomed back to this wonderful classic hotel by the wonderful staff. I visited with some friends and Jose and the staff at reception were fabulous on arrival. One of our Group was also a return visitor from the...More

    Thank Thomas-ex-Trpadvsr
    Response from SerenaHotels, Gerente de relações públicas at Polana Serena HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Thomas-ex-Trpadvsr Thank you for choosing to stay at the Polana Serena Hotel and taking the time to write about your experience. We are pleased to know that you felt welcomed and well hosted. We look forward to welcome you back at Polana Serena Hotel....More

    Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Maputo
    576 reviews
    #3 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    1.0 mi
     
    Southern Sun Maputo
    525 reviews
    #1 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    0.9 mi
     
    Hotel Cardoso
    359 reviews
    #5 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    0.9 mi
     
    Hotel Avenida
    204 reviews
    #6 of 23 hotels in Maputo
    0.5 mi
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $233 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Maputo
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Maputo
    • #3 Business Hotel in Maputo
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 142
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Agoda, TravelClick, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Polana Serena Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Mozambique >
    • Maputo Province >
    • Maputo
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (393)
    Pool & Beach (59)
    Room & Suite (51)
    Dining (42)
    Hotel & Grounds (268)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (7)
    Family and Play Areas (6)
    Bathroom (5)
    Nearby
    Sponsored by:
    Southern Sun Maputo
    525 reviews
    .85 miles away
     
    Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Maputo
    576 reviews
    1.04 miles away
     
    Hotel Cardoso
    359 reviews
    .94 miles away
     
    Hotel Avenida
    204 reviews
    .46 miles away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Txhapo Txhapo
    157 reviews
    .44 miles away
    Mundos
    595 reviews
    .42 miles away
    Dolce vita
    127 reviews
    .33 miles away
    Restaurante Taverna
    229 reviews
    .12 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica
    220 reviews
    .34 miles away
    Iglesia de San Antonio de la Polana
    98 reviews
    .24 miles away
    Natural History Museum
    177 reviews
    .88 miles away
    Museum of Geology
    11 reviews
    .64 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    September 9, 2016|
    Answer
    Response from RoninDC | Reviewed this property |
    When I was in Mozambique back in May, I also went to nampula and isle de Mozambique and they were both pretty safe. Beira is the 2nd largest city but I haven't been there. Based on trip advisor, the top 2-3 restaurants... More
    0
    Votes
    September 7, 2016|
    AnswerShow all 7 answers
    Response from TravellingSMH | Reviewed this property |
    Or have the hotel meet you. It might not be expensive but that's the nicest way to arrive at night.
    0
    Votes
    October 15, 2014|
    AnswerShow all 8 answers
    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Dear Ryan, We do have Wi-Fi throughout the hotel not just in the business centre. Looking forward to have you staying with us.
    1
    Vote
    Room Tips
    "ocean view !"
    Read review
    "ask for bay view"
    Read review
    "Try choose an ocean view room on a high level"
    Read review
    "Stayed on 6th floor and the view of the beach was obstructed. If you can, you'd probably want a room om..."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing