There are probably worse places you could stay, but I wouldn’t really recommend this one. Granted, this is Maputo, which is in a country recovering from a civil war. But, it’s very expensive for what you get (we paid US$133 per night, bed and breakfast).
Positives? It’s about 2km from down town, and not so far from Julius Nyerere Ave where all the better hotels and nice restaurants are. And at least you feel safe to walk around at night, and there are a couple of nice(ish) restaurants in the area. The hotel itself has a restaurant, which is ok, but not great, either with regards to the food or the price.
The hotel has no amenities – no gym, no pool, etc. The rooms were ok – two single beds, and seemingly no option for a double instead. At least there was aircon, which worked well. But there were no adaptor points for foreign plugs, nor could the hotel provide any. But unlike another reviewer, we had no problems with lack of running water.
Breakfast was so-so. At least there was yoghurt, cereal and a bowl of fruit salad, but the cooked part was disappointing. The scrambled eggs looked (and tasted) like they were made from powder eggs, and on the day I dared to try them, the fried eggs were inedible.
The service was friendly, with one exception – and that improved once I asked for his name, and called for the manager.
Would I recommend it? Not really. Overall rating? A generous ***.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern and new hotel in a quiet residential area, 5 min. (by car) to the beach. 10 TV channels, free high speed internet (service provided by ALWAYS ON), 24 hour security, restaurant, LCD TVs, free airport collection and breakfast included on room rate. ... more less
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