The Polana Serena hotel exceeded all our expectations. We stayed for a longweekend in a luxury or superior seaview room. The staff was very discreet, never banging on the door to make the room and we enjoyed the turndown service. The phone rang only once to let us know that one of the taxis returned our change. The beds are excellent quality matresses, we really slept like kings. The price is a bit high, next time we will be in the cheaper rooms since the rest of the hotel is stunning enough. Don't be fooled by the price quoted on their website, it excludes taxes of more than a R1000 per day, it is only added once you make the booking. Best hotel for a romatic getaway. The bar at the end of the property has a stunning view over the sea, we spend many hours drinking Manicas and staring at the view.
- 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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