Whether coming from the north, passing the huge coal mine, or the south - which looks like a bit of a wasteland - Villa Habsburg is an incredible experience if you need (or want!) to stay in Tete. It is on the north shore of the Zambezi River, to the east side directly before crossing the bridge. After bumping along the sandy road, arriving at Villa Habsburg is an oasis, with its extremely hospitable (and fascinating) owner/manager Monika von Habsburg and her staff. There is a choice of rooms, all with AC, books galore and atmosphere, the main/dining room is a work of art, and a sparkling swimming pool looked to be near completion. Internet access was good, although it was tempting to just sit in the garden along the Zambezi River rather than attending to work. Only breakfast was served at the time of my visit, but there are restaurants not too far away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Habsburg, our exquisitely designed Bed and Breakfast in Tete, Mozambique is a charming manor house, nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River. Our Bed and Breakfast offers four well appointed rooms each with its own unique decor and ambiance. The Basil Room and the Gardenia Room offer spectacular views of the Zambezi River, while our Lavender Room and Jasmine Room offer private access and garden views. All rooms are appointed with luxury linen, mosquito nets, wireless internet, desks and en-suite bathroom facilities. ... more less