Polana Serena Hotel

Entertaining guests since 1922, this beautiful 5-star hotel sits on the palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean.


About Polana Serena Hotel

Located in the heart of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city, this exclusive 5-star hotel is known as the Grand Dame of Maputo, and certainly lives up to its name. Luxury and elegance are at the forefront of the hotel’s style, retaining its colonial-era aesthetic while also incorporating modern amenities. With the guest’s experience at the heart of the Polana Serena’s ethos, there are few better places to stay in Mozambique for a special holiday or honeymoon.



A large, luxurious hotel steeped in tradition.


Situated on one of Maputo’s most desirable avenues and just a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean, this hotel is ideally located for either the start or end of your Mozambique adventure.

Accommodation & Facilities

Built in 1922, the Polana Serena’s 153 rooms are all tastefully decorated with furnishings and artwork that reflect the building’s colonial origins. The hotel has a dedicated 15m lap swimming pool as well as a fully equipped gym. For those looking for a more relaxing experience, the hotel also boasts an impressive spa with steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.


Polana Serena Hotel is renowned for creating one-of-a-kind dining experiences. The hotel offers five different options when it comes to dining and drinking. The grand Varanda Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, lunch and an à la carte dining experience in the evening as well as themed night buffets. The Delagoa Restaurant offers a fusion of French cuisine with traditional Mozambican ingredients, while the Resident’s Lounge - located within Delagoa - is a great spot for pre-dinner teas and coffees. The Aquarius Bar and Restaurant offers a more laidback dining experience and is recognised for its delectable sushi and sashimi offerings. Afternoon teas and after-dinner cocktails can both be enjoyed in the stylish Polana Bar.


The hotel offers a variety of tours around the city of Maputo - all led by their own knowledgeable guides - including a tour of the architecture and a cultural tour of the outskirts of the city. You can also take a romantic sunset boat cruise on Maputo Bay and relax as the sun sets along the coast, watching as Maputo comes to life with the evening lights. The hotel also offers a boat tour of Inhaca Island, known for its stunning beaches and magnificent coral reefs. For those wanting to take in the wildlife, you can arrange various safaris to the local wildlife parks as well as a tour of Macaneta Beach where you may catch sight of the magnificent hippopotamus.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the hotel.

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