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Polana Serena Tours

Oozing colonial charm from its 1922 inception, the classic Polana Serena hotel is situated right in the heart of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Right on the beach and with a fabulous swimming pool, the hotel offers a range of uniquely styled guest rooms reflecting its historic essence with fabulous views across the ocean. You will also find an onsite spa and a variety of restaurants creating delicious dishes in different cuisines to tantalise those tastebuds during your stay. Make the most of your time in Maputo with any of their interesting and exciting activity options to explore the city and surroundings.



Polana Serena boasts five dining options at the hotel. The Varanda Restaurant is a beautiful bright and airy spot with views over the manicured gardens, pool and Maputo bay. Offering all day indoor and outdoor dining, for delicious breakfasts, buffet lunches and a la carte dinner service. Delagoa Restaurant provides a unique fusion of French and Mozambican cuisine beautifully presented as you dine in their elegant restaurant or al fresco on the patio. Dinner here is accompanied by live piano music from Monday to Friday. The Resident’s Lounge is the perfect spot for meetings, offering tea, coffee, light snacks and world class wines. The Polana Bar is a classic hotel bar serving up a myriad of drinks, cocktails, and high teas with pastries and small bites. Finally, Aquarius Bar & Restaurant, a great brunch spot, Aquarius is also where you can find delectable sushi, gourmet sandwiches and hearty salads.



Leave your stresses behind in Polana Serena’s Maisha Spa, a haven of relaxation. Their five treatment rooms, including a couples treatment room are situated around a peaceful Moroccan style garden setting. Enjoy a variety of wellness therapies and treatments such as facials, massages, body treatments, beauty treatments, Chakra balance therapies, spa remedies and more using the renowned Elemis products or handmade therapies using local fruits, flower oils, medicinal herbs and fruits of the sea.


Central location

Centrally located on a tree-lined boulevard, Polana Serena is perfectly located for you to enjoy the wonders of this metropolitan city, as well as enjoying front row sea views and just 15 minutes drive from Mavalane International Airport. Situated in an exclusive residential area, Polana Serena is moments away from shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafés.


OPEN: All year round



  • Lush green scenery and best sunsets
  • Turtles nesting (Jan-Feb)
  • Fewer tourists
  • Wet, hot and humid


  • Beautiful green scenery after rains
  • Dry weather
  • Mild temperatures
  • Excellent time for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing


  • Whale watching season (+ dolphins, manta rays and whale sharks)
  • Dry weather
  • Warm/hot temperatures
  • Excellent time for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.

  • Polana Serena, Maputo – 5 *

    My favorite hotel in Mozambique! The food, ambience, the pool, the staff, the food.. and did I mention the food? Special shout out to Chef Martin too! The rooms are super clean and safe, plus the all have full access to DSTV 😊

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Excellent services

    I stayed in Polana Serena for 9 nights in March and all I can describe it is a home away from home..Nice ocean few, nice meals especially Breakfast with lots of variety..despite trying out different options, I still had plenty of alternatives every morning
    I always looked forward to special request to Chef Martin as he came inn handy in making my stay memorable.
    Everyone at the hotel is super friendly right from the potters, to life guard at the swimming pool or security team at the far end of building..
    See you soon team polana..coming for my Capherinha

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Outstanding property

    I only got to spend one night here, but completely enjoyed my short stay. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and so well manicured. The grounds and pool are well kept, and the room was very spacious with all amenities necessary for a great stay.
    I enjoyed a nice dinner at their main restaurant, and even though the prawns were overcooked, service was excellent! My server Dalilo was super professional and extremely friendly. I then enjoyed a nice Gin and tonic at the bar, and my bartender Claudio was also very attentive and friendly.
    This is definitely one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at in the Southern Africa region. The room was great, and the resort just gorgeous at every turn. The colonial style definitely gives it all its beauty. But more importantly, the staff was outstanding! I’ll definitely stay here again on a future trip to Maputo!

    A TripAdvisor Member

Fast Facts

  • Location: Maputo, Mozambique
  • Internet connection:WiFi Available
  • Fans/Air ConAir Con
  • Number of rooms:87
  • Child policy:Children of all ages are welcome
  • Swimming poolYes

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