This 5 Star hotel offers guests a glimpse into Mozambique’s colonial past and maintains a philosophy of integrating local arts and culture into the establishment. The Polana Serena hotel is also the only hotel in Mozambique to receive the international Environmental Management System Compliance Certification. Besides being conveniently located, the hotel also has breathtaking views and fantastic service.
This hotel belongs to a group of elite hotels which includes famous establishments such as The Dorchester in London, and The Ritz in Paris. The Polana Serena Hotel is also the choice venue for conferencing and meetings with its conference and social events suite, which even features a majestic ballroom.
The rooms in this historic building are richly decorated with wood- carved furniture and luxurious bedding. The rooms feature all the luxury amenities of any 5 Star hotel. The hotel has the options of sea-facing and city view rooms with room categories as follows:
50 Standard Rooms, 47 Deluxe Rooms, 19 Studio Rooms, 11 Executive Rooms, 9 Executive Suites, another 5 Executive rooms, and 1 Presidential Suite. Room amenities include Air conditioning, 24-hour room service, WiFi, Telephone, Television, Video on demand, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe, and slippers. The suites also have iPod docking stations and Espresso machines.
- Swimming Pool (Indoor and Outdoor)
- Full-service health Spa
- Tour desk operator
- Gift Shop
- Hair Salon
- 3 Restaurants
- Snack bar
- Secretarial services
- Tennis court
- Event catering
- Art gallery
- Conference facilities
The hotel’s signature restaurant is the Delagoa Restaurant that specializes in French fine dining. The Veranda is the all-day-dining restaurant. The Aquarius Bar offers an excellent Sushi menu and other light meals. The Polana Bar serves high tea snacks and also boasts a fantastic wine collection.
The only golf course in this hotel district is only 7 kilometers (5 miles) from the hotel. The tour desk operator can arrange city tours, cultural excursions and guide you to the best museums and also make other suggestions based on your interests. Trips depart daily from the hotel to the Portuguese Islands of Inhaca and Xefina- please note that for trip departure there has to be a group of people who are interested.
Another must-see is the Maputo Elephant Reserve located in the south of the city. Here roughly 200 elephants roam the plains and untouched coastline freely, giving you the opportunity to get within proximity of these magnificent creatures. All tours are expertly guided in 4×4 terrain vehicles.