Friday, February 11, 2011

Polana Serena Hotel - Mozambique

Built in 1922 along sweepingly splendid lines, the magnificent Polana Serena Hotel has long been considered one of Africa’s finest hotels. Located on the leafy boulevards of one of Maputo’s most exclusive residential districts, the Polana Serena Hotel belongs to an elite class of world-famous hotels, which includes such timeless legends as; Raffles Hotel, Singapore; The Dorchester, London and The Ritz in Paris.

As part of the Serena Group’s commitment towards showcasing the best of local architecture, culture and heritage, the Polana has recently emerged from an extensive renovation programme, which has resulted in the presentation of a landmark historic building whose classic charm has been fused with the ultimate in world-class amenities.

Offering 142 rooms, many of which are spacious suites, the ‘Grande Dame’ of Maputo now also offers a choice of three restaurants: the all-day dining Varanda Restaurant, the Delagoa fine-dining experience in the French style; the Aquarius Restaurant and Bar, and the Polana Bar. The hotel also offers the ‘Maisha’ Mind Body and Spirit Health Club and Spa, a stunning swimming pool, extensive gardens, an exclusive residents’ lounge, a business centre, a beauty salon and three gift shops.


The hotel has four business executive conference rooms for small meetings, set in various shapes to accommodate 14 to 50 people. Recently refurbished, these venues are well equipped with WIFI connection and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. A sideboard for coffee breaks has been incorporated in all rooms and a small coffee machine is part of the setup for guest convenience. 

The hotel has an exceptional venue in its restored Grand Ballroom. This room, with its neo-classical design and style, high ceiling, columns, crystal chandeliers, two beautiful galleries and state-of-the-art sound system, coupled with perfect acoustics, is unique in Africa. With a maximum capacity of 350 people the room was designed to easily adapt to your needs. Its veranda faces the pool and it is the perfect place for a quick refreshing break.

The Pool Bar with a unique location overlooking the Bay of Maputo, the Pool Deck perfect for cocktails and the Bowling Green with 500m2 area, complement the hotel’s offer of venues and pre-function areas.


  • Inhaca and Portuguese Islands are located 30 Km off-shore, across Maputo Bay. Accessible by airplane (in 10 minutes) and by boat (1 to 2 hours), the main Island has a small village, a resort, a small airport, a popular seafood restaurant and a Marine Biology Research Center. The inhabited Portuguese Island (15 minutes away from Inhaca) is easily accessible by boat. Activities in Inhaca may be arranged through Gone Fishing, an operator based at Inhaca Lodge; and these include tours to Santa Maria beach and Indian Ocean, snorkeling, scuba diving, bird watching and hiking.  
  • Cultural visits with arts and crafts 
  • Themed dinners include Red Extravaganza, Ocean Touch; Silver, Classic Gold, Diamonds & Pearls; African Theme Décor


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