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The “Grand Dame” of Africa, as the Polana Serena Hotel is widely known as a must-see historical landmark when talking about the city of Maputo. Its luxurious interiors whisper stories of the many generations who spent nights protected by the hotel’s majestic walls from kings and queens to ambassadors and presidents, its gardens, perfect and romantic lookouts offer a breathtaking view over the Bay of Maputo.

The hotel is within easy reach of the international embassies, government buildings, presidential complex, shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Maputo International Airport is a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

At the top of Maputo’s business venues, the hotel also offers its own conference and social events suite, which features a majestic ballroom.

Offering 142 rooms, many of which are spacious suites, the hotel 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 Sushi Bar, and the Polana Bar.  ‘Maisha’ Mind Body and Spirit Health Club and Spa has a stunning swimming pool, extensive gardens, an exclusive residents’ lounge, a business centre, a beauty salon and three gift shops.

The rooms are elegant with lavish references to Mozambique’s Indo-Portuguese heritage.

The services offered are fully personalized and always meet individual preferences. The aim is to make guests feel at home and to always exceed their expectations.

Serena Polana Hotel

There are four restaurants and bars at Hotel Polana: the Varanda Restaurant for all-day dining, the French-style Delagoa fine-dining restaurant, the Aquarius Restaurant and Bar, and the Polana Bar.

Furthermore, there is the "Maisha" Mind, Body and Spirit Health Club and Spa, as well as an expansive swimming pool set in immaculate gardens, an exclusive lounge for residents, a business centere, a beauty salon and three gift shops.

Hotel Polana is a leader in business venues, offering its own suite for conferences and social events with a majestic ballroom.


  • Baby Cot/Crib Available
  • Banquet/Function Facilities
  • Bar(s)
  • Barber/Beauty Salon
  • Business Centre
  • Cafe/Coffee Shop
  • Car Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Fax
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fitness Club/Gym
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Internet available onsite
  • Laundry Service available
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Newspapers/ Magazines Available
  • Non-Smoking rooms/floors
  • Photocopier
  • Reading Room
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Safe at reception
  • Souvenir/Gift Shop(s)
  • Spa facilities - indoor
  • Swimming Pool - Children's
  • Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
  • Tour Desk
  • Wheelchair access


  • Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge)
  • Babysitting - Paid
  • Concierge/Travel booking and Confirmation
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Doctor/Nurse on call
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Laundry/Ironing
  • Lifeguards
  • Room Service
  • Secretarial Services
  • Security Guard (24 hrs)
  • Shoeshine Service
  • Translation
  • Turn-down service
  • Vehicle Hire/Car Rental Onsite
  • Vehicle Hire/Car Rental can be arranged
  • Visa Service


  • Aerobics
  • Cultural Visits/Tours
  • Massage
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese