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Polana Serena Hotel

Julius Nyerere Road, Maputo, Mozambique

The Polana Serena Hotel offers 5-Star Luxury hotel in Maputo. 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.

Built in 1922 along sweepingly splendid lines, the magnificent Polana Serena Hotel has long been considered one of Africa’s finest hotels.

Offering 142 rooms, 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 Sushi Bar, and the Polana Bar.

The hotel stands at the very heart of Maputo on one of the city’s most prestigious avenues and within easy reach of the international embassies, government buildings, presidential complex, shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Mavalane International Airport is a 15 minute drive from the hotel.


To book a room, please complete the Reservation Form and contact the Polana Serena Hotel quoting reference HELMSB0714 at:

Tel: +258 .21. 241. 700 or +258. 21. 214.800
Email: reservations@serena.co.mz

Hotel Cardoso 

Av. Martires de Moeda 707, Maputo, Mozambique 

The famous Cardoso, whilst situated in the heart of Maputo, commands sweeping views over Maputo Bay and the City below. This is the perfect base from which to explore Mozambique's colourful history or merely relax and enjoy all the pleasures which come with a stay at Hotel Cardoso. 

Fresh, vibrant, and stylish the internationally acclaimed Hotel Cardoso sits on the Maputo cliff top with spacious gardens, large swimming pool and idyllic terraces. All bedrooms benefit from being individually decorated and contain all the amenities you would expect of a deluxe international hotel. Upgrade to a suite to enjoy your own private, luxury lounge and balcony running the full length of your suite. 

Room type
Standard city view USD220.00 
Standard sea view USD250.00 
Executive room USD300.00 
All rates are based on single occupancy.  For an additional person, there is a charge of USD$30.00.  Rates are inclusive of: 
• Full buffet breakfast 
• Free Wi-Fi internet access 
• Free access to the Gym 
• Government tax 

To book a room, please contact the Hotel Cardoso quoting reference number 35494/SPE HSE Conference. 

Tel: +258 21 49 10 71 +258 82 74 47 550 
Email:  Eduardo Chongo at sales@hotelcardoso.co.mz 
Fax +258 21 49 18 04 

Visa Application Guideline

Please contact The High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique in your country or regional consulate for more information regarding entry visa, exemption and application guidelines.

Should you require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, please contact SPE team for further assistance at +44.207.2993.300 or email formslondon@spe.org.

Yellow Fever Certificate

Yellow Fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. You are advised to arrange your vaccination and obtain a certificate prior to your travel. If you can’t present a valid certificate on entry you may need to be vaccinated locally at your expense.