The entrance to the hotel is very stylish with its marble floor and 90 year old beautiful lift. The welcoming reception desk sits on the left, the ever helpful concierge desk to the right and the lounge and stunning path to the huge outdoor pool straight ahead.
A stunning historical building, painted white and just 4 storeys tall. The building looms large over the grounds and offers spectacular views of the sea and surrounding city.
The rooms reflect the old world charm of the hotel and have lavish furniture and artwork pointing to Mozambique's Indo-Portuguese heritage. The rooms in this historic colonial building feature carved furniture, luxurious fabrics in muted tones of cream and off-white. The bed-head is composed of delicate carved spindles, set against a silken backdrop, while the overhead canopy is framed by an exquisitely carved mahogany frieze. The en suite bathrooms are a generous size and all of the standard rooms are closer to the sea and its spectacular views than the main building with its Deluxe rooms. The standard rooms are set into the side and below the main swimming pool and garden area. All rooms have free Wifi, satellite TV and mini bar. Room service is also available.
The 'Grande Dame' of Maputo, the Polana Serena now also offers a choice of three restaurants: the all-day dining Varanda Restaurant with its excellent buffet meals, the Delagoa fine-dining experience in the French style and the Aquarius Restaurant and Bar. All of the restaurants offer a fine wine selection and Drinks and meals can be ordered from the pool any time of day.