Polana Serena Hotel, Maputo

Maputo’s most prestigious neighbourhood. An ocean-facing landmark 100 years old. A style that combines colonial grandeur and contemporary regional design. Guests that have included presidents and monarchs.

Richly-tiled floors, stylish art deco touches and the original 1920s cast iron lift – the country’s first – guideyouamong spaces that include sushi bar, pools, and shady hidden gardens.

Much of Maputo can feel something of a whirlwind. The Polana Serena Hotel provides a tranquil escape with old-world charm and modern comforts.

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