Polana Hotel

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 Sushi 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.

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

polana Accommodation

Presented with refined elegance, and with lavish references to Mozambique’s Indo-Portuguese heritage, the rooms in this historic colonial building feature predominantly exotically carved furniture, juxtaposed with luxurious fabrics in muted tones of cream and off-white…. read more

polana Hotel spa

The Serena ‘Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa’ Our stunning new ‘Maisha’ Mind Body and Spirit Spa facility offers an ultra-modern gym, aerobics studio, indoor pool area, and separate spa areas for men and women…. read more

Polana dining

The hotel offers an exceptional array of dining options and bar choices. Dine in the elegance of our Delagoa Restaurant, sample some Sushi at Aquarius Bar overlooking the Indian Ocean, take afternoon tea in the Varanda Restaurant or relax with family and friends on our pool-deck…. read more

polana heritage


The Hotel Polana ranks as one of the most famous historic hotels of the world. Designed in 1922 in the ‘Palace Style, by one of the worlds then most prominent architects, the hotel’s guest list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of world politics in the years leading up to and during the 2nd World War…. read more

polana location


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…. read more

Polana gallery


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…. read more