Highlights of Polana Serena Hotel
The Polana Serena Hotel lies on the leafy boulevards of Maputo in Southern Mozambique. It lies in Maputo’s most exclusive residential district within easy reach of the embassies, presidential buildings, shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Its revamp means that the hotel’s classical charm has been fused with modern world-class amenities.
Few can fail to be charmed by the stunning circular swimming pool or the terrace overlooking the gardens – the perfect setting for afternoon tea or cocktails later on. Relax into and enjoy the lush gardens with their ocean views as well as the tranquility and bygone ambience of the public areas.
This ‘Grande Dame’ of Maputo (think of Cape Town’s Mount Nelson but by the sea) has a choice of 142 rooms and suites of various categories. Rooms in the historic main building have exotically carved furniture and muted décor tones of cream and off-white. The rooms in the Mar wing have a more contemporary feel mixing modern African design and authentic Portuguese style.
All rooms at the Polana Serena have air-conditioning, wifi, in room modem-hook-up, telephone, satelite television with video on demand, minibar, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. Additional facilities in the suites include ipod docking stations and espresso coffee machines. All guests have access to the private residents’ lounge, the Maisha Health Club and Spa, hair and beauty salon, gift shop and travel desk.
The Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa offers an ultra-modern gym, aerobics studio, indoor pool, and separate spa areas for men and women. The facilities at the spa includes a 18m landscaped pool set amid tropical gardens, steam room, sauna, lap pool, sun deck and juice bar as well as beauty salon.
Meals at the Polana Serena
The Polana Serena Hotel has a choice of three restaurants: the casual Varanda Restaurant available for meals throughout the day, the Delagoa fine-dining experience specializes in French cuisine; the Aquarius Sushi Bar, as well as the Polana Bar.