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Polana 2


Built in 1922 it 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 iconic “Grand Dame of Africa” has just seen the refurbishment of the Polana Mar Wing that overlooks the Bay of Maputo, giving it a fresh and contemporary style.

The 66 rooms have been redone in a fresh and more contemporary style, inspired by local culture, art and nature, blending the modern feel with old world comfort.

The Grand Dame of Africa. Be part of our history

Built in 1922 and best known as the ‘Grand Dame’ of Africa, it’s a building with splendid lines and a unique history – the magnificent Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo has long been considered one of Africa’s finest hotels. Located at the very heart of Maputo, on one of the city’s most prestigious avenues, the famous Polana Serena Hotel, is a must-see historical landmark when talking about the city.

With Portuguese, African and international influences, the life at Polana Serena Hotel is a fusion of sensations, inspired by a graceful relax, a cultural discovery and a fresh and beautiful refuge, that reminds colonial times’ elegance and splendor.

As part of the Serena Group’s commitment towards showcasing the best of local architecture, culture and heritage, the 5 star Polana has recently emerged from an extensive renovation program restoring it to a standard befitting the undeniably best hotel in Maputo. This landmark historic building fuses classic charm with the ultimate in world-class amenities.

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