Best hotels and hostels in Maputo

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    Hotel Polana

    In a prime location on the clifftop with uninterrupted views over the sea, the Polana is Maputo’s classiest hotel. Rooms are in the elegant main building or in the ‘Polana Mar’ section closer to the water. There’s a large pool set amid lush gardens, a business centre, and a restaurant with daily breakfast and dinner buffets.

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    Residencial Palmeiras

    This popular place has bright decor, comfortable, good-value rooms (all but one with private bathroom) and a tiny garden. It’s near the British High Commission on a quiet but central street, and just a short walk from the baixa.

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    Mozaika

    This boutique hotel – in a convenient central location – is justifiably popular, with eight small rooms, each decorated with its own theme and set around a small garden courtyard with a tiny pool. There’s also a self-catering apartment and a bar.

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    Hotel Pestana Rovuma

    Centrally located just off Praça da Independência and opposite the cathedral, the 200-room Pestana Rovuma has well-appointed rooms, a small gym, a business centre and a selection of shops and boutiques downstairs. It offers package excursions from Johannesburg that include its sister hotel in the Bazaruto Archipelago.

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    Southern Sun

    Set attractively directly on the water (although there’s no beach swimming), Southern Sun has comfortable rooms, attentive service, a small gym and a waterside restaurant. The overall ambience is amenable, and the combination of a waterside location and full facilities makes it very good value in its class.

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    Residencial Duqueza de Connaught

    This lovely, quiet, eight-room boutique hotel is in a restored home with polished wood, linen bedding and spotless rooms. Meals can be arranged with notice.

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    Hotel Terminus

    This three-star establishment in the upper part of town has small but well-appointed rooms with TV, plus good service and facilities, a business centre, a small garden, a tiny pool and a restaurant. It’s popular with business travellers and often fully booked.

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    Villa das Mangas

    The pluses at this tidy, whitewashed establishment are its aesthetics and its convenient central location. Rooms – most clustered around the pool in a tiny garden area – are small, with TV and mosquitoes.

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    Montebelo Indy Congress Hotel

    This place, in a quiet corner of Sommerschield, has well-appointed rooms and apartments (‘chalets’) set in expansive, manicured, enclosed gardens. There’s a pool with an adjoining children’s play area, plus a gym and a good restaurant.

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    Hotel Cardoso

    Opposite the Natural History Museum, and on the clifftop overlooking the bay, this 130-room hotel is a Maputo classic, with good service, well-appointed rooms, a business centre and a bar with views over the water and port area.

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    Hotel Avenida

    A high-rise in a busy location in the upper part of town with efficient service, a business centre and sleek rooms with all the amenities, plus a restaurant.

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    Sundown Guesthouse

    This popular place offers good-value, well-appointed double-bedded rooms in a small apartment block on a quiet street in the Sommerschield residential area.

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    Montebelo Maputo Hotel

    This place has been recently renovated, and offers reliable, well-appointed rooms, efficient service, a convenient location just up from the baixa and stunning views over Maputo Bay.

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    Radisson Blu

    This new 11-storey high-rise about 4km from the centre towers above its neighbours, and offers sleek, modern, well-appointed rooms, a restaurant and a full range of amenities.

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    Hotel Monte Carlo

    A convenient central location, efficient staff, tidy rooms (some of the higher-priced ones are quite spacious) and a restaurant make this business hotel overall good value.

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    Hotel Tivoli

    This hotel on a busy corner in the baixa offers small, slick, modern rooms and a compact gym.

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    Maputo Backpackers

    A small, quiet place well away from the centre and near Costa do Sol, with a handful of rooms (including eight- and 10-bed dorms) with fans but no nets. Chapas to/from town (Mtc7) stop nearby: ask the driver to let you off at 'Escola', which is on Quinta Avenida; walk back one block to Maputo Backpackers. Taxis charge from Mtc300.

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    Base Backpackers

    This scruffy but friendly backpackers is small, but justifiably popular and often full, with a convenient, quiet location on the edge of the baixa. It has a kitchen, backyard bar, terrace and braai (barbecue) area with views to the port. Via public transport from Junta, take a ‘Museu’ chapa to the final Museu stop, from where it’s a short walk.

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    Hotel Afrin Prestige

    This hotel is not up to the standards of others in its class in terms of service and ambience, but it's worth considering because of its baixa location near the water.

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    Hotel Moçambicano

    This large, long-standing hotel offers decent budget value for money. Rooms are slightly musty and nothing fancy (it's worth paying a bit more for a 'standard' or 'executive' room), but service is reasonable and the location – on a busy street near the Ponto Final transport stand and the baixa – is convenient.