Mozambique Hotels and Accommodation
(Mozambique, MZ, South-East Africa)
Mozambique is once again establishing itself as a destination for international travellers and tourists. New hotels are constantly being added to the list of accommodation available.
Visitors can also opt to stay in a family run guesthouse. Alternatively, lodges and campsites, usually located along the country's idyllic coastline, are a great way to get away from it all.
Where to Stay
Accommodation in the capital city, Maputo, is available to suit most budgets. The city centre is home to a good choice of hotels, which is ideal if you like to be close to the action or are visiting the city on business. However, if you prefer to retire to quieter accommodation after a day's sightseeing, then it may be better to opt for a hotel or guesthouse in the upper, more residential part of the city.
Maputo's Polana Hotel has to be the city's most prestigious hotel. Not only is the Polana high on Maputo's list of historic buildings, it also exudes a sophistication and elegance that dates back to colonial times.
The hotel's residents can also expect all the usual five-star luxuries, including a pool and casino. Other upmarket lodging in Maputo includes the Villa das Arabias, Mozambique's first boutique hotel, handily located in the heart of the city.
Mid-range accommodation in Maputo can be found both in the city centre and within its upper residential neighbourhoods. Many have small central courtyards and in-house restaurants. Breakfast is often included in the room rate, although it's best to check in advance. Maputo also has several youth hostels suitable for backpackers and those travelling on a tight budget. Most of these establishments have kitchen facilities, allowing residents to cater for themselves.
Along Mozambique's coastal stretch, tourist accommodation is readily available. Beach resorts usually offer campsites, in addition to lodges and chalets. Eco-lodges are also starting to make an appearance in Mozambique, to meet growing demand for responsible tourism.
In northern and central Mozambique, major towns and cities have a more limited selection of accommodation than can be found in Maputo and the south of the country. Nevertheless, there are usually several hotels to choose from, ranging from budget to high-end. Family run guesthouses are also a great way of getting to know Mozambique and its people.