"a very posh hotel called the Polana"


Polana Hotel
Creative Commons AttributionPolana Hotel - Credit: F Mira
The Polana Hotel, Maputo (formerly Lourenço Marques) harks back to the elegance and splendour of colonial times when heads of state, ambassadors (and the occasional spy) would make this their home from home. Located on one of the city’s most desirable avenues, it overlooks Maputo Bay and provides a tranquil haven in a bustling city. With a history that stretches back to 1922, it is now undergoing a multi-million dollar refurbishment.