Good 6.7
Based on 12 reviews

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About Catembe Gallery Hotel


Whether a tourist or traveling on business, Catembe Gallery Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Maputo. The excitement of the city center is only three kilometers away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Catembe Gallery Hotel is a small, independent boutique hotel, offering personalized service and the very best views of Maputo and the Indian Ocean islands. The hotel features 25 beautifully appointed guestrooms featuring local art. The hotel is decorated throughout with the works of local artists, telling their story and artistic perspective. Significant historical events took place in the building, which is now classified and protected by law, and features an in-house museum.

While staying at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy fresh, local, and international cuisine and tapas in two restaurants, one of which sits at the end of the hotel’s private jetty. There is a range of leisure facilities such as massage treatments, access to the pool, access to the beach, and non-motorized water sports to indulge in. Or one can simply relax with a cocktail admiring the view from their own private balcony, one of the spacious oceanfront decks, or the garden.

Guest facilities include a car park, safety deposit boxes, Wi-Fi in public areas, and laundry service. For families and groups, there are family rooms and penthouses. Most rooms have a private sea-facing balcony, and all have en-suite bathrooms. Guest facilities include a car park, safety deposit boxes, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service/dry cleaning, and some family rooms.

With superb views, easy access to the city center and facilities to match, Catembe Gallery Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • taxi service
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • outdoor pool

Water sports

  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

For kids

  • children's playground
  • kids club
  • pool (kids)

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • restaurant(s)
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • library
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 1350 MZN
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 600 MZN
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 5.0 Km
Distance to Airport: 8 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 MZN
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 25
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 60
Year Hotel Built: 2001
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.2
  • Location 7.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.5
  • Service 7.3
  • Value for Money 6.5
  • Food/Dining 6.3

Anthony G.
December 02, 2014
Tapas Resuarant was OK. Better than I expected.
We had a beachfront chalet for the night. No AC! They are building new chalets underneath with inground pools and spas which were half full of filthy water breeding swarms of mosquitoes. Our room had huge holes in the roof top mosquito screens and there was no mosquito net for kids bed so we all had to sleep in 1 bed. We were eaten alive and got no sleep whatsoever. Worst night ever

Mathias P.
September 09, 2014
nice place, but to expensive for what you get
view, pretty room

Mishern C.
South Africa
July 04, 2014
Beautiful and peaceful setting
Private jetty, Setting, Mixed Grill dish

geoffrey W.
United Kingdom
March 12, 2014
one to forget
the staff, leaving in a speed boat
the hotel was advertised as 6.3km from the airport. the journey took 2 & a half hours!!! you have to take a taxi to the port, wait for a ferry travel to the island and the travel on a dirt track for 20 minutes. (the taxi driver on the island will try and rip you off, they will hold you to ransom as there is so little choice?) infact,unless you have specific reason to go to Maputo, don't go there!! its a dirty and dangerous place. not for the feint hearted.

Mark E.
United Kingdom
March 10, 2014
Very relaxing few days in a superb location
location, location, location!

David B.
South Africa
December 30, 2013
Away from the bustle of Maputo
Location, peaceful, awesome views
We initially booked a standard room but upgraded to a bigger suite when we arrived. The room was very nice, great views and clean. The spa bath however was not working and we requested a room change, which we got the next day. All of the staff were helpful and friendly in the reception and on the deck restaurant and bar areas. The "lady" (manager /owner?) we are not sure who she was, but she was not friendly at all. Did not greet her guests and that to us is a big no-no! My husband greeted her one morning and he just got a glare from her. Not a great impression whoever she is.

Silke B.
April 20, 2015
Abgelegenes, unsauberes Hotel, defekter Spülkasten
Dieses Hotel kann man niemandem empfehlen. Es ist schwer zu erreichen, Zimmer sind klein, schmutzig und hellhörig. Die sanitären Einrichtungen waren primitiv, der Spülkasten defekt. Portugiesischer Manager und seine Mitarbeiter scheinen die Missstände nicht einmal zu sehen.

Catharina G.
March 24, 2015
Sehr schönes Hotel
Das Personal war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir haben ein größeres und schöneres Zimmer bekommen als was wir gebücht hatten.
Es war sehr schön und erholsam.

Judith F.
April 27, 2014
Schönes, zentrales Hotel in Maputo
Strandnähe, freundliches Personal, schöne Zimmer
Super Kurzaufenthalt

simone C.
August 29, 2014
Molto ombre poche luci
lo staff in accettazione: bravissimi e molto cortesi. la posizione sicuramente molto bella. la stanza per le colazioni sul mare: fantastica
a parte le tre cose che ho indicato come migliori abbiamo avuto un sacco di problemi: non riuscivo a trovare le indicazioni per l'hotel, la camera era davvero super minuscola addirittura senza armadio, in piscina siamo dovuti andare via subito perchè stavano facendo lavori di restauro e tutta la polvere dei muratori volava in piscina..e molta confusione, la cena dopo avere aspettato 1 ora era nettamente riscaldata e immangiabile (ad onor del vero a seguito della nostra lamentela non ci hanno addebitato il cibo però...), non ci è stata rifatta la camera durante il giorno e dulcis in fundo l'ultima notte è andata via l'acqua corrente dalla camera!. ora capisco le ristrutturazioni e tutto ma un hotel deve sempre dare un certo servizio. ed è mancato in toto! unica nota positiva ripeto i ragazzi della reception molto molto cortesi con noi. p.s. cambiate il cameriere molto maleducato