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Villa das Arabias Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 5 days, and must say it was an enjoyable stay. The staffs are welcoming, and the food is delicious. Got to taste the local beers of Mozambique. They also offer free internet, just in case you didn't know about it. This place great for the family and kids wanting to take lovely holiday in Maputo, Mozambique.

Thank Drew D
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

There are better options for a little more money. The room is very dated and there is a window with a wall a couple feet away. The bathroom does not have a shower. The tub had a sprayer, but no curtain so there was water everywhere inside the bathroom. The breakfast was horrible with very limited options of an egg... More 

Thank aaronma

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We booked 3 double rooms after viewing the pictures. Our rooms all were dirty, unsafe (with strange steps in awkward areas) and stuffy. Room 1025 had net drapes on the ceiling resulting in dust, small insects etc that continued falling out throughout the night! Spiders could be visually seen trapped in the net.The bath had no plug and taking a... More 

Thank Gillian2915x2
Pennington, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

Villa das Arabias has friendly and helpful staff, the breakfasts are good, the rooms are adequate, but not great, and the bathrooms are OK, but it is a bit odd that one has to request new rolls of toilet paper from the front desk after housekeeping has been through the rooms. That is a small quibble, though, and everyone was... More 

1 Thank Duncan A
Frankfurt, Germany
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9 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel in the center of Maputo. The room (standard) was a bit small, but clean. The staff was quite friendly and helpful (e.g. Organizing a taxi) and we could safely store our luggage after check-out. There is a small pool and a restaurant, however we weren't really advised so we only realized on check-out.

Thank mavoko
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

well it was only for one night. it's rather to expensive for what it offers. it is nicely decorated in an Arabic way. reception staff was not really communicative and motivated. the location at the main road is convenient. for one night ok if you are willing to pay the price..

Thank Remo G
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I had a very pleasant stay. Staff is friendly, helpful and speak English too! Both the Airconditioner and Wireless Internet works well. Remember that you need a 2 point electric plug for your laptop! Taxi / Airport: I could not find a Taxi Driver at the Airport who spoke English, but later found Agostinho, phone +2588470811, who drove me for... More 

Thank BenLamprecht
Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Nice courtyard, friendly staff, but that's all. Rooms smell awfully, they are very small and quite strange in terms of organization. The carpets in the common areas are old, smelly and very kitsch, all in all just the courtyard on the side of the pool was worth visiting.

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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Who rated this a 4 star?? Do they really expect me to park my car in the street...hek no. Please find better accommodation. R5000 or $480 for 4 nights is a waste of money!! The rooms smell I had to ask to be moved to the other hotel villa das mangas which is waaaay better. Next time book a well... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2015

Boutique? Maybe when it was conceptualized. The only element that rates positively is the 'courtyard' lounge which is pleasant and cool and not a bad meeting place. As for the rooms: dingy, grubby, small, with no natural light. The corridors were full of old mattresses leaning against the wall. The carpeted stairway leading down to the basement (where the rooms... More 

Thank MozEcoTours

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The first mozambican Boutique Hotel. Enjoy a totally relaxing, trendy, cool atmosphere on your next visit to Maputo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa das Arabias Boutique Hotel

Address: Av. 24 Julho 698, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Maputo
Price Range: $94 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa das Arabias Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“This is a budget Hotel and my impression is thatthe rooms are similar. All are around the pool in the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles BenLamprecht, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room near the pool are better, but also laud... your choice :)”
 of 5 bubbles lucapettini, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Pool-side cupboard better than a dungeon room.”
 of 5 bubbles RMCCJ, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“do not take room 12”
  • improvisation - wardrobe
  • improvisation
  • dirt
  • sink
  • curtain rod crooked
  • table
  • dirt
  • broken handle
 of 5 bubbles Lillemusen, 22 May 2015 | Read review
“If you want wifi, go for room 1,2,3. Make sure you are on reception level though as basement has bad reviews”
 of 5 bubbles emma_campaigner, 21 Sep 2014 | Read review
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