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Pestana Inhaca Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Pestana lodge, compared to other places in Mozambique, is a good value for money. It has ample rooms, friendly staff and comfy beds. One doesn't travel to Inhaca to hang out in a lodge, though. If your expectation is this magical lodge experience, then go to South Africa. If, however, you need a place to crash on a magical island,...

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Mavuta66, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing Pestana Inhaca Lodge and for taking the time to post this review. we certainly enjoyed reading your comments and would like to thank you for your Staff and Rooms evaluation. We are glad our beds surpassed your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon Best Wishes

Cascavel, PR
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We went over there to end our holidays in a great way. What a deception.Firs what was sold in the package is not what is offered. There was no recreational activities in our stay. The resort is abandoned and a lot of things do not function as the tennis court . The hotel is old with no investments and rolling...

1Thank RMSA02
Mavuta66, Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pestana Inhaca Lodge and for taking the time to post this review. We take all feedback seriously, and as I had opportunity to mention on our previous communications, we sincerely regret that we did not meet your expectations. We hope you can choose again Pestana Inhaca Lodge. Best Regards

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Comfortable rooms with all amenities you would require. Magical island to explore. Not advised to lounge on beach in front of lodge - very dirty and is port of entry to whole island and very busy and unkept - rather hire guide with 4x4 and go to other side of island for snorkeling, swimming etc. Poorly managed, has great potential...

3Thank Bainge
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I see reviews that are not very good. I agree that the hotel is not 5 star but I have, for the past 47 odd years, found it quaint and charming. I have always found the staff to be friendly and helpful and the locals are a pleasure. It may lack a lot of modern conveniences and comforts but it...

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Fernando C, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your comments and I would like to thank you for your staff and local evaluation. also your good advise for the adventurous spirit needed to visit the Island. We hope to be able to see you again in a near future. Best...

Mbabane, Swaziland
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Inhaca is a great island to spend a weekend or a few days - The hotel itself has seen it's best days - and the service is average to poor. The food is bland workshop food, and most of the staff did not strike us as very friendly and welcoming. The tour operator who organized the hotel for us told...

4Thank Joris V
Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I agree with other reviews that the hotel facilities are not those of a 4 stars hotel, rather a 3 stars but the service more that makes up for it. Everybody was very welcoming, helpful and tried to make our stay a fantastic one. We are a family with 4 small children and although the hotel does not have connecting...

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

We went to the island as part of a safari package and the web sight of the hotel is vry misleading. The border crossing was a nightmare 1.45 hours the officails all wanted extra money ect. The hotel was ok not 4-5 stars as suggested. The water is undrinkable but they charge for bottled water? They ran out of food/wine/beer/water...

5Thank Julie and mike Z
Suporte, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your comment on the trip adviser regarding your stay at Pestana Inhaca lodge, we really appreciate your valued opinion and concerning the issues that the hotel has responsibility on, we will put in place corrective measures to rectify this. However I would like to comment of the following: • The boat transfer from Maputo to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I can fully understand the frustrations of fellow travellers. When paying the kind of prices that this hotel charges one does expect quite a bit more.The accomodation itself is acceptable if you disregard the price though, clean, comfortable and safe. Our biggest frustration on the island was communication, trying to find out about transport and activities can be extremely challenging...

4Thank John H
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 February 2013

We first thought to book from Thursday to Saturday and on the phone the guys told us that on Thursday the boat to the island doesn't function. We've book to check-in on Sunday and check-out on Tuesday. On Sunday 5 min. before getting to the island someone told us that the boat doesn't run as well on Tuesday. We had...

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3Thank fsavieira
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2013

My family and I had an amazing time at the Pestana inhaca Lodge, which is on Inhaca Islands..40km from Maputo city. The service was great and thanks to the many reviews from fellow tripadvisors, getting there was easy. Pestana Lodge, although graded four star is more a high end three star. the rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. The hotel...

9Thank HoneyMamabolo

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the beach front, amongst coconut palm groves and luxuriant tropical vegetation, Pestana Inhaca Lodge is famous for its wonderful gardens, food and its warm hospitality. The island is a secure and quiet location that is a port of call for yachts, sailing boats and cruise ships seeking out a tropical option in the turquoise and crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Inhaca Island has been protected since 1976 and still boasts huge areas of untouched vegetation and expanses of velvety water. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pestana Inhaca Lodge

Address: Ilha de Inhaca | Mozambique, Inhaca Island 07000, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Inhaca Island
Price Range: $134 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Inhaca Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Pestana Inhaca Hotel Inhaca Island
Pestana Inhaca Island Hotel
Inhaca Hotel
Pestana Inhaca Island Resort
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“Main attractions are all departing from the beach, wich is close to the pool and the restaurant. Ask to be close to them, so you wont walk too much :)”
130RicardoM130, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Buy your food and drinks in the village. Use the Vodacom ferry, it costs more but is at least an hour quicker and far more comfortable.”
522JohnH, 2 Apr 2013 | Read review
“all the rooms are the same layout so it realy does not matter which one you have”
markc614, 18 Dec 2012 | Read review
“All seemed nice!”
gallinacanyon, 16 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Room choices are closer to the beach, or away from the beach, but none have direct beach access nor sea views as far as we could tell”
sunshinePretoria, 22 Sep 2011 | Read review
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