I have stayed at this delightful guesthouse at least 4-5 times in the last two years, usually for more than a week at a time while in Maputo on business. It is truly a wonderful place, located in a lovely part of Avenida Julius Nyerere, across from the Polana shopping mall and within walking distance of many great restaurants and shops. As a runner, I love the guesthouse's promixity to the popular running/walking strip of Avenida Friedrich Engels, a great place to view the sun rise or set any time of year.
The guesthouse itself offers an excellent breakfast (including delicious coffee, granola, eggs, and fresh fruit), a great little backyard pool for lying out in the sun, and the rooms are always clean and inviting (usually with excellent Wi-Fi). The staff is professional and kind (it helps to learn a few Portuguese phrases to communicate if you're a non-Lusophone), and the owner Denise is always warm and responsive to requests, and her English is excellent. On my last visit, she told me about the historic nature of the property dating from at least the early-20th century, an increasingly rare aspect in rapidly developing Maputo.
In summary, I highly recommend a stay for business or leisure at the Duqueza!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a prime location on Av Julius Nyerere, walking distance to most restaurants and across Polana Shopping Center, DUQUEZA DE CONNAUGHT GUESTHOUSE offers 8 luxury rooms with ensuite bathroom, AC, Cable TV, Internet and swimming pool ... more less