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Guarulhos, SP
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I has a beautiful view of the ocean and a good swimming pool. Comparing to other places I went in Africa, it was very expensive. Not only the rooms, but as there are no other restaurant options, unless you take the ferry to Maputo, the food in the hotel restaurant is also very expensive.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2013

There were just too many negatives to outweigh the positives on this hotel. NEGATIVES included exceptionally rude upstairs female dining staff, complete inflexibility on many issues, lack of info offered on any activities even when asked, hotel location is miles from anywhere so if you want to do more than simply lie by the pool, you aren't going to be...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 3 September 2013

At first we were a little shocked by the fact that the hotel is not located in the Maputo as we thought at the beginning, but on the foreland to which it was necessary to get on a ferry (we were travelling at night (or the deep evening)). But, arrived at the place, our speculation that it may be uncomfortable...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This hotel was organised for us as part of a wider organised tour across Southern Africa. We got there as the sun was setting, and as a party of 18 tried not to all hit the reception at once. A couple of the solo male travellers went to check in first, and immediately we could tell something wasn't right. Our...

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catembegalleryhotel, Owner at Catembe Gallery Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest. The management couple who were responsible during your stay and indeed started a month earlier, have not made it with us. We now can assure you of a great team with new GM since December 2013.

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We arrived in KaTembe after a hard drive from Ponta de Ouro. The views of the city of Maputo is the best. You can see the city, but you don't hear the noise. Best if you have a couple of days to spend in Maputo and can afford the time it takes to take the ferry ride to and from...

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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a beautiful, tranquil retreat from the chaotic capital of Maputo. The restaurant is very good as well. Thank god because it seems there are no other options unless you want to go into Maputo. Know before you go that getting to and from Maputo is not an easy process. From the hotel you must take a 250...

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White River, South Africa
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The new beach villas are appealing and beautiful to stay in, but due ot the proximity to the beach they can be quite noisy in the morning with the fisherman leaving / returning as well as the port noises. Recommend a room in the main hotel building which are stunning and full of character and beautiful furniture being a "gallery"...

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Spokane Valley, Washington
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Summary: If (1) Travel time (30-60 min) is not an issue, (2) You don't have the budget to stay at the Palano or Cordoso hotels ($200-450) (3) you have accepted you are in Africa so things don't always work/go the way you want, then this is where I would stay Great: -The views were spectacular both down on the pier...

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Cork
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had a nice stay in this hotel and found the ferry trip across the river quite an experience. The rooms were lovely and we had the use of the penthouse with great views. The food was nice but had to be ordered well in advance. When it arrived it was nice and staff were helpful too. Cats do wander...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Tapas lunch, reclining on a couch, looking out over the bay towards Maputo: what could be more heavenly??! Water lapping the shore beneath the deck, fabulous prawn and calamari salad with fresh pao, cold beer and cheerful staff - this is the stuff that beach holidays are made of. Don't bother to take your car: catch the ferry across from...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small independent Boutique hotel on the beach with stunning views of the Indian Ocean islands and city skyline. Rooms are tastefully decorated with art featuring local artists. The hotel has 2 restaurants, one famous since 1958 for the best seafood and LM prawns, the other is the new Marisol Baia, a cocktail and tapas bar at the end of the hotel's private jetty. Ideal for romantic getaways as well as family stays. Swimming pool, large garden and direct access to a safe beach. With free wireless and transport to any place in town, we are hosting a growing number of international consultants and business travellers. Easily accessible in 10 minutes from downtown Maputo by car ferry or private boat of the hotel. Safest and most inspirational place to stay in Maputo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catembe Gallery Hotel

Address: Rua B 77 Catembe | Maputo, Catembe, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Catembe
Price Range: $111 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Catembe Gallery Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“All the rooms face forward so they are quiet - there are honeymoon cabanas right on the beach (see photo)”
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