The Cardoso Hotel caters for both business and pleasure. The sea facing rooms have a spectacular view of the Maputo Bay and Catembe. You can enjoy the view from the privacy of your own balcony. Watching the sun setting over Mozambique was my ultimate favourite viewing experience.
The suites are very clean and modern, with a flat screen TV, airconditioning, a nice sofa and a very comfortable bed with luxury linen.
The Fiamma Restaurant offers a magnificent buffet and is truely a magnificent cullinary experience.
The Hotel Cardoso is next to the Cafe Acasia, which offers light meals and excellent coffees. The beautiful Museum of Natural History is a few meters away from the hotel. There is a tuk-tuk available in front of the hotel, which is a safe and easy way to get around the city. It is also possible to walk to Avenida Julius Nyerere, where many restaurants, banks and the Polana Shopping Center is located. However, walking around at night would be a bad idea.
I had a fantastic stay at the Hotel Cardoso. I just found the parking area to be too limited for the amount of guests. Furthermore the room needed a bit more lights, as they tend to be slightly dark at night.
I will definately stay at Hotel Cardoso again and highly recommend it to others
I stayed here with a band of colleagues on a couple of weekends in Maputo. The rooms weren’t bad, although the shower was badly designed and had a bit of mold on the caulk. Not the worst thing in the world, but worth noting.
That being said, the courtyard dining/drinking area is wonderful. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxing or even meeting new friends. Knock back a few Pretas by the pool.
And the seafood restaurant–wonderful! I at there 3 or 4 times, and the food was vastly different every time. Vegetables, beef, pork, seafood, fish proper, etc. Everything was amazing, as was the service.
Overall, I like the Southern Sun a little better, but this was the best hangout spot. The rooms are definitely good, just not the best.
Spent two nights, if I had the cash I would stay here for the rest of the year!
The view from the restaurant/bar is amazing and that coupled with great food, it’s hard/difficult/impossible to get yourself out of the hotel and exploring!
I’d go back in an instant!
My wife and I stayed at Hotel Cordoso for three days on February 2011. We chose an “ocean view” room as they are a bit better than the “street view” rooms and the price difference for three days would not hurt our budget. The sunset view by the pool (and from the room) is really something. Cardoso also have the best service I experimented in Mozambique – and I did stay in several other Hotels in Maputo before. The food is excelent, with a breakfast buffet included. For lunch and dinner the Hotel offer an excelent buffet. The complementary WI-FI is a plus but don’t expect a very fast connection anywhere in Mozambique. There’s a lot of room to improve the gym, as it’s a kind of a basement.
This hotel was a clean and beautiful 70;s style remodeled property. Rooms were very comfortable, breakfast was very good. The staff is very attentive. Would stay there again the hotel polana which I visited for lunch is beautiful but overrated and extremely expensive
We booked a weekend break package on 1time airlines [--] who have just started a Joburg Maputo flight and got a great deal for 3 nights
The sea-view room was lovely and comfortable but really its the location that makes it stand out. The pool area and bar looks out over the whole bay from the top of the cliff and the cool breeze in the palm trees made it a perfect sundowner spot
There is a very romantic Italian restaurant called Fiamma with wonderful food and unforgettable views cantilevered out over the cliff
The Cardoso is situated very close to the centre of town and so you can walk to local restaurants and bars on the main high street of Julius Nyerere or across the road to the beautiful museum of natural history
There’s so much to do in Maputo it’s a great break from Joburg and much more affordable than the other options
In the chaotic city of Maputo, the tidy 4 star Cardoso hotel was an oasis for us. I would never stay anywhere else in the city.
If you insist on a seaview room, you have a view of the bay of Maputo.’
We were in room 510 if I remember correctly, which is a very good seaview room
We paid around $200 per room (people), which is not dirt cheap, admittedly. But renting a cheap room in a cheap suburb in Maputo could be dangerous. Don’t risk your life for a few dollars
The breakfast at the Cardoso is included in the room rate, it is a huge meal and lasted us until supper.
The hotel has a secure parking area and is in generally good area – for Maputo.
My experience is that a travel agent gets the room cheaper than a normal traveller would.
I am a very experienced traveller and would not recommend this hotel if it did not deserve it.
Great big pool with lovely garden
- Jan 2011