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Av. Martires de Moeda 707, Maputo 1100 Mozambique
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#4 of 42 hotels in Maputo
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Sitting on a cliff top in the heart of Maputo, set in lush gardens with panoramic views over Maputo Bay, lies Cardoso Hotel, the perfect place to savour the true spirit of Mozambican hospitality. Boasting 130 spacious en-suite bedrooms and suites especially tailored for the most discerning traveler. Since opening in 1919, this majestic and iconic hotel has captured attention through its blend of Portuguese and Italian architecture positioning it as one of the most historic and finest buildings in Maputo, hosting guests from far and wide who seek a place to explore our cities´ colorful history.
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Jurgen B wrote a review Nov 2022
Brussels, Belgium2712 contributions734 helpful votes
Management is doing its job here. Everything went smooth. Gorgeous big room. Perfect service at the reception. Very good breakfast. Perfect location. Nice garden with big pool (that we did not try). Best hotel we had in Mozambique. Too bad Maputo is not worth a city trip....
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Verónica Langa, Revenue Management at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jurgen, Warm greetings from Hotel Cardoso! Thank you so much for choosing our hotel for your stay in Maputo! What a pleasure receiving this amazing review and specially to know that you really enjoyed everything from the service to the food! We looking forward to host you again soon! Best regards Hotel Cardoso Management
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247LiveLife wrote a review Nov 2021
South Africa1080 contributions340 helpful votes
I was disappointed with my room, as there were no amenities in the room The design of the bathroom is crazy, with the toilet right in front of the hand basin and shower, with no room to move at all! No hook to hang towels anywhere in the bathroom. I had to use a hand towel as a shower mat, as a mat wasn't provided. The breakfast is very limited, and so many of the buffet items had run out and you have to ask a waiter to replace the dishes! BUT the views are great, and it's good to see the hotel open again at last! It can only get better
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Dercio Machavate, Owner at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 3 Dec 2021
Dear Firstly We would like to thank you for Choosing Hotel Cardoso for your accommodation, and we very much appreciate your feedback. We take this time to let you that we are sorry we couldn’t meet your expectations on your last stay, although, we would also like to emphasize that regarding our meal plan, beside the buffet we have the a la carte menu which our guests can enjoy, served at our restaurant with Catembe bay view. Also we have options at our BAR Por do Sol, where you can enjoy the sunset. As per our rooms would like to inform you that we have rooms with Maputo city view, and we have sea facing rooms with bathroom or Shower with separate space, that offer good experience to our dear guests. Once more we would like to thank you for your message and hope to accommodating you in your next visit to Maputo. Best regards Hotel Cardoso team
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Natalie1718 wrote a review Sep 2021
Maputo, Mozambique34 contributions25 helpful votes
I'm thrilled that this iconic hotel has reopened its doors! With the best view in the city, it overlooks the river and the new bridge to Catembe. Although I didn't stay over, I enjoyed a delicious meal in the upper garden at 'Por do Sol'.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Dercio Machavate, Owner at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Thank You Natalie, We are happy to hear from you and we are looking forwar to accommodating you in your next stays. Best regards
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ilannan2001 wrote a review Mar 2020
Accra, Ghana1 contribution
i have a good encounter with the hotel staff at all levels. The location is serene and would recommend it for others. However, I was not happy that the hotel charged for transport (airport pick up and dropping) form its guests.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from divina jango, Other at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear Mr. Ilannan We first would like to yhank you for Choosing Hotel Cardoso for your accomodation. We are pleasant to hear ypu feedback regarding our Hotel and also happy to hear that you love and had a great stay. Im sorry that you were not happy with the transport charged, but trasnfer is not free of charge and reservation use to advise the guest soon they require the transfer service. Once again thank you very much and we hope to welcome you back in not distance future. Warm Regards
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aubreyngwenya wrote a review Mar 2020
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Perfect room size, neat and clean. Our arrival was warm and welcoming. Entertainment area (pool side) beautiful and the kids enjoyed it. Restaurant food was amazing and the restaurant manager was so helpful whenever I couldn’t find our waiter. Cannot fault Cardoso on anything.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from divina jango, Other at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear Mr. Aubreyngwenya First we wouk like to thank you for choosing Hotel Cardoso for your accomodation. Its a pleasure to hear that you had a great stay and you did emjoy our food and resturant manager was helpful. Once again thank you very much for your feedback and we hope to welcome back in not diatance future. Warm Regards
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rudolphdc wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
Combining old and (not so new) worlds.. great view of the city, overlooking it. Good gym with a 360 view of the city. Location is also ideal between the "old" city and the newer part of MPT. Will go back there.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from divina jango, Other at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear Mr. Rudolphdc Firts we would like to thank you for choosing Hotel Carsdoso for your stay. its always a pleasure to receive feedback from our guest , which help us to improve more and offer a better service. Once again thank you for you review , we really apprecaite it and we hope to welcome you in not distance future. Warms Regards
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yg1117kang wrote a review Feb 2020
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First of all, people working for your hotel seemed very kind to me wherever I went, such as restaurent, bar and even yard near swimming pool. Your hotel has a very nice view. I used the gym during my stay.It is a quite spaceous. I have an observation that the quality of water need to be improved if possible.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from divina jango, Other at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Mr. Kang Thank you for choosing Hotel Cardoso for your stay . We really appreciate your review and we take a note regarding your observation and we work on it to make sure you feel confortable in future. Once again thank you very much and we hope to welcome you back in not distance future. Warm Regards
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rstephan2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Wonderful place,well located with a nice gym and swimming pool The staff is great and very friendly I spend many time in the hotel for my work and I always enjoy my stay over there Best place to be in Maputo
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Traveler52630042869, Gerente geral at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Mr. Stephan Thank you very much for your review. its always a pleasure to accomodate you in our Hotel. Glad that you had a great stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back in not distance future. Regards Marius Wolmarans
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Angus B wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa124 contributions54 helpful votes
Best place to stay for gracious overnight accommodation - well-located and professional. Gorgeous old art-deco style, well-maintained. Rooms clean and spacious. Sea-facing rooms nicer, but note that you are really looking over the river mouth and harbour, not sea 'proper'. Breakfast was generous and healthy. Safe parking under the eye of a 24-hour guard.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Traveler52630042869, General Manager at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Dear Angus! Many thanks for taking the time to complete our survey. The team truly cares and always aim to create the best possible experience for our guests. It is so motivating to learn that you were satisfied with our facilities and that enjoyed the service that you received throughout the hotel. Your satisfaction is our utmost reward and we very much look forward to sharing an even better experience with you next time. Yours Faithfully Marius Wolmarans
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Anas W wrote a review Dec 2019
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India87 contributions62 helpful votes
Cardoso Hotel in Maputo is located on a bluff overlooking the bay. It affords beautiful views of the sea particularly at sunset. My hotel room faced the sea. It was a spacious room, very comfortable and quite nice. The balcony opened on the hotel lawns and faced the sea. The hotel staff was impeccably courteous and friendly. Everyone spoke English. The hotel has an old world charm and is like a distinguished lady, ageing well. I would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Traveler52630042869, General Manager at Hotel Cardoso
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Dear Ana! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our facilities as well as the service that you received throughout the hotel. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future, and that you shall from this point on regard the Cardoso as your home away from home. Yours Faithfully Marius Wolmarans
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cardoso
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cardoso?
Nearby attractions include Museu De História Natural de Maputo (0.1 km), Deal Galeria (0.4 km), and DelicArt (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cardoso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cardoso?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cardoso?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cardoso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dhow Mozambique, A Casa Da Maria, and Maputo Waterfront.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Cardoso?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Cardoso have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Cardoso offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Cardoso have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Cardoso offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Cardoso?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Cardoso?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.