Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel

Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel

Avenida Patrice Lumumba, 737 739, Maputo 1100 Mozambique
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4.5
#6 of 38 hotels in Maputo
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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The Montebelo Girassol Maputo, with its circular building and spectacular panoramic views over the Maputo Bay, is already ex-libris of the city, considered a benchmark in the Mozambican hotel industry. In 2015 it was refurbished, gaining more rooms, a restaurant with a panoramic balcony, a swimming pool and a gym, further enhancing the excellence of its service, combining comfort, landscaping, multipurpose facilities for leisure and business, and a high-quality restaurant service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English

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Avenida Patrice Lumumba, 737 739, Maputo 1100 Mozambique
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BaggageClaim wrote a review Jan 2020
SF662 contributions188 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderfully stylish hotel in the city center - the location is minutes away from all the major sights (although do take care to not walk alone at night). Room layout is very unique with large spaces and a very cool balcony. Comfy beds and a generally relaxed vibe. Breakfast was great on the terrace overlooking the city. Staff is very helpful. Only wish is for the wifi to be as fast in the room as it is in the lobby.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Montebelo Hotels, Marketing at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 17 Jan 2024
Dear client, We thank you for the preference for the Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel and for the time taken to evaluate our services. We are very pleased with your kind comment and hope to welcome you back to one of Montebelo Hotels & Resorts. Best regards, Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel Team
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TrailsOfAnne wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore5,366 contributions415 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an early flight to catch. We stayed for one night. Room was modern and new. Seemed to me we had an upgrade as there were not many guests around. The room was big. Bathroom big. Swimming pool had a bit of the view of bridge from far. Dinner at the Restaurant is was good. Mozambique chicken curry( not spicy) and
Prawn risotto were delicious!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Montebelo Hotels, Marketing at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 1 Feb 2024
Dear client, We thank you for the preference and for the time taken to evaluate our services. We are very pleased with your kind comment and hope to welcome you back to one of Montebelo Hotels & Resorts. Best regards, Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel Team
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SusannaFI540 wrote a review Jan 2020
Nagu, Finland60 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and well equipped rooms, excellent beds. Friendly and helpful staff,all can communicate in english. Surrounding area isn't so inviting, but safe to walk at daytime. All best sights are on walkingdistance from the hotel (cathedral, Iron House, raiwaystation, central market...)
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Montebelo Hotels, Marketing at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 17 Jan 2024
Dear Client, Thank you very much for choosing us for your stay and for taking the time to evaluate our services. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you to Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel and we hope , in the next opportunity, to welcome you back to one of our hotels. Many regards, Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel Team
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247LiveLife wrote a review Mar 2023
South Africa1,062 contribution367 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes, the views are great, and the rooms spacious, but the place is just unfriendly and impersonal. When you walk in, the receptionist doesn't greet you, and the reception area is just so confusing! It's not clear where to go, and we were not told we needed to use a card to activate the lift???
There was no information in the bedroom, and my room had some very old past their sell by date flowers in a vase! The basin in the bathroom is so shallow, and not practical at all, as is the door stopper right in from of the toilet!
It took 4 attempts and a long wait to give me the correct card to open the door to my room when I checked in.
Breakfast, what breakfast?? I went at 06.25, and left at 06.45, as breakfast was still being laid out, with no drinks etc available
None of the reception staff spoke English, and could not assist me
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Date of stay: March 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Montebelo Hotels, Marketing at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 16 Mar 2023
Dear 247LiveLife, Thank you very much for your feedback, your comments will be shared with our staff to help us improve our service. We hope to have your preference again at a future opportunity, for a warmer welcome and an experience truly matching our great views and spacious rooms. Best regards, The Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel Team
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Andrew J wrote a review Dec 2017
Guildford, United Kingdom58 contributions76 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Montebelo Girassol in Maputo is described as a four-star hotel... It really isn't.

The sad thing is that it could be good, but it is let down by the majority of the staff who have no understanding of customer service. There are one or two exceptions... the friendly and helpful man on reception when I arrived who went out of his way so that I could could check in to my room early after a long overnight journey, and the waitress in the restaurant most evenings who was friendly and efficient. That's about it though. Want a drink from the bar? Eight times out of ten I had to go hunting for someone to serve me. Want breakfast after 8am? Fine, but don't expect there to be much on the hot buffet.. once it's gone, it's gone. Want coffee with your breakfast? No one will come and ask you, even though you might be the only person in the restaurant.

These things are irritations in what is otherwise a nice, comfortable hotel. My bedroom was newly refurbished with a very comfortable bed, but, of course, that is at least partially undone by the often surly nature of the service.

Would I go back? No.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Cesar S, General Manager at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 11 Dec 2017
Thanks for staying with us. We do appreciate your feedback!
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BonganiBaloyi wrote a review Aug 2019
Tzaneen, South Africa249 contributions9 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sometimes words are not enough, the Hotel is beautiful, the prices are fair. Breakfast is a delight with a view, most of the staff speak English and they are amazing, Fumo, Gomes to mention a few. The rooms with energy saving technology!! They accommodate you and make you feel special..if they improve a few things, they'll definayely make a great 5 star establishment. I will definitely come back here again with my kids. Words are not enough to describe my experience there. Thank you guys😊
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MontebeloHotels, Gestor at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 19 Aug 2019
Dear Bongani, Thank you very much for such a great review. Is always a pleasure to know we were able to provide a wonderful experience to our guests. This is the reason we try to improve our service quality everyday. We hope to welcome your family again soon. Best regards, Montebelo Girassol's Team
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hille28 wrote a review Nov 2017
London, England, United Kingdom76 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you so much to this hotel for a fabulous stay. We only stayed for one night but we were blown away by the kindness of the staff here. We arrived on our flight from the UK at 8.30am and yet they gave us a room instantly. They gave us directions on what to see, where to go and how to stay safe. The beers were reasonably priced and they even did us a breakfast/lunch pack for the morning when we left at 0545. Thank you so much for a great stay. The hotel is exceptionally clean and nicely styled. Would not hesitate to recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cesar S, Manager at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 7 Nov 2017
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KP8 wrote a review Aug 2016
Brisbane, Australia42 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So it's a tough one to review this hotel as the thing that really let it down was out of their control. We arrived late after being delayed from Joburg. The airport pick up was great. When we arrived at the hotel there was really loud music pumping outside and it sounded live. I joked that we were next to a nightclub and the guy on the desk said no and that the government were promoting some live shows over the weekend. Ok, we thought - no worries, it will be finished by about 11pm - midnight. We got in to our room (308) to really fabulous new decor. It was really lovely and modern, almost trendy. We had a hot shower and went to bed. The music continued but we fell to sleep as so tired, but then I woke around midnight to someone on the mic and people cheering. I had some earplugs and so put these in. The live commentary stopped but then a new round of music started. We would sleep for a bit and then wake up again and this continued all night and it was still going when we left for an internal flight at 6am! The guys at the hotel made us up a little breakfast bag which was nice at no extra cost and we had another transfer to the airport. As you can see from the review, the hotel itself we couldn't fault and was excellent value for money in a good area, but in terms of sleep, it was a bit of a nightmare. We were there on a Friday and so might be better mid week or in another room the other side of the hotel?
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Date of stay: July 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We were in 308 and it was front of hotel and very noisy. Back rooms might be better?
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RetiredTraveller🌏 wrote a review Feb 2019
Texas677 contributions141 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Able to check in at 11:30 AM. Roomy & peaceful accomodations on 4th floor, had ample hot water even for long showers. Room was clean, bed comfy, pillows too fluffy but that's ok. Safety deposit box in our closet worked well. Small ref kept our drinks chilled. Received 2 free bottles of water. Walked to the grocery to buy more. Mario at the front desk was full of information. He also lent me a power outlet adaptor. Thank you, Mario. Ate at the restaurant, took ages (to serve tomato soup & ham & cheese sandwich) b/c our waiter was watching tv & other waiters were talking. Food quality was average. Reasonable prices considering this is a restaurant in a hotel. The slightly dirty elevator was centrally located with rooms arranged around it.

On our 2nd day, the male staff cleaned our room well, but after he left, a woman with a clipboard knocked on our door, claiming she's "checking things" up & wanted to enter our room. Nobody called for anything & we told her everything was fine & she didn't have to enter our room.

Breakfast was at 0600 to 0930. Please see photos taken of the breakfast set up. There was an omelet station with no cook, & I had to ask a waiter for the omelet guy. Most of the guests seemed to be business people. When they ran out of food, they didn't put in more food nor juice. By 0830, the omelet guy has disappeared & most of the hot food was gone.

We printed our boarding passes for free. We checked in at the business office computer & emailed our boarding passes to the concierge so he could print them at the front desk. The business office didn't have a printer.

Room service is reasonably priced. They said they'd deliver in 15, but it took them 25. No biggie. The server forgot to open our beverage bottle so I had to call them. The server promptly returned to correct the problem.

The property is old but is pretty much well maintained to a certain degree. There was a hole in our room ceiling but I'm not buying the place so that's no big deal. The view of the ocean from our room was nice. The spacious room & king bed were great. If you don't expect too much, then this is the hotel for you.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MontebeloHotels, Gestor at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 7 Mar 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your preference for Montebelo Girassol. We are glad to know you had a comfortable stay in our property and we will check all your recommendations in order to improve our service. Your opinion in extremely imortant for us and we will do our utmost to guarantee all the minus points mentioned were overcome. Thank you for helping us improving. We are looking forward for your next visit. Best regards, Montebelo Girassol Team
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FlyHigh wrote a review Oct 2018
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The worst front desk service, by that I mean that I booked the transfer to the airport 24h in advance and when I got to the reception they didn’t even know that I’ve made the booking and asked me to wait for at least 20min without tell me anything.
The food at the restaurant is amazing, the best you can find in Maputo hotels.
The room was good, but I had to change 2 times until I get that room. The first they give had two single bed (when I made the booking I asked for a double bed) and then I had to change again because the window was not closing properly, so I could hear all the noise from the street.
If you want to stay in this hotel choose the executive room and be patient with the staff. This is not a 4 star hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from MontebeloHotels, Diretor-Geral at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Responded 15 Oct 2018
Dear Guest, Your opinion is really important for us and help us identifying service weaknesses and positive aspects. We are glad to know you had an amazing experience in our restaurant. Regarding our front desk team and service, we will internely verify what happend about the rooms booked for you and try to guarantee it won't happen again. Meanwhile, we would like to express our surprise about the "worst front desk service" and "This is not a 4 star hotel" characterisation, considering our team have been complimented about it kindness and our property have been receiving great reviews about its service and facilities quality. We know that our team is not perfect and we will strongly discuss what could have determined your poor opinion about our team and service. We hope to welcome you again, in order to have the chance to revert your opinion and make sure you have a wonderful experience. Best regards, Montebelo Girassol's Team
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₹9,856 - ₹11,026 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueMaputo ProvinceMaputo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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Frequently Asked Questions about Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (0.7 km), Tunduru Botanical Gardens (0.8 km), and Fortaleza of Maputo (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include txhapo txhapo, Dhow Mozambique, and Zambi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Maputo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Montebelo Girassol Maputo Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortress of Maputo (1.1 km), Vila Algarve (4.7 km), and Cemetery St. Francis Xavier (1.8 km).
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