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Rouen, France
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Have spent 2 nights over there, the hotel is not a palace but rooms are very pleasant and clean services very good. At the restaurant not everything is available always something was missing to complete a dish wish! Arround the hotel is wonderfull, hotel good to have an experience on the island.

Thank Yoann P
Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is the typical African lodge with a kick of modernization. The rooms are set up as bungalows which are rather spacious with a spacious bathroom (shower only). The food is GREAT and the view of the sea that faces the lodge is breathtaking . The beach is right next to the lodge , which offers great sea and pool...

Thank Nadia E
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with 2 friends a while back. Had a lovely lodge which was at the back of the resort and very quiet. This lodge is very convenient for the various ferries. The pool at the front is lovely to swim in and relax by. The food was also good. It's quite an idyllic spot. Do take a walk into...

Thank Carole G
Paris, France
Reviewed 5 March 2015

... and maybe we should not have. Ideally located for a small tour around Maputo, I decided to call them to book for the we. I had to call three numbers before someone answered the phone - fine, it can happen. Then I finally got someone on the phone, and had to ask every single information as they would just...

6Thank mate m
Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We went for the Holidays, it took me a lifetime to get there since I went at Noraly boat (choose differently..)! As I arrived to the lodge, one can see the pool and the good remainder of a typical african lodge, with plenty space to walk, run and discover.. the reception is a bit difficult to find, but once we...

Thank Ricardo M
Fernando C, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay at Pestana Inhaca Lodge. We thank you for your comments about the TV's, the pool and kids area. We would like to inform that your review is duly sent to the Regional Manager. We are delighted to read your comments about the staff and the restaurant. We welcome all constructive...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Horrible place - common food - no activities - tennis court ressembling a bomb site - terrible manager who tells off his employees in front of customers - have to ask for soap and a bottle of water a day in the room to brush your teeth as water is not drinkable..........the worst hotel we have been too. VERY EXPENSIVE...

Thank CocotiersSA
Fernando C, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pestana Inhaca Lodge and for taking time to post this review. We sincerly apologise for the inconvinience caused as your stay didn't meet your expectation, we welcome all construtive criticism, as it help us to get better. We thank you for your comment about the Managers attitude, It has...

Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

It's tough to get to inhaca or expensive, naladi ferry goes only on specific days and the hotel aren't especially helpful in advising on transfers or options. Our room was simple but ok The food on the island is expensive but awesome We went to lucas the "fancy" township restaurant but I would far reccomend erca for food taste and...

Thank bronnydoes
Fernando C, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pestana Inhaca Lodge and for taking the time to post this review. we certainly enjoyed your comments and would like to thank you for your evaluation, which is mainly about the low development of the Island. It is really challenging however we have been striving to convince the local...

Reviewed 10 August 2014

You get off the ferry onto a pontoon, which takes you as close to the shore as possible. Because the tide is out you wade through the warm waters of the IndianOcean, through shoals of brightly coloured starfish and onto the shore. Seconds away is the hotel Pestana Inhaca. A 70's vibe, up-dated in the late 90's with pool and...

3Thank Anne F
Fernando C, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer thank you for your wanderfull remarks, the perfect discription of the Island life, we certainly enjoyed reading your and would like to thank you for your reference to the most comfortable sleep in our Beds and the the staff smile and kindness. We hope to welcome you back in a near future. Best Regards

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I wont recommend going there unless you want to spend alot of money.. The Lodge wont answer any mails about transfer until the same day you arrive VERY HELPFUL! They have dream prices for ex 500$ for a boat transfer to Maputo 1 way:/. If you want to go anyways book so you are in Maputo atleast 1 day and...

3Thank Robin W
Fernando C, Gerente at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for you time in posting this review, Pestana Inhaca Lodge value the opinion of the guests. We really apologise if you couldn't manage to get in touch with the Lodge before you arrive to organize your transfers. We have our Central Reservation Office in Maputo, and in Johannesburg and all our Transfers details is...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Pestana lodge, compared to other places in Mozambique, is a good value for money. It has ample rooms, friendly staff and comfy beds. One doesn't travel to Inhaca to hang out in a lodge, though. If your expectation is this magical lodge experience, then go to South Africa. If, however, you need a place to crash on a magical island,...

Thank DevelopmentWorker
Mavuta66, General Manager at Pestana Inhaca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing Pestana Inhaca Lodge and for taking the time to post this review. we certainly enjoyed reading your comments and would like to thank you for your Staff and Rooms evaluation. We are glad our beds surpassed your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon Best Wishes

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the beach front, amongst coconut palm groves and luxuriant tropical vegetation, Pestana Inhaca Lodge is famous for its wonderful gardens, food and its warm hospitality. The island is a secure and quiet location that is a port of call for yachts, sailing boats and cruise ships seeking out a tropical option in the turquoise and crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Inhaca Island has been protected since 1976 and still boasts huge areas of untouched vegetation and expanses of velvety water. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pestana Inhaca Lodge

Address: Ilha de Inhaca | Mozambique, Inhaca Island 07000, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Inhaca Island
Price Range: ₹ 18,011 - ₹ 23,929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Inhaca Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Pestana Inhaca Hotel Inhaca Island
Pestana Inhaca Island Hotel
Inhaca Hotel
Pestana Inhaca Island Resort
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“Main attractions are all departing from the beach, wich is close to the pool and the restaurant. Ask to be close to them, so you wont walk too much :)”
130RicardoM130, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Buy your food and drinks in the village. Use the Vodacom ferry, it costs more but is at least an hour quicker and far more comfortable.”
522JohnH, 2 Apr 2013 | Read review
“all the rooms are the same layout so it realy does not matter which one you have”
markc614, 18 Dec 2012 | Read review
“All seemed nice!”
gallinacanyon, 16 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Room choices are closer to the beach, or away from the beach, but none have direct beach access nor sea views as far as we could tell”
sunshinePretoria, 22 Sep 2011 | Read review
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