Hotel Cardoso

3.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Central C with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Hotel Cardoso

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Property grounds
Aerial view
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Daily buffet breakfast (MZN 1150 per person)

Overview of Hotel Cardoso

7,8 out of 10 Good
7,8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
P.O. Box 35 Avenida Martires de Mueda, 707, 707, Maputo, Cidade de Maputo, 00100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting services
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Room options

Junior Suite

  • 180 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Executive Room (Flamingo)

  • 180 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Standard Room

  • 151 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

  • 151 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Presidential Suite

  • 251 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central C

Getting around

  • Maputo (MPM-Maputo Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cafe Oak - 8 min walk
  • Dhow Mozambique - 5 min walk
  • Cafe Acacia - 2 min walk
  • Mokoto - Parrilla - 7 min walk
  • Nom - 11 min walk

About this property

Hotel Cardoso

Hotel Cardoso is just 5 mi (8 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available on request) for MZN 720.00 per person one way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Fiamma, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a sauna.


English, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 130 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The host will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (MZN 3 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle from 6 AM to 11:30 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1919
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Coffee grinder
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


Fiamma - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bar Por do Sol - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MZN 1150 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MZN 720.00 per person (one way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge


  • Self parking costs MZN 3 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Cardoso Maputo
Hotel Cardoso
Hotel Cardoso Maputo
Cardoso Hotel Maputo
Cardoso Hotel
Hotel Cardoso Hotel
Hotel Cardoso Maputo
Hotel Cardoso Hotel Maputo

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Cardoso offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Cardoso does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Cardoso?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Cardoso?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Cardoso?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Cardoso?
Yes. Self parking costs MZN 3 per night.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Cardoso?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6 AM to 11:30 PM on request. The charge is MZN 720.00 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Cardoso?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Cardoso and nearby?
Hotel Cardoso has an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Cardoso?
Yes, Fiamma offers local cuisine.
Does Hotel Cardoso have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Hotel Cardoso like?
Hotel Cardoso is in Central C, a short 16-minute walk from Maputo Central Market and 7 minutes' walk from Geology Museum.







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10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Loved all the old features that have been retained. The wooden staircase was really beautiful. The views from the pool area were also spectacular.
Ian, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Albert, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful harbor views, attractive grounds, pleasant staff, solid Internet performance
Marc, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It is in the center of Maputo with a beautiful view. Book a see view room.
Sabine, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Breathtaking view and good location
Cardoso's location is breathtaking. Perched up on a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean with a nice garden and good swimming pool, it offers a breathtaking view, inclusive of the sunset. Staff are pleasant and friendly. I enjoyed using the pool, and restaurant which also shared the great view. I could not use the gym which offered the same grand panoramic view from level 5. Even though it was past 2pm when I arrived, it took a while to be given my room. While I had paid a premium for a sea view room, I was initially given a room which did not offer any view. On rejecting it, I was given a room with a proper sea view only after 3pm. When I got in to the room, the TV was not working and a technician had to be called to fix it. Subsequently two days later, the TV stopped working completely and I had to move to another room as it could not be fixed. Only to find out the air condition was not working in the newly allocated room. While taking up a lot of precious time changing rooms and waiting for technicians, it also indicated the hotel was dated and tired looking. Also, there was no fridge in the room. Apart from these inconveniences the hotel has easy access to the museum and is walking distance from the popular Dhow and other restaurants. I still expect to stay here on my next visit to Maputo.
Nithiyananthan, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

bad smell in carpets. Blocked sink
FATIH, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Confusing somewhat disinterested
Bit run down. Service not great. Somewhat unfriendly. It seems as if the staff doesn’t know their own hotel. Changed rooms twice.
Jan, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Rui, 3-night trip
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