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Varandas do Indico

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On the beach, white sand
Outdoor pool
Honeymoon Villa (7) | Desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of Varandas do Indico

Varandas do Indico

3.5 star property
Tofo beachfront lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant

6,2/10 Good

9 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Tofo-Inhambane, Tofo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting room
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Inhambane (INH) - 22 min drive


  • Albatroz - 6 min walk
  • Casa Barry Restaurant and Bar - 7 min walk
  • Casa Barry Beach Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Tofo Tofo - 11 min walk
  • Casa de Comer - 13 min walk

About this property

Varandas do Indico

Varandas do Indico is a great choice for your beach stay in Tofo. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden.


English, Portuguese

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff 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 18


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • English
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 36.00 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Varandas Indico Lodge Tofo
Varandas Indico Lodge
Varandas Indico Tofo
Varandas Indico
Varandas do Indico Tofo
Varandas do Indico Lodge
Varandas do Indico Lodge Tofo

Frequently asked questions

Does Varandas do Indico offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Varandas do Indico 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.
Is there a pool at Varandas do Indico?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Varandas do Indico?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Varandas do Indico?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Varandas do Indico?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Varandas do Indico and nearby?
Varandas do Indico has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Varandas do Indico?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Portuguese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Albatroz (6-min walk), Casa Barry Restaurant and Bar (7-min walk), and Casa Barry Beach Restaurant (7-min walk).
Does Varandas do Indico have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around Varandas do Indico like?
Varandas do Indico is located a short 6-minute walk from Tofo Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Sheets were dirty. Rooms weren’t cleaned daily. . There was a power cut and they don’t have a generator so no electricity or running water (hot or cold) for 12 hours or so. Disappointing.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

I am terribly disappointed. There was no WiFi throughout my stay as they promised on the website. No toiletries and the main light was not working. A guy can to fix it and the electricity was tripped. Aircon and fan are not working. I had to sleep in the Warmth. On the second night, the room was not cleaned and tided up. Aircon and light were still not fixed. We were moved to another room after complaining. The room is run down and needs an uplift. The good parts are the view of the sea and the huge rooms. Staff was friendly. However they need to be trained to create a pleasant stay for guests and the basic things working in the room Eg. Light, WiFi, aircon etc. For the price paid, this was certainly overpriced. It is way below my expectations.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great little lodge!
A very comforatble stay. Rooms have a spectacular view over the Indian Ocean with whale watching possible from the balconies. All other sites and points of interest in Tofo are in easy reach.
Gerald, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

It was not good at all. We booked from the 14th of April until the 17th of April 2017. Upon arrival at Varandas do Indico (after a 12 hour drive) the hotel informed us that we did not have a booking. after providing emails of confirming the booking, the continued too inform us that we do not have a booking. We had to book into another hotel for a R1000.00 for the room (which we had to pay upfront). On the 15th of April 2017, the hotel manager was not even present to assist us (like he promised to). Only at 13H00pm that afternoon - a waiter assisted us - and when we confronted the hotel manager again if the booking was sorted out he then said yes. We paid for 3 nights and only slept two nights at the hotel - I want to know who will be refunding me for the extra payment? When we tried to order something to drink - their mini-bar had almost no stock in - they could also not supply most of the food indicated on the food menu. The hotel has stunning views and so much potential. Compliments to the poor waitering staff trying to assist the guest with what they had and being friendly.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Passez votre chemin
Déception totale, nous aurions du lire les commentaires avant de réserver cet "hôtel". Prix bien trop cher pour la prestation... Nous avons été dans une première chambre, vue magnifique (heureusement) mais pas d'eau chaude, pas de clim, draps et serviettes tachés, piscine verte, état général de l'hôtel déplorable. Nous avons ensuite été changés de chambre avec toujours une vue imprenable sur la mer mais toujours des draps sales, pas de nouvelles serviettes, toujours pas de savons dans la salle de bain, des glaçons qui tombent de la clim sur votre tête pendant la nuit, ... Quant au petit-déjeuner, relativement pauvre mais reste plus ou moins convenable. Pas de restauration les midis et soirs. Seul point positif : le personnel est très aimable. Il est impératif d'avoir un 4x4 pour accéder à l'hôtel, qui n'est d'ailleurs pas du tout indiqué. Bref, passez votre chemin vous trouverez mieux ailleurs.
Melanie, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Sehr schönes Hotel nettes Personal
Das Hotel war sehr schön leider mussten wir die ersten zwei Nächte zu viert in unserem Zimmer verbringen da man unser zweites Haus vermietet hatte das sollten wir Ihnen bekannt geben wir haben das vor Ort angegeben und man hat uns gesagt das wenn wir das Expedia melden Expedia das Geld von ihnen zurückfordert und dir dann das Geld von Expedia zurück bekommen liebe Grüße Iris jung
Jürgen, 11-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Excelente vista x caminhada para Tofo
O hotel possui uma linda vista da praia de Tofinho. O quarto é bastante espaçoso. Para chegar no centro de Tofo, no entanto, é necessária uma caminhada de 10-15 min passando pela praia (caminhada na areia fofa).
Felipe, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gutes Hotel, traumhafter Ausblick
Gute Lage. Sehr gutes Frühstück. Traumhafter Ausblick aufs Meer. Perfektes Hotel zum Relaxen.
Verified Expedia guest review