Catembe Gallery Hotel is a nice hotel by the beach
Posted Jun 28, 2015
The staff at Catembe Gallery hotel was very nice and helpful. We had an opportunity to meet the owners of the hotel, Koenraad Collier and the next morning, also his wife Edda, who are very nice people. The breakfast is lovely and we had a seafood dinner (prawns and calamari) which was delicious. The views across the water to Maputo from our rooms were fabulous, both during the day and at night. My family occupied two luxury en-suite rooms with a balcony and sea view. The hotel beach is also lovely and clean. Koenraad took us to the gallery museum and told us the history of the hotel, and how is has grown over the years. We requested to see the bayview chalets, penthouse duplex, penthouse with 3 (and 4) double rooms, and hotel management took us around to view these. Ferry to Catembe is ok, however we experienced lengthy delays (3 hours) to and out of Catembe, yet the ferry trip itself takes just over 10 minutes. Because of long delays before getting on the ferry to Catembe, by the time we eventually crossed on the ferry, it was late and on the Catembe side, it was dark and we did not know how to get to the hotel. We initially got lost and drove in the wrong direction for about 15 min, arriving at factories. We had to drive back to where we got off the ferry and there was a long line of vehicles waiting to get on the ferry from Catembe to Maputo. Fortunately as we got there, we saw a taxi and asked for directions. The taxi driver was kind and we followed him to the hotel.