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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

Protea HotelsUS$250*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a business trip and this hotel was fine. I didn't expect it to be the best hotel I had ever stayed in or anything of the sort but if you're looking for a decent, well priced, hotel in Blantyre this works well. The staff sometimes needed to be a little more attentive (forgetting food orders, generally quite...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear DeeGA I trust you are well. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at PH Ryalls. We appreciate your feedback , it really assists us in striving to improve our product and services. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Coimbra, Portugal
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great Service Hotel, with very helpful staff. The restaurants services and quality are really outstanding, with very reasonable prices. It's not the cheapest Hotel in Town, but it has a Good Cost-Benefit level and, not being a luxurious hotel it has what you expect from a 4 star, working properly, well managed and with all the necessary services you need.

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I trust you are well. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at PH Ryalls. We appreciate your positive comments and feedback , it really assists us in striving to improve our product and services. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I was back here for a business trip and as usual very good service and very nice food in both restaurants in particular the signature 21 Grill. Service in both restaurants is fantastic. The business centre though requires immediate attention.

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I trust you are well. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at PH Ryalls & the 21Grill, we really appreciate the positive comments and feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls to offer. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If this is a Marriott property, then the Marriott brand is sliding down into a muddy pit. We don't mind paying premium prices for premium service and comfort. But when the service and comfort is just average, then things are a bit off. Specifics: dirty room, hot water barely available in shower, no ask how the stay was, after checking...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear Tim Thank you for taking the time to complete the Guest Satisfaction Survey in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls. I sincerely apologies for what happened during your stay with us it is not how we usually operate, I take full responsibility for the poor service you experienced and the challenges you encountered during...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Efficient check-in. Room (especially bathroom) could use some renovating or at least more in-depth cleaning. Common areas are nicely appointed. Breakfast is really excellent, top notch ingredients throughout. If you can stay away from the very unattractive parking facing rooms in the 1st floor, I could not open my curtains through my stay as you're facing people parking all the...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I trust you are well. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at PH Ryalls. We appreciate your positive comments and feedback , it really assists us in striving to improve our product and services. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Reviewed 27 February 2017

This hotel has been reviewed highly by other travellers but I must have gone at the wrong time. I found my "superior" room very dark and gloomy and lacked some normal fittings such as razor sockets and the table for the tea making facilities was too small for the tray and kettle. However, the buffet was far from acceptable. The...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear PAUL Thank you for taking the time to complete the Guest Satisfaction Survey in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls. I sincerely apologies for what happened during your stay with us it is not how we usually operate, I take full responsibility for the poor service you experienced during your stay with us. I...

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Another visit to Blantyre on business and not disappointed in the standards. Checking seamless. Room is big and well serviced. 21 Grill is one of my favorite Resturants and catching up with Bevan the chef is always great.

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I trust you are well. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at PH Ryalls. We really appreciate the positive comments. We are glad that we meet and exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Check-in was seamless. Laundry done on the day after a late arrival. Breakfast - fair variety and made with a smile by the chefs. Rooms - Business ... it's has all what you need Internet works and included in the room cost. Has all the TV Channels that's needed (Why be stuck in your room) Dinner at 21 Grill -...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I trust you are well. Thank you for the positive comments & feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Johannesburg
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I was staying here for two nights. First the bad. Service in the restaurant is slow. In fairness it was valentines. So the place was packed. That said it took over an hour for our course to arrive. That's the bad. The good far outweighs. I discovered much to my embarrassment as I was about to board my flight that...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I trust you are well. Thank you for the positive comments, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. Thank you so much for the feedback about how we were able to assist you with your trouser, it really encourages us to improve our product so that we can...

Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere there. Even though that we had arrived a day earlier than booked. The hotel staff was very friendly. They did all in their power to accommodate us. The two porters are always friendly and ready to help. The rooms were very clean. The hotel truly embraces the spirit of Malawi. I would love to go back...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I trust you are well. Thank you for the positive comments, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. We are glad you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the central business district of Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi, Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls is perfectly suited for business travellers and holidaymakers alike. This district has become the financial hub of Malawi and the hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport. The hotel accommodation is spacious, elegant and comfortable, comprising of air-conditioned and en-suite rooms, with satellite TV amongst its facilities, as well as up to 500MB free wireless internet access per day. Protea Hotel Ryalls is the most technologically-advanced hotel in the country - the hotel for any result-orientated executive. After a hard and stressful day, you can either relax at the pool or work up a sweat in the Fitness Centre. Blantyre Sports Club, just down the road, offers the use of additional sporting activities such as golf, tennis, squash and bowls. Wining and dining facilities are available in the hotel and in town, plus an ideal venue for conferencing and banquets, offering world class facilities unique to the Malawi market. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

Address: 2 Hannover Avenue, Blantyre, Malawi (Formerly Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls)
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
Price Range: €172 - €386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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