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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Another stay at Ryalls - probably 4/5 this year. All pretty good and "what you should expect" from a Protea in region. Grill 21 closed this evening for private function - which is a disappointment, as is a lovely restaurant. Choice of wines in "breakfast venue restaurant" rather limited and should be much better.

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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 your feedback & comments on the areas that need to be improved and worked on, it really assists us in striving to improve our product so that we can maintain excellence and consistency. Thank you for your...

Cape Town
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was my second visit at this beautiful place. I stayed here for 2 weeks. My stay was very good. There is not much else to say other than the rooms is big and spacious, service by staff is always outstanding, food is good. Overall the best accommodation in Malawi.

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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 and feedback, thank you for your support . We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed all the facilities PH Ryalls has to offer. We look forward to...

Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful hotel a touch of class, Superb facility's. Staff very helpful. Food was buffet style. A good location close to the centre of town and close to the main road in and out. We arrived from Lilongwe on the M1 and left for Majete on the M3. We stayed early September a very comfortable temperature, as we drove down...

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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 look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Galle, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice, clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Large breakfast buffet. Coffee a bit slow, but with large groups, this can be excused. Great bar area, loved the couches. Bar staff did an excellent job of keeping the G&T's & Kutchie Kutchie beers flowing. Hopefully we were not to disruptive, but no one seemed to mind. Nice garden area between the buildings. I...

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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 local beer Kutchie Kucthie and our beautiful garden area. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stayed there for 2 nights on a business trip. Great hotel with a 4 star feel. Pleasant and helpful staff. Rooms are large but need some updating. Grand breakfast and plenaty of open spaces and gardens to relax in.

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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 and our beautiful garden area. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Margate, South Africa
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Just stayed overnight but this is a very good hotel for business purposes. Rooms are good, restaurant excellent and I also enjoyed a few beers at the pub chatting to the very pleasant barman. Will be back soon guys.

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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 look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had a friends birthday party and went for the dinner buffet...lovely fresh and warm food! Even the traditional food like chambo etc was available. The staff were welcoming and served us like loyalty..Will definetely come again when i visit Malawi!!!

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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 Malawian themed buffet night it is a big hit. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Maidenhead
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I ended my August trip to Zambia and Malawi at the Protea Hotel Ryalls in Blantyre. The hotel dates from 1922 and while the current building is obviously much newer than that, the design and ambience retain a style of restrained elegance and class. My room on the ground floor (103) was very comfortable and well appointed. The bar and...

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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 and feedback. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your entire stay with us at PH Ryalls and all facilities it has to offer. It really assists us in continuing to striving and to...

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here four nights. Hotel was clean, shower hot and strong, and has the needed generator in place for the sure fire power outage. Restaurants on site satisfy your needs and if not, there is a good Indian Restaurant directly across the street. Loved the outside area off bar as well. Great place to unwind.

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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 restaurants and our beautiful garden area. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I had a wonderful two nights at Ryalls hotel, the room was good plus the amenities. The choice of TV channels is good and offers wide range of choice. The Variety of breakfast was another plus. Internet was good and easy to access.

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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 TV selection. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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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: €177 - €229 (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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