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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at Leslie Lodge.The room was very comfortable with its own private garden.The owner,manager and staff couldnt have been more welcoming and helpful in every way..very child friendly..our seven year old enjoyed it even more than us! Good breakfasts too..mmm.High standards all round.

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for the good review - We at Leslie Lodge had great pleasure in accommodating you and your seven year old.

Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is more of a private resort type lodge where there is peace, plenty of greenery, and excellent view. There is made to order breakfast and laundry service too. The only drawback is that it has no restaurant of its own and one has to order from nearby joints. The owner and staff are very friendly and try to make...

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for excellent review. That is correct we dont have a restaurant, however we do offer 3-course evening meals to be ordered off a set daily menu and light lunches on request.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Just stayed at Leslie Lodge for 4 weeks while volunteering at Queen's Hospital. Everything was perfect, a home away from home. Zino the new owner could not be more helpful. Always willing to offer recommendations about things to do and helping out with practical issues. All the staff were amazing, a big thank you to Veronica, the manager, Nia, Eva,...

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure meeting you and leaving us as friends. We thank you for such a great review and hope to see you again soon. It is our job to make your stay as relaxing as possible.

The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have stayed at Leslie Lodge on two occasions, once in October 2014 and again two years later in 2016 Despite a change in management the lodge remains one of the best places I have stayed in Malawi. Each room has its own unique character - whether it is a private garden or veranda, or a room with large patio...

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for such a great in depth review. Quaint Decor - As new owners we have added 3 more rooms with more modern decor and furniture. We plan to slowly change all the rooms and give them a fresh modern look. Mosquito problem - we sincerely apologise for this issue. We do spray a chemical approved by the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is our most favorite place to stay in Blantyre. The service is great and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The rooms all have a private garden area which is wonderful. Great breakfast menu. So happy that the new owners have not dropped the standards set and are always welcoming and willing to assist with any requests.

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Zino M, Manager at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for such kind positive review. We hope to see you and again in the near future.

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Leslie Lodge was everything we hoped it would be - clean, well equipped, very comfortable and in a beautiful garden setting. The two duiker deer who live in the grounds and appear every morning and evening are an absolute delight. A special mention should go to the staff - from the assistant manager Veronica to the night watchman, Matches -...

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We have finally finished our refurbishments and the 3 new rooms are looking great. We will always be trying to enhance the lodge and keep it modern and fresh.

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Friendly and helpful staff in this relatively inexpensive guest house, a table for our takeaway was made available in the dining room on the first night by Veronique, Zino, the owner recommended and booked us a table in a very good Indian restaurant and exchange money for us. Large and comfortable rooms with bathrooms and private area to sit outside....

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

We at Leslie Lodge thank you for a such a positive review and we are glad that all 3 couples enjoyed your stay. Our aim is exactly that to offer a top class service and inexpensive cost.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

A great choice for our first stay on our Malawi trip. Zino Michael the new owner was away, having just become a new dad! But we were very well looked after by Veronica. Very spacious en suite rooms all looking on to their own bit of the lovely garden with the added interest of two Duiker deer. Zino introduced himself...

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your excellent review and you that you checked out as a happy customer.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Emailed the lodge when we had momentary wifi...heard back RIGHT AWAY. Because we were arriving late, we had a dinner arranged. Wow. The sheppard's pie and vegetables were really delicious. I echo what Dave1135 has to say: superb, dstv, aircon, stocked fridge, great table to work at, your own courtyard with garden. Located in a lovely nearby "suburb" to the...

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such amazing review. We were happy that you got in touch with us last minute and we were able to help you finish off your holiday in a relaxing way.

Jackson, Tennessee
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We had two rooms from May 23-28. One for my husband and I, and the other for our daughters, age 19 and 16. The new Lodge owner, Zino, was very helpful and friendly. We had several conversations with him and he took great interest in why our family was visiting Blantyre. He set up a water and land safari for...

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Zino M, Owner at Leslie Lodge, responded to this review

We at Leslie Lodge had great pleasure in accommodating you and your family. We appreciate your kind and positive review.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Leslie Lodge is a highly reputable12 bedroom, well-established luxury Bed & Breakfast Lodge located in the heart of Blantyre. It is 1.5kms from the Centre of Blantyre, and walking distance from the College of Medicine and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It is more than your average bed & breakfast, as our aim is to create a HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME environment. You can start off the day with an excellent fresh continental breakfast with cooked breakfast available to order. You can relax and unwind upon returning to your en-suite fully furnished room with your very own private patio and garden, with a fully stocked minibar, WIFI Internet access and DSTV satellite channels on offer. 10 of the 12 rooms even offer self-catering facilities. With lunch & 3-course evening meals available, Leslie Lodge is the ideal choice for both business professionals on short or long stays, and tourists on the go. The professional staff aims to attend to your every need in a relaxed, warm environment and hope to help you start the day right at breakfast and unwind after a busy day in the evening. The property is surrounded by luscious, tropical gardens that create a peaceful relaxing environment, and are even home to a pair of beautiful duikers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Leslie Lodge

Address: 2 Leslie Road | Mount Pleasant, Blantyre, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
Price Range: RM336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose rooms in the new section adjoining the garden and swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles khursheedd, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a garden or a garden view.”
 of 5 bubbles A_l_e_c_s_reviews, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles ColleenSholto, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Each room is very private”
 of 5 bubbles E7275YEelizabethm, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I think they are all beautiful and quiet but I liked mine (no. 4).”
 of 5 bubbles DohaInternational, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
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