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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

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Devon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Been coming for 5 years and still a good hotel. Has some character whilst still being fairly modern although some areas of the hotel are beginning to look tired. Restaurants are good. Conference facilities are excellent especially serving staff. Free wifi is adequate but not great. Breakfast staff need to make up the tables faster and ensure there is cutlery...

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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 and feedback on areas where we can improve. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a clean, decent hotel for business travel. A little on the pricier side, but overall pretty nice. Ask for a room that is not on the same side as the parking lot/night club. I had to move in the middle of a sleepless night. It was a Sunday, so just be aware that they might blare loud music on...

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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 your comments & feedback, I apologies for the experience that you encountered during your stay, I will personally address this issue. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Lilongwe, Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great response, and good airport collection. Open reservation, and well done for staff. Card seemed to work is great. Good breakfast and in evening Sunday a loud band. great back up gen set which is necessary, and also internet as good as it gets in Malawi. A good trip.

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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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very confortable and nice hotel. The room is not that big but clean and has a nice view. Various breakfast. The GYM is the best part I like in this hotel almost all what you need there in their gym. There is also small Swimming pool. Nice location.

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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 and feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. We are pleased that you enjoyed our gym facilities. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Norton Shores, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was an oasis to return to after a long day in meetings and travel. Rooms were air-conditioned, clean, hotel staff friendly and helpful and the food was good. In my first visit to Malawi, I was overwhelmed by the warmth of hospitality from the people I encountered. I also found that attention to detail made the stay memorable....

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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 the jokes on the coasters many have made laugh many times. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with easy access to most amenities. Friendly staff. Clean and well resourced rooms though rooms are a bit small. Clean bedding. The 21 Grill restaurant is a must visit place! 3rd floor rooms are generally quieter. Arguably the best hotel in Blantyre and my favorite lodging place whenever I visit this city.

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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 and feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. We are glad you enjoyed 21 Grill restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Reviewed 3 November 2016

Excellent Hotel with friendly service. Air Conditioners even on the dinning area, with a clean and beautiful pool. The Court Yard offers relaxation and great bites. The Grill 21 is one of the best Restaurant 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 the positive comments and feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. We are glad you enjoyed the pool and court yard. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Bermuda
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This hotel was clean, comfortable with good food. The bed was comfortable with nice linen and the bathroom was very clean and well appointed. The staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely the best option in Blantyre. I would return.

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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 and feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. We are glad you enjoyed our comfortable beds and linen. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The hotel itself is beautifully situated and offers opportunity to relax in the garden or go out for a walk about town. The hotel staff is very kind and considerate and my daily chocolate was always a great treat. Breakfast was lovely and very varied - something for everyone. Room service offered great choices and was served perfectly. On a...

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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 and feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. We are glad the chocolate cake was a hit with the family. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

only room available was a suite, was disappointed that they do not check the rooms before giving it to clients! the room passage was dark, no light, called reception and waited a long time, had to call again and eventually they fixed it. Then went into bathroom, also not working, again maintenance cam and was not fixed till I left,...

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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. 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 would like to add that we...

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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: RM893 - RM1,107 (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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