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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

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Pretoria
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great service from front desk to reservation manager. Personnel at restaurant are very good. Very good food with a wide range to choose from. Spacius and clean rooms. I had difficulties with my bookings and needed to extend my stay, front desk was very helpful and patient while the issue was being sorted with Travel Agency.

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Thank Jeff M
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 21 Grill ,we really appreciate the positive comments and feedback. Thank you for the kind words we strive to work as TEAM to deliver the best GUEST service and experience to all our GUESTS. Thank you for your... More 

Lilongwe
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

It has been a while since I was last in Ryalls. The overall service level has improved a lot. The rooms and general area are very clean, customer service at reception is excellent and there is free parking. The fitness centre is okay but still lacks some equipment that you would expect. The downside is that in the business centre... More 

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Thank EMoyo
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 on areas where we can improve. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Best hotel in Blantyre. Not your normal 'chain' hotel as the place is full of character and history. Stayed on the second floor. Comfortable and functional. Good service. Lobby a little small and wifi signal in room very weak which was problematic. Lots of photos in the public areas that give one a strong sense of the hotels fascinating history..

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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 glad you liked the History of the hotel from the photos. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Nice and quite location, personnel very friendly, great restaurant (21 Grill). The food at the restaurant is divine, great chef. Room is very clean with nice and big bathroom. A pleasure to stay at the Ryalls Hotel!

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Thank Pietro C
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 & 21 Grill. We really appreciate the positive comments and feedback and we are very happy you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls has to offer. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you again in the future... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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152 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and there is something special about the Ryalls Protea Hotel. It's almost like she understands her own history and has grown her staff around good service, good food and overall comfort. Sure, it's not a 5-star hotel out of a major city in the work but I hope she never becomes that as I like... More 

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Thank David B
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 and we are very happy you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls has to offer. There is a lot History at PH Ryalls over all aspects which is key to our success. Thank... More 

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136 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

In a city where most people have nowhere decent to stay, the Ryalls is dependable, good quality. Its restaurants are good, rooms spacious and clean and staff very friendly. The place is well maintained and has good security. There is a well equipped gym and all the necessary tourist services present on site.

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Thank Renso S
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 & 21 Grill. We really appreciate the positive comments and feedback and we are very happy you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls has to offer. We are glad that you enjoyed our gym facilities. Thank you for your support, we... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my time at the Ryalls the service was exceptional. We held an exhibition at the hotel which was well catered for and the staff ensured everything went smoothly. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived and left feeling relaxed.

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Thank Tyren C
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 and we are very happy you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls has to offer. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa More 

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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Consistently good service. Still my preferred hotel when in Blantyre. The 21 Grill was also good and the restaurant service as well as the quality of the meals was excellent. Also was impressed with the breakfast spread and we'll laid out. The only negative that I can think of is that the key cards mechanisms on the doors need attention... More 

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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 & 21 Grill. We really appreciate the positive comments and feedback and we are very happy you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls has to offer. We are glad that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. Thank you for your support, we... More 

Royston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The hardest working receptionist in the world (sorry, forgot her name) was very friendly and helpful. The room and en suite bathroom were clean and comfortable. It is quiet in the evening and night next to the courtyard so no trouble sleeping. I was there for business, so did not have a lot of time to visit Blantyre's beautiful surroundings,... More 

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Thank VdB1
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 and we are very happy you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls has to offer. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Loved this hotel; felt very pampered and impressed by the customer service. When we had a small problem with house keeping it was immediately rectified and the house keeping manager was utterly charming and apologetic proving that you only really know how good a hotel is when it comes to dealing with an issue.

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Thank D S
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 glad you enjoyed the customer service that PH Ryalls has to offer. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: RM897 - RM1,179 (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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