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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

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Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I enjoyed my stay at Ryalls hotels the rooms are beautiful. Everyday i could find chocolate and sweets besides my headboard!! The do offer excellent buffet during breakfast and dinner. Its really value for money.

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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 enjoyed our breakfast and dinner buffets and the bedside chocolates. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Spent a few days on business and really enjoyed the hotel. Staff were both friendly and efficient. The rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds and great pillows. Position of the TV was a little odd as you needed to watch from an angle but that was a minor issue. Breakfast was really good with all the trimmings being well...

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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 enjoyed the comfortable beds and our pillows. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Whilst I have never stayed anywhere else and will not stay anywhere else after experiencing this hotel. You are hard to beat. I arrived late afternoon and realized my booking was only for the next day! Mercy behind the reception pointed it out with a smile and said " take a seat and I will speak to reservations" I took...

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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 21 Grill. We really appreciate the positive comments and feedback on areas where we can improve on. Thank you for the kind words we strive to work as TEAM to deliver the best GUEST service and experience to...

Italy
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed two weeks here on a business trip. Every employee was courteous, helpful, professional and seemed to care about their job. Joan, Mischa, Mercy, Chisomo and Mary in the front office were all great. Yamikani at 21 Grill and the rest of the crew there were fantastic, as well. The room was clean and functional. Water pressure and temperature...

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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 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...

DURBAN
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Was a bit disappointed with the location of my first room - was about 200m away from the restaurant and the reception. The shower curtain was mouldy and i requested a room change - this was done efficiently. The room I was moved to had a shower cubicle, which I had to use as i changed rooms very late 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 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...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The best place to stay in Blantyre. Great rooms, polite & efficient staff, visible manager. Grill 21 the must place to eat. Advisable to book. Conference facilities up market. You can't beat this place.

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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 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...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Overall I thought the service was quite good. Tips for travelers to malawi- I was traveling on business and was surprised that they did not accept Amex or Mastercard. They also do not exchange dollar bills older than a few years. So be aware and prepare in advance. The hotel is clean and has a special character to it. 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 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

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2016

From making the initial reservation by telephone, to the final check-out procedure, everything was handled with courtesy, efficiency and professionalism. Plenty of car parking, a convenient location, lovely and well appointed rooms, a very comfortable bed with crisp white sheets, its practically an oasis.

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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 on your stay. We are glad that you enjoyed our comfortable beds. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Mischa Lehner

Pretoria
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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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...

Lilongwe
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...

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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 on areas where we can improve. Thank you for your support, 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
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  • Banquet Room
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  • 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: RM841 - RM1,089 (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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