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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

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Nairobi, Kenya
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

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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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...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 May 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...

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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 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...

Reviewed 26 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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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...

Reviewed 19 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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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

Reviewed 3 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...

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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...

Royston, United Kingdom
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,...

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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 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

Ascot, United Kingdom
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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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...

Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 27 April 2016

To be quite honest, my review of this hotel is somewhat biased by the fact that I was expecting it to be so much worse but I got pleasantly surprised. I have stayed at the Protea in Kampala and that was hands down the worst hotel experience I have ever had, so right off the bat I was expecting the...

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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 on areas where we can improve and we are very happy you enjoyed everything that PH Ryalls has to offer. Thank you for your support, we look forward to...

Reviewed 22 April 2016

PH Ryalls is the undoubted best hotel in Malawi. Excellent for business travellers. Absolutely wowed by offers to use the board room by the reception for free. Food is as great as you would find in any good quality hotel anywhere in the world -not kidding. If you are an adventorous international traveller, look up to the traditional foods nights...

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Mischa L, 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...

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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: $262 - $338 (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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