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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This hotel exudes warmth and regale, starting from the front desk. I was ushered in and my room bookings were sorted my Joanne, one of smartest front desk executive i've encountered over the years. My check-out experience was equally smooth with Lloyd helping me with receipts and bill copies. Rooms and interior may not be the highlight of this 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 & the 21Grill. We really appreciate the awesome comments and positive feedback for both PH Ryalls and 21 Grill. The Apple strudel is one of my favorite desserts in 21 Grill . Thank you for your support and we look...

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Hotel form2 nights on a business trip,the Hotel was very clean as you would expect from a Protea Hotel.Staff were very welcoming and always there to assist if I needed any help.The bar was also spotless including the swimming pool area.The only one thing I didn't like about the Hotel was the internet it was 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, we are glad that you enjoyed all of our services we have to offer at PH Ryalls. Thank you for the feedback about the internet,we look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Scotland
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stayed at Protea for 2 weeks whilst in Blantyre for work. The best thing about the hotel was the warm and friendly staff who were always smiling and happy to help in anyway they could. The rooms were pleasant and had everything you needed including a digital safe, TV, hairdryer (though they were not very powerful), fridge,shower and bath. Rooms...

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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. We are glad that you had great stay with us , and we greatly appreciate your experiences of all the facilities it really assists us in improving and maintaining our standards . We look...

Fortuna, California
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Just as I would expect from a company Marriott chose to partner with. Great spot with nice service. Enjoyed the stay very much. Has a nice pool, a gym, two restaurants. Good food in Grill 21. Nice staff.

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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

Kasungu, Malawi
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I stayed in this hotel during my xmas holiday in Blantyre. The hotel still maintains good standards in terms of accommodation and the staff were nice. The variety of food staffs during breakfast made my life pleasant. I enjoyed every moment of my stay which was full of unbeatable excitement. The girls at the reception wore inviting faces and they...

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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. Thank you for the kind words we strive to work as TEAM to deliver the best GUEST service and experience to all our GUESTS. We look forward to seeing you...

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This hotel has seen many incarnations. One of the oldest still functioning hotels in Africa, it is now managed by the Marriott. it is in a protected compound with a decent restaurant. We had a suite which was well furnished if just a bit dated. The air conditioning worked extremely well and the bed was very comfortable. The pool area...

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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 feed back especially about our pool area. We are glad you enjoyed our beautiful garden area. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Regards Mischa Lehner

Central Region, Malawi
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Hotel has excellent facilities with fabulous rooms and Bed linen. I enjoyed every bit of my stay which was full of excitement with members of stuff who are full of smiles. I enjoyed the warm welcome at the reception. the smiling restaurant stuff and the listening Chefs who made marvelous meals. I cant wait to check in at this...

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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

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel during my business visit in Blantyre. Hotel is well located, clean. The food is good, breakfast offers varities. My rating is bad because of the very poor service you get from staff. Checking and check out very slow and you need to make provision for at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes. We were a...

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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this review

Dear Deblaiso Thank you for taking the time to complete the Guest Satisfaction Survey in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for the experience you...

Devon
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via 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 2 December 2016

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

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  • 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: $271 - $349 (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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“Rooms in the first wing (closer to reception) are bigger and better renovated”
MarcioMatos, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent and cofortable”
434cliffordm, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't get one on the side of the night club/parking lot.”
andreafM8803EV, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose Rooms Numbers 400-500”
imtiazshabanaa, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Chose the top level room overlooking the garden - it is wonderful”
MW663, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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