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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

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 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...

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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 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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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 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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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 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...

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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...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $321 - $351 (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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