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“Very good Protea” 4 of 5 stars
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Protea Hotel Ryalls
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Hannover Avenue, Blantyre, Malawi   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blantyre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Moscow, Russia
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42 hotel reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Very good Protea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This is a very good Protea property indeed: spacious, very comfortable rooms, good service, excellent breakfast, friendly staff. Recommended without hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel Ryalls, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
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I trust you are well. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at PH Ryalls. We really appreciate the positive comments and feedback, we are glad you enjoyed our breakfast.

Mischa Lehner
General Manager
Protea Hotel Ryalls
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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zoran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Best Hotel in Blantryre.
-Nice and modern rooms
-Very clean
-Friendly staff
-average breakfast
-Good TV
-Free shuttle to airport

The only negative is that internet is not included, and it's not cheap.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Beautiful hotel and would definitely recommend.
Staff were very friendly and overall helpful however I found the manager not so friendly. The room was very nice and clean with crisp white bed sheets however the only let down for me was that in the evenings I found that the room had a lot of Mosquitos and I had to call housekeeping.
Breakfast buffet had a good selection of cereals. I would definitely stay there again

Room Tip: Ground floor is non smoking.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Belgium
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Whilst travelling by car and camping we every now and then like to indulge ourselves in a nice hotel, well this was the best by far we have found in a large area.
And ..... everything works.
If they could also train their servicing staff not to spend more time between themselves but have more attention for their guests it would be close to perfect.
Restaurant 21 is in line with what the hotel is, great!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is a very comfortable hotel to stay. A pleasant surprise in Blantyre. The rooms are comfortable and the staff accommodating. Internet works and excellent gym facilities! The breakfast is very good too but the hotel restaurant (21) is simply excellent (visit it even if the hotel is fully booked!). It offers good value for money - and I would commend it to anyone travelling to Blantyre.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

I stayed in Protea Ryalls for 2 nights while on a business trip to Blantyre. The hotel has a old structure from outside, but the inside has a more modern touch to it, with occasional african design elements in between. The overall ambience is nice. Rooms are very clean, well arranged. There's a a small wardrobe, a table, small sitting area, refrigerator, and a lcd TV, which I couldn't figure out how it works! And then the bathroom which is immaculate, and has a separate shower area and a tub.

Eating: As far as I remember there are two main restaurants. One just behind the reception area, where daily buffet is arranged(they also take a-la-cart here), and a second , more chic restaurant which serves only a-la-cart menu. Tried both of them and I liked the latter. It is bit more expensive but the food is prepared better here. In the former , buffet was elaborate, with many options from starters to dessert, however I felt the quality could have been better, not saying it was bad, but definitely could be improved.
Break fast also had elaborate buffet spread.

All in all a v good hotel if you don't mind spending extra money!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
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262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Rated as the top hotel in Malawi. I would just agree. It's worth every dollar. They offer you everything and they will try to help you even of it's not a standard. The management are caring, the cleaners and general staff are so friendly. I was I'll and I felt well looked after by all staff. Calling me to find out how I am doing often. The food and room service is great including the adjacent elegant Restuarant, 21. Which is connected to hotel. Stay here and give them a chance to prove to you why I regard them as a top hotel in Africa for the price we pay. Well done Protea Ryalls.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Ryalls

Address: 2 Hannover Avenue, Blantyre, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blantyre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Ryalls 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the central business district of Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi, Protea Hotel 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 
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