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Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

I stayed two nights at the Protea Hotel Ryalls in early November 2012.

We arrived by bus from Lilongwe, and it stopped 150 metres from the hotel entrance. The hotel is centrally located in Blantyre, close to the city's attractions.

We got a welcome drink by the service-minded reception staff when we checked in.

My room was clean and spacious. The breakfast buffet had a wide selection of food and drinks. The hotel also has a beautiful garden and a gym (that I did not have time to visit).

There is a very good grill restaurant just around the corner, and an ok Indian restaurant across the street from the hotel.

This hotel is probably the best in Blantyre - and maybe in all of Malawi?

Room Tip: Try to get a room at the top floor to avoid mosquitos at night.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

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 you wrote from your entire stay , we are really glad that we made your stay a memorable one .We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Mischa Lehner

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

this hotel is great. very clean. well decorated with nice facilities. the gym is simple but sufficient. breakfast is really fantastic, better than your average restaurant buffet. overall really enjoyed my stay and would recommend to others and stay there again if i return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

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, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

We are glad you enjoyed our Breakfast Buffet it is a big hit.

Regards
Mischa Lehner

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

My son and his family are living in Blantyre for a few years. We went to visit them from the UK and they took us to the Protea for a meal. We had a superb dinner and were very well looked after by the staff and the manager. Later in the holiday we took the family back for a buffet lunch which was also excellent. The staff were very good with our two boisterous grandsons of 5 and 7 and the children enjoyed the food, particularly the deserts. Well recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

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 that we were able to make your visit to Malawi and PH Ryalls a memorable experience.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Regards
Mischa Lehner

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Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We recently spent three weeks in Malawi and the week in Blantyre was spent at the Protea. My colleagues and I were greeted with a cold juice drink upon our arrival and the stay and service just got better! Our luggage was unloaded from our vehicle upon arrival and was sitting in our rooms by the time we made the trek from the front desk. The restaurant was superb as a full breakfast buffet is included with the cost of the room. Everything one could want for a morning meal, including cooked to order eggs and freshly pressed Malawian coffee! Also part of the Hotel is the restaurant 21; a perfect place to end the day with a wonderful dinner or light supper. The steaks and chops were fantastic - very tender and cooked to perfection.

The rooms are expensive when compared to Malawian costs for most everything else but when compared to America or the UK, the costs are a bargain. We will stay at this hotel whenever we are in Blantyre!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

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, thank you for your support .

We are glad you enjoyed all our Food & Beverage outlets especially our breakfast buffet and our Malawian coffee.

We look forward to seeing you again in the future

Regards
Mischa Lehner

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

I spent in total 4 months at this hotel with my wife, and it was great.

The rooms are a bit on the small side, however the service was excellent. The staff assisted us with everything, from the internet through to arranging for breakfast to be sent to our rooms. the GM Mescha was very very helpful and made sure our trip went with ease.

Service in the hotel is very good and they have in my opinion one of the best restaurants in Africa, Grill 21.

Gym is in very good condition.

Room Tip: We only found out in our last week that some rooms have better TVs and slightly bigger. Avoid the ground floor.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Mischa L, General Manager at Protea Hotel Blantyre Ryalls, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear Rajan

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, thank you for your support .

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us , you were like family.

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Mischa Lehner

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