Nice quality hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. Great staff: very firendly and usually efficient. Front desk staff were particularly helpful in sorting out some work travel for me. All the staff went out there way to be helpful.
Rooms (I was in 2) were a good size, bathrooms good too. Air con was not terribly good in both of my rooms, which were on different floors. In fact, I'm pretty sure that it made the room hotter. This was really my only complaint with the hotel.
Great gym, pool looked good but didn't use. Restaurants were good, food was generally good at the hotel. Grill 21 was okay but pricey. The Bombay Palace across the road from the hotel had very tasty food.
Would definitely stay here again but it was quite an expensive hotel. Breakfast was included but I did pay around $190 per night. I'm sure you can get this cheaper. In fact, Malawi was much more expensive than I had anticipated.
So, it's a good hotel for business and I guess, for pleasure or tourism. I would happily stay here again, particularly if the price came down.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Blantyre