Protea Hotel Ryalls

4 star hotelSee nearby area

Lonely Planet review

This stately monolith is the oldest established hotel in Malawi; opened in 1922 it was a legendary stop for travellers on the Cape-to-Cairo route. With its wood-panelled lobby, elegant restaurant, pool and gym and bar, it remains the premier choice of business people.

Rooms deserve the four-star rating with stylish fittings, huge beds and sumptuous decor. Ryalls also runs the superb 21 Grill on Hanover next door. There's also a Wilderness Safaris office here to help you arrange trips to nearby Liwonde National Park.

Our independent authors have visited Protea Hotel Ryalls and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Blantyre & Limbe.

Services & facilities

  • Guest services
    • Room service (24 hours)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Multilingual staff
    • 24-hour front desk
  • Recreation
    • Fitness facilities
  • Housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
  • Air Conditioning
    • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor space
    • Garden
  • Swimming pool
    • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Luggage storage
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Luggage storage
  • Spa
    • Full-service health spa
  • Parking
    • Free parking

Description provided by property

Property Location

With a stay at Protea Hotel Ryalls, you'll be centrally located in Blantyre, convenient to St. Michael and All Angel's Church and Kamazu Stadium. This 4-star hotel is convenient to Museum of Malawi.


Make yourself at home in one of the 121 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones and clock radios, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge) and tour/ticket assistance.


Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, an Internet point, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and free parking is available onsite.

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