This stately monolith is Malawi's oldest established hotel; opened in 1921, it was a legendary stop for travellers on the Cape-to-Cairo route. With its inviting lobby, two restaurants, pool, spa, 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.
Thoughtful touches range from the in-room movie library to the patio cafe complete with tinkling fountain, which supplements the hotel's long-running 21 Grill on Hanover.
Certain units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Certain rooms include views of the garden or city.
There is a hairdresser's at the property.
Car hire is available at this hotel and the area is popular for golfing.