The Leslie Executive Hotel

Accommodation in Blantyre, Malawi

A warm Malawian welcome to The Leslie, formerly known as Leslie Lodge, a tranquil escape from the vibrant energy of Blantyre.

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4 Star Executive Hotel Accommodation

Recently elevated to the status of an Executive Hotel, The Leslie is centrally located in the heart of Blantyre, in proximity to major hospitals and the bustling business hub. Boasting an ideal setting for medical and business professionals seeking accommodations for varying durations, whether for a brief visit or an extended stay of several months. Whether your purpose is business or leisure, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you and ensure that your time with us is both enjoyable and memorable.

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Tripadvisor Reviews

DavidRowlands
DavidRowlands
2012-11-09
Excellent hotel. Very helpful and friendly owners and staff I stayed here for 2 weeks in October 2012. The rooms are a good size with fans and aircon. The gardens are an absolute delight and there is a small pool. The owners and staff made me very welcome. They helped kit me out with a few things because my luggage was delayed for 3 days. I ate there a few nights and the food was delicious. It is about a 25 minute walk to the centre of Blantyre and about a 35 minute walk to Chichiri shopping mall. I would definitely stay here again as it had everything I needed and the service was excellent and with a smile!
John M
John M
2012-11-01
Bliss in Blantyre Bliss in Blantyre Following several visits to Blantyre and stays at the overpriced Blantyre hotels, I was recommended Leslie Lodge and what a find! Sheer Blantyre bliss! The spacious bathroom with separate bath and power shower was larger than most hotel bedrooms. The large bedroom had an extended area set aside with a dining table/desk with plenty of nearby power sockets and included a kitchen area with sink, microwave, kettle, tea & coffee, a well stocked minibar and fridge. A bucket of ice was delivered each evening. Room wi-fi was excellent. The air conditioning unit was highly effective and was supplemented by ceiling and wall fans. There were 3 mozzie machines in the room and the very comfortable bed had a mozzie net. Two large built-in wardrobes were provided with plenty of drawers, hangers and space. An umbrella was available for use in the rainy season. My room, like others, had a secluded patio garden with a table, chairs and sun umbrella. The superb value for money accommodation was further enhanced by the personal touch provided by the warm, friendly welcome from the owners, Lynne and Ray. Although I arrived safely in Blantyre, my suitcase did not! It had been lost in J'burg. Lynne and Ray were so helpful in my moment of crisis. Without Lynne and Ray’s help and advice my suitcase would still be lost. However with grateful thanks to them, the case eventually arrived. Both Lynne and Ray are very friendly and caring to all of their guests and have created a wonderful, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere at Leslie Lodge. I will definitely return – hopefully with my suitcase!
Adam N
Adam N
2012-09-20
Couldn't have asked for more After a week of business in Lilongwe at some questionable lodges, I could not have been happier when I found myself at Leslie Lodge. The rooms have tons of space, and most come with their own patio or garden. There's fast skyband access for internet (though clearly you have to pay for it). Eva cooks some wonderful dinners/breakfast and the rest of the staff bends over backwards to accommodate anything you need. Large flat screen and satellite tv in each room. It's a converted house, so the only downside is that all rooms aren't created equal, but I stayed in 3 and was happy in all of them. And you're a short walk from TJ's if you're in need of a beer or a tasty roadrunner dinner. I'll be recommending Leslie Lodge emphatically to anyone I know staying in Blantyre, I was really sad when I got called back to Lilongwe.
Tony C
Tony C
2012-07-16
Oasis of Calm! In Leslie Lodge, Lynne and Ray have created a most hospitable and beautiful B&B. Set away from the city centre, the Lodge enjoys total privacy behind high security gates, and no road noise. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and the shower a dream! Breakfast scrumptious, the star being a freshly baked muffin. An evening meal is offered during the week, but at weekends there's a tasty restaurant just around the corner. Both Lynne and Ray were most helpful; I found Leslie Lodge to be a rare treat, and incredibly good value. I wished I could have stayed longer! Tony Clarke
hazel-paul
hazel-paul
2012-07-02
Middle England in Malawi We stayed for a week -a mixture of business and pleasure. Through the electric gates and we could have been in Surrey -apart from the warning sign for wandering duiker (small antelope), 2 of which roam the well maintained gardens. Our room (No 7) was immaculate, decorated in shades of blue with its own private courtyard, kitchen area (with tea & coffee making facilities, table & chairs, flat screen tv and plenty of storage space. The large bathroom had a shower cabinet (with excellent shower) as well as a bath with shower attachment. Insects are kept away by mosquito nets and plug-in repellent. Lynne & Ray (the owners) ensure attention to detail with Eva (an excellent cook) and Frank on hand to help in any way. Evening meals can be ordered Mon -Thurs -they are excellent & served in our room. There was always a delicious home-made soup, main course with organic veg and ice-cream dessert. Breakfasts are taken in a separate building and are mainly continental -fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts etc -although Eva will cook whatever you want. If you need laundry doing, it's very reasonable and beautifully ironed. A lovely place to stay.
dennis p
dennis p
2012-06-11
"Best ever" In all my travels, Leslie Lodge is the best I have stayed at. With it's warm and friendly atmosphere, it is easy to unwind after a busy day. I particualary enjoy the the privacy of your own garden off each room. The dining room and food is five star and the owners Lynne and Ray are welcoming and hospitable, making my experience there a memorable one.
Bryce F
Bryce F
2012-05-24
Love this place I travel to Africa a few times a year and this is one of the best places I've had the pleasure of staying in. Nice fresh breakfast, large room where you can spread out and have room to work. Largest fridge I've ever had in a room.The water pressure was better than at home! It is so rare to find a place where someone actually cares about the aesthetics of the room. Simply beautiful. Had one very minor issue with the shower and it was resolved in under five minutes. Try to get that kind of service in a hotel. I plan to stay there each time I'm in Blantyre. Can't recommend Leslie Lodge highly enough.
Jessica M
Jessica M
2012-05-21
Great for business travelers! I am a young woman who travels to Malawi often for business, and I found the Leslie Lodge to be a wonderful place to stay. It's location is great, and it provides a peaceful and comfortable place to stay and to work in Blantyre. The lodge is a welcome break from the impersonal chain hotels, and the owners are accessible and friendly without being overbearing. I had plenty of space to work comfortably in the evenings. I'll definitely stay at Leslie Lodge on my next trip to Blantyre!
Tim H
Tim H
2012-05-20
Great location and lovely rooms in a charming setting An attractive, English style house in a lovely part of Blanytre. Large, well furnished, clean and homely rooms. Good breakfast served by the lovely Evie. Leslie Lodge also provide dinner if requested. Lynne and Ray are very helpful.
Jed M
Jed M
2012-04-14
Leslie Lodge This is a small lodge across from the medical college and a mile or so from Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Medical professionals doing work at the hospital or medical school often lodge here for short stays as do others in town on business. This establishment is a little like a large bed and breakfast with beautiful grounds and landscaping. The rooms are very nice with usual amenities. All have television, many have a microwave/refrigerator/ stovetop. All are air conditioned. Internet is available with an extra charge. Security is good. There is one decent restaurant down the main road, but not much else to walk to. Other places will deliver though. Leslie serves a nice breakfast and dinner can be served if you request it. You will need to drive to the downtown for other items. They do have an automobile available to rent for trips around Blantyre. There is no fitness center or spa. Over all, a better value than the hotels and much more charming.

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4 Star Executive Hotel Accommodation

A warm Malawian welcome to a special place in so many hearts.

Welcome to The Leslie, formerly known as Leslie Lodge—a tranquil escape from the vibrant energy of Blantyre. Recently elevated to the status of an Executive Hotel, The Leslie is centrally located in the heart of Blantyre, in proximity to major hospitals and the bustling business hub. Boasting an ideal setting for medical and business professionals seeking accommodations for varying durations, whether for a brief visit or an extended stay of several months. Whether your purpose is business or leisure, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you and ensure that your time with us is both enjoyable and memorable.
Immerse yourself in the meticulous craftsmanship that defines the public spaces of our hotel, where every detail has been carefully considered. Our commitment to excellence is evident in bespoke art and furniture pieces crafted by both local and international artists. Recent renovations have artfully restored the original features of the lodge, seamlessly blending heritage design with contemporary creativity and charm.

The property exudes grace and elegance through its many original features that speak of another era. From breathtaking ceiling roses adorning high ceilings to magnificent ornamental moldings, the Roman-inspired stone column wall creates chartered nooks in the garden where you can relax and enjoy the ambiance.

Step onto our patio—a true oasis of calm—featuring a shaded dining area with marble-top tables. The glistening pool, surrounded by loungers and cantilever parasols, invites you to unwind in a serene outdoor retreat. Your gaze will be drawn to the glorious garden, boasting green lawns, indigenous trees, and scattered palms.

As evening falls, the outside atmosphere transforms, offering some of the most exquisite night skies you’ll ever experience.

Embark on a journey with us, and let our destination become a memorable part of your experience.

Take In Nature

The Leslie unfolds its charm with expansive rolling green lawns, venerable trees, and captivating architectural structures. However, the true enchantment of The Leslie lies within its meticulously tended gardens.

In this serene haven, two amiable native Suni buck, Daisy and Rose, gracefully roam the grounds, foraging and reveling in their natural domain. Guests often find themselves momentarily transported from the heart of the city as they witness this delightful spectacle. Whether you opt for a leisurely stroll, a soothing cup of tea, a taste of our local beer, or the refreshing notes of a chilled glass of imported wine, our gardens provide a therapeutic antidote to the urban hustle.

Experience the captivating allure of nature as you unwind, immersing yourself in the tranquil ambiance that sets The Leslie apart.
The Leslie Executive Hotel stands as one of Blantyre’s cherished and renowned accommodations. Nestled at the heart of the business district and in close proximity to city hospitals, this inviting establishment has served as a ‘home away from home’ for numerous tourists and professionals for nearly three decades.

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