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.

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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 charactered nooks in the garden where you can relax and enjoy the ambiance.

Step into 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.

Discover comfort and luxury in our seventeen spacious guest rooms, many of which open onto private gardens and covered patios. Each room is equipped with amenities such as comfortable beds with percale linen, ensuite bathrooms with high-pressure showers, in-room safes, relaxing chairs, LED TVs with Cable, Free High Speed Wi-Fi, dining/workspaces, and air conditioning.

Our services are designed to pamper you, including a 24-hour concierge, complimentary tea and scones upon arrival, an all-day dining menu, breakfast served until 10am, an honesty bar, and round-the-clock security.

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


Indulge in spacious accommodations adorned with modern amenities, complemented by the allure of beautiful private gardens and shaded patios. Our urban oasis is thoughtfully designed to provide dedicated areas that inspire productivity, foster relaxation, and enhance overall wellbeing.


At The Leslie, our design details cater not only to leisure travelers but also to professionals on the go. Recognizing the focused nature of your stay, we’ve dedicated our efforts to streamline your experience away from home.

Tailored working environments have been meticulously crafted to suit your convenience and mood. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, comfortable workspaces, well-lit areas, and convenient electronic charging stations. International plugs are readily available at the reception, along with access to printing and scanning facilities.

For collaborative endeavors, a meeting room can be arranged upon request at no extra charge, providing you and your colleagues with a dedicated space to conduct business seamlessly and efficiently. Your work-life balance is our priority at The Leslie.


Each of our rooms comes with a dedicated office nook, but within the lodge, we’ve created a unique ‘working’ coffee bar, designed to accommodate those seeking an alternative space for work or meetings. This space is more than just a coffee stop – it’s a haven for productivity and relaxation.

Indulge in complimentary coffee, a selection of teas, and, of course, the pièce de résistance – fresh croissants and homemade brownies. The coffee bar is open to guests throughout the day and evening. With scenic views of the pool and gardens, it serves as a tranquil retreat not only for work but also for reading or enjoying some quiet downtime. Whether you’re in need of a change of scenery or a moment of reprieve, our working coffee bar awaits your presence.


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.

Staycation or Romantic Getaway

Luxury, Privacy, Peace, and Tranquillity… need we say more?


While not as formal as a French Bistro, our dining experience at The Leslie is nothing short of fine. Indulge in delectable, generous, and healthy home-cooked meals crafted to perfection according to your preferences. Choose the setting that suits your mood—whether it’s our inviting dining room, the refreshing patio, the shade under the trees in our garden, or the privacy of your own room.

No matter where you choose to dine, we guarantee you’ll be treated to a satisfying culinary experience that not only nourishes your appetite but leaves you thoroughly content. At The Leslie, we take pride in ensuring you are well-fed and delighted with every bite.