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

The Leslie, previously Leslie Lodge is a retreat from bustling Blantyre. Upgraded to an Executive Hotel, The Leslie is situated in the heart of Blantyre, close to major hospitals and the business hub. An ideal location for medical and business professionals requiring various lengths of stay. Whether you are passing by for a night or a few months, on business or for leisure, we look forward to making your time with as enjoyable as it is memorable.

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 The public areas of the hotel benefit from enormous attention to detail, including bespoke art and furniture pieces from local and international artists. Recent renovations have highlighted many of the lodges original features and restored them to their former glory, impressively combining heritage design with modern creativity and charm. 

The many original features, speak from another era and bring grace and elegance to the property. From breath-taking ceiling roses embedded in high ceilings; magnificent ornamental mouldings and most impactful of all, the Roman inspired stone column wall that winds its way across the front, creating charactered nooks in the garden to relax in and enjoy.

The patio is an oasis of calm with a shaded dining area and marble top tables, leading on to a glistening pool adorned with pool loungers and cantilever parasols; all contributing to a relaxing outdoor retreat. Your eyes cannot help but be enticed towards the glorious garden with an expanse of green lawn, beautiful indigenous trees, and scattered palms. 

Evenings outside boast some of the most exquisite night skies you will ever experience.

With seventeen spacious guest rooms, many of which open out onto a private outside garden and covered patio, offer an impressive range of facilities ensuring you will be spoilt with luxury, comfort, and privacy. 

All rooms include comfortable beds with percale linen, an ensuite bathroom with high-pressured showers, in-room safe, relaxing chairs, satellite TV, free Wi-fi, a  dining & workspace and air conditioning.

In addition, we offer; a 24-hour concierge, complimentary tea and scones upon arrival, an all-day dining menu, breakfast served ‘til 10am and an honesty bar.

Let our destination be your journey.


Generous accommodation with modern amenities, beautiful private gardens, and shaded patios. An oasis in the city offering dedicated areas encouraging productivity, relaxation, and wellbeing.


The design details at The Leslie have been made with not only those travelling for leisure, but for travelling working professionals as well. We understand that for some, your stay is focused, and we’ve concentrated efforts on details that would make your life easier when you’re away from home.

The working environments have been designed for your convenience, with complimentary Wi-Fi (and printing & scanning facilities), comfortable workspaces, good lighting and easily accessible charging stations. International adaptors are available upon request.

A meeting room for guests is available upon request, at no extra charge.


All the rooms are equipped with an office nook, however within the lodge itself, is a ‘working’ coffee bar, set out to cater for those who would like somewhere other than their room to get some work done or have a meeting.

The coffee bar can be enjoyed by inhouse guests throughout their stay, with a view of the pool and grassy gardens. A tranquil setting for working, reading, or simply relaxing. On offer, complimentary; Tea, coffee, fresh croissants and homemade brownies.


The Leslie is set on 1.3 acres of land, with rolling green lawns, age old trees and beautiful architectural structures. Although, the true beauty of The Leslie lies within its gardens.

Guests must constantly remind themselves that they are in the centre of a city as Daisy and Rose, two amiable “Suni” Bucks (Neotragus moschatus) walk through the gardens feeding and enjoying their home.

Take a stroll, enjoy a cup of tea, taste our local beer or unwind with a chilled glass of imported wine, whilst taking in the beauty of nature and its relaxing antidote.

Staycation or Romantic Getaway

Luxury, Privacy, Peace, and Tranquillity.




Maybe not as fine dining as a French Bistro, but Fine Dining it is.

Delicious, generous, healthy home cooked meals served exactly to your liking. You’re welcome to enjoy your meal in our dining room, outside on the patio, under the trees in the garden or quietly in your room. We ensure you will be well fed and thoroughly satisfied.

Spa & Beauty Treatments 

Unwind and relax with a range
of professional spa
and beauty treatments,
in the privacy of your room.