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“Very Welcoming!”

Hostellerie de France restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Blantyre
Price range: US$6 - US$50
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Hostellerie de France is only situated 2 minutes drive from Blantyre City Centre just off Glyn Jones Chilomoni Ring Road. The House is set in tranquil spacious gardens with fantastic views and a large swimming pool salt water and Spa. Food and Drink Crab pie, seafood pie,vegetable pie,chef liver pate,brown,goose liver mousse,block of goose liver,block of duck liver,mixed salad soup of the day , caviar..... Stuffed mussels, garlic mussels, burgundy snails, squid a "l'Armoricaine", frog legs, shrimps a la Provencale,caviar..... Basque chicken, stuffed chicken a la Biou, chicken in red wine sauce ( coq au vin) , roasted chicken, rabbit in white wine and mustarde sauce, roasted pork, pot au feu,roasted lamb's leg , T. Bone steack, veal cutlet ( escaloppe milanaise) tripes a la "mode de Caen", veal Marengo, beef in reed wine sauce ( boeuf Bourguignon) , curry mouton, steak tartare..... Lobster soup, red sea bream, sole, grilled crayfisch, squid a 'l'Armoricaine", stuffed crab, stuffed mussels, garlic mussels, Big prawns "Armoricaine", lobster thermidor(order only) ..... 3 Menus with the choice A.B.C Wines : Bordeaux : Margaux, Sauternes ,Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Beau Rivage, Entre deux Mer, Medoc, Graves.... Burgundy : Saint Amour,Julianas, Moulin a Vent, Macon superieur, Beaujolais Villages, Chablis,Gevrey Chambertin, Morgon, Poiully Fuisse, Pommard, Nuit Saint Georges,Sancerre .... CA'te du RhA'ne : CA'te du RhA'ne, Chateauxneuf du Pape, Crozes Hermitage, Gigondas, Tavel... ALSACE, COTES DE PROVENCE, CORSICA, LANGUEDOC, ROUSSILLON, CHAMPAGNE, SUD AFRIQUE, Australie ,Portugal......
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
“Very Welcoming!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The best thing about this hotel is the owner, who is incredibly friendly and welcoming. The pool area is also nice with a good view. It's not too far from downtown and the rooms are simple but good.

Visited June 2014
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at Hostellerie de France restaurant, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel

Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel

Fēicháng gǎnxiè nín chōuchū bǎoguì de shíjiān lái shěnchá wǒmen de wéibó jiǔdiàn. Cǐ pínglùn..... Bì ōu hé ràng - mǐ xiē ěr de lèqù
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
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“A rip off ”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

We called the hotel ahead to ask for prices and availability. We got to know that it was 60 USD for a double room, which was a bit more than we were expecting, but we thought OK. When we arrived, the receptionist told us that the price was for one person, and two persons is 70 USD. We went to see the room, which was not in a very good state, but it was late, and we had been driving the whole day, so we thought OK. Then the owner came, and told us that the price was 80 USD if the second person wants to have breakfast... I was just laughing by then, but he was serious. Then, calculating the price in Kwacha, he added another 10 percent on the rate, and asked if we wanted a receipt. If we wanted a receipt he would have to add vat, which means another 16.5 per cent. So we went from 60 to over a hundred in a matter of minutes. The location and the pool are nice, but the standard of the room does not nearly justify that price. I recommend you find another place to stay in Blantyre.

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hostellerie de ... j, Gérant at Hostellerie de France restaurant, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
you ave large choice of room in the reception, price is sim for all people,all country ave surtax government obligation.no exception for you....sorry.
the executive a 60 us$ HT for 1 person is 80 us$ for 2 person HT surtax no include= 93.2 us$ and no pass 100 us$.
ave customer ave plane at 6 pm and taxi call at 4h30 pm...and no ave temps for the BF
deduction 10 us$ or 20 us$ is 2 person...i speak you, breakfast or no breakfast ?

document in the reception,you see.
Bedroom
Executive room 70 us$ B&B 1 person + 20 us$ 2 persons HT
Standard room 60 B&B 1 person + 20 us$ 2 person HT.............( you choice )
Standard room 50 B&B 1 person + 20 us$ 2 person HT
Family room 100 us$ B&B ( 2 adult 2 child ) HT
Self catering: (special price for long term)
Flats 50 us$ 1 bedroom 1 or 2 person HT........( is simple for choice here.)
Apartment 100 us$ 2 bedroom ( 4 people) HT
Apartment 130 us$ 3 bedroom ( 6 people) HT
Supra simple: 25/35/45 us$1 or 2 or 3 person HT.....( is simple for choice here.)
no complaint for you choice.
i give 10 choice of room or self catering or apartment for me costumer.
happy see you...the direction...Jean Michel
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“Very nice hotel and great unique host!!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I had chance to spend time in this hotel more than once for different occasions. Every thing was always perfect, from the room, swimming pool, green area around, food ( great abundant breakfast and delicious dinner) and what was unique are the hosts, very cool and worm French couple! Already the second time I went..I felt like "home"!
More than what u could expect for that price!
I'd definitely go back once I will be in Blantyre again!!

  • Visited July 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at Hostellerie de France restaurant, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel
Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel.
Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel
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Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
“Business Trip”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I visited Hostellerie de France in 2010. The place is amazingly French for an establishment in the heart of Malawi. It is full of charm and the warmth of an owner run establishment.

  • Visited July 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at Hostellerie de France restaurant, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel
Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel
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Maine
1 review
“- unusual -”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

It is a "different" place - the owner has definitely molded its character.
A few km from center town, with a great view (spectacular sunrise) over Blantyre.
Impeccably clean and spacious room, comfortable surrounds (dining room, sitting room, verandah) and a crystal clear swimming pool that was so welcome on a hot afternoon.
Excellent food - a French influence is unmistakeable.
And a very talkative (and often very entertaining) owner.
The only drawback may be the taxi rides necessary to get into Blantyre and back if you do not have your own transportation.

  • Visited August 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at Hostellerie de France restaurant, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel
Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel
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