Weddings

The Lotus Hotel has the facility to provide a classy venue for your wedding, and we know just how special you wish your wedding day to be. From the moment you book your reception to the cutting of the cake and beyond, you will find a helpful, friendly, professional and knowledgeable team to assist you.

Our primary aim is to ensure that everything runs smoothly, on time and within budget so that you and your guests can enjoy the celebrations to the fullest.

As there is a huge list of things to plan and organize for this unique day, we are on hand to give advice and ideas with regards to every aspect of your wedding day, from table plans, menus, flowers, and general wedding etiquette.

Deluxe Rooms

We offer 6 deluxe rooms of reasonable size, each of which exude a contemporary style and are equipped with modern facilities for enhanced comfort and services.

In-room facilities:

  • King-size bed
  • Controlled air-conditioning
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • In-room telephone
  • In-room safe
  • LCD TV
  • Wifi at fee
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Luggage room

Activities

Day Excursions

Zomba – 68 Km – 1 hour drive from Balntyre

Zomba was the capital of British Central Africa and then Nyasaland before the establishment of the Republic of Malawi in 1964.It has some interesting buildings and monuments. The Cobbe Barracks are home to what were the King’s African Rifles (now the Malawi Rifles) and a clock tower serves as their World War I memorial. The Gymkhana Club and old Residency of the first commissioner of Nyasaland are wonderful relics of the town’s colonial past. Zomba is also home to the University of Malawi, the old parliament buildings and one of the country’s State Houses. A small botanical garden and wonderfully sited golf course make the most of the lush low slopes of the plateau and also typical African produce Zomba market.

A days outing to Zomba is a must to those who love scenery and learning history of the country.

Mulanje & Thyolo – Blantyre to Thyolo 43. 6 Km 1 hr drive, Thyolo to Mulanje 44 Km 1 hr drive

The trip to Mulanje and Thyolo gives you an opportunity to relax as you see the beautiful scenery of the countryside on one hand and seemingly endless tea plantations on the other and on a luck day, witness the picking of tea as you drive.

The Mulanje Mountain, landscapes dominated by vibrant green tea estates which contrast with beautiful purple jacaranda trees. In the heart of this region is Malawi’s highest peak (the highest mountain in Central Africa – Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia), Mount Mulanje, which rises to over 3,000 metres. The foothills of the mountain are covered in estates, woodlands, rivers and waterfalls and form a beautiful area.

A days outing to Mount Mulanje and to any one of the tea plantations can be arranged where you may enjoy tasting different varieties of tea/flavors.

Majete Wildlife Reserve – 70 Km – 1 ½ hrs drive from Blantyre

Majete Wildlife Reserve is a unique conservation and tourist destination for all visitors. The amazing success story of recovery and restoration and the continued protection of endangered species have led Majete to become one of the most popular reserves in Malawi.

Majete Wildlife Reserve is situated in the lower Shire valley in the South West of Malawi,

The story of Majete Wildlife Reserve is perhaps the most interesting of all parks in Malawi. In the late 1990s most species of large game had been eradicated, mainly as result of poor law enforcement and an inability to deal with poaching. In 2003, however, a project spearheaded by the government, in liaison with local communities and a NGO took control of the situation and turned it around so that the rehabilitation of the park could go ahead. Today, as a result of infrastructure development including new fences, tracks and waterholes, nearly 3,000 animals of 13 species have been introduced including black rhino, elephants, Lichtenstein’s, hartebeest and eland.

Majete Wildlife Reserves is the only protected area in Malawi where the famous big five can be seen.

A days outing can be arranged by leaving Blatyre at 7.00 am and start the safari tour on high, open vehicle with assistance of a tour guide to spot the different animals that inhabit the park and learn about the diversity of habitats and species. After the safari tour you may join a boat ride on the Shire River, watch the game from the river and the beautiful Kapichira Falls

 

Tour package combining Serendib Suites and Blue Waters by Serendib

City n Beach Stay – 3 nights/4 Days

Serendib Suites/ Blue Waters (3 nights/4 days tour)

Day 1 – Pick up from Chileka airport. Half day Blantyre city tour,

check-in to Serendib Suites & Conference Centre

Day 2 – Leave Serendib Suites by 6.30 am to Liwonde National Park (188 Km 3 hrs drive) enjoy the game safari. Leave to Blue Water by Serendib at Salima after lunch.

Liwonde National Park – lies on the east bank of the Shire River in Southern Malawi. With scenic views and a hippo filled river running through it, the park is a true reflection of beautiful African bushland. The environment of the park is untouched and less travelled than most parks in Africa, thus enhancing its beauty and tranquility. Wildlife on view here include elephants, lion, leopard, warthog, greater kudu, vervet monkey and many other species. The black rhinohas been introduced to Liwonde and the population has now grown to 10 as a result of conservation project in partnership with the government. The park is also ideal for bird watchers, with nearly 300 species of birds.

Day 3 & Day 4 – Spend time at Blue Waters by Serendib on the shores of Lake Malawi and relax by the lake. Water sports are available from the hotel. Snorkeling is excellent on Lake Malawi. See the many varied colourful tropical fish species found in the Lake Malawi.

Below activities and excursions can be arranged.

Boat Trips

Mua Mission Tour

Curio & Fish Farm Tour

Fresh water snorkelling

Fishing village tour and view point

Kuti Community Game Ranch

Crocodile farm

Day 4 – Depart Blue Waters after lunch for Lilongwe Airport

No of Pax – Minimum 20

Package includes;

Accommodation – One night a Serendib Suites Hotel – Blantyre, Two nights at Blue Waters by Serendib, Salima

Transport

A bottle of wine on arrival

Dinner at the beach

Price per person can be provided after finalizing the room category and the activities and excursions.

City n Beach Tour – 4 nights/5 days

3 nights at the Blue Waters by Serendib at the Lake 1 night at Serendib Suites Hotel at Blantyre

No of Pax – Minimum 20

Package includes;

Accommodation – One night a Serendib Suites Hotel – Blantyre, Two nights at Blue Waters by Serendib, Salima

Transport

A bottle of wine on arrival

Dinner at the beach

Price per person can be provided after finalizing the room category and the activities and excursions

Dining

Cinnamon Grill Restaurant

The relaxed, elegant environment extends throughout the reception and lobby areas to the Cinnamon Grill Restaurant, which represents a diverse choice of fine cuisine. Our expert chef will satisfy your taste buds with a variety of intercontinental menus which will surely give you and your companions an exotic food experience to make your visit all the more special.

The Cinnamon Grill Restaurant is opened daily from 11am to 9pm.

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Meetings & Conference

The Lotus Banquet & Conference Center is a technologically–advanced, purpose-built conference facility, and has become one of the most sought after conference and events venues in the Blantyre region. The center has a seating capacity of up to 400 people and has a number of built-in features to make meetings and conferences as convenient and comfortable as possible.

The Lotus Banquet & Conference Center is the ideal facility for international, regional and local conventions, corporate events, parties, tradeshows, public exhibitions, entertainment and even intimate private functions such as weddings.

With our experience in the industry, we are sure to perfect and provide for the every need of your special event. We understand that functions, be it weddings or conferences are not an easy task to put together and can become very stressful to the hosts. This is where we come in! With our well-equipped and dedicated team, your function is in the best possible hands, and you will be given full assistance in planning and making preparations so that the function will run smoothly to its very end.

Please do not hesitate to make any enquiries with us regarding the usage of our Banquet & Conference Center.

CONFERENCE ROOM EQUIPMENT

  • Projector
  • Flip Charts and whiteboards
  • Microphone
  • TV, VCR
  • Internet
  • Video conferencing equipment
  • Telephone with speakerphone function

Deluxe Superior

The 9 Deluxe superior rooms boast a larger combined bedroom and living area with superior quality furnishings, offering truly fine comforts to our guests.

In-room facilities:

  • King-size bed
  • Controlled air-conditioning
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • In-room telephone
  • In-room safe
  • LCD TV
  • Wifi at fee
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Luggage room

Suite Rooms

Our 6 suites are the largest of our rooms and present our guests the epitome of comfort and luxury. The suites enjoy a welcoming ambience with their blend of sophistication and plentiful comforts.

In-room facilities:

  • Luxury king-size bed
  • Controlled air-conditioning
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • In-room telephone
  • In-room safe
  • LCD TV
  • Wifi at fee
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Luggage room
    • Please note: Two of the suite rooms have a connecting door which can be unlocked upon request in the instance of several members of the same family staying in the two rooms.

Location

Lotus by Serendib is located in Namiwawa and it is 5 minutes drive from the commercial city of Blantyre.

30 min drive from the Chileka International Airport Blantyre.

Area

Blantyre

Blantyre is Malawi’s commercial capital. Now with a population in excess of half a million, this settlement has its origins with the Scottish missionaries from the time of David Livingstone. (It is named after Livingstone’s birthplace in Scotland.) Today it is unquestionably the centre of Malawi’s industry and commerce.

Blantyre has a number of historical buildings of interest. Perhaps the most impressive is St Michael and All Angels church, built by men with no training in architecture, construction or even brick-making. Others include the original town hall (Old Boma) and Mandala House, built in 1882 as the headquarter of the African Lakes Company. It was Malawi’s first two-storey building and is believed now to be the country’s oldest house. Mandala House is host to the ‘The Society of Malawi’ which protects and nourishes a true treasure trove of the country’s history. With thousands of books and resources safely stored away, it provides an opportunity to find out a bit more about Malawi that perhaps many travelers don’t ever discover.

Climate

The climate of Blantyre is classified as a Tropical climate (Aw) and is greatly influenced by its location in the tropical zone and altitude. The city experiences the tropical continental climate with two distinct seasons in the year (three proper seasons). The rainy season is from November to April, with continuing light cold showers from end of May to July. The dry season is from May to October. The mean annual rainfall is 1,122 mm (44.17 in), of which about 80% falls within 3½ months between November and March.

The city is generally cool with mean monthly temperatures ranging from 19 °C (66 °F) during the cool season (May to July) to 26 °C (79 °F) during the hot season (September to November). There are particularly two spells of uncomfortable weather; the hottest season associated with high humidity soon before the onset of the first rains (end October to November), and the frost along rivers, mist and chilly showers and winds characteristic of the cold season in June and July.

Welcome to Lotus by Serendib

Lotus is a prestigious hotel which combines glamour, sophistication and world-class service for a flawless guest experience for business and leisure travelers. This luxury hotel offers contemporary elegance at its best. Located in close proximity to the commercial area of Blantyre, this hotel will entice you to experience the best side of the city.

With an exceptionally exquisite interior and exterior, Lotus promises an impressive range of facilities and an unrivalled standard of personal service and sheer comfort. A warm reception awaits you at this upper-tier hotel, no matter your purpose of visit. We wish you a truly comfortable and positive experience at our elegant establishment, and we offer you our full dedication, along with the choicest of services, to ensure that you will get the most out of your time with us.

Please take a moment to browse through our site to see what we have to offer.

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