Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton - Johannesburg

20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 783372  show map
 4 stars
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Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton - Johannesburg

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a 5-story hotel in a suburb area of Johannesburg at a close proximity to Everard Read Gallery, Victory Theater and AECI Dynamite Factory Museum offering individual rooms with bright décor. Renovated in 2005, the exquisite hotel has welcomed guests since 1949.

In the middle of Sandton district with a beautiful view of Johannesburg. There are nightclubs, restaurants and a stadium in the area.

This hotel is ideally based near parks and lakes.

The property enjoys excellent location within a 20-minute drive to OR Tambo airport.

Rooms

At Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, guests are offered rooms with a minibar, climate control, Wi-Fi, an individual safe and central heating. Some rooms overlook the garden. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Every day a hearty breakfast is served in the dining room. The lounge restaurant offers fine South African cuisine. Guests can eat at Gourmet Garage and Allora, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Airport transfer, 24-hour room service and 24-hour security as well as currency exchange, a storage room and a safe deposit box are available for guests' use.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with cribs, babysitting and a play area. On-site activities feature hiking, horse riding and lawn tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at ZAR 25 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   330.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Paid porterage

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa center
  • Spa lounge
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton - Johannesburg Johannesburg location
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Hotel Address:

20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 783372

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City Center
  • Johannesburg
    7.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Gautrain Sandton Station
    2000 ft
  • Ellis Park Railway Station
    6.6 mi
Underground stations
  • Gautrain Rosebank Station
    3.1 mi
  • Gautrain Park Station
    6.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Allora (cuisine: Italian)
    700 ft
  • Gourmet Garage
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    330

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
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  • Air conditioning
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Standard|Standard Guest Room, 1 King, Mini-fridge, Wirel ess Internet, complimentary, Coffee/tea maker, 32in/81cm LCD TV

Room facilities
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    Standard King Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or King-size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Double room

    Room facilities
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      Suite
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
      Size: 595 sq. feet
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      • Shower
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        Two-Bedroom Suite
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
        Size: 520 sq. feet
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        • Shower
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton - Johannesburg Johannesburg location
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          Hotel Address:

          20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 783372

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Johannesburg
            7.0 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Gautrain Sandton Station
            2000 ft
          • Ellis Park Railway Station
            6.6 mi
          Underground stations
          • Gautrain Rosebank Station
            3.1 mi
          • Gautrain Park Station
            6.6 mi
          Restaurants
          • Allora (cuisine: Italian)
            700 ft
          • Gourmet Garage
            800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            330

          Hotel Awards

          South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedJohannesburgProtea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

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          Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Location

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          What's nearby

          Places of interest

          • HSBC Africa - 400 ft
          • Nedbank Head Office - 400 ft
          • Rand Merchant Bank - 1000 ft
          • Citibank SA - 1000 ft
          • Investec - 1700 ft
          • British Chamber of Business - 3000 ft
          • South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 2.9 mi

          Train stations

          • Gautrain Sandton Station - 1700 ft

          Convention centers

          • Sandton Convention Centre - 1700 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Nelson Mandela Square - 1700 ft
          • Sandton City shopping mall - 2300 ft
          • Sandton City Shopping Centre - 3000 ft
          • Melrose Arch Shopping Centre - 2.1 mi
          • Hyde Park Johannesburg - 2.2 mi
          • Dunkeld West Shopping Centre - 2.4 mi

          Stadiums

          • The Wanderers Grounds - 1.9 mi

          Universities, Institutes

          • Witwatersrand (Wits) University - 2.2 mi

          Business areas

          • Johannesburg Stock Exchange JSE - 400 ft

          Golf courses and Country clubs

          • Wanderers Golf Club - 1.8 mi

          Underground stations

          • Gautrain Rosebank Station - 3.0 mi

          Local attractions

          • AECI Dynamite Factory Museum - 2.5 mi
            2 Main Street, Johannesburg
          • Peacemakers Museum - 2.9 mi
            Cnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Johannesburg
          • African Craft Market of Rosebank - 3.1 mi
            Cradock Ave, Johannesburg
          • James and Ethel Grey Park - 2.6 mi
            Melrose Street, Johannesburg
          • Everard Read Gallery - 3.0 mi
            6 Jellicoe Ave., Johannesburg

          Restaurants nearby

          • Allora - 700 ft

            Address: 24 Central, Gwen Lane - Sandton
            Phone: 011 784 2152

            76% likes this, based on 88 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

          • Bukhara - 1700 ft

            Address: Shop U117, Nelson Mandela Square
            Phone: +27 11 883 5555

            65% likes this, based on 74 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian

          • Ghirardelli's - 1800 ft

            Address: Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton City

            72% likes this, based on 62 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

          • Gourmet Garage - 800 ft

            Address: Montecasino

            73% likes this, based on 64 reviews
            Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

          • Wangthai Restaurant - 1800 ft

            Address: Nelson Mandela Square Mall

            60% likes this, based on 61 reviews
            Cuisine: Thai

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            330

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          Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

          Average guest rating

          7.6out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 256 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          9.0
          Dining
          10.0

          Guest reviews

          • Single
            7.4

            It is close to Sandton Conference Center, Mandella Square and mall. Relatively cheap.

            The concierge did mess our Taxi booking and we ended in an old Mercedes 1982...... check it in advance.

          • Single
            9.6

            My room was the second last far away from reception. It is a little too big by area and for stayin just one night that was not convenient. On the other hand it was quit there.

          • Single
            9.2

            The place with all facilities is magnific...

          • Single
            5.4

            Location

            The noise at night - from both guests and cleaning staff

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            The plug point on the desk was faulty. The bedside light made a noise. (loose wire i think)

          • Group of friends
            7.4

            Location is excellent - ideal for both business & leisure travellers. The rooms are a good size and and the bathrooms are great - there is a seperate shower as well as a both. Loved the fact that you get 100mb free per day for internet usage.

            I paid r600 per night as I booked the hotel on Booked.net's flash deals, but I wouldn't be happy with paying more than that. The hotel is starting to look old. The TV's are old, furniture is old and not maintained. The room had a stagnent odour. The hotel is like a labyrinth and the signage is bad - got lost a couple of times.

          • Family with children
            9.6

            I was impressed by the location and beauty of the hotel.Besides that, all members of the staff were very nice. I also had the opportunity of doing some tours to national parks and Soweto. Congratulations! I hope I can return in a near future! Leila Bijos

            The only thing I would like to remark about the hotel is the price of the breakfast. I have already been to 35 countries, including Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto, New York, Paris, and I have never seen a so expensive breakfast. Unfortunately, due to the high price I was not able to have breakfast in the hotel.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            Although the hotel is good and the staff is great, we had a major incident, coming tired in the end of a holiday at 9 pm and founding out that our reservations was not respected. We were 2 friends and booked in advance for twin beds, but the hotel gave us a double bed. We asked to change and it took over an hour, and we had to complain and did not receive a proper treatment by the receptionist, who assumed that it was not bad enough the mistake of the hotel, nor our waiting time. We waited almost 2 hours. After all that, we did not have energy to go for dinner. At mininum the hotel should have offered us to send us dinner in the room at no expenses as a compesation for the mistake and the bad treatment. Thus, I am not satisfied with this experience in the hotel, even if I could say the other staff and the hotel are good.

          • Group of friends
            7.0

            Simplicity and quietness

            Staffs are on friendly except those at the concierge desk

          • Single
            10.0

            Great Hotel. Problematic Parking. Good Service nice design. I wish the Mini bar would offer drinks and no Mineral water in the room

          • Single
            7.0

            The staff on the reception desk did have a very friendly approach,whereas on the concierge side there is real lack of professionalism.lastly muslim food should be made available at request.

          • Group of friends
            4.6

            The room was barely warmer than the temperature outside and the heater would not work.

          • Single
            5.4

            Was a good place with nice & warm design

            Was bit old & pools were not clean

          • Family with children
            8.2

            Helpfull staff, excellent service from the concierge.

          • Single
            7.0

            Very good breakfast choice at the buffet

            Hot water was not so hot and took time to warm up

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton - Johannesburg Johannesburg location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 783372

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Johannesburg
            7.0 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Gautrain Sandton Station
            2000 ft
          • Ellis Park Railway Station
            6.6 mi
          Underground stations
          • Gautrain Rosebank Station
            3.1 mi
          • Gautrain Park Station
            6.6 mi
          Restaurants
          • Allora (cuisine: Italian)
            700 ft
          • Gourmet Garage
            800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            330

          Hotel Awards

          South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedJohannesburgProtea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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