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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Horseback riding

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Spa lounge

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

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 lakes and a lush garden.

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 mini bar, climate control, Wi-Fi, a laptop 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

Free shuttle bus service, airport transfer and 24-hour room service as well as free parking, currency exchange and a storage room are available for guests' use.

Relax

The property features cribs, babysitting and a play area for children. Fitness classes and a gym are provided on-site.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
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    Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 595 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Two-Bedroom Suite
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 595 sq. feet
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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

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

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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

        Stadiums

        • Johannesburg Stock Exchange JSE - 400 ft

        Parks

        • The Wanderers Grounds - 1.9 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        • Witwatersrand (Wits) University - 2.2 mi

        Business 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

        Galleries

        • 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

        Use Badge