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

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

Offering 330 rooms, the stylish Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton features a tennis court, a sauna and a hairdresser available on site. Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 1949.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk away from Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City Shopping Centre. 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

A beautiful view over the garden welcomes guests to king suite, king room and two-bedroom suite with bright décor. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

Every day a hearty breakfast is served in the dining room. A spacious on-site restaurant serves dishes of South African cuisine. Offering a variety of dishes, Gourmet Garage and Allora are just about 250 meters away.

Services

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton caters to the needs of guests providing currency exchange, a baggage storage and a safety deposit box as well as a video projector, a business centre and a slide projector.

Relax

Guests can make use of a spa lounge, a steam room and a Jacuzzi or go in for hiking, horse riding and lawn tennis. On-site fitness facilities include fitness classes and a gym.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • OR Tambo (JNB)
    11.9 mi
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
  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Laundry services
  • Work desk
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Interconnecting doors
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Guest Room, 1 King, Mini-fridge, Wirel ess Internet, complimentary, Coffee/tea maker, 32in/81cm LCD TV

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Standard King Room
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Standard|1 King Bed - Internet, Mini Fridge

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed

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Suite
  • Room size:

    595 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton photos Exterior Hotel information
Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Room size:

    520 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 King-size bed and 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

These 41.1sqm rms is best choice for a fam up to 2 adults 2 kids.Our superior king rms come with a kng sized bd and a sofa bd blackout curtains free WiFi tea and coffee facility and a plasma TV with a variety of satellite channels.Each rm also comes with an executive workstation and open lounge.

Business Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Business King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

1 KING BED BUSINESS NONSMOKING

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Location

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • HSBC Africa400 ft
  • Nedbank Head Office400 ft
  • Rand Merchant Bank1000 ft
  • Citibank SA1000 ft
  • Investec1700 ft
  • British Chamber of Business3000 ft
  • South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry2.9 mi

Train stations

  • Gautrain Sandton Station1700 ft

Convention centers

  • Sandton Convention Centre1700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Nelson Mandela Square1700 ft
  • Sandton City shopping mall2300 ft
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre3000 ft
  • Melrose Arch Shopping Centre2.1 mi
  • Hyde Park Johannesburg2.2 mi
  • Dunkeld West Shopping Centre2.4 mi

Stadiums

  • The Wanderers Grounds1.9 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • Witwatersrand (Wits) University2.2 mi

Business areas

  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange JSE400 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Wanderers Golf Club1.8 mi

Underground stations

  • Gautrain Rosebank Station3.0 mi

Local attractions

  • AECI Dynamite Factory Museum2.5 mi
    2 Main Street, Johannesburg
  • Peacemakers Museum2.9 mi
    Cnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Johannesburg
  • African Craft Market of Rosebank3.1 mi
    Cradock Ave, Johannesburg
  • James and Ethel Grey Park2.6 mi
    Melrose Street, Johannesburg
  • Everard Read Gallery3.0 mi
    6 Jellicoe Ave., Johannesburg

Restaurants nearby

  • Allora700 ft

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

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

  • Bukhara1700 ft

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

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

  • Ghirardelli's1800 ft

    Address: Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton City

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

  • Gourmet Garage800 ft

    Address: Montecasino

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

  • Wangthai Restaurant1800 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
  • OR Tambo (JNB)
    11.9 mi
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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