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Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton4 Stars
20 Maude Street Sandown Sandton Johannesburg 2196
30 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport the Protea has access to the main Johannesburg highway. Guests can shop at the Village Walk Shopping Centre with over 70 specialty shops and opportunities for natural and historical sightseeing.
The Protea has 330 guestrooms featuring an elegant English country style design with private bathrooms with separate showers, electronic safe, Wi-Fi connection, and mini bar upon request.
Guests can enjoy a variety of light meals, baked products, and specialty coffee onsite at the Oval Coffee Shop and breakfast is available at Colony Restaurant with drinks and cigars at the Lords Cigar Lounge.
The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton offers a conferencing facility that seat up to 300 people along with a gym, health club, and sauna stream. Guests can enjoy leisure activities including horseback riding, golf, and tennis.
- 30 min drive to the Airport
- Bar / Lounge
- Disabled Facilities
- Parking Facilities
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- Faxing Facilities
- Photocopying Facilities
- Conference Facilities
- Gym / Fitness Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Cable / Satellite TV
- Modem / Data Port Connection
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Ensuite / Private Bathroom
Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Guest Reviews (16)
A combination of old style charm & modern amenities Excellent `The Bull Run` restaurant .
Dobbie wrote on January 29, 2013
We stayed two nights in Johanesburg at the end of a 5 week trip. We didn't plan on doing much except a bit of shopping. The hotel is a very short walk from a major shopping centre and an abundance of eateries. However we ate both nights at the Hotels Bull Run restaurant, where the steaks were fantatstic, they even have their own butchery in the restaurant. If comming from the airport be prepared to pay around $500 Rand for the taxi trip. The only downside was that the main bar was a smokers bar, not very pleasant for a non smoker.
Pete from Brisbane wrote on October 15, 2012
I booked this hotel online because it was close to a meeting I had scheduled. There were several much more expensive hotels nearby, but I opted for this one. I was very impressed with this boutique-like hotel. It reminded me o fhte Four Seasons in Santa Barbara. Lush gardens and pools, a very pleasant staff, excellent restaurant on site, 5 minute walking distance to Sandton City (shopping and office complex) and 10 minutes to the Gautrain Station (which can be got to direct from the airport for 120ZAR. I have another meeting in a few months in the same place, I will definitely rebook here and highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
2204rob wrote on November 22, 2011
Very safe location - a very important feature in Johannesburg. Lots of good restaurants around . the Mandela Square is 7 minutes walk from the hotel. We could safely walk to the restaurants and the shopping mall without security guard. Beautiful setting - you literally live in a park. Taxi from the airport for two was about 400R. Taxi to Mellrose Arch is 260R. We booked a half day tour to Soweto and around Johannesburg from hotel for about 120USD for two. Staff was very friendly. Free internet access. Would stay there again.
Elena Ivanova wrote on October 6, 2011
It feels good quality, with comfortable rooms, excellent breakfasts, and helpful staff, although a little tired in places (e.g. the carpets in the corridors are very worn). There's only one bedside cabinet; on the other side is a desk - and that's where the hairdrier is located, as far away from the bathroom as it can get. It's a good choice of hotel for accessibility from the airport - it's an easy walk from the Gautrain. The hotel opens into a shopping centre with a small Pick n Pay supermarket, a pharmacy and a range of eating places. Not all the shopping centre units are occupied, but there are some good restaurants and also a quick burger place. And to complete your shopping, just outside is a small market of the ubiquitous craft stalls.
Anonymous wrote on June 3, 2011
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