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Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

4 Stars

20 Maude Street Sandown Sandton Johannesburg 2196


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Rating
Cleanliness 4
Facilities 4
Service 1
Location 5
Pricing 4
Overall 3.6
The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton sits in the center of the business and entertainment district of Sandton great for business travellers and tourists. In a classic country atmosphere the hotel is spread over two sections each having a swimming pool set in a beautiful outdoor landscape garden. Guests have access to attractions including late night restaurants, nightclubs, and historical attractions including Museum Africa and South Africa's most famous township A Tour of Soweto.

Location
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.

Rooms
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.

Restaurant
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.

General
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.

Additional Information

  • 30 min drive to the Airport

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Cafe
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Photocopying Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gym / Fitness Facilities
  • Restaurant

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Safe
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Radio

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Guest Reviews (16)


Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton
4 out of 5

A combination of old style charm & modern amenities Excellent `The Bull Run` restaurant .

Dobbie wrote on January 29, 2013


Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton
5 out of 5

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


Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton
5 out of 5

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


Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton
4.6 out of 5

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


Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton
4.2 out of 5

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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Overall Guest Rating

Overall3.6 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities4 out of 5
Service1 out of 5
Location5 out of 5
Pricing4 out of 5

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Guest Reviews

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4 out of 5

A combination of old style charm & modern amenities Excellent `The Bull Run` restaurant .

Review by: Dobbie
Date stayed January 29, 2013

5 out of 5

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.

Review by: Pete from Brisbane
Date stayed October 15, 2012

5 out of 5

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.

Review by: 2204rob
Date stayed November 22, 2011

4.6 out of 5

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.

Review by: Elena Ivanova
Date stayed October 6, 2011

4.2 out of 5

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.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed June 3, 2011

4.8 out of 5

Friendly and helpful staff and great hotel - will be staying there more often.

Review by: kim Johnston
Date stayed February 11, 2011

4 out of 5

Nice hotel with a history. Good bar and excellent breakfast. Rooms need a bit of a facelifting. Location in the centre of Sandton anasset!

Review by: Dietmar Kirchebner
Date stayed October 11, 2010

4.6 out of 5

Great value for money hotel, friendly staff, pleasant gardens and pool to relax...

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 27, 2010

3 out of 5

I found that cleanliness has dropped compared to my previous stays here. Especially the pigeons freely roaming inside the breakfast restaurant (not only on the terrace) appears extremely unhygienic to me. Staff do not appear willing to go the extra mile. State of repair was lacking in my room. Not all power sockets were working and maintenance said they'll repair it after my check-out. The bathroom gets flooded with every shower.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 13, 2010

4.2 out of 5

Very friendly staff and good service.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed April 13, 2009

3.6 out of 5

Tired and small rooms, long walk from reception. Offset by great location, average shopping centre attached with numerous restaurants. Sandton City shopping mall a short walk up the road, top line shops and Mandela square/statue.

Review by: Bruce Cannon
Date stayed May 31, 2008

4.4 out of 5

Overall very good and recommend for either business or holiday accommodation.

Review by: Peter Welsh
Date stayed February 11, 2008

5 out of 5

The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly.

Review by: Jennifer Sughrue
Date stayed August 28, 2007

4 out of 5

Only spent short time at hotel - in CBD of J'Berg, with shopping centre next door which had good restaurants. Staff not as friendly as Protea Sea Point - would stay again if spent time in area though.

Review by: Geraldine Wenstrom
Date stayed March 7, 2007

4.6 out of 5

After reading some negative feedback, I was concerned that I would have a bad time. I am very perticular about service. I was almost expecting bad service. Lo and behold, the service was exellent! The staff all have T-shirts saying: "We greet first" and they truly live up to it. I stay at hotels in Sandton and Randburg on a regular basis, and I will stay at Balalaika again. Keep up the good work!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 15, 2006

4.4 out of 5

Good value for money compared with the other upscale hotels and they do a great breakfast. Great location too!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 22, 2006

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