US$51 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 26 Feb 2016 Check-out 29 Feb 2016

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

3 stars
View map of Maude Street, Sandown, PO Box 783372,Sandton, Sandton, 2126

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
11 reviews
Great place for staying in Joburg

Excelent service, great location and value as well. See full review

  • Robbie Globetrotter
  • 8 Dec 2013
A great place to spend a few nights in Johannesburg

We stayed two nights in Johanesburg at the end of a 5 week trip. We didn't plan on doing much... See full review

  • Pete from Brisbane
  • 15 Oct 2012
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.
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.
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.

  • 30 min drive to the Airport
Dining

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.
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.

Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Tennis
Water skiing
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business centre
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Currency exchange
Florist
Internet
Free Wi-Fi in Room
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Bath tub
Bidet

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Hotel Map

-26.1042 28.0582
Area served
Johannesburg
Nearby airports
O.R. Tambo International Airport, (JNB), 29.80, KM, SE; Lanseria International Airport, (HLA), 31.70, KM, NW;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

Dining

Colony Restaurant
A charming restaurant, renowned for its full English and continental buffet breakfast, with lunch or dinner available as part of a day conference package.
Bull Run Restaurant
A premier establishment famed for its prime cuts of exquisite beef, stored and served via its own in-house butchery, and an extensive selection of the finest Cape wines. Situated opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Robbie Globetrotter
Business
Prague, Czech Republic
8 Dec 2013

Great place for staying in Joburg

Excelent service, great location and value as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael11
Couples
Australia
20 Jul 2013

Excellent hotel in Sandton

Well located within easy walking distance of the station and Nelson Mandela Square. Helpful friendly staff and good food. The outdoor pool looked inviting but we did not try it in mid-winter! Car parking next door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephen Williams
Business
Edmonton, AB, Canada
4 Mar 2013

Relax time

Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Easy walk to Sandton Cityt

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dobbie
Friends
Cape Town
28 Jan 2013

Oasis in concrete jungle

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pete from Brisbane
Couples
Brisbane, Australia
15 Oct 2012

A great place to spend a few nights in Johannesburg

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Great steaks...try the 500g Rib on the bone.

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
3 Jun 2011

It feels good quality, with comfortable

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kim
Not Provided
11 Feb 2011

Friendly and helpful staff and

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dietmar
Not Provided
11 Oct 2010

Nice hotel with a history. Good

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
27 Sep 2010

Great value for money hotel, friendly

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
13 Sep 2010

I found that cleanliness has dropped

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

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