Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

20 Maude Street, Sandton, South Africa, 783372  show map
 4 stars
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Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

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

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

The 4-star Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is situated a mere 16 km away from Apartheid Museum. Featuring Victorian architecture, Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton was renovated in 2005.

Located in a suburb area with nightclubs, a stadium and restaurants, guests will see why Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is admired by many tourists. The venue is set within 6 km from Sandton city center.

This comfortable hotel is placed within proximity to lakes and parks.

There is GauSandton train station nearby. 25 minutes' drive from OR Tambo airport.

Rooms

Tasteful guestrooms are outfitted in stylish décor. Many rooms come with a beautiful view over the garden. In-room self-catering facilities include a small fridge and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the café. The spacious restaurant serves fine meals. Treating guests with Italian dishes, Gourmet Garage is 250 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers limousine rental services on site.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cribs, babysitting and a play area. There are fitness classes and a gym provided at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton.

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
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • 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
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phone network

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
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • 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/ Baby cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting 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
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 2 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Sandton location
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Hotel Address:

20 Maude Street, Sandton, South Africa, 783372

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City Center
  • Sandton
    5.6 km
Airports
  • OR Tambo (JNB)
    19.2 km
Train Stations
  • Doomfontein
    10.4 km
  • Johannesburg
    10.6 km
Restaurants
  • Allora (cuisine: Italian)
    200 m
  • Gourmet Garage
    240 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    330

Hotel Awards

South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSandtonProtea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

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

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Rooms and availability

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton photos Exterior Hotel information
Large Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • 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
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This large suite includes a seating area.

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton photos Exterior Hotel information
Large Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • 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:TV
Room Description:

This large suite has 2 bedrooms and a seating area. Please note that breakfast is excluded for extra person(s). Please note that the price is based on either single or double occupancy. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children (see Hotel Policies). The extra person rates may vary according to the season or room category.

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:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

[NON-REFUNDABLE] Standard Guest Room, 1 King, Mini fridge, Wireless internet, complimentary, Coffee/tea maker, 32in/81cm LCD TV

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard King Room
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • 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:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

This sober modern room comes with a seating area and a work desk.

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

[NON-REFUNDABLE] Suite, 1 King, Mini fridge, Wireless internet, complimentary, Coffee/tea maker, 32in/81cm LCD TV

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton photos Exterior Hotel information
Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

[NON-REFUNDABLE]-Suite 2 bedrooms

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Room size:

    55 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

[NON-REFUNDABLE]-Suite

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Location

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What's nearby

Shopping areas

  • Village Walk Shopping Centre100 m

Business areas

  • JSE100 m

Local attractions

  • Alexandra4.3 km
    JohannesburgSouth Africa
  • The Mall of Rosebank4.6 km
    between Bath and Cradock Avenues
  • African Craft Market of Rosebank4.9 km
    Cradock Ave
  • AECI Dynamite Factory Museum4.4 km
    2 Main Street Modderfontein
  • James and Ethel Grey Park4.6 km
    Melrose Street Birdhaven

Near the hotel

  • Sandton City Shopping Centre740 m
    Sandton City

    Restaurants nearby

    • Allora200 m

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

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

    • Bukhara490 m

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

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

    • Ghirardelli's530 m

      Address: Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton City

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

    • Gourmet Garage240 m

      Address: Montecasino

      73% likes this, based on 64 reviews
      Price Range: NZD 16 - NZD 23

    • Wangthai Restaurant530 m

      Address: Nelson Mandela Square Mall

      60% likes this, based on 61 reviews
      Cuisine: Thai

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  2 pm
    • Number of floors:
      5
    • Number of rooms:
      330

    Hotel Awards

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSandtonProtea 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 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:

    Dining
    10.0
    Location
    9.0

    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 Sandton location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    20 Maude Street, Sandton, South Africa, 783372

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Sandton
      5.6 km
    Airports
    • OR Tambo (JNB)
      19.2 km
    Train Stations
    • Doomfontein
      10.4 km
    • Johannesburg
      10.6 km
    Restaurants
    • Allora (cuisine: Italian)
      200 m
    • Gourmet Garage
      240 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  2 pm
    • Number of floors:
      5
    • Number of rooms:
      330

    Hotel Awards

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSandtonProtea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

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

    Use Badge