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Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

4.0 of 5 20 Maude Street | Sandown, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

I stayed at the Protea Hotel Balalaika in Sandton for 15 nights between the 7th and the 21st of Feb 2015. The experience could have been better I believe if the hotel could improve on the following: 1. The rooms were not cleaned up to standard. Having traveled and stayed in many hotels in the content, the hotel staff seemed... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was a real surprise- although it is in a great city location, a block from Nelson Mandela Square and shopping precinct, and opposite the Stock Exchange, it felt like it was in the middle of the countryside with stunning gardens and a quiet swimming pool. The decor in the lobby was stunning and classy, and flower arrangements were... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Central location, very reasonably priced, rooms are large and the bed very comfortable. Cute hotel with beautiful green gardens. Highly recommend! Reception also checked us in early as our flight arrived at 4:30am! Couldn't ask for better service after a long flight from Aus. Short walk to Sandton shopping centre. Instead of using taxis to get around, Uber is cheap... More 

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘Rayna1980’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that you had a great overall experience with us, which our dedicated TEAM strives to achieve daily. We look forward to welcoming back soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a little like most people's gran. Very classy. Upmarket. Soft Spoken with impeccable manners and Martha Steward table manners; but blonde bombshell pretty. I found the crown court lounge a complete throwback to a bygone era; and not something that you would just find in any modern hotel; but there it was; and making use of it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great amazing service. All Staff members were friendly and helpful. The room was extremely neat and clean. Needless to say after an exhausting business trip you need a place to take you mind away from the hustle and bustle. The outside garden provided just such a place while having the buffet breakfast that was great, I didn't feel like i... More 

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘Julio C’. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. Your kind words about the Staff are much appreciated. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed our lovely gardens and your all round stay with us. We look forward in welcoming you back to our ‘little oasis’ again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General... More 

Pune, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel, opposite the JHB stock exchange. Walking distance from Nelson Mandela Square. They offer free pick up and drop from the Gautrain station. Nice bar which offers a wide range of alcohol. Would definitely return.

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘jrmpune’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor. How wonderful to read that your all round experience was such a positive one. We look forward in welcoming you back to our lovely hotel. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely hotel- clean,tidy and very welcoming. Staff will go the extra mile to ensure your stay is a good one. The location is perfect, within walking distance of Nelson Mandala square and the Gautrain Would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely be back the next time I am in Johannesburg. the garden areas are to die for.... More 

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘Wiliam W’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that you had a great overall experience with us, which our dedicated TEAM strives to achieve daily. Your praise about Paul in particular is most appreciated. We look forward to welcoming back ‘home’ soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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175 reviews 175 reviews
43 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very central in Santon and very close to Gautrain. Beautifull reception area and stunning gardens and pool which one would not expect in the middle of the City. Adequate conference facility and spacious rooms although maybe a bit dated. Check in was a nightmare (we were a big group but surely should have expected us and have enough front staff)... More 

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘Stefan-12345’ Thank you for your kind words on ‘tripadvisor’ and for taking the time to do so. Your praise about our helpful STAFF, the great food and beautiful gardens is much appreciated. It is wonderful to read that your all round experience was such a positive one.- Please accept our sincere apologies that there seemed to be not sufficient... More 

Lund, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good hotel in a good location in walking distance from the airport train shuttle and Nelson Mandela Square. The swimming pool area is in a nice garden with trees and plants why you don't the feeling of actually staying in a busy city. The restaurant is rather basic but has great food at reasonable price. The rooms are... More 

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘P-H L’. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. How wonderful to read that you’re your all round experience was such a positive one and that you were able to relax in our beautiful & tranquil gardens. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old dame of Sandton is still as good as ever. Excellent service from the doorman, concierge, reception right through to the restaurant. Spent to much time in the Lords Bar which has the best atmosphere around. Delightful gardens and ideal for breakfast on the adjacent patio. Most certainly a place to return to.

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘Simon S’. Your positive feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do so. Yes, we consider ourselves blessed to have 2 beautiful gardens creating that sense of ‘A little bit of country in the heart of Sandton’. We look forward in welcoming you back to our ‘little oasis’ again soon. Kind regards, Jörg... More 

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Address: 20 Maude Street | Sandown, Sandton 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton 4*
Number of rooms: 330
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Johannesburg
Balalaika Hotel
Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Greater Johannesburg
Sandton Hotel Balalaika
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#11 Business Hotel in Sandton
#18 Luxury Hotel in Sandton

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