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Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Maude Street | Sandown, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice cosy hotel in a good location with good people. Uncle Y (The concierge) gets a special mention to make our stay a pleasant one. The building is dated 1949 and has its charm. Some staff are here since years and take pride in their work. Some new blood / new age hospitality staff will add to the place.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked for two nights from 24 July 2014. We were given a room right next to the construction which was noisy and annoying. We endured about 4 hours of noise until we decided to call reception and ask to be moved to another room. We were then moved to another room that smelt like paint and... More

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

Dear ‘Ker F’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointment and inconvenience you experienced due to being given a room close to the construction. Your service experience by no means reflects the high standard we are usually proud to offer. It is always of great importance to us that... More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly use this hotel when in the Sandton area. It is not the best in any topic (price, service, location, furnishings) compared to other options within 2km, but it is acceptable in all. For the price it is the best option and it has the Bull Run attached to it. In summer I imagine the pools are nice too.

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

Dear ‘ S_W_L192’. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. Your words are much appreciated, even though we would have to say that we believe that we are more than just ‘acceptable’. Our hotel is very unique, with its location, beautiful gardens, friendly & efficient service and of course also oozing old world charm..making many... More

New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a bit different; in such way that it does not 'feel' like a hotel: several 2 to 3 floors buildings, salons with relaxing chairs and an open fire to sip your favorite drink, beautiful homy feeling front desk area, great breakfast buffet. Okay it is NOT the most fancy hotel I have stayed in. And yes the... More

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

Dear ‘terrencets’. Thank you for your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Your praise about our STAFF, our hospitality and our breakfast buffet are greatly appreciated. How wonderful that you enjoyed the homely atmosphere. You will be pleased to know that there are many exciting projects in the ‘pipeline’ , one of them... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had one night in Joberg due to a long layover from international flights from the US. We wanted to get out of the airport and see at least a little of what Joberg had to offer. This place suited our needs very nicely. It was easily accessible from the Gautrain. Coming in we walked about three long blocks... More

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

Dear ‘hdemsey’. 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

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a night in June 2014. The location is central and walking distance from the best eating and shopping areas of Joburg. The hotel is built on and around an old mansion, so its a bit confusing (to put it mildly) to get to your room while checking in, but inside the rooms are large and comfortable... More

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

Dear ‘Vikind’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is much appreciated. It is wonderful to read that you are one of the many valued GUESTS that enjoyed our ‘old world charm’ hotel and also found our location beneficial to your needs. We are pleased that our Front Office STAFF were able to offer you quick & efficient service. We look forward in... More

Midrand, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to spend a night in Sandton to avoid having to drive after dinner, and found that the Balalaika offers reasonable value for bed and breakfast. Because of the renovations to the Village Walk centre next door, it was difficult to find the parking area, and one had to enter the hotel through the service entrance, which was disconcerting,... More

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

Dear ‘CathieWebb’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do so. It is great to read that you found our beautiful property value for money and also found our service up to your standards. Please accept our apologies that you found our temporary parking difficult to find. As you can imagine, we are... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose to at this hotel for location and my dad loves the breakfasts at this hotel. A have to mention that the staff and service was good but I have to name specificly that Mathew at the reception who was ever soo patient and not giving up on me. Nick the night manager. Viwe at the reception are credit... More

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

Dear ‘Rena D’. Thank you for your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. We were delighted to read that you and your Dad enjoyed your stay and our scrumptious breakfast so much. Your praise about our STAFF, especially about Viwe, Nick and Matthew is much appreciated and means a lot to them. We look forward to welcoming you & Dad back again soon.... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I just got back today from 4 nights at the Protea Balalaika in Sandton, Johannesburg. I had decided on the trip to Johannesburg on a rather short notice and was delighted when my email inquiry was replied to almost at once. Christine went out of her way to accommodate my request and answer my questions - including arranging for a... More

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

Dear ‘timm1203’. How wonderful to read your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. Thank you for taking the time to do so. It is great to read that you are one of the many GUESTS that find our location convenient for your travel purposes and that you also enjoyed our gardens, which are ideal to ‘switch off’ from a busy day. Apart from... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel several times. On this occasion I had the privilege of being upgraded to a luxury suite. What an experience. The room was excellent with all the amenities one can wish for. The ambience and atmosphere of the hotel always impresses me and the customer service is excellent. The location of the hotel in the... More

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

Dear ‘ Manfred K’. Thank you for taking the time to write your positive feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. Your kind words are much appreciated. We look forward in welcoming you back ‘home’ again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM 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*
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Johannesburg
Balalaika Hotel
Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Greater Johannesburg
Sandton Hotel Balalaika

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sandton #10 Business Hotel in Sandton #15 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
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The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a tranquil oasis of country estate in the heart of the business and entertainment hub of Sandton, just outside Johannesburg, South Africa and approximately 30 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The Protea Hotel Balalaika is the perfect stopover for those doing business in the surrounding area, or as a central hub for the discerning tourist. The hotel comprises of two sections – the Balalaika and the Crown Court – and all rooms are air-conditioned and tastefully furnished in a classic, comfortable style with their own en-suite bathroom, with many of the Crown Court suites offering the additional luxury of a private spa bath. Both buildings of Protea Hotel Balalaika are set in their own lush, landscaped garden, each boasting a sparkling swimming pool, where GUESTs can relax, unwind and momentarily experience the timelessness and calm of a bygone era. At the Protea Hotel Balalaika, efficient, discreet and attentive service is a priority and our well-trained STAFF is always on hand to ensure that all of your needs are amply met. Guests are able to safely and easily use the link from the hotel lobby to the festive Village Walk Shopping Centre, which houses 15 restaurants, 70 shops selling a variety of wares, a main grocery store (Pick ‘n Pay), hair and beauty salons and the well-known African Craft market, where one will find African artifacts, curios and artworks from all over the continent. ... more   less 
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