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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this Hotel for the week-end and had a wonderful stay. The staff were all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The beds were so comfortable and everything was immaculately clean.The Bull Run restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere as well as outstanding food. There is Free WIFI as well. The Hotel has 2 swimming pools and... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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22 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Protea Hotel Balalaika was recommended to us by a travel agent, and it was a good choice. It's located in Sandton, a district of Johannesburg, about a 20-minute trip from the airport. It's about a 10-minute walk from Nelson Mandela Square, filled with restaurants and great people-watching. Also, just off the square are two major indoor shopping malls. If you're... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the balalaika on the 3rd and 4 th of October I wrote to them prior to my stay they gave me a nice room considering I had a knee operation the staff was friendly and efficient. Going back in Dec I would recommend it to everyone traveling to Sandton

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

Dear ‘Brian M’. Your comments on ‘tripadvisor’ are much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do so. We are very pleased to read that your room request was met , our STAFF were friendly & efficient and that your all round stay seemed to have been such a positive one. We look forward in welcoming you back again... More

Kitale, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent six nights in this Hotel which is the heart of Santon and only a few minutes walk from the shopping malls of the imposing Mandela Square. The hotel has no doubt good food with a variety on offer. I found the room nice and the bed quite comfortable. What I found most inviting are the wooded lawns of... More

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

Dear ‘fab716’. Your comments on ‘tripadvisor’ are much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do so. How wonderful that you were able to sleep so comfortably , that you enjoyed our beautiful gardens so much and that you found our hotel to be located well for your business purposes. Yes, isn’t it wonderful to be woken up by... More

Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. Excellent location. Close to shopping arcade with regular free shuttle service. 2 bed suite was excellent. Staff very courteous and they even extended our check out to 3 pm. Would definitely recommend.

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

Dear ‘gofly14’ Thank you for taking the time to write your review on ‘tripadvisor’. Your positive feedback is truly appreciated and we extremely happy that you enjoyed your all round stay with us. We look forward in welcoming you back. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More

Kew
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 nights - great location opposite the Stock Exchange and only 5 minutes walk to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. The hotel's old english colonial feel is relaxing and the extensive property was easier to navigate than some of the other reviews indicate. The rooms are reasonable in size but the main thing I loved was... More

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

Dear ‘Clare L’ Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. How wonderful that you enjoyed your all round experience with us; especially our beautiful, luscious gardens and the ‘old English feel/charm’ of our hotel. Your kind words about our STAFF in particular are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact Christine, our GUEST Relations Manager (christine@balalaika.co.za) for... More

bloemfontein
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed with them last week of August and first week of September of 2014. They really walked the extra mile to make things very comfortable for me. Food is great both breakfast and dinner (The Bull Run). Within walking distance from Sandton City. Across the Road from Nedbank Head Office. I will return there any day.

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

Dear ‘cynthia l’ Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do so. It is wonderful to read that you are one of our many valued GUESTS that finds our location to be of an advantage to your travel needs, that your overall stay was to your satisfaction & that you felt at home.... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When ever we have to go to Joberg on business, we always stay at the Balalaika in Sandton. Ideal for all the business centres, and surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Best restaurant is the hotel's own Bull Run, where the steaks are fantastic, and really good value for money. The wine list is also extensive and again good value.... More

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

Dear ‘Rod D’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvsior’ is very much appreciated. How wonderful that your all round stay was such a positive one. Thank you for your praise about the STAFF, our Lords Bar and especially about Antoinette & her STAFF. Please be assure that I have congratulated them on doing a great job! We look forward in welcoming you... More

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here last week for 3 nights, check inn was easy & helpful, room was nice (bath & separate shower), only eat ate at the 'Bull Run' located at hotel (very good), Lords Bar was a bit dated but beer was cold & good selection on wines. 'Costas' who works at Lords Bar was very helpful on places to visit,... More

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

Dear ‘ROCCORECOBA’. Thank you for your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that your all round experience was such a positive one. Our Lords Bar has a Colonial décor feel to it, oozing ‘old’ English charm. Your praise about Costa in particular is greatly appreciated. Please be assured that we have taken... More

Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am all about location. Excellent location for visitors to joburg. Staff are really friendly.a home away from home feel.the only problem is the staff who talk too loud when walking past the rooms early in the morning.

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

Dear ‘Penny0852’. Thank you for taking he time to write your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. It is wonderful to know that you are one of our many valued GUESTS, who find our location to be of benefit to you. It is also truly a compliment that you feel so at home with us and find our STAFF to be really friendly.... More

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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

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

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