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Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is opposite the stock exchange and minutes away from a big mall. The hotel runs a shuttle service to this mall. The ground floor layout is a maze and we certainly found it confusing. Our rooms were small but adequate. It feels like a business hotel and can get very busy at breakfast times if there is a... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel, love the English look about. Service was excellent, friendly staff and the food was awesome. Lovely warm atmosphere, peaceful and quiet. Free shuttles to the mall are very welcome and operate until late at night which was really convenient. Absolutely loved it!!!!

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

Dear ‘Tawanda S’. Thank you for taking the time to write you positive feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. How wonderful that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward in welcoming you back to our ‘little oasis’ again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent hotel. Friendly staff and very helpful. A little difficult to find but that's because it was our first time there. Walking distance to good restaurants. Room was big and comfortable. They give us an excellent bottle of wine for being a Marriott Platinum member.

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Thank JerseyJim7
Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘JerseyJim7’. Your praise on ‘tripadvisor’ is greatly appreciated. It is wonderful to read that your overall stay was such a positive one and we look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A two day stay was good enough at this hotel, not the most modern hotel but very convenient, comfortable and perfectly located. I'm told it is a staple in Stanton. What I found most useful is its walking distance to Nelson Mandela Square for shopping and restaurants. Go to Tasha's for breakfast, you'll love it. The best part at the... More 

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

Dear ‘ABTOWORLD’ Your positive feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is greatly appreciated. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our location beneficial to your travel needs. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice, quiet hotel in a safe area and within walking distance to Gautrain and Sandton Shopping mall. There is a small but nice gym and a helpful concierge. We also used the hotels transfer service to the OR Tambo International airport which was very reliable and safe way to arrive. The main restaurant "The Bull Run" is a highly recommendable... More 

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Thank Judy60_01
Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘Judy60_01’. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. It is wonderful that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location convenient to your travel needs. We look forward in welcoming you back to our ‘little oasis’ again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager & TEAM More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is good with friendly staff offering great service. The room was clean,with complimentary amenities suited to meet client needs whilst in the room. The experience was outstanding thereby creating a desire to return in the foreseeable future. The hotel is well located in the Sandton area near the Nelson Mandela Square, a home of a wide range of... More 

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

Dear ‘syulikwa’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is very much appreciated. It is great to read that your overall stay and service experience was such a positive one. Please feel free to contact our friendly Reservations Department for any future assistance. We look forward in welcoming you back to our ‘little oasis’ again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager &... More 

Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is good. Not great but good enough. The lobby and rooms are dated but not bad enough to repel people. Front desk is very helpful yet a bit disconnected. The food is good and plentiful. Some floors smell musty.

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Thank RIB818
Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear ‘RIB818’ Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ and for rating us full marks. How wonderful that your stay was such a pleasant one. Your praise about the Front Desk TEAM is very much appreciated. We look forward in welcoming you back to our ‘little oasis’ again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher General Manager... More 

Lusaka Province, Zambia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are nice. The place is within the central business district. But the food at the Hotel was very nice. At one time we ate stale beef during supper and we had to return it back to the kitchen.

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

Dear ‘ngalasiyaroya’. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. How wonderful that you enjoyed your stay with us. However it is concerning to read that you seemed to have had a concern with your meal? May we ask if you brought it to the attention of the Manager? We look forward in welcoming you back... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this this establishment over a year ago and returned this month. They're pretty consistent in their service. Jess at reception was incredibly helpful in ensuring that we were well accommodated. She also ensured that we were able to take in the sights and sounds of the city with ease. Much appreciate Ohads ability to intervene and assist promptly with... More 

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

Dear ‘Isiphiwo’ Your positive feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is greatly appreciated. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your praise about Ohad and Jess in particular is very much appreciated. We have congratulated them for doing a great job! Please feel free to contact our friendly Reservations TEAM for any future assistance. They will gladly... More 

Houston, Texas
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106 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stay in this hotel is like stepping back in time in a good way. The property looks and feels colonial, and the staff reflects the attentiveness of service from that period. Rooms are ample in space, with modernized accoutrements and comfortable beds. Breakfasts are outstanding. And, the location is central with the extra plus of a free shuttle to... More 

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

Dear ‘CBS-CHS’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. We pride ourselves in being a unique hotel. In keeping with the ‘little bit of country in the heart of Sandton’ theme, we have opted to keep the more traditional décor throughout the hotel, creating the ‘country’ style we believe sets us apart from the more modern, flashy... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Protea Hotel Balalaika on Maude Street, in Sandton, is located in Johannesburg's economic heartland. The hotel's charming colonial theme is accentuated with wooden elements and delicate floral accents. Each of the 330 classically-styled rooms make guests feel as though they never left home - with a king-size bed, LCD television, electronic safe and a full en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Business executives are catered to with a desk, office chair and international plug points. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hotel and the Wi-Fi station situated in the lobby provides convenience for guests requiring instant access to the internet. The English countryside atmosphere defines this four-star hotel as a little bit of country in the heart of Sandton. Birdsong makes guests forget that they are in a bustling metropolis. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton Convention Centre and the city's most exclusive shopping mall are a short stroll away. A complimentary shuttle to and from the Gautrain station makes the Balalaika easily accessible. Whether it is for business or leisure, the central location and warm hospitality of the Protea Hotel Balalaika are unrivalled, making it your first and only choice when staying in Johannesburg. ... more   less 

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: $74 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
#10 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
#11 Business Hotel in Sandton
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