Stayed there for 5 nights and it was most pleasant. The gardens and pool areas are beautiful and the rooms are what one would expect from a Protea Hotel.
The staff was most helpful and friendly (especially Dean during breakfast service), and made our stay with a baby very comfortable. The room service food quality was excellent and good value for money.
The hotel is very close to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, and we walked there most of the time, although there was a shuttle from the hotel.
The only negative that I could find is the price of the wine by the glass in the Lord's pub. R55 to R60 per glass for a standard red wine is in my opinion overpriced. For that money I would expect to get as least a Reserve.
Otherwise a brilliant stay, and I will have no hesitation on recommending the hotel or staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton 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
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Johannesburg
- Balalaika Hotel
- Protea Hotel Balalaika
- Sandton Hotel Balalaika
- Protea Hotel By Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton Greater Johannesburg