Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

20 Maude Street, Sandton, South Africa, 783372show map
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Overview

The 4-star Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is situated a mere 16 km away from Apartheid Museum. Featuring Victorian architecture, Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton was renovated in 2005.

Located in a suburb area with nightclubs, a stadium and restaurants, guests will see why Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is admired by many tourists. The venue is set within 6 km from Sandton city center.

This comfortable hotel is placed within proximity to lakes and parks.

There is GauSandton train station nearby. 25 minutes' drive from OR Tambo airport.

Rooms

Tasteful guestrooms are outfitted in stylish décor. Many rooms come with a beautiful view over the garden. In-room self-catering facilities include a small fridge and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the café. The spacious restaurant serves fine meals. Treating guests with Italian dishes, Gourmet Garage is 250 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers limousine rental services on site.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cribs, babysitting and a play area. There are fitness classes and a gym provided at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at ZAR 25 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   330.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Village Walk Shopping CentreVillage Walk Shopping Centre400 ft
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AlloraAllora700 ft24 Central, Gwen Lane - Sandton
Gourmet GarageGourmet Garage800 ftMontecasino
BukharaBukhara1700 ftShop U117, Nelson Mandela Square
Wangthai RestaurantWangthai Restaurant1800 ftNelson Mandela Square Mall
Ghirardelli'sGhirardelli's1800 ftNelson Mandela Square in Sandton City
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The Mall of RosebankThe Mall of Rosebank2.8 mibetween Bath and Cradock Avenues
Goodman GalleryGoodman Gallery3.5 mi163 Jan Smuts Avenue
Brightwater CommonsBrightwater Commons4.3 miRepublic Rd Randburg
Cresta Shopping CentreCresta Shopping Centre5.5 miCnr Beyers Naude Drive & Weltevreden Road
Constitution HillConstitution Hill6.0 miConstitutional Court Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
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Getting around
Airports
Rand/Germiston (QRA)11.2 mi
OR Tambo (JNB)11.9 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  253  reviews

Rating by category:

9.0
Location
10.0
Dining
  • 7.4
    Very good

    It is close to Sandton Conference Center, Mandella Square and mall. Relatively cheap.

    The concierge did mess our Taxi booking and we ended in an old Mercedes 1982...... check it in advance.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    My room was the second last far away from reception. It is a little too big by area and for stayin just one night that was not convenient. On the other hand it was quit there.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The place with all facilities is magnific...

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location

    The noise at night - from both guests and cleaning staff

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The plug point on the desk was faulty. The bedside light made a noise. (loose wire i think)

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location is excellent - ideal for both business & leisure travellers. The rooms are a good size and and the bathrooms are great - there is a seperate shower as well as a both. Loved the fact that you get 100mb free per day for internet usage.

    I paid r600 per night as I booked the hotel on Booked.net's flash deals, but I wouldn't be happy with paying more than that. The hotel is starting to look old. The TV's are old, furniture is old and not maintained. The room had a stagnent odour. The hotel is like a labyrinth and the signage is bad - got lost a couple of times.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I was impressed by the location and beauty of the hotel.Besides that, all members of the staff were very nice. I also had the opportunity of doing some tours to national parks and Soweto. Congratulations! I hope I can return in a near future! Leila Bijos

    The only thing I would like to remark about the hotel is the price of the breakfast. I have already been to 35 countries, including Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto, New York, Paris, and I have never seen a so expensive breakfast. Unfortunately, due to the high price I was not able to have breakfast in the hotel.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Although the hotel is good and the staff is great, we had a major incident, coming tired in the end of a holiday at 9 pm and founding out that our reservations was not respected. We were 2 friends and booked in advance for twin beds, but the hotel gave us a double bed. We asked to change and it took over an hour, and we had to complain and did not receive a proper treatment by the receptionist, who assumed that it was not bad enough the mistake of the hotel, nor our waiting time. We waited almost 2 hours. After all that, we did not have energy to go for dinner. At mininum the hotel should have offered us to send us dinner in the room at no expenses as a compesation for the mistake and the bad treatment. Thus, I am not satisfied with this experience in the hotel, even if I could say the other staff and the hotel are good.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Simplicity and quietness

    Staffs are on friendly except those at the concierge desk

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Great Hotel. Problematic Parking. Good Service nice design. I wish the Mini bar would offer drinks and no Mineral water in the room

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The staff on the reception desk did have a very friendly approach,whereas on the concierge side there is real lack of professionalism.lastly muslim food should be made available at request.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The room was barely warmer than the temperature outside and the heater would not work.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Was a good place with nice & warm design

    Was bit old & pools were not clean

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Helpfull staff, excellent service from the concierge.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very good breakfast choice at the buffet

    Hot water was not so hot and took time to warm up

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  253 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Rand/Germiston (QRA)11.2 mi
OR Tambo (JNB)11.9 mi
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