Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

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

The 4-star Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton offers 330 modern rooms in the heart of Sandton. The hotel opened its doors in 1949 and was remodeled in 2005. This 4-star hotel offers 24-hour reception, medical service and dry cleaning service for guests' convenience.

Located in Sandton district, the hotel is only a few steps from Sandton Convention Centre. It is located 16 km from Apartheid Museum.

Nearby attractions include nightclubs, a stadium and restaurants along with Sandton City Mall.

The hotel provides an exclusive accommodation near GauSandton train station, 10 minutes' walk.

Rooms

It has a storage, a private balcony and a refrigerator in the rooms, and offers fitness classes and a gym area onsite. Guests are able to enjoy a beautiful view over the garden from the rooms. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with basic amenities as a roll in shower, a bidet and a rainfall shower.

Eat & Drink

A full English breakfast is served in the mornings at the café. Guests can dine at the onsite lounge restaurant. There is a coffee bar with a terrace and Wi-Fi. Providing a selection of meals, Gourmet Garage and Allora are about 250 meters away.

Services

It offers limousines for rent.

Relax

This hotel features a tennis court and a golf course for guests. Guests can join horse riding and hiking.

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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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out06:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
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
7.8
FabulousBased on  346  reviews

Rating by category:

9.0
Location
10.0
Dining
  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The hotel was very close to a large shopping mall in Sandton. Staff were helpful, breakfast was very good, a pleasure to stay at this hotel

    Internet had to be paid for

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I had mostly enjoyed the welcoming staff.. there is nothing better than to arrive after hours of travel to be greeted by warm and friendly faces who make your stay at the Balalaika feel like you're at home. But don't forget to smile back..

  • 7.4
    Very good

    gym was open 24/day, proximity to shopping centre, willingness of check-in staf (ohan and ryan) to adheed to most of my requests for roomchange / late check out etc

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent staff and close to several dinning options.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great location in the heart of Sandton but with very quiet rooms. Friendly reception staff and doormen. Great food in the nearby Bull Run restaurant.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Great Hotel. Good value for money. god location in Sandton. Great resteraunts nearby.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Really liked the area, hotel was lovely, restaurant attached was great!

    Pool could be bigger and there was no sun there after 2pm!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The front desk staff especially Desire, were extremely helpful, welcoming and efficient. The layout and ambience of the hotel are particularly pleasant along with the wonderful gardens. The room, looking onto the garden was most comfortable and quiet.

    Unfortunately the standard of coffee and service at the little coffee bar near the reception in the entrance foyer is not up to scratch. Perhaps improved training would assist in this matter.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Secure parking; Cozy atmosphere; Friendly staff

    Water temperature not consistant in shower; Aircon system is outdated - very old;

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    It is located close to the Gautrain station as well as the shopping centre

    The room was not ready for us to book into. They gave us another room but then kept on confusing us with the people that would have booked into that room.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Close to Mandela Square shops and restaurants, lovely quiet area

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The courteous staff and location were very good

  • 6.2
    Good

    \the car parking valet service

    Having to walk in rain to my room

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location, room comfort and silence all very good. Buffet breakfasts extensive

    Some reception staff unwelcoming. Room not ready on arrival. Noise all night (a party!) in one of the adjoining rooms not dealt with by staff. Security issues- a lot of non-staff wandering around bedroom corridor areas during the day. Prostitution appears to be flourishing in bedroom areas.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The ambivience of the place and the spreadout nature of the hotel it maitains a homely feel

    being woken up by house keeping at 7.30 in the morning on a Sunday

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  346 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 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out06:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
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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