Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton-26.10379, 28.05814
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa
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.
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.
It offers limousines for rent.
This hotel features a tennis court and a golf course for guests. Guests can join horse riding and hiking.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site at ZAR 25 per day.
Number of floors: 5. Number of rooms: 330.
ZAR 25 per day
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor dining area
Paid airport shuttle
Outdoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Horseback riding
- Tennis court
- Golf course
- Paid airport shuttle
- 24-hour room service
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Wedding services
- Limousine service
- Medical facilities service
- Wake up service
- Shops/Commercial services
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Continental breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Outdoor dining area
- Packed lunches
- Special diet menus
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Business services
- Babysitting/Child services
- Children's menu
- Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
- Toilet for disabled
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Spa centre
- Garden view
- Pool view
- Air conditioning
- Individual heating
- VIP room facilities
- In-room safe
- Living room
- Sitting area
- Dressing area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Turndown service
- Dining table
- In-room desk
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Lighted makeup mirror
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Internet television
- International calls
- Direct dial telephone
- Plug adaptor
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 King-size bed
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
595 sq. feet
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 1 Double bed
1 King-size bed1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed
1 King-size bed1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed
2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
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
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..
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
Excellent staff and close to several dinning options.
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.
Great Hotel. Good value for money. god location in Sandton. Great resteraunts nearby.
Really liked the area, hotel was lovely, restaurant attached was great!
Pool could be bigger and there was no sun there after 2pm!
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.
Secure parking; Cozy atmosphere; Friendly staff
Water temperature not consistant in shower; Aircon system is outdated - very old;
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.
Close to Mandela Square shops and restaurants, lovely quiet area
The courteous staff and location were very good
\the car parking valet service
Having to walk in rain to my room
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.
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