Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton  

Excellent 4/5 Score from 627 reviews Hotel Review

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Location

20 Maude St, Johannesburg, 2146, South Africa

  • Located near Johannesburg Zoo (17-minute drive)
  • 26 minutes to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • 39 minutes to Lanseria International Airport (HLA)


Rooms with:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Blackout Curtains
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Toiletries
  • Writing Desk
Popular Facilities:
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer
  • Babysitting
  • Business Centre
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Service
  • Newspapers
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in Public Area
  • WIFI Available
  • Outdoor Pool

     Choose Your Room
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Room Type Rate per night

Room Facilities : Refundable,Room Only,

standard room, 1 king bed

Room sleeps 2 guests

  • Refundable
  • Room Only

 $ 100

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Room Facilities : Refundable,Room Only,

suite, 1 king bed

Room sleeps 2 guests

  • Refundable
  • Room Only

 $ 165

best price guaranteed
suite, 2 bedrooms

Room sleeps 4 guests

  • Refundable
  • Room Only

 $ 165

best price guaranteed

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton in Johannesburg

If you're looking to book a relaxing Johannesburg getaway, this elegant 4-star hotel is a great option. Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton features modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and minibar. You'll be right at home with a private en-suite bathroom with separate tub and shower, complimentary toiletries. Outside of your room, you can enjoy complimentary breakfast, two outdoor swimming pools, cigar lounge, bar and restaurant, steam room and fitness center. If family-friendly accommodations are on your mind, the hotel offers babysitting services and childcare. Hop on the hotel's complimentary shuttle to the nearest train station to get to your favorite attractions and shopping hotspots.

  • Check in: 2:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • Childcare
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop & cafe
  • Laundry facilities

Things to Do While Staying at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton
  • If you like roller coasters and thrilling rides, you'll have a great time at nearby Gold Reef City amusement park. This gold rush-themed park features many exciting coasters, a Tower of Terror, and a river rapids ride to cool off at the end of a warm day. Just 24 minutes by car.
  • Spend the morning at Apartheid Museum, just 24 minutes by car, then have an afternoon visit at South African Breweries' World of Beer, where you'll learn about and taste some of the most popular and unique South African beers and ales.
  • Hire a car and have an experience of a lifetime at Cradle of Humankind, just over an hour from Protea Hotel. This is the world's richest geological site for human fossil discoveries. Enjoy a cave tour and museum visit centered on mankind's long, intriguing history on earth.
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  Customer Reviews

Jan 16, 2017

Hotel is centrally located

Hotel is generally located a bit on the older side it could use some upgrading, however very close the Mall and other ammenties which makes it very good for tourists to the city. Staff at front desk are very helpful kudos to Jessica at the front desk awesome service !!!

San Diego, California
Jan 16, 2017

Hugely disappointing Construction noise

I was working with construction at 7 am. I had traveled a long distance and was exhausted. The room service was bad and this is definitely not a Marriott standard hotel. The manager was unapologetic! At 8 am I asked to be moved as it was impossible to sleep. They moved me to another building so I had to walk through the lobby and right to the other side. This was a huge inconvenience considering all I wanted was to sleep. The manager did not apologize for the inconvenience and I finally settled in and I was disturbed again by the porter who was sent by the front desk with another key. Just don't stay here if you want any sleep.

Maputo, Mozambique
Jan 09, 2017

Great location in Sandton

After an unpleasant episode that led me to not give the maximum rating in the last stay, this time everything went well. I have been choosing this hotel for its great location in Sandton, close to Mandela square and close to Gautrain station. Also because it has cozy outdoor spaces and good pool and the rooms are comfortable, clean and big enough. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The price is fair.

Panama City, Panama
Jan 08, 2017

Comfortable hotel in good area

We only stayed one night at the hotel after a safar and before boarding Rovus Rail. The hotels is large with an old fashioned feel. The rooms were good but seemed like a mike from reception! The bar needs renovation so we went straight to the resturant for dinner. We sat outside and had great service and excellent food. The breakfast was aloso good although not included in our overnight rate

Jan 02, 2017

Great Choice of Hotel in the 'nicer' part of Jo'burg

Great Location away from the rather unsafe area of downtown Jo'burg. Very spacious room. Adequate gym area, 2 outdoor swimming pools which we didn't use because they were not very clean. Hotel receptionists were more than happy to accommodate our requests for 2 beds in a double room, early check-in, currency exchange, advice on safaris, tours and other places to visit. Hotel shuttle that operated every 30 mins to the Nelson Mandela square and shopping centre was a fantastic added feature provided by the hotel. NB Don't use the hotel's own transport to / from Jo'burg, Midrand or Tambo Airport as their charges are considerable - we found using Uber taxis was a much cheaper alternative !