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

 $ 101

best price guaranteed
Room Facilities : Refundable,Room Only,

suite, 1 king bed

Room sleeps 2 guests

  • Refundable
  • Room Only

 $ 166

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

Pretoria, South Africa
Dec 05, 2016

Not impressed with this dated hotel

Toine at front office assured us we would have great stay at this 4 start but it was not what I expected. Apart from Nelson and can't recall the name of the Porter who checked us out, who were great so I tipped them, our stay was disappointing. We only got our 2nd room at 3:30pm when we checked in 2pm and did not mind waiting for a few minutes. Moroko from the first shift who knocked off at 3pm said it was the 2nd shift's responsibility to have called me when the 2nd room was ready as I had to follow up at 3:20pm to ask if my kids room was ready?! I booked on condition breakfast would be catered for halaal food. I asked to speak to management when I checked in and was told by the deputy who replied in a cross way, if I was not happy with the selection, he will order food for each of us at an additional cost of +- R300 per person for breakfast in addition to our room rate without waiting for me to confirm if I was ok with the menu, I was not impressed!
Lindsay W

Nov 30, 2016

Fantastic Location, Huge Rooms

My siblings and I really enjoyed the location because it was near the Sandton Shopping Mall which is one of the biggest in South Africa. And the hotel itself was fun and quirky. I truly enjoyed staying here, it was for only two nights but we made the most of it. I will definitely plan to stay here again. I also felt really safe in the area walking around alone in the evenings.
john F

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Nov 30, 2016

Rooms looking a bit tired but still good quality. Staff are amazing.

We stayed here one night before travelling to the Kruger Park. The food and staff are excellent, the restaurant/lounge/reception/bar are very nice with a relaxing atmosphere. Due to the exchange rate in our favor the prices were excellent for us. The rooms are looking a little tired now but I did hear they are refurbishing them which is what I would expect from such a high quality hotel. There is a lot of building work going on next door which should be finished in a few months. They are building a new shopping centre which will be easily accessed from inside the hotel.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 30, 2016

Great location

This hotel offers great access to shopping, transport etc. The rooms are good all necessary amenities available. There is an outside pool but it is shaded too much so doesn't lend itself to relaxing somehow. However when temperatures rise it may well be a haven! The staff are really professional, helpful but friendly. Great value.
Diego G

Province of Mendoza, Argentina
Nov 26, 2016

super nice

wow amazing design inside, amazing attention to details of the employees, they have natural water inside own brand of bottles, and the rooms and hotel has a very nice design super nice and modern . breakfast is amazing and lounge bar with pool area super !