Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 super king bed
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What guests are saying:
Excellent
Rex from New Zealand
Couple
Near Sandton station, it is easily accessible and shows reasonable price. Hotel's small garden is also fine.
Jaesung from South Korea
Business traveler
Excellent
Peter from New Zealand
Business traveler
excellent, really every moment I was there and I will be there again with my family, I told fiends about my stay and they are interested in booking the hotel
Erica from United Kingdom
Couple
Excellent Peter Woodberg New Zealand
Peter from New Zealand
Business traveler
The only thing that was stressing me are rooms which are very far. Had to walk a long distance to ge to the reception.
Jennifer from South Africa
Business traveler
It was great, I will be back.
John from Zimbabwe
Couple
Absolutely Amazing
Milesh from South Africa
Couple

Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Excellent location
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8.0
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.0
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportOR Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport17.6 km
  • 440 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Johannesburg

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Room comfort & quality
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2 Bedroom Suite
2 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Standard King Room
Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 super king bed
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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 super king bed
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Suite, 1 King
Suite, 1 King
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Guest room, 1 King or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
Guest room, 1 King or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Double Or Twin Standard
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    Double Executive
    Double Executive
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      Room CAPACITY 7
      Room CAPACITY 7
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        Room Capacity 5
        Room Capacity 5
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          Suite Two Bedrooms
          Suite Two Bedrooms
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            Agoda Reviews (231)Booking.com Reviews (649)
            8.0
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            Cleanliness8.0
            Facilities7.8
            Location8.7
            Room comfort and quality7.9
            Service7.6
            Value for money7.8
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            8.8
            Excellent
            Priti
            Couple
            Guest room, 1 King or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
            Excellent”
            the hotel is good at an excellent location. room size and cleanliness decent too. the pool was filthy! not sure if this was because we went in the winter season. we didnt use other facilities much so not an issue for us. The restaurant has very good food. overall a good place to stay
            Reviewed October 27, 2017
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Stefan from Germany
            Couple
            Guest room, 1 King or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
            Stayed 1 night in January 2016
            Loved the place....”
            Room clean, With a balcony to the garden, 2 pools in lush greens, nice english style pub with afternoon football (premier league & bundesliga)
            We came from Manila and were en route to Tumbavati Game Reserve (Tanda Tula). We decided to see some friends in Jo'burg and stay the night after our long flight. The staff was great and accomodating, the breakfast had a good variety and the rooms were clean and comfortable.
            Reviewed February 04, 2016
            8.0
            Excellent
            CHAN from Hong Kong
            Business traveler
            Stayed 4 nights in July 2013
            Nice”
            Classic style, location convenience, conforable and nice service with garden and pool.
            Enjoy the stay. Will go back again. Restaurant is nice, reasonable price, good service but food is just ok. Free wifi speed not speedy enough. Will be better if speed is higher. Showering tnstallation is not convenience. Hope nearby shopping centre will re-open soon. Bar is nice.
            Reviewed July 25, 2013
            8.7
            Excellent
            Greg from Australia
            Business traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in October 2012
            A little tired”
            Location near Sandton City
            Have stayed here on 3 occasions over past few years and is still a comfortable place to stay. A long walk from reception if you are staying in the Crown Court building. Rooms are reasonably well appointed, separate shower & bath. The mall next door is now totally empty, which detracts from the appeal of the place. Walking back from Sandton City at night, the street is gloomy as they have not trimmed the trees, which block street lighting. Bull Run is a good restaurant, hotel breakfast very good.
            Reviewed November 15, 2012
            9.3
            Exceptional
            WILLIE from Singapore
            Business traveler
            Stayed 6 nights in November 2012
            Lovely Hotel and Great Location”
            Great Location
            I very much happy with the hotel, the location of the is good. Beside a small shopping mall but no worries a small walk (9mins) you reach Sandton City Mall and the connecting Mall. Also good location for business traveler and visiting Sandton Convention Centre. Price of this hotel is ok if could lower a little will much balance.
            Reviewed November 11, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            patrick from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2012
            Beautifull Hotel”
            Location is pretty good
            my first room had a very loud and strange humming sound. the hotel new about this from prior complaints but did not correct it. i changed rooms then everything was fine. great hotel if you keep away from the humming section.
            Reviewed April 27, 2012
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Greg from Australia
            Business traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in November 2011
            An oasis in Joburg”
            Nice garden area, close to Nelson Mandela Square
            my second visit to the balalaika, first was in 2008. had a standard room this time, which was same size as superior but without a view. very comfortable bed, good bathroom and housekeeping service. had an issue with the inbuilt electical adapter but sorted out quickly by maintenance man. room service is great value and huge servings.
            Reviewed November 16, 2011
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Debra from Canada
            Couple
            Stayed 5 nights in January 2015
            Definitely good value for money”
            Bull Run restaurant, pools, location
            Staff were incredibly helpful. The Bull Run restaurant is excellent. The rooms were spacious and well maintained. The location is within walking distance of Nelson Mandela Square and the adjoining mall.
            Reviewed January 21, 2015
            7.0
            Very good
            Meryem from Morocco
            Group
            Guest room, 1 King or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
            Stayed 1 night in January 2015
            Good location but need a serious refresh!”
            location & concierge service
            The hotel is very well located in one of the safest area of Johannesburg. You can walk to restaurants / bars aswell as to Mandela square. The hotel was probably very luxurious when it first opened but it now needs a very serious refresh! The concierge was extremely helpful and helped us book restaurants, tours etc. You can definitely consider this place if you are only passing by.
            Reviewed January 14, 2015
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Alan from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 7 nights in September 2014
            Short Break in Jozi”
            Service, location, amenities
            This was our second visit to the Balalaika, this time we stayed for one week. From arrival to departure everything was perfect and great value for money. Bar staff were superb and good fun and good company. Location of the hotel is good, five minutes walk from Mandela square, would recommend to anyone who is taking a trip to Joburg.
            Reviewed October 01, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Julia from United States
            Group
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2014
            Remember: this is Africa”
            The staff upgraded us when they could not find another double bed, which we had reserved. The terrace area was beautiful. The location was terrific for conference.
            We arrived late in the afternoon, with a crush of people at the check-in desk. We had reserved a double bed through Agoda a month before, so we were surprised when our bed was two singles. The front desk staff was very gracious and we were upgraded into a coporate suite. We were grateful. The suite was clean. We were surprised that the hair dryer was nowhere near the bathroom, nor could it be moved, as it was wired into an area near the desk -- perhaps for power/amperage reasons?? The lighting arrangement for the bathroom was -- the only word I can think of is aggressive -- a there was no way to turn on the bathroom area light without lighting up the bedroom, too. And since the bathroom/sink area light was behind one's head as we faced the mirror, it was hard to put in contacts or put on make-up. Note also that the hotel meanders over quite a large area. If you have walking issues, be sure to ask for a room near the front. Some in our party were located below ground level in the basement; others were way in the back even past the conference area. Other than those issues, the Protea is quite comfortable and very convenient to the Sandton Conference Center and the Nelson Mandela Square shopping.
            Reviewed September 22, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Richard from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2014
            Great location for visiting joburg”
            Hotel within walking distance of convention center and Mandela Center. Very nice interior gardens, pool and dining rooms.
            Overall we enjoyed our stay. Staff were helpful and friendly altho housekeeping staff response to requests were slow. Major criticism was poor lighting and hard to locate electrical switches. The hairdryer was hard wired to the desk outlet of all places! You can only use it while sitting at the desk. At least there was a mirror over our desk. Our friends' room had no mirror. The breakfast buffet was very good with lots of choices and great fruit. Negative was the coffee which tasted like instant.
            Reviewed September 18, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            John from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
            Safe, Comfortable and good value for money”
            The Bull run restaurant, Location in the safer area of Sandton, Good access to other restaurants and facilities, train etc
            As first time visitors to Jo'burg and having read all of the horror stories we needed a place to stay that was secure, comfortable and close to transport, but still value for money. The Protea Balalaika delivered on every count. We really enjoyed our stay there and in fact attempted to stay longer, but they were booked solid. A very affordable place to stay that we would definitely stay at again. Don't forget to go to the Bull Run Restaurant !! I am fussy about my steak and it was excellent. I believe that they should offer an airport transfer service though, especially since we arrived after dark.
            Reviewed April 07, 2014
            7.3
            Very good
            Santoso from Indonesia
            Business traveler
            Stayed 1 night in October 2013
            nice hotel in good location”
            fast internet, clean and comfortable bed, best location
            only short stay with no complain for their service. The only thing that needs to be improved is the missing agoda reservation upon checked in, and it was my 2nd experiences here that hotel cannot find Agoda reservation in their system.
            Reviewed November 11, 2013
            7.3
            Very good
            Santoso from Indonesia
            Business traveler
            Stayed 1 night in October 2013
            One of my fav hotel in Joburg”
            I like their location which is nearby to Sandton shopping center, comfortable bed and fast internet facility
            only short stay with no complain for their service. The only thing that needs to be improved is the missing agoda reservation upon checked in, and it was my 2nd experiences here that hotel cannot find Agoda reservation in their system.
            Reviewed November 11, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Michael from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in September 2013
            Great stopover location”
            Safe, clean and good value
            A safe, convenient location in Sandton. The hotel is well appointed and clean yet good value. It has a good retaurant attached. The concierge service was friendly and efficient, arranging great day tours. It has a free shuttle to the Gautrain which provides a cheap, efficient, safe trip to the airport.
            Reviewed October 08, 2013
            9.3
            Exceptional
            BARRY from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in September 2013
            Great room”
            The room, the setting, the breakfast
            A really comfortable and HUGE bed in a well designed and large room. Dinner at the Bull Run Restaurant attached to the Hotel was very good and affordable and breakfast at the Hotel was excellent - very fresh and varied.
            Reviewed September 18, 2013
            7.3
            Very good
            WEI from Singapore
            Business traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in June 2013
            NIce & Clean”
            Clean and quiet, nice Garden, staff are helpful. Suitable for couple.
            Happy stay in Balalaika Hotel. I have stay there for 5 night but free internet usage was not enough daily. They should provide more free usage for internet. Hotel is very near to Sandton centre which took about 5 minute walk.
            Reviewed July 14, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Sherida from Netherlands
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2013
            Good Hotel”
            Location, Breakfast and Friendly Staff.
            The staf was friendly and helpfull. Its close to the Mandela Shopping Mall. You can stay here for leisure and business. Breakfast is GREAT, love it. Room clean, comfortable beds. The airport pickup was a disaster, had to wait 50 minutes for the pickup, after a 11 hour flight, that socks.
            Reviewed May 01, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            Amelia from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2013
            Central to Sandton Conv Ctre (I could walk)”
            Comfortable, nearby Conv Cntre, quiet
            I just slept and ate supper there, as I attended a summit(two full days)at the Sandton Convention Centre. The beauty of it was that I could walk to the summit in the mornings and back at night, and as a woman walking alone at 22:00, I felt safe! The room was comfortable and the view lovely. Next time I would like to stay longer and enjoy all the other facilities. Thank you for the safe parking next door.
            Reviewed March 18, 2013
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