We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Save
Share
20 Maude Street Sandown, Sandton 2196 South Africa
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Lowest prices for your stay
Hotel direct offer!Unlock Member Rates!
US$147
US$136
View Deal
SAVE US$11
Protea Hotels
Hotels.com
eDreams
Orbitz.com
getaroom.comUS$147
View all 14 deals
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (446)
Room & Suite (145)
Dining (30)
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Read more
Updated 21/02/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
Updated 21/02/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#27 of 78 hotels in Sandton
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
The Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton on Maude Street, in Sandton, is located in Johannesburg's economic heartland. The hotel's charming colonial theme is accentuated with wooden elements and delicate floral accents. Each of the 330 classically-styled rooms make guests feel as though they never left home - with a king-size bed, LCD television, electronic safe and a full en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Business executives are catered to with a desk, office chair and international plug points. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hotel and the Wi-Fi station situated in the lobby provides convenience for guests requiring instant access to the internet. The English countryside atmosphere defines this four-star hotel as a little bit of country in the heart of Sandton. Birdsong makes guests forget that they are in a bustling metropolis. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton Convention Centre and the city's most exclusive shopping mall are a short stroll away. A complimentary shuttle to and from the Gautrain station makes the Balalaika easily accessible. Whether it is for business or leisure, the central location and warm hospitality of the Protea Hotel Balalaika are unrivalled, making it your first and only choice when staying in Johannesburg.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Hotel links
Special Offer:Unlock Member Rates!
1 236Reviews30Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 350
  • 551
  • 212
  • 69
  • 54
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
365giannad wrote a review 04 Feb
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3 120 contributions997 helpful votes
+1
After checking in and not being happy with my room , I was delighted with the upgrade that I was given. The hotel is currently under renovation so perhaps that is why. The breakfast was phenomenal and the staff are really friendly. Nearby is a shopping centre so you can get any essentials you may have forgot. Lovely bar when the restrictions were lifted.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Helpful
Share
Neil H wrote a review Dec 2020
Reading, United Kingdom137 contributions62 helpful votes
En route to Bloemfontein, booked this hotel to overnight after flying in from London. With COVID restrictions it is unfair to mark the hotel down because of limited facilities. I will say the staff have created a safe clean environment and go out of there way to welcome guests. Breakfast is not in the usual location, they are using the Bull Run restaurant whilst renovations continue. In spite of restrictions there is sufficient choice, hot items cooked to order, no buffet. For those who have visited before, Nelson is still around, just resting at the moment.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2020
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
Responded 06 Dec 2020
Dear Neil H. We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay. COVID has certainly changed the way we do business and are glad you felt safe with us and enjoyed your stay. When you return in the future you will enjoy the new rooms, Conservatory Restaurant and Destinations Lounge which should all be completed by the end of January 2021. Kind regards, Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing Manager.
Read more
ButterflyWings77 wrote a review Sep 2020
Jo'burg48 contributions8 helpful votes
I would like to give the Balalaika Sandton Johannesburg a 5 STAR rating. On arriving from Doha on a repatriation flight from New Zealand, our 10-day quarantine was made so comfortable and pleasant, I was actually.....sad ;( to leave them. From the Receptionist to the waitrons who delivered our food, to the men who took our rubbish out, I want to say "you lifted our "Covid" depression. Congratulations to a wonderful team.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Response from Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
Responded 06 Dec 2020
Dear ButterflyWings77. Apologies for a late response but have only picked up your Review this morning. We appreciate you rating and comments. Certainly COVID taught us all a new way of doing business and looking after our GUESTS. So glad you enjoyed this experience with us. Hoping you are well and safe and that you will return to our Hotel in the future. Best regards, Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing Manager.
Read more
Robert S wrote a review Sep 2020
Craighall Park, South Africa37 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in the hotel for 10 days. From the start to finish the staff was incredible. They tended to my every need and did so with a smile and happy nature. The hotel grounds are spotless and the room is very well designed and super clean. The bed is probably the best bed I’ve slept in, in years. The food was incredible. The managers were on top of the their game and are running a fantastic hotel. I can not recommend it highly enough. Do yourself a favor and stay there. Thank you so much for my stay.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Helpful
Share
Response from Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Dear robertsV9100LV. Your Review is most welcome. It is always such a pleasure to receive such good news. Your comments regarding the STAFF and food will be passed on so that the STAFF can see that their efforts are acknowledged and appreciated. We really hope you will come back to stay with again once Lockdown is over so that you can experience the true PH Balalaika service. Best regards and stay safe. Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing Manager.
Read more
Gcina T wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
The hotel has treated me nothing less than royalty from the moment I walked and for the duration of my stay, they made my otherwise bleed birthday special with a cake and song which was much appreciated.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Helpful
Share
Response from Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Dear gcinat. Your comments are so appreciated as our STAFF have worked extremely hard during the lock-down. So glad we could make your birthday a "little" special considering you were not able to celebrate with friends and family. Please come back and visit us in the future. Best regards, Debbie Prinsloo, Marketing Manager.
Read more
Previous
PRICE RANGE
US$74 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
protea hotel johannesburg, balalaika hotel, protea hotel balalaika, sandton hotel balalaika
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgSandton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
330
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
Which popular attractions are close to Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Nearby attractions include Sandton City Mall (0.2 km), Onyx (0.5 km), and 24 Central Mall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bull Run Restaurant, Tashas The Marc, and Saint Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.