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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

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Lima, Perú
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We are grateful our agent selected Balalaika Sandton, 4 blocks away from Mandela Square and its great restaurants and nice shopping center. We were leaving at 5 am and they even arranged for a breakfast bag just by asking. Waiting for us at the reception

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at this hotel for 2 days. Its busy and dusty with all the building going on around it, the parking is a nightmare having its entrance a mile away from the hotel, and the main building bedrooms are a bit tired. The bars are OK, the service is not always what one would expect, and this is...

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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a 1940s hotel, low rise spread over a wide area – my room (2347) is at the back overlooking the rear exit, but as I’m on the top floor it’s bright and airy so acceptable. There is construction work next door but that was quiet over the weekend. The Club Sandwich was odd being a concoction of the guests'...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel for my leisure trip to Johannesburg as recommended by my friend [originally because of safety of other locations]. The hotel located 5 minutes drive from Sandton Gautrain. While I am not aware initially, when arriving Sandton by Gautrain, you can take shuttle from train station to the hotel for free (probably just need the hotel know...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights, the rooms are clean and all.The downside was we went in Winter season so its very cold,the heaters/ac in the room does not work efficiently.We struggled to get the heating system to work properly as it would go on and off. We opted for breakfast only at the hotel cause...

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Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in Sandton, the rooms are clean, and housekeeping is very good, food is good, alas it has a few bad points, construction all around it, so can be very noisy. And as a few Protea Hotels we found that, communication between departments in the hotel are bad at best, with our booking, we were on a bed and breakfast...

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an accessible and safe location, although with much building going on around it currently. It is a favourite of airline crews. Rooms are fine, but the best bit is probably breakfast on the terrace overlooking the gardens. A calming experience with friendly and attentive staff and the normal buffet selection, and a good omelette station. It was looking a...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Balalaika has been around for ages. It's well located for Sandton, the Gautrain, etc. But the hotel is a bit tired and even shabby in parts...... I've stayed here a few times over the years and the rooms are really nothing too special. In fairness, they are comfortable and certainly the value is a lot better than some of...

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear “GPDxb” Your feedback on ‘TripAdvisor’ is much appreciated. The Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton was established in 1949 and has stood the test of times. As mentioned we are located in the “heart of Sandton", with Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square and the Gautrian Station, just down the road and we offer a complimentary shuttle to...

Ponce, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very central, but the hotel is very cozy. The customer service is excellent, the rooms comfortable and clean. The restaurant with varied food. The price is modic for everything they offer. 20/5000 I would stay again

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Balalaika_Management, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton, responded to this review

Dear “Lisa M” Your feedback on ‘TripAdvisor’ is much appreciated. We are delighted about your compliments and we will certainly congratulate all our STAFF for their exemplary service. We are located in the “heart of Sandton", with Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square and the Gautrian Station, just down the road and we offer a complimentary shuttle to and from....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible service and rude managers! Thats what your top Dollar buys you at "The Marriott" Balalaikah in Sandton Johannesburg. Old and dated with very limited dining options for the international traveller. If you are Muslim this is definitely not the hotel for you. 5 star here definitely does not bend over to accomodate special needs or diet and the room...

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Address: 20 Maude Street | Sandown, Sandton 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Price Range: R1 144 - R2 867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton 4*
Number of rooms: 330
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Johannesburg
Balalaika Hotel
Protea Hotel Balalaika
Sandton Hotel Balalaika
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#11 Business Hotel in Sandton
#12 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
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“Stay in the new rooms close to the underground parking.”
Amarok2, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request a quiet room at the rear of the hotel, a lot of construction up front. Close to lifts for parking access”
WayneW412, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Everyone in our group was happy with our rooms so difficult to say”
GMB46, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I liked the rooms starting in 23xx”
danf343, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“back rooms where its nice and quiet”
, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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