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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Protea HotelsUS$ 125*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 204*
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Yaounde, Cameroon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice hotel ... but: eggstation during bfast is problematic. Waiting close to 15 mins for omelette.... Pls see pix of ZAR 590 transport to O.R. Tambo Intl. Really? This is not commensurate with standard of hot plus unsafe!

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Thank alainsibenaler
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Balalaika for only 1 night in April prior to our flight to Victoria Falls. The hotel is very nice with old world charm and grace. Room was beautifully appointed and the hotel amenities were plentiful. Wished we had longer to stay here. In the morning we had to take an early shuttle to the airport to make...

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a bit old and "tired" the hotel is set in beautiful gardens which makes - aesthetically - a pleasure working here. (We hire the guest bedrooms as break out rooms to work in so we have the benefit of looking out over the beautiful gardens in the centre of the hotel). Because of all the building around the hotel...

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Thank mybeautifulworld2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often travelers want the glitzy full five star treatment but in Sandton I continually come back to the Balalaika. It has two wonderful outdoor gardens; an old charming bar; the rooms are clean, well maintained and very comfortable. The Bull Run restaurant offers a very nice wine selection and prepares game meat as well as the touristy Butcher Shop and...

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Essex, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival the hotel looks quite nice. Checking in with a little grumpy receptionist was a bit annoying, and the long walk to the room at the farthest point of the hotel was an eye opener. If you are middle aged English you will know of a program called cross roads, this hotel is just like it walk to room...

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Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself is actually quite beautiful, the reception area is very well kept. Upon arrival we were greeted by Moloko at check in who was absolutely wonderful and helpful during our time there. Our room was very clean (although the fan and extra shower heads were not working which we told housekeeping, it didn't bother us for one night)...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice hotel and I will definitely go back. Historic setting and great gardens but the rooms would need some maintenance as they are old. Not all electrical outlets worked and it was an issue. But will go back anyway. Very close to Nelson Mandella Square. WiFi is just average

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's 50 years since I last stayed at the Balalaika and although the old thatched roofed hotel and rondavels have gone the friendly atmosphere was still there. The staff were friendly and helpful (the battery on a friend's car died in the hotel driveway and jumper leads were produced in minutes) and the lady manager of the restaurants was a...

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

Dear “Colinz484” Thank you very much for your candid review on ‘TripAdvisor’, of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to our team. Yes 50 years on and we are still here. Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton has been around since 1949. But we have changed with time and had to replace our old...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended the CVent Hotelier Conference and the venue was beautiful, clean and the staff friendly and the service top level. We were served a three course lunch and the food was great! Would recommend the conference centre to anyone looking for good food and great service. Nicky

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

Dear “Nicky N Your candid feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is much appreciated. We are delighted about your compliments and we will certainly congratulate our STAFF for their friendly service. We are pleased, hear that you had enjoyed the three course lunch in our conference centre. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jὄrg Zwinscher General Manager &...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was over in Jo'burg for meeting and workshop etc over 2 days returning day 3, but instead stayed in Jo'burg on day 3 and went to Cape Town on day 4. So I had meetings day 1 and then several hours work to do on presentation for day 2 and normal work evening of Day 2 and part of...

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

Dear "BinDereDoneDat" Thank you for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor’, of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to our team. One of our key priorities is to provide the highest level of friendly and courteous service. As you mentioned, our rooms are set up with a business desk and comfortable chair to ensure that all...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: ₹ 6,136 - ₹ 13,628 (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
Protea Hotel By Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton Greater Johannesburg
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#11 Business Hotel in Sandton
#13 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
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“All the rooms (to the best of my knowledge) face the inside of the hotel - pool and gardens”
mybeautifulworld2017, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“there aren't any that I can see”
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ohayo1, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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