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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Balalaika in Sandton and had a pleasant stay with no complaints - this was a while back and I'm not sure if any changes have been made recently , however, I drove pass and there is a lot of construction happening next door so I'm not sure if that would affect the guests

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived now to the hotel .. hotel stated all rooms are non-smoking rooms .. once I reach my room 1435 smells like there was 10 persons smoking inside and they just left .. ask the reception to change my room as I will say for 3 days and I don't wanna stay in this room .. they took almost...

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

Dear "Yassine Ed" Thank you very much for your review on ‘TripAdvisor’, of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to our team. I am saddened to hear / read that you had such a disappointing experience with regard to the heavy smell of smoke in room 1435, and the delay from our reception team to...

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night on our way to Kruger Park. Although this is probable one of the main reasons this hotel is popular it does as several reviewers mentioned provide a quiet oasis after a long day and nights travel. Reception very welcoming and professional. We had a room overlooking the pool area which is set in a peaceful garden....

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a truly lovely experience the hotel is quiet and the staff very friendly and helpful and it's a few mins walk from Sandton central city I would definitely consider returning there if on business.

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Le Mans, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not perfect but so peaceful with a " hacienda type" building distribution around the green garden, the balalaika hotel is well located in the heart of Sandton, 5 min walking distance from Mandela's square. I will return for sure

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the check-in we were upgraded, free of charge, to a suite room. All the staff were very professional and welcoming. We appreciated the parking valet service, very convenient and safe. The suite was spotless. The hotel has 2 pools, with comfy easychairs and again friendly staff at your disposal,

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

Dear "luigivincenti" 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. How wonderful that you got to enjoy a free upgrade to a suite, and our convenient valet parking service. Thank you for the compliments on our professional and friendly staff and the cleanliness...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed for just one night on arrival in Joburg. Even though surrounded by offices etc, the garden, and general ambience give the impression of being out of town. Our room was modern, very clean and ideal for the occasion. Buffet breakfast on the veranda was a perfect start to a two week holiday.

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

Dear “Eduardobear” 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. As mentioned we are located in the heart of Sandston’s business district, and we are “a little bit of country in the heart of Sandton”. I see you only discovered our first pool...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel is covered in trees. What I love the most is the decorations and furnitures they use in this hotel, feels like home. They also have 2 separate swimming pools, even though the other one is too small, but still nice. The food also nice and cheap. I love the Club Sandwich that I ordered, Tuna Mayo and Tomato...

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

Dear ‘Farida N’. Your feedback on ‘TripAdvisor’ is much appreciated. We are delighted about your positive feedback on our décor and comfortable rooms and our beautiful gardens. Yes our “little bit of country in the heart of Sandton” , is definitely a “home away from home”. How wonderful that you enjoyed our amazingly delicious “Club Sandwich” We look forward to...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in a tour group prior to heading for Kruger National Park. Room was very comfortable, room service both delicious and amazingly good value. Would have loved to stay longer and make use of the beautiful outdoor areas and try the on-site restaurant.

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

Dear ‘pcraike’. Your feedback on ‘TripAdvisor’ is much appreciated. We are delighted about your positive feedback on our comfortable rooms and our beautiful gardens. How wonderful that you enjoyed our room service amazingly delicious food. When in town again, remember the Bull Run restaurant is on our door step. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards,...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 15 February 2017

For our last night we did have to review ONE hotel. This is a sweet place and is very relaxing before the trip back to Europe. Centrally located too. We had an older room, which is fine for the rate. It feels like a small oasis. Thank you for the staff. They also arranged our township tour to see Mandela's...

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

Dear “pauluspanka” Your feedback on ‘TripAdvisor’ is much appreciated. We are delighted about your compliments and we will certainly congratulate our STAFF for their exemplary service, and that they could arrange a fascinating township tour for you. As mentioned we are located in the “heart of Sandton", with Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square and the Gautrian Station, just down...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM412 - RM988 (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, South Africa
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#10 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
#11 Business Hotel in Sandton
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