Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Address: 20 Maude Street, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 20 Maude Street, Sandton, is near Montecasino, Johannesburg Zoo, South African National Museum of Military History, and Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsProtea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

          Reviewed by adventuregirl21

          An excellent base for exploring Joburg

          Reviewed Aug 27, 2011
          by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          We stayed here for three nights in August 2011 and had a wonderful stay. The room was newly renovated, the beds were extremely comfortable and the only complaints were our room looked out on a somewhat sketchy alley and was located very far away from the main lobby. However, the staff, amenities and overall condition of the property were all excellent. It is walking distance to several shopping areas and there are some really good restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it as a good value in the Joburg area.

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          Reviewed by chiteshrhi

          Great location, quiet, nice setting, friendly staff

          Reviewed Jun 21, 2011
          by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Only stayed here one night. We arrived before the advertised check-in time and were still provided with our rooms.

          Hotel has 2 pools - both set in nice garden surroundings.

          Great location - only 5 min walk to Mandela Square where you can find a whole host of restaurants.

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          TripAdvisor Reviews Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Sandton

          Saints Week Four

          A travel blog entry by jamestug on Nov 07, 2014

          1 photo

          ... It was during the speech that the Headmaster, Mr Knowles, asked to see us after school. This went really well, with him asking us about our time at school, and where we were from and all those sort of formalities.

          It was only on Friday morning that I was informed that there are no classes after exams, therefore today is my last day at school. This was a sad realisation as I have enjoyed my time here. The thing is that, during the days before exams, numerous people ...

          In South Africa

          A travel blog entry by sharonrobinson on Sep 24, 2013

          19 photos

          ... milk just didn’t taste as good. Licking her lips and smiling as she remembered the taste, she told me that many days in Somalia, all she had to “eat” was camel’s milk. She had obviously been grateful for it.

          Dave and I like trees and he found some pictures of interesting trees in Benin that I will post as well. One of the things that Kristie’s family is doing is helping with reforestation work. I don’t know the ...

          Weddings, braais, family, friends & sunshine

          A travel blog entry by chrisnvicstrip on Nov 16, 2012

          3 comments, 11 photos

          ... Nix and wife Christine, and we headed off to Mabalingwe Game?? Reserve. Actually it was a nature reserve and there was very little game, no cats and pouring with rain so we didn't see much - to the point that we had to visit the Lion Park on the way back to Johannesburg just so we could get our fix of the big game lol, how long have we been living in London for? Saying this though, the place we stayed was absolutely beautiful and we had the most fabulous ...

          Back to Joburg

          A travel blog entry by elansarah on Dec 20, 2011

          1 comment

          ... and collection at modern airports. Our plane arrived a bit late. A small 40 seater Bombardier turboprop. Folks deplaned, and within 20 minutes we were on the plane and it was ready for its next journey. Flights within southern Africa are expensive primarily, I think, because of a lack in demand. The local populations seem to have little interest and mostly lack the financial means to travel, though I've definitely noticed that the younger folk we spoke to had a ...

          At home in Soweto

          A travel blog entry by walkietalkie on Mar 31, 2011


          ... again. Some have extended them and you can still identify the original government house but with an extra addition to one end. And some have added rooms to the outside of the house that they can rent out to lodgers. Many still have metal or tin roofing which is often held down with bricks and stones, and to insulate the frequent lightening they get here, covered with rubber tyres. I have never seen a society so scared by lightening and thunder and was initially amused by ...