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.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      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.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      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

      ... studying at home is more effective and thus take days off school, as Max did on Wednesday and, in leaving early the next day, also did on Thursday. With this in mind, the school was relatively empty on my final Friday. It became abundantly clear why many people stay away, with relatively nothing achieved in class for the entire day, a very different feeling to how I feel the day before exams. It is a completely different feeling when you realise that this is the last time you are ...

      Playing with cheetahs

      A travel blog entry by oncloud9_k on Jan 19, 2013

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      Today I had the cheetah interaction wasn't really sure what this was all about since hadn’t heard anyone else talk about it. Well we got picked up on the truck and taken to the back cheetah enclosure (the ones not on show in the drive round tour). Felix was our cheetah of choice and even though it was cold (well 18⁰C) and was raining ...

      "Last" Africa blog

      A travel blog entry by resiststatusquo on Mar 19, 2012

      ... her drunken friends came to step in and were able to take her out of the car, leaving us in peace. Needless to say, I now understood what the hostel dude warned me about. With all the drama they caused, I am surprised that the car didn’t break out in applause when the group got off. At 8am, a few people had beers in their hand.

      The next morning I found out we were 2.5 hours late. I wanted to cry. The couchsurfer I was staying with ...

      "Soweto? What the f**k are you doing in Soweto?!"

      A travel blog entry by afrikanskies on Feb 07, 2011

      1 comment, 46 photos

      ... from the farm-hand who was visibly happy that he would have the house to himself that night. He suggested a sunset game drive would be the perfect way to kill a few hours before setting up camp. It turned out that the property contained about as much African game as a Welsh sheep farm, but it was fantastic to have a bit of seclusion out in the ‘bush’ for a night.

      The next morning we awoke to a stunning sunrise overlooking Entabeni’s ...

      Soccer, Soccer, Hooligans, Soccer

      A travel blog entry by kimmeagher on Jul 03, 2010

      5 photos

      ... t that much to do in Johannesburg, so next week we will be going to Durban for three days. I can't wait!!
      In the meantime, I'm sure Prince will be keeping us busy, as yesterday around 3 am the immigration police were knocking on our door, and they had to inspect our passports just because we live with him. He is horrible. Apparently, he married a South African for a visa, but then got divorced, so the papers aren't good anymore. I'm not really sure ...