Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

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

    Swaziland back to Joburg

    A travel blog entry by pannaz89 on Dec 06, 2013

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    ... the Neighbourgoods Markets which we'll be doing tomorrow (Saturday) from their descriptions it sounds like the equivalent of Queen Vic Night Markets so we're looking forward to that :) But going back to when we were at the border.. We were running behind schedule because there was such a big que so the driver told us to walk over to the South African border entry office... So we walked across the border!!!! We were in 2 places at once!! Hello- checking that off my bucket list!!! ...

    The Visa Saga

    A travel blog entry by inepien on Apr 27, 2012


    ... or with my beloved is in the lap of the Gods/ pathetic visa agents in Pretoria. My poor travelling partner - my beloved- has a cursed SA passport and is always required to get visas. This time it has been very trying to say the least. First we were booked on a direct flight with Iberia to Madrid - and as of 1 May 2012 this connection has been stopped. BA has 50% in Iberia - so I guess that has something to do ...

    Township living

    A travel blog entry by walkietalkie on Mar 17, 2011

    ... tear gas to disperse the crowd. But before the crowd cleared the police opened fire on the school children and a massacre of historic proportions took place leaving children lying on the streets wounded and dead. More than 500 people died that day, and the media reported 13 year old Hector Pieterson as the first to be gunned down. He was carried some way by a 18 year Mbuyisa  Makhubo who saw him lying wounded on the ground. Hector's sister ran alongside them and the photo ...

    The lone soldier

    A travel blog entry by footloose_steve on Jul 09, 2010

    ... 8217;t difficult, just weird. The woman began by trying to flog me passport covers. No thanks. Then she well and truly baffled me by asking how far it is to Mexico. What? She was trying to sell me some Mexican currency! To finish her job, she sneezed into my passport as she returned it. As Kay was landing into Heathrow, I was preparing for the final leg of the ...

    Two days from take-off

    A travel blog entry by zinzan3 on Mar 14, 2010


    ... house and stopping all the services like electricity, m-net etc. That process is just about finished and so on Wednesday 17th March we hope to be on a SAA flight.

    Once in BA we’ll have a look around for a few days then head up to Iguaza Falls for a few days before crossing into Brazil, going to the coast and heading North. From Northern Brazil ...