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

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