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Overview of Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

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Guest reviews

4.1 / 5Very Good
774 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

Highlights

Popular LocationSandton Convention Centre6 min walk
Popular LocationNelson Mandela Square8 min walk
Popular LocationSandton City Mall10 min walk
AirportJohannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.)21 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Room, 1 King Bed, Partial View

    Room, 1 King Bed, Partial View

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 517 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

    Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 2 Single Beds, Garden View

    Room, 2 Single Beds, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

    Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Sandton

Located in Sandton, Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton is connected to a shopping centre. Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City Mall are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Montecasino. Travelling with kids? Consider Johannesburg Zoo, or check out an event or a game at Wanderers Stadium. Scuba diving and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and skydiving nearby.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sandton Convention Centre - 6 min walk
  • Nelson Mandela Square - 8 min walk
  • Sandton City Mall - 10 min walk
  • Melrose Arch Shopping Centre - 12 min drive
  • Rosebank Mall - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 11 min walk
  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Venue 1 – Serves breakfast.

About this property

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Family-friendly hotel connected to a shopping centre in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, walk to Nelson Mandela Square
Along with 2 outdoor pools, this hotel has a restaurant and a fitness centre. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and a free shopping centre shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 330 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, separate bathtubs and showers and coffee/tea makers.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton offers 330 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and a safe. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Free valet parking
Self parking (surcharge)
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge)
Free train station pick-up shuttle
Free shopping centre shuttle
Limo/town car service

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: ZAR 195.00 per person
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
24-hour room service
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

2 outdoor pools
Fitness centre
Shopping
Steam room

Family friendly

2 outdoor pools
Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
In-room childcare (surcharge)
Laundry facilities

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Banquet hall
Lift
Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
Reception hall

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English
German

Business services

24-hour business centre
Computer station
Meeting rooms
Conference centre

Outdoors

Garden
Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible business centre
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

Designated smoking areas
Fireplace in reception
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hairdryer
Separate bathtub and shower

Entertainment

LCD TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Minibar

More

Access via exterior corridors
Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe
Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 4 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: ZAR 500.00 per night
  • A 1 per cent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: ZAR 195.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 590 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

  • Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Johannesburg
  • Protea Hotel Balalaika
  • Protea Balalaika Sandton
  • Protea Balalaika
  • Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Greater Johannesburg
  • Sandton Hotel Balalaika
  • Balalaika Hotel
  • Protea Hotel Johannesburg
  • Protea Hotel Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
  • Protea Hotel Marriott Balalaika
  • Protea Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
  • Protea Marriott Balalaika

Guest reviews

4.1

Very Good

5 - Excellent
277
4 - Good
357
3 - Okay
91
2 - Mediocre
34
1 - Poor
15
4.3
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
3.6
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very clean , it is quiet and the location is excellent Close to Sandton City and shopping areas

Stayed 2 nights in Jan. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Furniture is a bit out dated and need renivation. Room too. Very nice but needs renovation

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

    3/5

    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

    this property is showing its age.. nothing really works, the only redeeming feature it's that the staff are very friendly and helpful.

    Stayed 6 nights in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019