Established in 1949 the Protea Hotel Balalaika is a privately owned hotel set in the heart of Sandton. The two sections of this 325bedroom property each have their own private garden and swimming pool. The Balalaika section consists of 151 rooms and the exclusive Crown Court section of the hotel consists of 174 rooms. All rooms have individually controlled airconditioning and heating private bathrooms colour TV radio teacoffee station electronic safes and mini bars. The Crown Court rooms additionally have separate showers in the bathrooms ceiling fans and modem points in all the rooms. Facilities in the hotel include The Colony Restaurant The Bull Run Restaurant The Oval Coffee Shop Lords Cigar Bar: the Crown Court Lounge 2 swimming pools and a fitness centre.