The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is in the financial centre and commercial hub of Johannesburg - Maude Street, Sandton. This South African hotel is directly linked to the Village Walk Shopping Centre where you will find numerous restaurants, shops and an African Curio Market. The hotel is also within walking distance of the Sandton City Shopping Centre, Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton Convention Centre. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is opposite and there are plenty of upmarket nightspots nearby
The Protea Balalaika Hotel has a total of 330 guestrooms spread between its two sections (the Balalaika and the Crown Court) and each room is air conditioned and tastefully furnished in a classic, comfortable style with its own en suite bathroom featuring a separate shower. Lush landscaped gardens, where guests can relax and unwind, surround the hotel and there are two swimming pools to choose from. In addition the hotel also has a gym with a steam room and showers and plenty of places to eat and drink.
Distance from Airport:
15 miles - O.R. Tambo International
All have - bathroom/shower - WC - satellite TV - air conditioning - tea and coffee making facilities - electronic safe - minibar filled on request - (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Eating and Drinking:
The hotel has numerous wining and dining venues onsite including a traditional English country bar, where patrons can savor a variety of imported cigars from across the world, perhaps partnered with a mature, amber single-malt whiskey. Savory snacks are also available. The Colony Restaurant and Terrace overlooks the hotel's garden and pool and is open for buffet style breakfast daily whilst in the lobby guests will find the Oval Coffee Shop which offers a selection of refreshments and light snacks. Beside the pool in the Crown Court area of the hotel there is a convenient pool bar and last but not least there is the extremely popular Bull Run Restaurant which is famed for its prime cuts of exquisite South African beef - stored and served via its own in-house butchery - and its extensive selection of fine Cape wines. If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your room, the Protea Hotel also has a 24 hour room service menu.
The hotel has two swimming pools, one for each section of the hotel. Guests by the Crown Court pool have a poolside bar can enjoy drinks and snacks from the pool bar whilst those at the Balalaika pool can relax surrounded by tropical style plants and palms.
This hotel will appeal to couples, families and groups of friends looking for a good standard of accommodation in a popular central location that is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. Onsite leisure and dining facilities are varied and there are plenty of shopping and entertainment options nearby.
Couples, Families and Groups of Friends