Ratings based on 367 Verified Reviews
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4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Beste Hotel in SandtonPosted Dec 14, 2014
trotz der Größe hat dieses Hotel Boutique Charakter. Der Service ist exzellent, persönlich und zum Wohlfühlen. Komme gerne wieder zurück.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Montreal, QC
Excellent place for business meetings plus relaxatPosted Dec 2, 2014
Pros: Beautiful gardens, restaurant
Location: walking distance to Mandela Square
On a business meeting bring together people from US, Middle East, Egypt. Excellent facilities. Great food and econonical
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Lilongwe, Malawi
Great location family stayPosted Dec 2, 2014
Very good location in Sandton. Walking distance to Sandton City and directly opposite the JSE. The hotel is more than 25 years old but it's been well maintain. My room had 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom tv was not clear as the antenna cable was broken. The remote control for the aircon in the end bedroom was faulty and would set the aircon to max heat. Other than that I was very happy
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom England
Nice central value hotel that could be great...Posted Nov 26, 2014
Got off to a bad start when having taken the 15 min Gautrain (excellent by the way) to Sandton, I had to wait 15 mins for the shuttle to the hotel. The shuttle driver didn't offer any greeting nor even a smile... he just looked solemn, spoke on his phone and ignored us. The front desk staff and restaurant staff were fantastic. The shuttle drivers ruin the hotel experience and should be replaced or retrained
by A verified travelerfrom Toronto
Well Located Hotel in SandtonPosted Nov 3, 2014
Pros: The gardens are well kept and peaceful.
Cons: More control over the people coming and going in the buildings (we were awakened at 4:00 a.m. by a loud male conversation in the corridor).
Location: Excellent restaurants and shopping within an easy 10 minute walk of the hotel.
The concept of this hotel is a number of buildings linked by gardens and small pools with lounge chairs. Overall impression is that the place could use a good face lift as it is getting a bit shabby. Prices are good which make it a popular spot. If you have time to use the facilities (the small pools and lounge chairs) it might be a charming place to stay; for others probably just adequate with much nicer hotels in close proximity. Ideally located to Nelson Mandela Square and superb chopping. Safe walk of less than 10 minutes.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom ouaga
Stay was good. Hotel location is perfectPosted Oct 28, 2014
Pros: wifi is great and security is also there plus the shuttle service
Cons: Even though there is a shuttle service it only goes to places nearby where one can walk to. They could add up locations of interest that is a bit away
Location: Location is great. Shopping center and lots of restaurants nearby on Mandela square. Lots of night life places around to and the area is secured
overall experience is good. Having a shuttle service to move around the hotel was a big plus
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom lagos niheria
Excellent locationPosted Oct 27, 2014
Protea hotel balalaika is located in upmarket Sandton and within 5 minutes walking distance to the Sandton city mall.Its also within a 10 mins drive to the train station.Though the hotel can do with an upgrade of ambience for comfort its staff (especially the concierge and service staff, cant say the same about front desk staff) are very friendly and helpful.
for Business Travelersby Thomasfrom Frederiksberg
Super fint hotelPosted Oct 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
Super fint hotel, hyggeligt med god service. God restaurant "bull run" med gode steaks til rimelige priser. God internet dækning på værelset. Alt i alt en god oplevelse.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Great hotelPosted Oct 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
Fast internet beautiful area and court
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Oxfordshire, UK
Nice hotel close to the Sandton Convention Centre.Posted Oct 14, 2014
Pros: The hotel is just a 5 minute walk away from Nelson Mandela Square. The hotel has an excellent restaurant ( The Bull Run). Free wifi is good.
Location: I like the fact that the hotel is just a 5 minute walk away from Nelson Mandela Square which has lots of shops, bars and restaurants.
I travelled to South Africa on a business trip as my company were participating at an exhibition called Africa Expo. The location for the exhibition was Sandton Convention Centre so I wanted to stay in a hotel within walking distance. Having stayed at the Balalaika hotel previously I knew this was a good option as it is just a 5 minute walk.