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Modern hotel with colonial themed design set in lush, landscaped gardens, attached to Village Walk Shopping Centre and within walking distance to Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City Shopping Centre.

Fitness centre

Guests can relax by the outdoor pool, unwind in the fitness centre, and enjoy fine wines and dining in the restaurant. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access are available.

Satellite television

Protea Hotel Balalaika Crown Court's air-conditioned guestrooms all have satellite TV and desks with modem points.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests of the Protea Hotel Balalaika Crown Court can lounge beside an outdoor swimming pool or relax with a drink and a complimentary paper in front of the open fire in the traditional lounge. The fitness center boasts a state-of-the-art gym and separate steam rooms in the changing rooms. Guests can enjoy drinks and meals in the privacy of their rooms thanks to 24-hour room service.

Knowledgeable staff can provide local information, translation services, and tour advice. The front desk is open round the clock and meeting and conference rooms are available for business use, in addition to a 24-hour business center. Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. Those arriving by car can make use of on-site garage parking.

The hotel adjoins the Village Walk shopping complex, with a wide range of shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants. The hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge), a complimentary shopping shuttle, business services, a computer station, a conference center, and event catering. This property is wheelchair-accessible. Medical assistance is available on-site.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 330 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1949 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 

Where to Eat

Guests of the Protea Hotel Balalaika Crown Court enjoy a wholesome breakfast each morning (for which there is a nominal fee if a Bed and Breakfast rate is not purchased).

The Colony Restaurant - Please amend The Colony Restaurant: Open for breakfast every day from 06:30 AM to 10:30 AM, the restaurant boasts views of the landscaped gardens and swimming pool.

The Bull Run Restaurant - Wood and bare brickwork create a warm atmosphere in this fine-dining restaurant and terrace, serving a range of meat and seafood dishes and select wines. Breakfast is served daily in the restaurant's dining room from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Friday and for dinner on Saturday.

The Oval Coffee Shop - Light meals, snacks, cakes, sandwiches, coffees, and muffins in addition to homemade soups are on offer all day in the lobby café.

Lord's Cigar Bar - Solid wood furniture, chandeliers, and plush upholstery characterize this bar where guests can sample cigars from around the world and choose from a long list of cocktails.

Pool Terrace - Overlooks the main swimming pool. A light menu is served during the day.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel gym features state-of-the art fitness equipment, and separate men's and women's bathrooms, which include showers and saunas.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 4 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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 guestroom reservation.

No cribs (infant beds) available

No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: ZAR 500.00 per night
  • A 1 percent city/local tax will be charged
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
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 time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: ZAR 185.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 545.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Valet parking fee: ZAR 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Johannesburg
  • Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton
  • Protea Balalaika Sandton Johannesburg
  • Protea Balalaika Sandton

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

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

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