Get an overview of this hotelModern hotel with pools in Sandton centre

Popular property highlights

Free valet parking
Free WiFi
24-hour business center
Laundry facilities

By shopping complex

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 by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton's air-conditioned guestrooms all have satellite TV and desks with modem points.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests of the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton 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.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Meeting rooms 9 
  • Year Built 1949 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Steam room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 330 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge), Free valet parking

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

Guests of the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton 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.

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


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • 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 195.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 590 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 0 per day
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 Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
  • Protea Balalaika Sandton Johannesburg
  • Protea Balalaika Sandton
  • Protea Hotel Balalaika
  • Protea Balalaika
  • Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Greater Johannesburg
  • Sandton Hotel Balalaika
  • Balalaika Hotel
  • Protea Hotel Johannesburg
  • Protea Hotel Marriott Balalaika
  • Protea Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
  • Protea Marriott Balalaika

We should mention

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

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