Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

20 Maude Street, SandownSandton2196South Africa
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About Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Very centrally located, just ten minutes' walk from Nelson Mandela Square, Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton is a two-section mid-range chain hotel, with each section featuring its own lush gardens and outdoor pool.

The cosy rooms here are well furnished and feature carpeted floors. Standard amenities include air conditioning, minibars, tea/coffee stations, satellite TVs, and large work desks.

A business centre is available for those with work to do, and a fitness centre can be accessed by those staying fighting fit while on the road. Transfers to the airport and the nearby Gautrain Station are available.

A comprehensive breakfast buffet, that includes cooked items, is available each morning. There are two in-house dining options for later meals, including Bull Run Restaurant, which is well known for its excellent steaks.

Corporate travellers and conference attendees will be happy to learn that the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is virtually across the road and the city's signature Sandton Convention Centre is less than 600 metres from Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton.


20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
Telephone: +27(11)3225000 | Fax: +27(11)3225021 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Steam room


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Unbeatable location and setting

Guests really couldn't be any happier with the location of this hotel. Business travellers note that it is very close to a number of corporate head office buildings, but all enjoy the fact that it is close to the Sandton City complex. This is said to be within walking distance, and to boast an incredible variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. In addition, guests remark that the hotel is set in a lovely garden, which offers a welcome respite from the rat race.

Friendly staff

The reviews contain much praise for the staff who manage this property on a day to day basis. They are invariably described as friendly, with guests adding that their queries and concerns are properly dealt with. All in all, travellers feel well taken care of during their stay here.

Free shuttles

It's a rare review that doesn't contain something about the free shuttles this hotel lays on. Guests are typically very pleased to find that a local shuttle that whisks guests to the local train station and nearby shops is efficient and runs quite frequently during the day.

Negative Reviews

Standard rooms are a tad small

Those reserving one of the standard rooms remark that these are really rather small. They find that it is a challenge to fit a couple and their luggage into the rooms while still enjoying a reasonable amount of comfort.

A bit dated

While generally happy enough with their functionality, guests note that the rooms look dated and really need to be refurbished to satisfy contemporary aesthetic tastes.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1522 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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    7.9 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 1522 reviews