Protea Hotel Balalaika

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T he Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling business and entertainment hub of Gauteng

Both sections of the Protea Hotel Balalaika have pools that are set in their own lush, landscaped garden, each boasting a sparkling swimming pool where guests can relax, unwind and momentarily experience the timelessness and calm of a bygone era.


The hotel comprises of 330 bedrooms spread over two sections – the Balalaika and the Crown Court. Each room is air-conditioned and tastefully furnished in a classic, comfortable style with its own en-suite bathroom.


​20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton
Johannesburg, Gauteng
T: +27 11 3225000
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  • Colony Restaurant

    The 'heart' of the Protea Hotel Balalaika and renowned for its full English and continental buffet breakfast, The Colony restaurant overlooks the beautiful garden and swimming pool and is open for breakfast from Monday to Friday from 06:30 to 10:30 and from 06:30 to 11:00 over weekends and public holidays.

    The Colony Restaurant can be used for lunch or dinner as a part of a Day Conference Package.

    Bull Run Restaurant

    The Bull Run Restaurant is a premier establishment famed for its prime cuts of exquisite South African beef – stored and served via its own in-house butchery – and an extensive selection of the finest Cape wines.

    Situated opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and near popular nightspots, the pulse, energy and vibe of the Bull Run caters for any occasion – be it a business lunch to close that power-deal, dinner before a night on the town, a catered corporate function or exclusive private party. The room service menu is available from 12:00 until 22:30.

    Click here to view Valentine's Day menu.

    Room service will close at 17:00 with a limited menu thereafter.
    The Terrace menu is only available from 11:00 to 17:00.
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  • ​​Our charming Cigar Bar

    Lords Cigar Bar is a refined Lounge bar open from 11:00 - 02:00, decorated in luxurious solid wood furnishings, chandeliers and rich plush upholstery.

    Choose from an impressive selectionof drinks.

    International cigars from all over the world are imported. Choose one from our specially designed cigar menu.
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  • ​​Balalaika Fitness Centre

    Located on the ground floor between the Balalaika and Crown Court wings, with the latest gym equipment.

    After exercising, guests can enjoy a steam bath or take a shower in the Ladies or Men's change and shower rooms, with towels supplied.

    Protea Hotel Balalaika offers this service to guests at no additional charge and it is open daily between 04:00 and 21:00.

    In the interest of safety, children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult.

The Rooms

luxury rooms

A gentle haven away from the hubbub of the busy city, guests will enjoy the unparalleled peace, tranquillity and comfort afforded by the Protea Hotel Balalaika’s superior accommodation offerings.

  • Standard
  • Deluxe
  • Suite
  • Wing
  • Universal Access
Several room types available
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Modern, fresh and comfortable.  162 Kings, 104 Twins​

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Luxurious, spacious, modern rooms. 4 Crown Court Deluxe​

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Elegant, spacious and comfortable, fit for a king. 19 Crown Court, 8 2-Bedroomed Suites​

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Spacious and comfortable corner rooms overlooking the gardens. 16 North, 15 South ​

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Equipped with everything you need. 2 Rooms​


The Location

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Professional and catered

The Protea Hotel Balalaika is in the heart of Sandton and within easy, central reach of all business and entertainment centres. It is a popular conference and function venue – from intimate gatherings to gala events for 150 to 300 people.

Our efficient, knowledgeable and discreet conferencing team is always on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly, professionally and to cater to any particular requirements.

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Special Offers

Weekend PriceBreakers

Rate includes a discounted breakfast voucher, 20% discount voucher from Cocoon Spa with complimentary shuttle to and fro.

Single Rate R950. Minimum 2 night stay. Valid Friday to Sunday. Valid: 2015/10/01 - 2016/03/31
R475 per person sharing
per night
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Valentines Getaway

Rate includes standard room accomodation, breakfast for two and 1 Bottle of Boschendal Brut Rose bubbly.

No minimum night stay.Valid Friday to Sunday. Valid: 2016/02/12 - 2016/02/14

Easter Holidays

Rate includes complimentary breakfast.

Single rate R950. No minimum night stay required. Valid 7 days a week. Valid: 2016/03/18 - 2016/04/04
R 475 per person sharing
per night
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