Protea Balalaika Hotel

The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a home away from home ideally located in the financial epicenter and commercial hub of Sandton, North of Johannesburg, South Africa, a mere 5 minutes away from the Sandton Gautrain Station. The Gautrain takes just 15 minutes to get to O.R. Tambo International Airport. The Hotel has 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 featuring a separate shower.  Both sections of the Hotel have a pool that is set in lush landscaped gardens, where guests can relax and unwind and enjoy a sundowner on either the terrace or at the pool bar.

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    The standard rooms are perfect for leisure or business stays. The rooms are well appointed and tastefully furnished. Each room is luxuriously carpeted and curtained, tastefully furnished in a classic yet comfortable style and beautifully appointed, containing: private bathrooms with separate showers (the Crown Court suites offer the additional luxury of private spa baths); individually controlled air-conditioning and heating; television with DSTV selection of local and international channels; radio; electronic safes; mini-bars available upon request; tea and coffee station and executive work-desks with multiple plugs and modem points.

      Protea Balalaika Hotel (Sandton) Restaurants

      The Colony Restaurant: Located in the heart of the Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, and overlooking the beautiful gardens and swimming pool, lies The Colony restaurant. The restaurant is open five days a week for breakfast from 06h30 to 10h00, and weekends from 07h00 to 10h30, where a lavish full English breakfast buffet is served. The restaurant is closed for lunch and dinner. The Bull Run Restaurant: A wealth of good taste! The latest innovation in Sandton dining. Indulge your senses in our warm, spacious interior, embellished with fine wood and face brick. Catering for the connoisseurs of choice meat and select wines. Visit our in-house butchery for fresh cuts of maturely aged meat, cut and packed for your specific requirements. A must for both local and international guests alike. Enjoy fresh oysters, while sipping on an exotic cocktail on the terrace. Open daily for Lunch and Dinner, Monday to Sunday. Closed on Saturday for lunch. Prokard Gold is accept

        Protea Balalaika Hotel (Sandton) Activities

        For shopping, Sandton rates as one of the best shopping Meccas in the world. Sandton boasts one of the largest shopping complexes in Southern Africa, the up-market Sandton City, and the adjacent renaissance edition, Nelson Mandela Square. These two complexes have more than 350 retail outlets, restaurants, and a cinema and entertainment centre. Both centres are within easy walking distance of the Protea Hotel Balalaika. Close to other major shopping centres, art galleries and golf courses like Wanderers Golf Course, Houghton Golf Course, Killarney Golf Course, Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course, Randpark Golf Course and Bryanston Golf Course are all within an 30 minute radius from the hotel. Art Galleries such as the “Everard Read Gallery”, “Goodman Gallery”, “Johannesburg Art Gallery” and “Civic Gallery”, are within close proximity of the hotel. Numerous late night Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Theatres are within easy reach of the hotel.

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