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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I booked Illyria House for my wedding in November 2014. Initially, communication was a bit slow, but once we had finalised our meals, drinks, entertainment, and order of events everything went off like clock work. Marietjie (the owner) personally oversaw the table decorations. I can honestly say it was one of the most beautifully decorated tables I have seen, and...

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Rabat, Morocco
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We are Americans living in the DRC, and this was exactly what we needed. Patient was so attentive and even took his time to explain a bit of South African history to us. I loved how the tall trees really enclosed in the space and even seemed to mute any outside noise, aside from the twitter of the birds and...

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6Thank bluishsomething
Deal
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I stayed here with my husband for 1 night prior to a wonderful Rovos Rail trip. At the time of booking I requested the catharine suite which I was advised was available but that they would not guarantee it??? We were given a different room which was the same price but rather pokey. The bathroom was tired with nasty gold...

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2Thank jane11191
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Beautiful gardens, stunning furniture which includes a dining room which could grace the set of Downton Abbey. Wonderful hospitaliy service and food. This hotel is a real treasure and somewhere we will never forget

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5Thank rpirouet
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

There should be a special category for places like Illyria House here. It is more an experience than a hotel. Staying there is like being in an authentic re-enactment of colonial times. This means white-gloved butlers, lots of silverware and rugs and lace and wallpaper, and of course stunning premises. It also means a bit of dust and chipped paint...

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

A beautiful hotel with friendly staff and great food. The gardens are exquisite and the swimming pool area lovely. There is an area on the lower terrace which has an Oriental look and feel which is very romantic. The rooms are spacious and there is a lot of attention to detail to be found. There are many interesting nooks and...

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3Thank Josefijozi
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 December 2014

What a beautiful and tranquil boutique hotel. I hosted an event here and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. The food was delicious, the waitstaff very attentive and helpful and the owner gracious and kind. I absolutely loved everything about my experience here!

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3Thank samantha_jhb_ZA
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

Our last minute plans changed, and I booked this "hotel" in transit from the airport after we just landed from a long international flight. Staff were very accommodating although they used terms that I was not fully familiar with, such as, when I asked about the rate, only one rate was available.... A special at 1,5 per person sharing. Over...

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2Thank Werner S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2014

This is a real gem that is definitely worth the visit. When we walked in it seemed a bit old until its character grew on us. 250 year old furniture and beautifully decorated rooms. Owner was a great hostess and the staff were amazing. My wife and I do 5 star weekends away 6 times a year and we really...

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2Thank RyanRSA
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Beautiful unique hotel full of antiquities in immaculate gardens .Staff very attentive and charming hostess gave us a wonderful informative tour of Pretoria. Room spacious and clean and bed comfortable. Dinner in the private wine cellar was delicious and memorable. Breakfast was slow but we were in no hurry. If you are looking for a standard Americanised chain hotel this...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ultimate Romantic Getaway. 25 Minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and 5 minutes from the Gautrain Station.The serene beauty of Illyria House has always been an irresistible attraction to all lovers of fine things. Against the backdrop of classical music, fine antiques, 17th century tapestries, and a resident duck family an enchanting colonial lifestyle unfolds. Illyria House is highly appreciated by the discerning traveler for its charm, exquisite cuisine, exclusivity, luxury and unrivalled personalised butler service. We offer intimate soirées by world class musicians. Our Oriental Spa specialises in relaxing massages. Our facilities include a jacuzzi, sauna, heated pool and a cold pool. A wide selection of tours to historical, cultural and wildlife attractions come highly recommended. Personalised shopping is ideal for a last night stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Illyria House

Address: 327 Bourke Street | Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range: €172 - €290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Illyria House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Illyria House Hotel Pretoria
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#2 Spa Hotel in Pretoria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pretoria
#10 Business Hotel in Pretoria
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“ask for Johannes to be your Butler he is very friendly”
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 of 5 bubbles cobusTheunissen, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the inner court yard is especially private if you want privacy and no noise.”
 of 5 bubbles annali9, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't go unless only stay in the main house, hence the differing reviews. Classic rooms are shocking. Food dismal and overpriced. Eat out.”
 of 5 bubbles 883janel, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Order your food before hand. I got this tip from another review. Not sure if it is the norm to order like.”
 of 5 bubbles 38travisc, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the two double beds and the small lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles R5481WHsusand, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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