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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2015

My partner and I recently got married at Illaria House and what an experience!! Illaria house arranged everything perfectly as we are from Australia so it all was done via e-mail. The reception area was intimately arranged as requested and lunch was an absolute delight. Will be back for our anniversary.

1Thank Arno K
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 6 June 2015

My husband and I have travelled all over the world and have stayed in many hotels, but we both agree that Illyria House offers the best service by far. We felt spoilt and special because Foster, Richard and the others made our stay so welcoming. We will absolutely, positively, return to Illyria house when we are in Pretoria. Highly recommended!

3Thank MyrnaGordon
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

This is a small boutique hotel in a quiet backwater of Pretoria but what makes it special is the staff team. That's not to say that the public rooms are not amazing, the bedrooms very special but the staff really try hard to make you feel at home. Nothing is too much trouble and you come away feeling that you...

3Thank George B
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 16 May 2015

I took my boyfriend's mother to Illyria house for a high tea on her birthday. It was meant to be a special occasion, and as such I didn't think twice about paying the R300 per person for the occasion, especially since the menu seemed lovely. I couldn't have been more wrong! The "beef bruschetta" was a bloody steak on white...

3Thank AndreaBeneke
Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Amazing Colonial ambience, exquisite gourment food, beautifully presented on silver platters by white gloved waiters. Atmisphere enhanced by families of cute ducks free to wander around the magnificent garden and inside the hotel at total liberty.Personal butlers assigned to the rooms. On arrival we were stunned by the palatial establishment. This was our third visit and our accompanying guests were...

5Thank Arjule
Reviewed 6 May 2015

A very surprising stay at an unknown-to-us hotel: the Illyria House. A most lovely guest suite / quarters, Quite comfortable, roomy and private: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a sitting room in- and outside. And that was just for the 2 of us! The bed linens were of great quality and had a lovely antique look. Loved it all 100%. Will...

4Thank MartienVGB
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

This venue is an ideal,elegant and romantic setting for a wedding.0ur guests were transported into a scene from the past.The wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful garden.The table setting-one long table on the verandah-created a unique atmosphere.The flowers were stunning and complimented the scene.The food was superb.Many guests were of the opinion that this was the best venue they...

1Thank Nadine G
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We got married yesterday and my wife and I spent our wedding night at Illyria House. They understand hospitality. Everything was done to such a high standard, that is was frankly perfect. We were welcomed in the middle of the night after the wedding reception, they carried our luggage to the suite and parked our car in a safe place....

5Thank Gerrit G
Paris, France
Reviewed 24 April 2015

It's a guest house. So don't try to compare it to a 5 stars Hotel. The Spa area is only a small Jaccuzzi. I loved my stay there ( for Christmas). So charming, quiet, and cute. Attentive to details and a really carring staff!!!

3Thank Lola N
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to take a personalised tour on Sunday. Illyria House is spectacular. Marietjie, it was lovely to meet you and appreciate the beautiful surroundings and hospitability my amazing family experience. As a mom, I am truly blessed, as Love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. In appreciation to you - Michelle

4Thank MichellePretorius83

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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: ₹ 8,188 - ₹ 13,560 (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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“Rooms in main house are better quality. Don't expect too much from the sauna or steam facility.”
 of 5 bubbles Sincere123, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Probably not the hotel of choice if you have problems with stairs”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamHelen, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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