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Reviewed 3 July 2015

My husband and I recently "experienced" two nights at the unique Illyria House in celebration of our 40th anniversary. We were really grateful to have been upgraded to the beautiful Catherine Suite as they were not full...it was the pics of this room that had sparked my interest in visiting this grande home of yesteryear! I hadn't realized when I...

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4Thank Glenda W
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We visited last week. Had the most wonderful dinner! Everything was out of this world! I will definitely visit again. Service was impeccable & the setting is just incredible. Did not know there was such an oasis of calm & beauty hidden in Pretoria.

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3Thank mia s
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We recently hosted a High Tea for approximately 70 guests at Illyria House - a hidden gem located in Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria. The central location was much appreciated by our guests as it was easily accessible from all areas in Pretoria, being so close to all the main roads. Throughout the process to arrannge our function, we received personal assistance...

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5Thank LizettevN
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 June 2015

My wife and I read some of the reviews on Tripadvisor of other guests staying over at this establishment, and wondered if perhaps we stayed at a different place !! We arrived, via a dodgy part of Pretoria central, only to find an address with no welcome or reception, or anyone to be honest. What irks me is that they...

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5Thank Gregory M
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.

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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!

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3Thank MyrnaGordon
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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...

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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...

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2Thank 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...

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5Thank Arjule
sarasota
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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 8,458 - ₹ 13,164 (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 Spa Hotel in Pretoria
#2 Luxury 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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