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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this place in Pretoria, as I was trying to avoid the noise of the big hotels, I was not disappointed, very lovely place with very friendly staff. This place is close to most embassies if you are on a visa run. Extremely large rooms with lovely balconies. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star,...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had the opportunity to visit this beautifully decorated boutique hotel in early January this year. We had just arrived in Pretoria from Cape Town by Rovos Rail and this hotel certainly does not fall flat in the style . The hotel is located in the embassy district in the vicinity of down town Pretoria. It is...

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Polokwane, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best stay ever ! I travel frequently and all over the globe, this has been my best stay ever. Thank you for a wonderfull stay, most beautiful place and so peacefull and a feast for the eye.Marietjie and her team made me feel at home and treated me like roalty and their place is fit for a queen, i...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time staying at IIIyria house. Everything was great, the room, the service, the food and the setting. The staff were very helpful and I would recommend it to anyone and look forward to returning in the future!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Illyria hosted my husband's 50th birthday - and what an amazing event they put together. All guests first met at the hotel's patio area where we were served some Margarita's and strawberry daiquiris. After this we moved to the gorgeous pool area where we were served from the Harvester's platter containing an amazing assortment of bread, cheeses and dips. My...

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Veghel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was a perfect stay. The staff was wonderfull, helpfull and dedicated. The lunches and dinners up to our expectations. The spa was good and the treathments also. What really needed some ( a lot a mean ) attention was the garden. Some places were hard to reach because of all the trees and flowers overgrowing the paths and doorways.

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited Illyria house for our wedding anniversary and particularly went there to enjoy the sauna and steam. After booking I sent a message to ask about the steam and sauna. I received a friendly and prompt reply that we would be welcome to use it. I will start my review with what I did not like and then continue...

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

It is hard to describe this boutique hotel - it is rather like stepping back 100 years to a bygone era of a sprawling Victorian mansion with elegant furnishings throughout. The staff are lovely and the food (breakfast and dinner) taken on the terrace was excellent. Our room in the main building was rather over furnished with period items constricting...

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West New York, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have had the good fortune to stay at Illyria House on a number of occasions. Each time I discover something new to experience, and I come away happy and refreshed. It is such a pleasure to be surrounded by so many exquisite antiques, and to hear the fountain and classical music in the background. What a delight it is...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I stayed at Illyria House from December 11 to 16, and had a wonderful experience. The building complex is quite difficult to describe, but very special/eccentric and baroque with stairs up and down, backyards and small terraces here and there. The rooms/suites are special as well. The manager/owner and her staff was very friendly and helpful. The quality of the...

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  • Spa
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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: $158 - $281 (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.”
Sincere123, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Probably not the hotel of choice if you have problems with stairs”
GrahamHelen, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for Johannes to be your Butler he is very friendly”
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cobusTheunissen, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the inner court yard is especially private if you want privacy and no noise.”
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.”
883janel, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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