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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Pelegrini Tholakele is a Godsend Therapist. 5 star de-stresser Massage Effective. Best treatment we've had in years - and we've been all over the world. Unassuming. My wife and I had just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in Cape Town and are now headed back there by Blue Train tomorrow. Came here to de-stress after a very busy year.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous Firstly the service was more than the word excellent. Hospitality, friendly staff with smiles at all times, not to mention food was delicious, compliments to the chef. Decor was beyond perfection.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Thank you to Illyria's house staff that made my birthday weekend so special. They were so friendly and helpful with beautiful warm smiles all weekend round. Loved the beautiful classical music in the foyer and swimming pool area. Stunning views of the garden and the ducks. The fine dining experience and waiters were superb. I can highly recommend the crayfish....

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Theunissen
Reviewed 7 November 2016

we stayed over for the night. the service was outstanding. very friendly and helpful. they inform you of every thing and the butler was available al the time. breakfast was very good and private. what a beautiful place. we was in Salome and that was on the end quiet and no disturbance.

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Greylingstad, South Africa
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My choice for business visits. I like "coming home" to an authentic environment. Real furniture, real food, real people. I like it that I am greeted by name. I like the eccentricities of the establishment.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Illyria House,my favorite tranquil retreat in Pretoria. The massages,food,decor,gardens and staff always there for me in all its exquisite splendor. The service was very good,very nice area and good stuff all around. Thank you Dawn Dreyer

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $257 - $433 (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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“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
“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
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