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pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I went to Illyria for a lazy Sunday lunch which turned into a whole day of hedonistic pampering. Request Maria for your massage if you want the best massage ever. The pool we enjoyed after the massage was exactly the right temperature of balmy

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

It the the worst service I have ever received in 5 star hotel. We have paid money in advance by bank transfer, after it we had to cancel two nights.. and in accordance with the cancellation policy they promised to return the amount to our bank account after check out. So 3 weeks past, and the director of this hotel...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had one night here and the whole experience was odd and not 5 star quality. We were picked up from the airport by the hotel in a car that had seen better days, was dirty inside and lacked air conditioning. On arrival at the hotel the driver could not get anyone to open the hotel's gates so we had...

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1Thank Bill H
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a magical place!!!! A spectacular venue with very friendly staff and service! Fit for royalty.......The hotel is furnished with precious victorian furniture, and the detail of the decor is exquisite!. The outside patio and swimming pool areas with the Romeo and Juliet balconies were perfect for the photoshoot. Thank you to everyone who made the stay special. So glad...

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1Thank LizanneS10
Pretoria
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a magnificent theatrical setting for those who enjoy the finer things in life. The staff are helpful and friendly and the rooms are spacious. The common areas are spectacular with beautiful garden and pool.

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Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Illyria House is not only for the connoisseur, but also for a person who needs a home away from home. The periode style house was magnificently designed and it is filled with the most precious antiques. It is very well kept and the style of the interiors reflects the style of the architecture perfectly. But that was only for the...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Illyria is a most wonderful old world home that has been turned into a gracious boutique motel. The furniture and fixtures are quite unbelievably beautiful, I felt like I was staying in a carefully curated museum house - from paintings to wall paper and silverware all were priceless (and I'm not even into the antiques). The host and her team...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What an amazing exclusive gem of a boutique hotel. It is stand out in all respects: beautiful antique furniture, food was splendid, private butler to see to every need, soothing and relaxing massage, 5 star experience. Thank you Marietjie and team

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I came to Petoria for a education conference. The house is a very quiet place for meditation, work, and vacation. The customer service is one of the best. The food was excellent. My favorite was the lamb which was tender and savory. The room was clean, safe, and the water was hot. The room service was fast. The staff Mr...

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Herning
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This exceptionally amazing colonial house topped our stay in South Africa this time round. Everything is so beautifully taken care of, the attention to detail is second to none. Loved the service we received, the staff are marvelous and made us feel very welcomed and special. We stayed in the Catharina Suite which was a real treat. Loved it loved...

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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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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: $182 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Illyria House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Illyria House Hotel Pretoria
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#1 Spa Hotel in Pretoria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pretoria
#10 Business Hotel in Pretoria
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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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